[Wolves] apt help please

Aquarius wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Jul 22 06:40:00 2003

Re-LoaD's LUG Mail spoo'd forth:
> Hi can anyone give me a bit of help what ever I try to install or up date
> with apt-get I get errors
> Setting up linuxconf (1.26r4-2) ...
> update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/linuxconf exists during rc.d purge (continuing)
> update-rc.d: symlink: File exists
> dpkg: error processing linuxconf (--configure):
> subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 17
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> linuxconf
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> what does it all mean ??

Hm. What that means, I think, is that a file existed where no file was
expected, and so dpkg (which is actually the Debian package manager;
apt is just a handy front end) threw a wobbler when setting up a link.
update-rc.d is the thing which maintains the startup scripts in
/etc/{init,rc?}.d and that's what actually wobbled.

Try apt-get --purge remove linuxconf and then apt-get install


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