[mythtv-users] HELP! Unable to remove apcd package ubuntu edgy.

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Thu May 10 19:20:00 UTC 2007

David Campbell wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
>> I mistakenly installed the apcd package from ubuntu universe and now 
>> need to remove it however apt-get gives me an error when trying to 
>> remove it. Now I am unable to install the correct package to 
>> control/monitor my APC ups supply. HELP!!!!!!!
>> I even tried to force the removal with no luck. What can I do other than 
>> erase the drive and start over?
> what is the error?

That would help wouldn't it?

root at mythtv:/dev/mapper# apt-get -f remove apcd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer 
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 18 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 127kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
(Reading database ... 165000 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing apcd ...
Stopping APC Smart UPS Daemon: apcdinvoke-rc.d: initscript apcd, action 
"stop" failed.
dpkg: error processing apcd (--remove):
 subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Starting APC Smart UPS Daemon: apcd.
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root at mythtv:/dev/mapper#

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