Phantom Kernel Packages on Ubuntu 04.08

Scott Edwards supadupa at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 18:00:48 MDT 2008


On 8/3/08, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> I have a bunch of phantom packages, i.e. ones I've suncessfully
> removed with aptitude, but which the package database seems to think
> are still installed:
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> root at dragon:~# pre linux-image

Ouu, what's pre do?

try dpkg -l \*linux-image\*

> linux-image-2.6.22-14-generic-2.6.22-14.52--i386
> linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic-2.6.24-16.30--i386
> linux-image-2.6.24-17-generic-2.6.24-17.31--i386
> linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic-2.6.24-18.32--i386
> linux-image-2.6.24-19-generic-2.6.24-19.36--i386
> linux-image-generic-2.6.24.19.21--i386
> root at dragon:~# ls /boot/
> abi-2.6.24-18-generic             initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic.bak
> abi-2.6.24-19-generic             lost+found
> config-2.6.24-18-generic          memtest86+.bin
> config-2.6.24-19-generic          System.map-2.6.24-18-generic
> grub                              System.map-2.6.24-19-generic
> initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic      vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic
> initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic.bak  vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic
> initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

Try dpkg -S /boot/*

Some files will not resolve, but that's okay. (eg, initrd is
considered a config file, as it's locally significant)

> root at dragon:~#
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> It seems to be more obnoxious than anything else.
>

There's always slackware ;)

Cheers,


Scott



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