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Bug#801688: flash-kernel fails with readlink: invalid option -- 'm'

Package: flash-kernel
Version: 3.35+deb8u1
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

Dear Maintainer,

when installing flash-kernel on a very basic and minimal system (created with
multistrap) flash-kernel fails to install.

While flash-kernel does seem to work and is installed afterwards this makes
automated installation via multistrap impossible.

My packages from multistrap looks like this, which as you can see is fairly
packages=f2fs-tools connman wpasupplicant iptables dropbear avahi-daemon
libv4l-0 lsb-invalid-mta ca-certificates mtd-utils busybox apt usbmount udisks2

I guess adding some dialog dependancy is probably the quickest fix, but I don't
think is the best solution.

root@system-02880482d32a:~# apt-get install flash-kernel
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/34.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 76.8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
Selecting previously unselected package flash-kernel.
(Reading database ... 14355 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../flash-kernel_3.35+deb8u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking flash-kernel (3.35+deb8u1) ...
Setting up flash-kernel (3.35+deb8u1) ...
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so the dialog based
frontend cannot be used. at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Dialog.pm line
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
readlink: invalid option -- 'm'
BusyBox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-9+deb8u1) multi-call binary.

Usage: readlink [-fnv] FILE

Display the value of a symlink

        -f      Canonicalize by following all symlinks
        -n      Don't add newline
        -v      Verbose

: Unable to determine The new file
dpkg: error processing package flash-kernel (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

P.S. 3.46~bpo8+1 also suffers the same problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, armhf

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-rc1+ (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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