Bug in cron postinst
YES, I know that the postinst doesn't work if you don't have any user
crontabs, feel free to stop reporting the bug -- I have enough.
You can get the installation to complete by editing /var/lib/dpkg/info/cron.postinst and removing these three lines near the end:
for ct in * ; do
chown $ct:crontab $ct
Then run 'dpkg --configure --pending'.
Yes, obvious in retrospect, and I'll put the brown paper bag on my head
after I upload the fix.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net