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Re: Bug#771971: dpkg hangs installing "init" during upgrade from wheezy to jessie


On Sun, 2015-01-25 at 20:34:48 +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 09:11:57PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> >On Sun, 2015-01-25 at 14:18:03 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> >> 
> >> Adding -D77777 to the dpkg call through apt's DPkg::options would be
> >> helpful. It would also be helpful to know which process hangs, and if
> >> it's dpkg itself an easy recipe to reproduce this?
> >
> >I just noticed this was a bug report from December, so I assume this
> >was possibly one of the dpkg bugs where it was busy looing (#766242
> >or #766322), which is now fixed?
> Possibly, yes.
> >Although those fixes migrated to testing on 2014-11-03, so I'm not
> >sure. It would be nice to get more information of the environment at
> >the time. But if it does not happen anymore then it might indeed be
> >fixed already. :/
> I still have my backup of the VM image at the time, so it should be
> possible to try upgrading it using snapshot.d.o from that time too, if
> it's likely to be useful.

If it's not too cumbersome or might take too much of your time, it
would be useful, indeed, as the timing seems wrong, and I'd expect
a fixed dpkg to have been in place. So it would be nice to discard
any possible remaining problems that might still be lurking around.


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