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Old 02-08-2008, 05:14 PM
Florin Andrei
 
Default runit bug

David Vincent wrote:
>
> try
>
> $ sudo dpkg --configure -a
>
> then
>
> $ sudo apt-get check
>
> and report back.

I get the same /etc/inittab error on 7.10

###############################################
florin@scout:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for florin:
Setting up runit (1.6.0-1) ...
grep: /etc/inittab: No such file or directory
grep: /etc/inittab: No such file or directory
Adding SV inittab entry...
cp: cannot stat `/etc/inittab': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing runit (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
runit
florin@scout:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
###############################################

I think it was runit, indeed. I think the package was pulled in as a
dependency for something else. But, oddly, I was able to cleanly
uninstall it:

###############################################
florin@scout:~$ sudo dpkg -r runit
(Reading database ... 184726 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing runit ...
grep: /etc/inittab: No such file or directory
florin@scout:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
florin@scout:~$
###############################################

I filed a bug report:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/runit/+bug/190253

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Florin Andrei

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