user2502368 user2502368 - 6 months ago 40
Linux Question

Can't remove, purge, unistall mongodb from debian

I'm trying to reinstall it, because it has problems. For example, I can't install Chromium because mongodb-org-server is not configured. But I can't even remove it for the same reason.

apt-get autoremove --purge mongodb


Or:

apt-get purge mongodb


Or:

apt-get remove --purge mongodb


All end in the same way:

dpkg: error processing package mongodb-org-server (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 102
Errors were encountered while processing:
mongodb-org-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


Some data about my machine from hostnamectl:

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64
Architecture: x86_64


How can I fix this?

Updates: things I tried/I'm trying

apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 973 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up mongodb-org-server (3.0.2) ...
dpkg: error processing package mongodb-org-server (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 102
Errors were encountered while processing:
mongodb-org-server

Answer

To avoid that sort of problems you should install software only from native Debian repositories. Unfortunately it is not unusual when sloppy/incompetent 3rd party packages are responsible for such troubles.

To recover try removing file /var/lib/dpkg/info/mongodb-org-server.postinst before attempting to apt-get purge mongodb.