installing freeradius error

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Fri Feb 26 18:11:12 CET 2016

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:52:25AM -0500, Doug Berman wrote:
> I removed all instances of freerad in dpkg except for one.
>  freeradius-config.  Please can you have a look at the error and advise?

> Purging configuration files for freeradius-config (3.0.10-ppa2~trusty) ...
> rmdir: failed to remove ‘/etc/freeradius’: No such file or directory

Well, yeah, because you removed it manually...

When the packaging system complains about something like this,
your one line of thought has to be "how do I make the packaging
system happy". So logically here with this error you would
probably "mkdir /etc/freeradius" and then try removing the package
again. Fix each error, rinse and repeat.

But Alan's probably right. If you're not sure how to fix dpkg when
it's got a bit screwed up it's probably time to just whack your
autobuilder again and spin up a new VM.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

Systems Specialist, Infrastructure Services,
I.T. Services, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

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