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Re: ugly failure apt-get

Fair enough, I was sketchy --

This is sid -- last update was 10/30 (it's been a while)

The failure was "rm: reading directory `/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/.':
Function not implmented"  
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess rm cleanup returned error exit status 1
dpkg: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': function
not implmented" ....

It goes on ...

At the end of the day, something is hosed in e2fsprogs

Fortunately, I run proFTPd and it's either statically linked or does
it's own directory functions, so I was able to find my last package for
e2fsprogs, dpkg'ed it and now the system is working, but in an awkward
state with an updated list, but no very few new packages installed.

On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 07:31:50PM -0800, nate wrote:
> Hank Marquardt said:
> > just apt-get update/upgraded ...
> >
> > unpacks/sets up these packages ... bsdutils, coreutils, debianutils,
> > e2fsprogs, gzip ... then it fails
> failed how? what was the message if any? Once during a debian 2.2->3.0
> upgrade I had dpkg segfault, I'm certain it was a memory error since I had
> memory errors on another system with the same hardware. It took about
> 20 minutes of force installing packages to get the system to be consistant
> again and haven't had troubles since ..
> what version of debian are you running? what platform?
> nate
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