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

On Tue, 2015-10-13 at 15:49 +0200, Olliver Schinagl wrote:
> 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
> minimal
> packages=f2fs-tools connman wpasupplicant iptables dropbear avahi-daemon
> libv4l-0 lsb-invalid-mta ca-certificates mtd-utils busybox apt usbmount udisks2
> rsync
> 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:
>   flash-kernel
> 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
> 76.)
> debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
> readlink: invalid option -- 'm'

I think the problem is that you're using busybox instead of coreutils
(which is essential and therefore doesn't have to be explicitly
depended on).


Ben Hutchings
Anthony's Law of Force: Don't force it, get a larger hammer.

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