[Debconf-devel] Bug#558262: "dpkg-reconfigure -a" fails to complete

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Fri Nov 27 16:01:50 GMT 2009

reassign 558262 debconf

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Kalle Michanek wrote:
> 2009/11/27 Raphael Hertzog <hertzog at debian.org>
> > On Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Kalle Michanek wrote:
> > > When one runs "dpkg-reconfigure -a" the process stops when it comes to a
> > package
> > > that has changed from dpkg install-info to GNU install-info.
> >
> > Which package is that?
> >
> How can I check that? AFAIK dpkg-reconfigure doesn't display what package is
> being configured, does it?

You likely can check the list of process (ps auxf) and find out a package
name in sub-process of dpkg-reconfigure.

Please attach the output of "ps auxf" when dpkg-reconfigure is blocked.

> > That package should be fixed, there's nothing dpkg can do. The problem is
> > probably the unexpected output that debconf is receiving but the
> > solution might be to fix the package to not call install-info any more.
> >
> > (Or it's something totally unrelated)
> I see. Then I suggest, if it's possible, that dpkg-reconfigure should
> continue with the next packages that are reconfigurable instead of stopping.
> Maybe that makes this bugreport a wishlist item instead, I don't know.

dpkg-reconfigure is not part of dpkg but of "debconf". Thus reassigning.
Its maitainers can reassign or clone the bug report to the problematic
package once it's known.

Raphaƫl Hertzog

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