I have problem with pure-ftpd-mysql. When i try remove pure-ftpd-mysql all time i have same issue:

root@vps438255:/var/lib/dpkg/info# apt-get remove --purge pure-ftpd-mysql
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 559 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 112166 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing pure-ftpd-mysql (1.0.43-3) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.prerm: 18: /var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.prerm: update-inetd: not found
dpkg: error processing package pure-ftpd-mysql (--remove):
 subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127
/var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.postinst: 34: /var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.postinst: update-inetd: not found
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I try that comands to celar cache

apt-get clean

apt-get autoclean

But that still not working.

When i try put:

apt-get update && upgrade or apt-get autoremove

root@vps438255:/var/lib/dpkg/info# apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: pure-ftpd-mysql : Depends: pure-ftpd-common (= 1.0.43-3) but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution). You have new mail in /var/mail/root

I tried internet search something to solve my problem but nothing work.

Solved: Just install update-inetd and run apt --fix-broken install

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    Is update-inetd (or rlinetd) installed? Looks like the prerm script is looking for it and failing because it is not installed. – fkraiem Jul 1 '18 at 19:29
  • I don't have that. What i should do? – Incl Jul 1 '18 at 19:36
  • Try installing update-inetd. – fkraiem Jul 1 '18 at 19:38
  • When i try install that from deb:pastebin.com/yitNDp88 – Incl Jul 1 '18 at 19:39
  • And why from deb? – fkraiem Jul 1 '18 at 19:41

The removal of pure-ftpd-mysql was failing because the pre-removal script tried to run update-inetd, which was not installed:

/var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.prerm: 18: /var/lib/dpkg/info/pure-ftpd-mysql.prerm: update-inetd: not found

Installing update-inetd apparently solved the problem.

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