Bug#416663: depends on non-essential package debconf to be available on postrm

Michael Ablassmeier abi at grinser.de
Thu Mar 29 16:17:38 CET 2007

Package: boinc-client
Version: 5.4.11-5, 5.4.11-4
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy violation


while running archive wide piuparts tests your package failed on purge
because of debconf beeing unavailable during postrm:

  Purging configuration files for boinc-client ...
  /var/lib/dpkg/info/boinc-client.postrm: line 7: /usr/share/debconf/confmodule: No such file or directory
  dpkg: error processing boinc-client (--purge):
   subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
  Errors were encountered while processing:

the full log can be found here:


please be sure to use a conditional call to debconf:

 if [ -f /usr/share/debconf/confmodule ]; then
    . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule

    - michael

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