Re: errors during recent dist-upgrades
On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 03:49:52PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Are you sure you are seeing out of order configuration? That would be
> > really bad.. Maybe capture some script output.
> Too late, it's all done now. I definately saw a lot of packages
> fail to configure because xpm4g was not yet configured; similar with
> gcc and binutils, IIRC. dpkg is 18.104.22.168.
I had a similar problem when installing potato (locally mirrored and a few
weeks behind) onto a new computer. I got a lot of errors from dpkg saying
"dependency problem prevent configuration of foo" because "foo depends on bar
which is not configured yet".
I was sure it is a dpkg problem but realized it must be apt's fault - running
dpkg --configure -a worked like a charm and configured everything.
It might be of interest that I installed about 300 packages. Maybe we are
hitting the limit for command line length here? I mean apt-get calling
dpkg --configure <pkgname>*200
might overflow the commandline I guess...