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Re: apt-get dist-upgrade problem

First thing I would be doing is apt-get install chkrootkit - I had a
machine do this exact same problem. I found it had been rootkitted. YMMV.

It could be something else but I'd check anyway.


Brad Lay

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Roger Ward wrote:

> I have a wierd error from when I tried to upgrade a system from stable/woody (a
> few sarge packages like snort) to SID.
> I understand SID is a bit unstable (thus Still in Development)...
> Any ideas what could be causing /usr/bin/du to be undeletable? I can't write a C
> program to delete it, I can't delete it by hand, etc.. I can't even move it to a
> different file (which i normally can do if a process has a lock on a file handle).
> Any suggestions appriciated.  PLEASE CC: me on all replies!
> Thanks,
> Roger
> ----------------------
> # apt-get dist-upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Calculating Upgrade... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   cpp-3.2 dictionaries-common g++-3.2 gcc-3.2 gcc-3.2-base gettext
> libasn1-6-heimdal libcomerr1-kerberos4kth libdb4.1 libdns8 libgd2-noxpm
>   libgd2-noxpm-dev libglib2.0-0 libidn9 libkrb-1-kerberos4kth libkrb5-17-heimdal
> libpaper-utils libpaper1 libpcap0.7 libperl5.8 libpng12-0
>   libpng3 libpq3 libroken16-kerberos4kth libsnmp5 libssl0.9.7 libstdc++5
> libstdc++5-dev po-debconf python2.2 python2.2-optik
> The following packages have been kept back
>   w3m
> 165 packages upgraded, 31 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1  not upgraded.
> 7 packages not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B/97.3MB of archives. After unpacking 76.5MB will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 27942 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace coreutils 4.5.2-1 (using .../coreutils_4.5.10-1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement coreutils ...
> Replacing files in old package debianutils ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.10-1_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
>  unable to make backup link of `./usr/bin/du' before installing new version:
> Operation not permitted
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.10-1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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