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uninstall NI-VISA 17 in Linux hang in Pre Uninstallation %postun(niiotracei-17.0.0-f0.x86_64) scriptlet failed, signal 2

I need help understanding how to uninstall  NI-VISA  17  on  Redhat 7 Linux.    When I tried to do it as the root user  it hung in the pre uninstallation  as shown below.   Also shown are the RPMs

 

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NI-VISA for Linux
version 17.0.0f1 for Linux
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rpm found
dpkg Not found in current path
dpkg not available, uninstall will not be using dpkg.
NI-VISA for Linux version 17.0.0f1
is about to be uninstalled using rpm at /usr/local/natinst

Continue? [Yn] Y

Uninstalling NI-VISA for Linux version 17.0.0f1...
cat: /etc/natinst/linux/linux.dir: No such file or directory
Pre Uninstallation .........................................................................

 

^C

warning: %postun(niiotracei-17.0.0-f0.x86_64) scriptlet failed, signal 2

 

[emssuser@sqalrh3 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep ^ni
ni-mdbg-nikalmod-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64
nisvcloc-17.0.0-1.noarch
ni-visa-sysapi-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64
ni-pal-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.i386
nivisak-17.0.0-f0.x86_64
nitdmsi-32bit-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
nirocoerri-17.0.0-f1.i386
nisyscfgi-17.0.0-f0.i386
nisslcerts-17.0.0-3.0.noarch
nicurli-16.0.0-f0.i386
nidimki-17.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-pxirm-resources-17.0.0.49155-0+f3.noarch
nicurli-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-pxipf-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
ni-pal-nikalmod-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64
ni-pxirm-nikalmod-17.0.0.49155-0+f3.x86_64
nipalki-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
nissli-16.0.0-f0.i386
ni-mdbg-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
ni-visa-sysapi-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.i386
nispyi-2.8.1-f0.i386
nipxipfki-17.0.0.49155-0+f3.noarch
nissli-32bit-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-apal-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
ni-mxdf-nikalmod-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64
nispylogsupp-17.0.0-f0.i386
nitdmsi-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-orb-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
ni-orb-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.i386
nitargetcfgi-3.0.0-f1.x86_64
niiotracei-17.0.0-f0.x86_64
nispylogsupp-17.0.0-f0.x86_64
nitdmsi-16.0.0-f0.i386
ni-mxdf-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
nicurli-32bit-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-kal-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch
nimdnsresponder-17.0.0-f0.i386
ni-orb-nikalmod-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64
nivisa-17.0.0-f0.i386
nivisaserver-17.0.0-f0.i386
nissli-16.0.0-f0.x86_64
ni-pal-errors-17.0.0.49152-0+f0.noarch

 

Brad Whaley
LabVIEW Certified Engineer
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Re: uninstall NI-VISA 17 in Linux hang in Pre Uninstallation %postun(niiotracei-17.0.0-f0.x86_64) scriptlet failed, signal 2

*facepalm*

 

Despite the fact that pre/post scriptlets are *rarely* needed in the first place, these of course have to cope w/ broken installations (otherwise defeats the whole idea of package management).

 

You can remove the packages manually by calling rpm directly - w/ '--noscripts' flag.

(might leave some garbage that the scripts supposed to clean up)

 

@NI: is it really so hard getting some experienced devops engineers for the linux packaging ? Last time I had a call w/ NI folks, they told they only have 1..2 people (IIRC even just part time) for the Linux stuff. Obviously this can't work. 

Folks, if you need help, just call me. I can even arrange a larger team of experts

if needed.

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