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Re: dselect Trouble

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 08:08:41PM +0200, Andreas Tscharner wrote:
> Hello World,
> I have installed Debian 2.2rc0 on my new computer, and wanted to make an
> upgrade. I use apt through dselect. In my sources.list (in /etc/apt/) I
> inserted the german official mirror, made an update and entered "Install".
> After having downloaded all packages, it makes a package scan, I there I
> run into the following error message:
> 88% [Scanning packages]Template parse error near "" at
> /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DebConf/Template.pm line 102, <TEMPLATES> chunk 2.
> E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt returned with an error
> code (29)
> ..
> ..
> How can I fix this error? Any ideas?

 Are you upgrading to unstable or testing?  I remember seeing something like
this in testing a few weeks ago.  Once you get all the packages installed,
it should go away...

 You could turn of preconfig by commenting the line in /etc/apt/apt.conf.
(It's not needed, it just lets you run the config scripts all at once,
instead of sitting around while it gets around to asking you stuff every now
and then...)

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
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