Jeff Abrahamson on Tue, 30 Sep 2003 21:11:09 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Seriously broken Debian package manager

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 05:19:04PM -0400, Mike Leone wrote:
>   [37 lines, 214 words, 1438 characters]  Top characters: ena_iosl
> <SIGH>
> So I'm in the process of upgrading from stable to testing ... and the damn
> hardware locks up tight. Norecourse but to power off. When it comes back up,
> I try to finish out the update, by doing "apt-get -f install". I get many
> complaints:
> things like "dpkg-preconfigure - line 3 BEGIN not found"
> many other errors on other lines, things like "qq comand not found"
> --bad perl install?

I had something like this once, turned out to be that root had a bad
path and wasn't finding the perl stuff it needed. It was very
blatantly bad, like PATH=/bin:/usr/bin (no sbin stuff, etc.).


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