Re: errors during recent dist-upgrades
On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> 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".
Did any maintainer scripts fail before that point?
> 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.
Well, that doesn't mean anything really. Dpkg could be incorrectly
ordering when given a list of things to do, or APT could have a problem or
it could be the above due to a missing depends
> 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...
It does, but APT magically takes care of that by invoking dpkg multiple