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Re: renewing broken debconf database?

Drew Parsons wrote:
> 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!

It's hard to tell what the problem is without an actual error message.

If it's literally complaining about debconf/* items, you might need to
reinstall debconf.

see shy jo

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