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Bug#252425: man-db causes install to fail

reassign 252425 man-db
tags 252425 - sid

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 07:54:14PM +1000, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: important
> Tags: sid
> This report pertains to the beta4 and tc1 versions of the
> debian-installer as run on a ppc.
> The 'dpkg --configure man-db' step fails in the installation, which
> causes the 'Install base system' step to fail. My work-around was to use
> console #2 and insert 'exit 0' at the top of
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/man-db.postinst in between the package being
> extracted and the configuration being run. Making the postinst script
> not run causes installation to complete successfully.

I've heard reports like this before, but I've never been able to
reproduce it myself (I'm the man-db maintainer and work on powerpc d-i).
Are you short of disk space in /target or anything like that?

Could you repeat the installation, and instead of the workaround you
describe above insert 'set -x' at the top of
/var/lib/dpkg/info/man-db.postinst? That should output a complete trace
to syslog, I think, and I'd like to see that.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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