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Re: [vox-tech] Problem: APT internal error problem
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Re: [vox-tech] Problem: APT internal error problem



On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 17:04, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> doug,
> 
> looks like a sid libpam0g package breakage.
> 
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=pkg&data=libpam0g&archive=no
> 
> 
> you might want to search one of the debian-* lists for a possible
> workaround or ETA to fixage.   both reports were filed 2 days ago.

Heh. Boy do I feel dumb. I should have just read the bug list. Here is
what Marcus Crafter (crafterm@debian.org) said:

> I just experienced this problem when upgrading a woody system to unstable.
> I modified my sources.list to point to unstable, performed a apt-get update
> and then an apt-get dist-upgrade as root.
> 
> Then the problem (could not configure libpam0g) occured.
> 
> The fix was to do the following:
> 
> apt-get install libc6
> cd /var/cache/apt/archives
> dpkg -i libdb3*.deb
> dpkg -i libpam*.deb
> 
> Then, apt-get dist-upgrade worked as expected.
> 
> Hope that helps anyone out there, YMMV :)


Heck yeah! Thanks Pete for pointing this out!


> 
> pete
> 
> 
> On Thu 26 Jun 03,  4:49 PM, R. Douglas Barbieri <doug@dooglio.net> said:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I'm seeing something strange here:
> > 
> > I just finished installing debian on an old AMD K6/2 300 machine.
> > Instead of installing anything in tasksel or dselect during the
> > post-boot install script, I went, after the script was finished,
> > directly to the root prompt.
> > 
> > I then modified my /etc/apt/sources.list file to contain unstable
> > sources only. Then, I issued the command apt-get dist-upgrade.
> > 
> > Once the new packages were downloaded, I got this error message:
> > 
> > "E: Internal Error, could not perform immediate configuration (2) on
> > libpam0g"
> > 
> > I've googled around for a solution to this problem, but came up empty
> > handed. I can install other packages, but everytime I try to do a
> > "dist-upgrade", I get this error.
> > 
> > Any suggestions as to what to try?
-- 
R. Douglas Barbieri
doug@dooglio.net
http://www.dooglio.net

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