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

Daniel Dickinson cshore at neomailbox.net
Sun Mar 3 21:53:37 UTC 2013

On 03/03/13 03:45 AM, Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> On 3 March 2013 11:04, Daniel Dickinson <cshore at neomailbox.net> wrote:
>> On 02/03/13 02:41 AM, Daniel Hartwig wrote:
>>> On 2 March 2013 09:57, Daniel Dickinson <cshore at neomailbox.net> wrote:
>>>> This happens with any of the packages I have tried to reinstall. For
>>>> example, if ccrypt is already installed, the emacs23 amd64 23.4+1-4 will
>>>> fail to install.  If you subsequently attempt a reinstall you will see
>>>> "E:  Internal error, No file name for emacs23:amd64".
>>> Is the issue with install, or reinstall?
>> Reinstall (that is using L in aptitude, after the install fails).
> 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

/etc/emacs23 dir doesn't exist for some reason at that point

> 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.


> I have retried this scenario on a local chroot and not encountered any
> problems installing emacs23 after ccrypt.

Hmmmm.....could be be something to do with 9p filesystem in a VM?  i.e.
filesystem bug of some kind?


<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping,
it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it

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