Problem installing on Kubuntu 9.04

• Aug 18, 2009 - 10:20

I added the repositories and installed mscore and dependencies but got an error. MuseScore ran fine but hangs when exiting. When I try to uninstall mscore I get:

daghenning@Toast:~$ sudo apt-get purge mscore
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
fluid-soundfont-gm fluid-soundfont-gs
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 20.4MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 159136 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mscore ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mscore.postrm: 4: update-desktop-database: not found
dpkg: error processing mscore (--remove):
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

which is the error I got when installing.

What can be wrong?


Hi Dag Henning!

I just got this error myself, after trying to install mscore to a new kubuntu 9.04 box.
If there is a missing dependency in the .deb it should be corrected, but i don't know enough about the packaging to say if this is the case.
The way I got rid of the error was by installing desktop-file-utils.

sudo apt-get install desktop-file-utils

Then the mscore installation was completed.

(this is on Kubuntu 9.04 amd64)

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