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Re: apt-get dpkg-preconfigure problems

Mark Symonds wrote:
> E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt exited unexpectedly
> E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt

Set DEBCONF_DEBUG=2 in the environment, export it, reproduce, send me the

> newport:/home/mark# dpkg-reconfigure --priority=medium debconf
> Illegal instruction
> newport:/home/mark# 
> Hopefully someday dpkg-reconfigure will get a little more verbose...

This would tend to indicate that perl got really screwed up and died. I
would tend to suspect a hardware error at a first guess.

I've *never* seen perl do this.

see shy jo

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