[Aptitude-devel] Bug#701946: aptitude: Internal error: no filename for <package>:amd64 after a failed install

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 11:16:07 UTC 2013

On 3 March 2013 17:56, Sven Joachim <svenjoac at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2013-03-03 09:45 +0100, Daniel Hartwig wrote:
>> Right.  So the situation, as I understand it, is this:
>> Starting with emacs23 _not installed_, you install ccrypt.  Then you
>> attempt to install emacs23 and it fails due to some error you have not
>> specified (but would be very helpful to know).  At this point, you
>> attempt to _reinstall_ emacs23, which fails with the internal error as
>> stated above.
>> Using reinstall — rather than install — on the second attempt suggests
>> that the package emacs23 is in a state similar to gcc-4.7-base in
>> #670920.  That is, half-installed, half-configured, or similar.
> This is indeed the case, see #701944.

Thanks, Sven.

Daniel, I have enough information for now to know what is going on.
Thanks for the report.

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