Re: Unable to upgrade NSLU2 running debian
Thanks Bob, sorry for the top-post. I had sent the first question via
web form, then subscribed after you had already replied.
I've had some luck with these instructions:
All of the perl errors are gone, but the dpkg upgrade still fails.
I may just try to upgrade to lenny if I can't get this resolved, but
being one step closer gives me hope!
# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
The following packages will be upgraded:
avahi-daemon bind9-host cpio dbus debconf debconf-i18n dnsutils dpkg dselect
initramfs-tools initscripts libavahi-client3 libavahi-common-data
libavahi-common3 libavahi-compat-howl0 libavahi-core4 libbind9-0 libc6
libcupsys2 libdbus-1-3 libdns22 libfreetype6 libgnutls13 libisc11 libisccc0
libisccfg1 libkrb53 liblwres9 libpcre3 libssl0.9.8 libvorbis0a libvorbisenc2
libvorbisfile3 linux-image-2.6.18-6-ixp4xx locales mt-daapd mtr-tiny ntpdate
openssl perl perl-base perl-modules python2.4 python2.4-minimal reportbug
rsync samba samba-common samba-doc selinux-policy-refpolicy-targeted
smbclient smbfs swat sysv-rc sysvinit sysvinit-utils tzdata winbind
58 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/58.5MB of archives.
After unpacking 774kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing
files list file for package `coreutils' contains empty filename
Errors were encountered while processing:
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:59 AM, Bob Cox <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 14:31:03 -0800, Eric Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> [ Please try not to top-post. It makes following the thread so much
> more difficult ]
>> Hi Bob,
>> I did in fact run apt-get update first, and apt-get upgrade fails with
>> the same errors as dist-upgrade.
>> I usually try to upgrade it once a month.
>> # cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>> # deb http://linux.csua.berkeley.edu/debian/ etch main
>> deb http://linux.csua.berkeley.edu/debian/ etch main
>> deb-src http://linux.csua.berkeley.edu/debian/ etch main
>> deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
>> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
> That all looks fine Eric.
> However, if you do an upgrade every month, your system should not (for
> example) be
> wanting to install that openssh-blacklist package which was from May
> 2008. So something is clearly wrong.
> Have you tried googling for <$__ANONIO__> ?
> If you do, you will find several links back to this list. I suggest you
> search for that string in the following link, as there are several
> A quick glance suggests that the problem is some sort of dpkg
> corruption, for example, this thread:
> You may do better asking again on this list but without referring to
> NSLU2 in your subject. It seems that running a slug is not relevant in
> this instance, but many people may think that it is and tend to ignore
> you ;-)
> It is worth noting that etch is very soon to become 'oldstable' and
> lenny will be the new stable. If you do decide to upgrade to lenny then
> you may want to consider the latest NSLU2 armel installer for lenny here:
> http://www.slug-firmware.net/d-dls.php with instructions here:
> Good luck.
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 01:22:48 -0800, Eric Higgins
>> (email@example.com) wrote:
>> > I've noticed recently that I can no longer perform upgrades on my
>> > Linksys NSLU2 running Debian ARM.
>> > No luck from the debain-arm mailing list, they suggested I try this one.
>> > Any help would be appreciated.
>> > -Eric
>> > # uname -a
>> > Linux NSLUG 2.6.18-6-ixp4xx #1 Tue Feb 12 00:57:53 UTC 2008 armv5tel GNU/Linux
>> > # apt-get dist-upgrade
>> > Reading package lists... Done
>> > Building dependency tree... Done
>> > Calculating upgrade... Done
>> > The following NEW packages will be installed:
>> > openssh-blacklist
>> > The following packages will be upgraded:
>> I saw your post on the other list but was unsure what your problem is.
>> Firstly, please confirm that you did an apt-get update before the
>> apt-get dist-upgrade and secondly post the contents of your
>> /etc/apt/sources.list file.
>> I am also wondering why a dist-upgrade rather than just an upgrade,
>> although I doubt if that is anything to do with your problem.
>> I run etch/arm on one NSLU2 and lenny/armel on another and upgrade both
>> with few problems so hopefully this is fixable.
>> That openssh-blacklist package dates back to last May. Presumably you
>> have not done an update/upgrade for a long time?
>> Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
>> Please reply to the list only. Do NOT send copies directly to me.
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> Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
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