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Re: Problem with upgrading



On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 10:42:18AM +0000, Paul Worrall wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> During my latest updrade using aptitude, I get:
> 
> Setting up foomatic-filters (3.0.0-2031207-1)
> Configuration file `/etc/foomatic/filter.conf'
>  ==> File on system created by you or by a script.
>  ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
>    What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
>    [list of options]
> ***  filter.conf  (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
> 
> but whatever I enter at the prompt (including nothing to accept the
> default) followed by return, it just sits there doing nothing until I
> kill it using <Control>-C.  I would like to submit a bug report, but I

Sometimes, the configuration procedure is quite overlong, with no tty
output--how long did you wait before killing it, really?

> am not sure which package to submit it against, can anyone please advise?

Note, that unless you are using unstable, it's not really expectable for
a package not to configure, and, moreover, to halt silently (unless you
have the POSIXLY_CORRECT environment variable set--then it's just your
daily bread).  If you are using stable/testing, dig out first before
blaiming it on a certain package.

If it really is foomatic-filters, ``dpkg-reconfigure foomatic-filters''
will reproduce what you've described.  If not, read on.

Try to install the packages one-by-one, so you know which one to blame.
In case of dependencies, you may resort to

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/foo.deb

if it's already downloaded succesfully (apt-get would tell you if it had
failed to download it).  ``apt-get install <package>'' is the way to go
if you are not sure aptitude doesn't do something you don't know about.

IIRC, aptitude logs the packages it installs in something like
/var/log/aptitude.  Or just do

grep -drecurse aptitude /var/log

as root, or any user having a read access to /var/log files.


Cheers,
Jan.

-- 
Jan Minar                      "Please don't CC me, I'm subscribed." x 4

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