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Re: etch -> lenny, update-initramfs interrupts dpkg



On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 05:30:47PM -0600, Mark Copper wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Updating from etch to lenny following release notes.
> 
> "aptitude upgrade" ends with
> 
> Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
> update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18
> /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs: line 164: mktemp: command not found
> update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18
> dpkg: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a'
> to correct the problem.
> 
> but running dpkg --configure -a results in the sam error.
> 
> Besides it's strange that mktem should not be installed already, but
> 
> aptitude show mktemp
> 
> says, no, it's not installed.  But if I do try to install it:
> 
> deneb:~# apt-get install mktemp
> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a'
> to correct the problem.
> 
> So it seems I'm stuck in a vicious circle.

Did you try downloading mktemp package with wget/curl or "apt-get -d
..." and use dpkg to install with some -f options in man pages?
 
> Can this circle be broken?

Unless you did something funny, this is bug worth reporting.

Osamu


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