Upgrade problems for sysvinit 2.86.ds1-16 -> 2.86.ds1-18
In version 2.86.ds1-16 of the sysv-rc package released 2006-09-06, the
update-rc.d script was broken. When used to to update symlinks it
would remove all symlinks for a init.d script if such symlinks
existed, and add them if they were missing. This broke all packages
being upgraded after the new version was installed, as their init.d
scripts will no longer be executed. This problem was fixed in version
2.86.ds1-18, but the broken packages will stay broken until their
postinst scripts are executed again.
Those with packages being broken from this bug can fix it by using
'apt-get --reinstall install package' on the affected packages. A
quick way out is to reinstall all the packages with scripts in
for p in `dpkg -S /etc/init.d/*|cut -d: -f1|sort -u`; do
apt-get --reinstall install -y $p
I'm sorry for the problems I have caused.