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Bug#239921: apache: postinst script fails on running metafont (!!!)

Package: apache
Severity: important
Tags: sid

After recently upgrading a bunch of packages, the apache postinst
script failed.  It appears to be running MetaFont with the httpd.conf
file as input (!!!).  Repeatedly running 

dpkg --configure --pending

produces the same results.

As a side effect, all the apache configuration files in /etc/apache/
and /etc/apache/conf.d/ are being duplicated on each configuration

For instance, I have:


The first six files are identical except for a change in the Apache
PID location from /var/run/apache/ to /var/run/.

The last ".log" file appears to be the output from running MetaFont.

As a temporary work-around, I deleted all the *dpkg-inst.queue* files
and edited the postinst script as follows:

--- apache.postinst~    2004-03-08 04:56:19.000000000 -0500
+++ apache.postinst     2004-03-24 16:14:32.000000000 -0500
@@ -37,9 +37,9 @@

-do_all apache
+#do_all apache


 # this is some sort of hack since we only have dh_installinit down there

Then I re-ran dpkg --configure --pending and it appears that Apache is
running normally now.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.3-reiser4-extra
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages apache depends on:
ii  apache-common      Support files for all Apache webse
ii  debconf                     1.4.14       Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg                        1.10.19      Package maintenance system for Deb
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdb4.2                    4.2.52-12    Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libexpat1                   1.95.6-8     XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libmagic1                   4.07-2       File type determination library us
ii  libpam0g                    0.76-15      Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  logrotate                   3.6.5-2      Log rotation utility
ii  mime-support                3.26-1       MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  perl                        5.8.3-2      Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

-- debconf information:
* apache/enable-suexec: false
* apache/server-name: fax.html.com
* apache/document-root: /var/www
* apache/server-port: 80
* apache/init: true
* apache/server-admin: webmaster@fax.html.com

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