Bug#329759: libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0: prerm failure: gconftool-2: command not found

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Fri Sep 23 09:13:45 UTC 2005

tags 329759 unreproducible


On Fri, Sep 23, 2005, Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> on purging the package I get this error:
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0.prerm: line 9: gconftool-2: command not found
> I see that gconftool-2 is in libgconf2-4, which is a dependency, however
> on my system libgconf2-4 is already deleted, so now I have no chance
> to purge libgstreamer-gconf0.8.0.
> I suggest to ignore the gconftool-2 call if it does not exist.

 libgstreamer-gconf-0.8-0 Depends on libgconf2-4.  The Debian policy

    This declares an absolute dependency. A package will not be
    configured unless all of the packages listed in its Depends field
    have been correctly configured.
    The Depends field should also be used if the postinst, prerm or
    postrm scripts require the package to be present in order to run.

 prerm is not called during purge.  I think your package is in state
 broken under whatever package manager your use.  Please report the
 output of: dpkg -C


Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

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