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Bug 47887 - rpm -e XFree86-xfs gives error:execution of %preun scriptlet from XFree86-xfs-4.0.3-5 failed, exit status 1
rpm -e XFree86-xfs gives error:execution of %preun scriptlet from XFree86-xfs...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-08 18:34 EDT by tom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-09 00:46:37 EDT
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Description tom 2001-07-08 18:34:06 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When trying to remove the package XFree86-xfs, the removal fails with a 
problem in the %preun scriptlet

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure system has XFree86-xfs-4.0.3-5 installed
2. Type rpm -e XFree86-xfs
3. Error message "error: execution of %preun scriptlet from XFree86-xfs-
4.0.3-5 failed, exit status 1

Actual Results:  XFree86-xfs is still on my machine

Expected Results:  Expected no errors and xfs to be shown as not present

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-07-09 00:29:50 EDT
It is the case when xfs is not running. A workaround is to do "service xfs
start" and then "rpm -e XFree86-xfs".

$ rpm -q --qf "%{PREUN}\n" XFree86-xfs
if [ "$1" = "0" ]; then
        /sbin/chkconfig --del xfs
        /usr/sbin/userdel xfs 2>/dev/null || :
        /usr/sbin/groupdel xfs 2>/dev/null || :
        service xfs stop >/dev/null 2>&1

Should probably read something like this:

if [ "$1" = "0" ]; then
        /sbin/chkconfig --del xfs
        service xfs stop >/dev/null 2>&1
        /usr/sbin/userdel xfs 2>/dev/null || :
        /usr/sbin/groupdel xfs 2>/dev/null || true
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2001-07-09 00:46:34 EDT
Oops, or s/true/:/ if you prefer builtins. ;)
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-12 11:48:21 EDT
Thanks.  I just looked at my latest source tree and the bug has been fixed 
already at some point.  I'll check the 4.0.3 tree too and see if it is 
fixed there as well.

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