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

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 07:33:13 UTC 2013

On 4 March 2013 06:08, Daniel Dickinson <cshore at neomailbox.net> wrote:
> 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:
>>>> 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.

>> 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).

I refer only to the report against aptitude of the internal error on
the subsequent failure to install.  As to why the original
installation failed, I do not know, but that is not the subject of
this report #701946.  It is most likely that the internal error has
nothing to do with filesystem in use, and everything to do with apt
being perhaps confused about the package in the half-installed (or
similar) state, as mentioned earlier.

Details about the filesystem in use are more helpful to be made on the
other report you filed, concerning the original failure to install


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