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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:
linux-image-2.6.32-5-686


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

Debian Release: squeeze/sid
990 unstable www.debian-multimedia.org
990 unstable ftp.fr.debian.org
990 unstable debian.tagancha.org
990 unstable debian.scribus.net
990 unstable debian.pengutronix.de
990 unstable debian.co.il
650 testing security.debian.org
650 testing dl.google.com
650 testing debian.co.il
500 stable security.debian.org
500 stable debian.co.il
500 stable deb.opera.com
500 oldstable debian.systs.org
500 kernel-dists-trunk kernel-archive.buildserver.net
500 karmic ppa.launchpad.net
500 intrepid ppa.launchpad.net
500 experimental ansani.it
101 experimental-snapshots qt-kde.debian.net
1 experimental ftp.debian.org

--- Package information. ---
Package's Depends field is empty.

Package's Recommends field is empty.

Package's Suggests field is empty.






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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
kthxbye

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.

Cheers,
Julien


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