[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#417023: depends on non-essential package debconf in postrm

Michael Ablassmeier abi at grinser.de
Sun Apr 1 09:18:55 UTC 2007

Package: nagios-common
Version: 2:1.4-3
Severity: serious
Tags: etch-ignore
Justification: Policy violation, see section 7.2


while running archive wide piuparts tests your package failed on purge
because of debconf beeing unavailable during postrm:
  Purging configuration files for nagios-common ...
  /var/lib/dpkg/info/nagios-common.postrm: line 9: /usr/share/debconf/confmodule: No such file or directory
  dpkg: error processing nagios-common (--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 and its commands (this is
just an example):

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

 db_get ||:

Please also note: Bugs filed on Packages failing in postrm because of debconf
beeing unavailable are not considered RC for etch, so are tagged etch-ignore.

    - michael

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