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Re: "E: Internal error" apt-get installing sysvinit

said David Z Maze (on 2003-04-22),

> Geordie Birch <geordie@tao.ca> writes:
> > 05:13:15 skid ~ $ sudo apt-get -yu dist-upgrade
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > Calculating Upgrade... Done
> > The following NEW packages will be installed:
> >   initscripts sysv-rc
> > The following packages will be upgraded
> >   sysvinit
> > 1 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> > 1 packages not fully installed or removed.
> > Need to get 0B/114kB of archives. After unpacking 36.9kB will be freed.
> > E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on
> > sysvinit
> >
> > ?
> http://bugs.debian.org/?  'apt-get install reportbug'?  "It's called
> unstable for a reason"?  Poking around, there seem to be bugs against
> both sysvinit and apt on this; it's unlikely that debian-user will be
> able to make it work.

The bugs against sysvinit weren't filed (or reported by reportbug yet)
when I posted this to -user.

> In general, if you're running and actively tracking unstable, you
> should be willing to put up with occasional breakage like this, and
> almost certainly be subscribed to debian-devel-announce (low
> traffic).  You should probably be comfortable tracking down problems,
> and helping the community by submitting bug reports (and possibly
> including fixes).  Subscribing to debian-devel or debian-devel-changes
> wouldn't be a bad idea, but both are fairly high-traffic.

Yes, of course.  Does this preclude asking questions on -user?


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