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David Baron 09-16-2010 09:02 PM

Bug#597132: Postinstall Error Leaves Package Partly Installed
Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.32-5-22
Severity: important

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Get this error during postinstall, most steps, initramfs, bootloader,
everything has run successfully:

Error setting debconf question linux-image-2.6.32-5-686/postinst/ignoring-do-
bootloader-2.6.32-5-686: Unsupported command "p:" (full line was "P: Checking
for EXTLINUX directory...P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686...")
received from confmodule. at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-
image-2.6.32-5-686.postinst line 817, <STDIN> line 3.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 (--install):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 128
Errors were encountered while processing:

--- System information. ---
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686

Debian Release: squeeze/sid
990 unstable
990 unstable
990 unstable
990 unstable
990 unstable
990 unstable
650 testing
650 testing
650 testing
500 stable
500 stable
500 stable
500 oldstable
500 kernel-dists-trunk
500 karmic
500 intrepid
500 experimental
101 experimental-snapshots
1 experimental

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Julien Cristau 09-21-2010 02:15 PM

Bug#597132: Postinstall Error Leaves Package Partly Installed
reassign 597132 extlinux
tag 597132 - unreproducible help moreinfo
severity 597132 serious

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 15:35:59 +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:

> reassign 597132 linux-2.6
> thanks
> since squeeze, you're not supposed to have do_bootloader being used. if
> you're upgrading from lenny, then linux-2.6 needs to take care about
> that, thus reassigning.
NAK, the bug is in extlinux-update, it's writing to stdout, which is
owned by debconf. Don't do that.


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