[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#482140: Bug#482140: Bug#482140: must be /etc/sgml

Andres Salomon dilinger at queued.net
Sat May 31 16:06:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 31 May 2008 15:07:51 +0200
Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert at wgdd.de> wrote:

> Now all I can imagine is, that the removal fails. But in this case,
> the script will not error out, because of the '|| true' expression.
> So if you have the time, you could do me a favour and edit the prerm
> script of the Etch package of docbook-xml and remove the '|| true'
> expressions and run the script or try to upgrade the packages.
> Alternatively you may also do this for the package installed and
> simply try to remove/purge it. Maybe this will throw some error (if
> I'm right with my guess) and maybe there is just a problem with Perl
> 5.10 and update-xmlcatalog trying to remove the entities.

Ok, I edited the prerm and then dist-upgraded again; as expected, it
didn't attempt to run the prerm script because docbook-xml had already
been unpacked.

I then did an 'apt-get install docbook-xml=4.4-5', installing the version
from etch; there were no errors (and the rest of the packages that
depended upon docbook-xml finished configuring).

I edited 4.4-5's prerm script (removing the ||true's), and did another
dist-upgrade; docbook-xml upgraded from 4.4-5 to 4.5-5, with no errors.

At this point, I fear that I can't reproduce it.  Considering that
you can't reproduce it in a chroot, I suspect it can only be
reproduced on a fresh etch install with a dist-upgrade to lenny.

> Unfortunately I'm not able to reproduce the problem on my i386 system
> (I even checked one of my productive systems). They all run an upgrade
> without any problems. So I can just ask you to edit the files and send
> me the results. I'm really sorry.
> Regards, Daniel

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