I have a system with some broken dependencies, but when trying to uninstall them, via
apt-get purge or via
dpkg --purge --force-all, the process fails with
errors were encountered while processing.
More specifically, I have a
linux-image-extra package and it's
linux-image dependency is no longer isntallable. I have more recent kernels installed so removing this should not be a problem, but the uninstall process always fails.
So can I force remove that package so there are no more conflicts and I can update my system again?
The errors while uninstalling:
sudo dpkg --purge --force-all linux-image-extra-3.19.0-51-generic (Reading database ... 229019 files and directories currently installed.) Removing linux-image-extra-3.19.0-51-generic (3.19.0-51.58) ... depmod: FATAL: could not load /boot/System.map-3.19.0-51-generic: No such file or directory run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.19.0-51-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-51-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.19.0-51-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-51-generic update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-51-generic WARNING: missing /lib/modules/3.19.0-51-generic Ensure all necessary drivers are built into the linux image! depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/3.19.0-51-generic: No such file or directory depmod: FATAL: could not search modules: No such file or directory sed: can't read /usr/share/plymouth/themes/kubuntu-text/kubuntu-text.plymouth: No such file or directory E: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/plymouth failed with return 2. update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-51-generic with 2. run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools exited with return code 2 dpkg: error processing package linux-image-extra-3.19.0-51-generic (--purge): subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.19.0-51-generic