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Re: woody->sarge upgrade trouble

On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 22:01 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:45:15AM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > I've run into two problems upgrading from woody to sarge.
> > Work-aroundable problems to be sure, but upgrade hitches nonetheless in
> > need of bug reports, and I don't know where to start.  (Not necessarily
> > Alpha issues, but noticed them on an alpha system, and not on i386.)
> > First, perl and perl-modules upgraded without perl-base, such that a
> > package with install-docs in its pre- or postrm (libxml2-dev in this
> > case) can't find Basename.pm.  To fix this, I had to install perl-base
> > by hand and restart the upgrade.  This is pretty significant breakage,
> > but where to file the bug, perl, or apt, or ??
> This is RC bug #278495.

Yup, that looks like the same behavior.  Thanks.

> > Second, menu reinstalled but was not configured prior to being used by a
> > prerm.  So when ghostview's update failed with:
> > Removing ghostview ...
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/ghostview.postrm: /usr/bin/update-menus: Permission denied
> > dpkg: error processing ghostview (--purge):
> >  subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
> > Again, where's the bug, and what's its nature?  Does menu need to be
> > configured right at install time, like many others?
> I think this is generally considered to be a bug in the calling package; at
> least, the menu maintainer has stuck by this particular interface (i.e.,
> only setting update-menus executable when the package is configured),
> because there are a number of packages that use update-menus iff it's
> installed so they don't have to depend on menu.
> Since this particular bug is caused by a *woody* version of a package
> calling update-menus, it would probably be a good idea to revisit this issue
> with the menu maintainer, however.  I would encourage you to file an RC bug
> against the menu package.

Okay, will do.

Thanks for the clarifications!

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