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Re: apt-get errors out religiously while processing 'at' command

Eric P wrote:
> I'm running etch, and I recently ran an upgrade which installed many
> packages including Gnome 2.10 and Xorg.  During the middle of the
> upgrade, apt-get kept erroring out with the following (xbill just as an
> example):
> Unpacking xbill (from .../archives/xbill_2.1-4_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up at (3.1.9) ...
> Starting deferred execution scheduler: atdinvoke-rc.d: initscript atd,
> action "start" failed.
> dpkg: error processing at (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Setting up xbill (2.1-4) ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  at
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Not sure what 'at' is, but that seems to be the culprit.
> Regardless of what I install or remove anymore, it ends like above.  The
> package(s) install, but I think it's bailing out before some apps get
> properly configured (not 100% sure though).

Hmm... maybe I just fixed it.  I uninstalled the 'at' package, and
apt-get no longer complains.

Great, that seems to have done the tri... (sniff.. sniff... where's that
smoke coming from... sniff... sniff...)

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