[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 22:08:10 UTC 2013

On 03/03/13 06:16 AM, Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> 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.

Oh, good.  Please do tell.  Is it a VM/9p filesystem thing, or something
else?  AFAIK the only special thing about my setup at this point is the
VM/9p (well and a custom .bashrc in the primary user, but I've installed
both from normal XFCE session and from recovery mode root and had the
issue.  I've had the problem with three VMs).



<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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