Uninstalling nginx via apt-get: Stopping nginx: invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "stop" failed.
Published: 07 Nov 2007
If you get something like the following error:
Removing nginx ... Stopping nginx: nginx. Stopping nginx: invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "stop" failed. dpkg: error processing nginx (--remove): subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 Starting nginx: /usr/sbin/nginx: error while loading shared libraries: libpcre.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "start" failed. dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Errors were encountered while processing: nginx E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
when you try to execute something like this:
sudo apt-get remove nginx -yf
Then you need to add
exit 0 to the second line of your
Pure hackery but it works.