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Bug#585609: linux-base: postinstall script fails on loop-aes partitions

On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 14:45 +0100, Adam Spragg wrote:
> On Friday 25 June 2010 14:00:32 Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > Sorry if I should know this already being a user of "testing", but *how*
> > > do I reconfigure linux-base if it's currently broken in this manner?
> > 
> > dpkg --configure --pending
> root@host:~# dpkg --configure --pending
> Setting up linux-base (2.6.32-15) ...
> tune2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
> tune2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda6
> Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.
> tune2fs failed: 256 at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-base.postinst line 1045, 
> <STDIN> line 10.

Without asking any questions?  Hmm, that makes things difficult.

I think you can work around this by purging linux-base and then
reintstalling.  But I should change the post-installation script to
recover from this and start asking questions again.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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