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Re: renewing broken debconf database?

On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 22:20 -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Drew Parsons wrote:
> > I haven't filed a bug against debconf yet since I'm not certain it is a bug
> > in debconf.  I hope you can provide useful clues.
> Just run /usr/share/debconf/fix_db.pl

Thanks for the tip.

It didn't help, however. The "debconf/entry doesn't exist" problems are
still there afterwards.  Were there any extra parameters I ought to
supply to fix_db.pl?

What did help was to manually delete all entries for a given package
from /var/cache/debconf/config.dat and templates.dat.  After doing that
the package (e.g. xserver-xorg) installed normally with the full set of
debconf questions getting rewritten to those files. I'd rather not have
to do that separately for each of the two dozen affected packages, or to
delete those debconf files completely, if I don't have to!


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