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Old 11-09-2010, 03:31 PM
Default Bug#602940: linux-image-2.6.32-5-686_2.6.32-27_i386.deb

Package: linux-image
Version: 2.6.32-5-686_2.6.32-27_i386.deb
Severity: normal

Debian/Squueze - Linux 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sat Jul 24 02:27:10 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Hi all,

last week the upgrading to sub '27' of captioned linux-image stopped
on a line saying 'Running yes' while running update-initramfs. To
continue, I had to find the relating process and kill it, thus receiving
an error and no upgrading of the image.
I tried a few times until, almost by chance, looking at the 'ps' output I
saw this line:

root 22526 0.0 0.0 3680 480 pts/2 S+ 00:02 0:00 \_ yes 2.6.32-5-686 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686

thus becoming aware there really was a '/usr/bin/yes' program (in coreutils
pkg). So I decided to try again after hijacking 'yes' (moving it to

# apt-get upgrade
Setting up linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 (2.6.32-27) ...
Running depmod.
Running update-initramfs.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
) points to /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686
(/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-2.6.32-5-686.postinst line 347.
) points to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686
(/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-2.6.32-5-686.postinst line 347.
Running yes.
User postinst hook script [yes] failed to execute: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Despite the error, the image is correctly created and the bootloader
updated. However, looking into the 'postinst' file, I was unable to find a call to
'yes' so I do not quite understand what and why is happening. On the
other hand, I see no reason why such a program, whose aim is to 'output
a string repeatedly until killed' should intervene in the upgrading

Thanks for any help.

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