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Re: Dash diversion issue and workaround

On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:09:56 +0100
Dominique Dumont <domi.dumont@free.fr> wrote:

> Hello
> I have some issues configuring dash and bash in a multistrap'ed ARM chroot.
> I get the following error:
> # dpkg --configure dash
> Setting up dash ( ...
> No diversion 'diversion of /bin/sh by dash', none removed.
> This should never be reached
> dpkg: error processing dash (--configure):
>  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  dash

Please read the Wiki, this is already covered:


/var/lib/dpkg/info/dash.preinst install

> Following this hint mentioned in [1], I first attempted to work around this 
> issue by running:
> # /var/lib/dpkg/info/dash.preinst 

Missing the argument.

> I guess that not running postint scripts with multistrap is fine, but not 
> running preinst scripts can still be an issue. 

preinst or postinst, neither can be run in a non-native environment.


Neil Williams

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