[Wolves] apt help please

Re-LoaD's LUG Mail wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Jul 22 11:07:03 2003

Thanks Aq
    I think there is a prob see output... can you give me a good list of
networks:~# apt-get --purge remove linuxconf
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 144 not upgraded.
1 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 15.1MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 17048 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linuxconf ...
Deactivating Linuxconf/askrunlevel at boot time... done.
dpkg - warning: while removing linuxconf, directory `/etc/linuxconf' not
empty so not removed.
Purging configuration files for linuxconf ...
networks:~# apt-get install linuxconf
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package linuxconf has no available version, but exists in the database.
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
of sources.list
E: Package linuxconf has no installation candidate
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aquarius" <aquarius-lists@kryogenix.org>
To: <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Wolves] apt help please

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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