[Adduser-devel] Bug#421089: deluser and perl-modules

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Thu Apr 26 10:51:37 UTC 2007

Package: adduser,ippl
Severity: important


% sudo dpkg -P ippl
(Reading database ... 8277 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ippl ...
Stopping IP protocols logger: ippl.
Purging configuration files for ippl ...
Removing system user
/usr/sbin/deluser: In order to use the --remove-home, --remove-all-files,
and --backup features,
you need to install the `perl-modules' package. To accomplish that, run
apt-get install perl-modules.
dpkg: error processing ippl (--purge):
 subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:


% apt-cache show perl-modules | grep Priority
Priority: standard

% grep -B2 -A2 deluser /var/lib/dpkg/info/ippl.p*
        rm -rf /var/log/ippl
        if command -v deluser >/dev/null; then
          echo >&2 'Removing system user'
          deluser --remove-home --system $USERNAME
          echo >&2 'Not removing system user, deluser not found'

Obviously I'll install perl-modules to work around this problem, but there
should be a better way.

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