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Re: fetchmail upgrade problem



On Sat, 18 Aug 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 02:40:02PM -0500, Hall Stevenson (hallstevenson@mindspring.com) wrote:
> > When trying to upgrade fetchmail, it complains that
> > /etc/init.d/fetchmail 'does not exist'. Why should it ?? I don't want
> > fetchmail started at bootup...
> > 
> > Here's the main part of the error message:
> > 
> > Preparing to replace fetchmail 5.8.16-1 (using
> > .../fetchmail_5.8.17-1_i386.deb) ...
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/fetchmail.prerm: /etc/init.d/fetchmail: No such file
> > or directory
> > Unpacking replacement fetchmail ...
> > Setting up fetchmail (5.8.17-1) ...
> > update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/fetchmail: file does not exist
> > dpkg: error processing fetchmail (--configure):
> >  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> >  fetchmail
> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> 
> Check the fetchmail preinst and postinst install scripts under
> /var/lib/dpkg/info.  See if you can isolate the lines checking for these
> files.  This may be a packaging bug.

Probably; the file SHOULD be there, but the scripts are not supposed to fail
just because it is not. If it is indeed a bug, I'll fix it ASAP.

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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