[email@example.com: Bug#129807: wont upgrade from version in pototo]
Can I get some help with this? Is it illegal to have two conffiles
hardlinked to each other? It unpacks them to their new names, as best
I can tell, and then fails to make the link.
I'm going to remove the hardlink anyway, since this affects upgrades.
----- Forwarded message from Alan James <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:23:18 +0000
From: Alan James <email@example.com>
Subject: Bug#129807: wont upgrade from version in pototo
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: Alan James <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
X-Mailer: reportbug 1.41.14213
A dist-upgrade from ncurses-base 5.0-6.0potato1 to 5.2.20020112a-1 failed horribly.
Here is the error message:
Unpacking replacement ncurses-base ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ncurses-base_5.2.20020112a-1_all.deb (--unpack):
error creating hard link `./etc/terminfo/r/rxvt-m': No such file or directory
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
The workaround is to upgrade to ncurses-base 5.2.20010318-3 first.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel: Linux pingu 2.2.20RAID #3 Tue Dec 11 17:34:43 GMT 2001 i686 unknown
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
----- End forwarded message -----
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer