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Re: Bug#768599: man-db: cycle found while processing triggers:

Control: reassign -1 dpkg 1.17.21

On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 04:05:17PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> package: man-db
> severity: serious
> x-debbugs-cc: debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org
> Hi,
> I'm not 100% sure the following issue is caused by man-db, please reassign 
> appropriatly if it is not.
> https://jenkins.debian.net/job/chroot-installation_wheezy_install_education-
> networked_upgrade_to_jessie/2/console
> Setting up startpar (0.59-3) ...
> Installing new version of config file /etc/init/startpar-bridge.conf ...
> dpkg: cycle found while processing triggers:
>  chain of packages whose triggers are or may be responsible:
>   man-db -> man-db
>  packages' pending triggers which are or may be unresolvable:
>   man-db: /usr/share/man
> dpkg: error processing package man-db (--configure):
>  triggers looping, abandoned
> Setting up sysvinit-utils (2.88dsf-57) ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  man-db
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

This has got to be a dpkg bug.  There's no good reason for a package not
to be able to trigger itself, and this has worked for ages.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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