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Re: Safe-upgrade of "dash" fails

On Thu, August 6, 2009 8:02 am, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2009-08-06 00:11 +0200, Jack Knowlton wrote:
>> Coming back from a month-long trip, I decided to safe-upgrade my debian
>> unstable desktop. Among the hundreds of new packages, apt seemed eager
>> to
>> install (or upgrade, I'm not sure) dash.
> This is intended.
>> Unfortunately, something seems to have gone terribly wrong and I would
>> like to complete successfully the upgrade before rebooting the box.
>> Here's
>> what aptitude is complaining about:
>> Unpacking dash (from .../dash_0.5.5.1-2.3_amd64.deb) ...
>> Adding `diversion of /bin/sh to /bin/sh.distrib by dash'
>> Adding `diversion of /usr/share/man/man1/sh.1.gz to
>> /usr/share/man/man1/sh.distrib.1.gz by dash'
>> dpkg (subprocess): unable to exec dpkg-deb to get filesystem archive: No
>> such file or directory
> That sounds as if you had lost dpkg-deb, which would be very worrisome.
> Did you upgrade dpkg as well, and did anything go wrong with it?  Check
> whether /usr/bin/dpkg-deb exists and is executable, and look into
> /var/log/dpkg.log for recently installed/upgraded/removed packages.
> Sven

Fortunately, after a little digging, I found out aptitude symlinked
/bin/sh -> dash before actually installing it. Now everything's cool again


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