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Re: Bug#24624: apt caused dpkg assert...

On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Mark Eichin wrote:

> At this point, apt-get is wedged:
> # apt-get upgrade
> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run dpkg to correct the problem.
> Exit 100
> I don't have much more information than that, nor any hint as to
> *what* I should do with dpkg... dpkg --audit has only minor
> complaints; dpkg --configure --pending doesn't fix them because they
> are bugs in the package postinsts themselves...

If someone who knows dpkg can tell me the exact command to clear the
updates directory then I can clear up that message. This message means
that a previous run of dpkg has crashed and that /var/lib/dpkg directory
is in an inconsitant state. dpkg is the only program that can correct
this, apt doesn't make any attempt to recover as it may be a very serious
error that requires your attention.

This is trigered by the precense of files in /var/lib/dpkg/updates, I'm
told that usually dpkg --configure -a will clean them out, but if that
causes dpkg to crash again then I have no idea what to recommend.

Unless you have any suggestions about I could to to make APT deal with
this better I will close this bug report.


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