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subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

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These scripts are under /var/lib/dpkg/info/

It seems that removing the script and reinstalling the package in question fixes the problem…

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Written by azimout

26/06/2008 at 09:19

Posted in Problems

22 Responses

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  1. Thanks a lot!
    After tons of crap on internet, your post is the shortest, most useful and it works

    guest

    21/05/2009 at 00:50

    • You’re welcome, I’m glad to have been of help…

      azimout

      21/05/2009 at 13:37

    • very much straight to the point and concise. thanks a major.

      Roderick

      23/04/2013 at 13:28

  2. its not working for me…
    i’m gettin error E: mtop: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    whenever i try to install or upgrade any other softwares..
    plz help me out

    paroo

    28/11/2009 at 05:35

  3. Paroo, try removing the file /var/lib/dpkg/info/mtop.postinst
    Then do sudo aptitude mtop reinstall
    Good luck!

    azimout

    28/11/2009 at 12:14

    • hey, i was wondering how do i remove that file

      johnny

      02/08/2011 at 20:58

      • @johnnydang_9 the command is sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/.postinst

        azimout

        03/08/2011 at 07:25

  4. Great Stuff

    Effective and to the point

    Awesome 😉

    .lonewolf

    31/01/2010 at 10:34

  5. Thanks, lonewolf!

    azimout

    31/01/2010 at 15:34

  6. really works great. thanks a lot

    İsmail Savran

    15/06/2011 at 12:11

  7. Worked like a charm! Thank you so much.

    Samuel Brown

    12/09/2011 at 06:50

  8. hey i cant find that mtop.postinst file!!!

    Rakin Abser

    03/11/2011 at 06:11

    • Rakin, what is the output of: sudo dpkg –configure -a ?

      azimout

      03/11/2011 at 06:25

      • how can i find that
        sudo dpkg –configure -a file?

        Rakin Abser

        03/11/2011 at 06:35

      • It’s a command, not a file. You need to type it into a terminal, then tell me what the output was

        azimout

        03/11/2011 at 06:42

  9. and wats dis sudo dpkg file?

    Rakin Abser

    03/11/2011 at 06:39

  10. i got the terminal,now wat should i type?..sudo dpkg?
    well sorry for that cause i dunknow nthing about that:(
    so please help me out..:)

    Rakin Abser

    03/11/2011 at 06:52

    • Just type the whole thing!

      azimout

      03/11/2011 at 06:57

      • Hi azimot,

        I am facing the similar issue, whenever i try to install or upgrade anything:

        dpkg: error processing install-info (–configure):
        subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
        Errors were encountered while processing:
        install-info
        E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

        Could you please help?

        Mahima

        05/09/2012 at 11:53

  11. what is the step of removing the script. I don’t know how to find files that contain /var/lib/dpkg/info/

    Madelene Ho

    06/03/2012 at 09:06

  12. Jesus christ ive been looking for a solution for 2 months, finally, thank youuuuuu

    terry

    27/04/2013 at 23:37

  13. thank you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!


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