[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#673892: lightdm remove/purge fails

Claude Rubinson cjr at grundrisse.org
Mon May 21 21:11:39 UTC 2012

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.2.2-1
Severity: normal

Remove/purge of lightdm fails with following output:

Removing lightdm ...
Purging configuration files for lightdm ...
Removing user `lightdm' ...
Warning: group `lightdm' has no more members.
/usr/sbin/deluser: `/usr/sbin/userdel lightdm' exited from signal 11. Exiting.
dpkg: error processing lightdm (--purge):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu1
ii  consolekit             0.4.5-3
ii  dbus                   1.5.12-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.43
ii  libc6                  2.13-32
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.32.2-1
ii  libpam0g               1.1.3-7.1
ii  libxcb1                1.8.1-1
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter    1.0.11-1

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.6+13

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
pn  accountsservice  <none>

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