Re: Bug#91788: Debconf fails after upgrade to perl-5.6 in testing tree
I believe I was running on woody, but a snapshot from a while ago (last
update sometime mid to end of 2000) until last month, when I upgraded to a
then current woody snapshot. Strange that nothing broke then, it only broke
on my latest refresh to current woody a few days ago. It may be possible it
did break a month ago, and that I just didn't notice it, but I usually pay
pretty close attention to those things when I'm adding or upgrading
Thanks for your help.
| Evan Harris - firstname.lastname@example.org - All flames to /dev/nul
| RIP Bill Hicks - "I don't mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious... but I
| am, so that's the way it comes out."
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Joey Hess wrote:
> Evan Harris wrote:
> > # dpkg -S /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/*
> > dpkg: /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/AutoSelect.pm not found.
> > dpkg: /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/Base.pm not found.
> > dpkg: /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/Client not found.
> > # ls -la /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/
> > total 88
> > drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Mar 24 07:10 .
> > drwxr-xr-x 28 root root 4096 Mar 22 01:56 ..
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1934 Aug 28 2000 AutoSelect.pm
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1107 Aug 28 2000 Base.pm
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 28 02:44 Client
> > I removed the /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf directory, and that seems to have fixed
> > everything. The question is how those files got left around
> I wish I knew. You are the third person to report this problem with
> files from an older version of debconf being left behind in
> /usr/lib/perl5/Debconf/ after dpkg upgrades it to a newer version with
> files in /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/. About 10 other people have reported
> similar problems, except the files were fields.pm and/or base.pm, which
> are from perl-base, not debconf.
> I'm beginning to wonder if this is a bug in dpkg, or something _really_
> weird involving perl.
> see shy jo