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Old 03-02-2010, 04:22 PM
martin f krafft
Default Bug#572256: linux-base does not install debconf files

Package: linux-base
Version: 2.6.33-1~experimental.1
Severity: serious

You forgot to install the debconf files, thus yielding:

Setting up linux-base (2.6.33-1~experimental.1) ...
Error setting debconf question linux-base/disk-id-convert-auto: "linux-base/disk-id-convert-auto" doesn't exist at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-base.postinst line 1384, <STDIN> line 2.
dpkg: error processing linux-base (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 9

% sudo grep linux-base /var/cache/debconf/templates.dat || echo not found
not found

% ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-base.{templates,config}
ls: cannot access /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-base.templates: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-base.config: No such file or directory

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages linux-base depends on:
ii libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.24 Perl interface to libapt-pkg

linux-base recommends no packages.

linux-base suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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