[Debconf-devel] Bug#558262: Workaround to make dpkg-reconfigure -a complete

Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs friedel at nomaden.org
Fri Dec 4 22:23:17 UTC 2009

I just got hit by that bug.

Apparently there was some problem with initramfs-tools, according to
the log) which caused aptitude safe-upgrade to terminate and the next
time I started aptitude, I was told to dpkg-reconfigure -a, which
didn't work, because of this bug.

After some googling and finally looking at /usr/bin/install-info, I ran

DPKG_RUNNING_VERSION="bogus" dpkg-reconfigure -a

(OK, now I'm going to figure out what caused aptitude to terminate
unexpectedly, because I didn't see any error message. Different

        Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs <friedel at nomaden.org>
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