Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Beans
    2

    Post E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    Need help to figure out why can't I uninstall spotify
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by desmondkung; April 3rd, 2014 at 05:39 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Beans
    1,956

    Re: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    Removing spotify-client ...
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/spotify-client.prerm: 9: cd: can't cd to /opt/spotify/spotify-client
    dpkg: error processing spotify-client (--purge):
    Looks like you (or somebody other than the package manager) manually moved or deleted the application files in /opt/spotify/
    The package manager is complaining that it cannot remove those files because they don't exist where it expects to find them.

    If you use a package manager, NEVER manually move or delete a package-manager-installed file.
    You're not required to use a package manager. You can work manually if you wish.

    You have three options:
    1) You can reinstall spotify so it can be cleanly uninstalled.
    2) You can install a set of dummy files for the package manager to remove.
    3) You can force the package manager to consider the package uninstalled, and to ignore whatever litter you didn't remove manually.

    Which one do you want to do?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Beans
    2

    Re: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    Weird thing is I never uninstalled it before. Was trying to bring it up but couldn't find it in my applications installed. Same thing happened to teamviewer, but I managed to solve it by re-installing. Not so for spotify. Just popped me those errors when I tried to re-install. Tried purging it to see if it worked but it didn't.

    Trying the solution found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2190467&page=2

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Beans
    1,956

    Re: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post12867530
    Post #20 has an appropriate and safe solution.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •