[Pkg-citadel-devel] Bug#862296: Install hangs in postinst with error about c_Default_cal_zone

Robert J. Clay rjclay at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 02:59:53 UTC 2017

On Thu, 18 May 2017 at 18:57:12 +0200
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 02:53:17PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>> On initial install, this package hangs in postinst, and spews several of these messages across
>> the console:

I've not seen any followup on this bug since May but I also I have the
same kind of messages come when attempting to install on a new Debian
9 (stretch) on a hosted VM.

>I cannot reproduce this either, maybe you could run some more tests for me.

  What tests could be done?

>> Broadcast message from systemd-journald at sid (Wed 2017-05-10 14:45:52 CDT):
>> citserver[12602]: configuration setting c_default_cal_zone is empty, but must not - check your config!

Except for the PID for citserver, of course, I saw the same thing when
i attempted to do the install.

>This might come but should certainly not cause a hang.

  It certainly did so for me as well.

>Would you be able to find out where in postinst it hangs?

As I can see from the screenshot I took, it had gotten to about 89%.

> And if it is in /usr/lib/citadel-server/setup where there?

It seems to have been;  at least, when I logged in on another ssh
session & & checked I found that the setup program was still getting
processor time (this was grepped from 'ps -ax')

12838 pts/0    R+   440:31 /usr/lib/citadel-server/setup -q

And a copy & paste from 'top':

 12838 root      20   0   87572   6424   5464 R 100.0  0.4 445:19.10 setup

To get it out of the way, I had to use a 'kill -9 12838' in order to
kill that process.

Robert J. Clay
rjclay at gmail.com

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