[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#559184: Bug#559184: cryptsetup: installation stops

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Mon Dec 14 09:48:23 UTC 2009

hey adriana,

On 14/12/2009 Adriana Teixera wrote:
> On  09:12:13 , Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > On 02/12/2009 Adriana Teixera wrote:
> > > If I do a:
> > > 
> > > apt-get install cryptsetup
> ...
> > > ^Cdpkg: error processing cryptsetup (--configure):
> > >  subprocess installed post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)
> > > Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
> > > update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30-2-686
> > > Errors were encountered while processing:
> > >  cryptsetup
> > > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> > 
> > can you still reproduce the bug? if yes, does it occur for other
> > packages that update the initramfs (like busybox, initramfs-tools, lvm)
> > as well?
> > 
> > i'm not able to reproduce the bug. most likely this is a problem on your
> > system.
> thank you very much for your mail. Yes, I can reproduce the described
> error. Every time I try to install or uninstall a package, apt-get,
> aptitude or dpkg is going to sleep, while trying to finish cryptsetup
> that was not configured successful. 
> I also thought, it may be a problem on my system, because nobody else
> reports this problem. I checked again initrams-tools (is working
> properly), and now busybox and lvm2. All O.K.

interesting. does 'update-initramfs -u' run successfully for you? and
can you reproduce the bug even by invoking 'dpkg-reconfigure cryptsetup'?

> Sorry Jonas, but this was so annoying to me and my work, so I created for
> me a workaround: I removed the cryptsetup package, extracted the package
> and put every single file back by hand. So it is out of apts catalog and
> running acceptable for me now. Anyway, cryptsetup is running without any
> problems.

argh, this is a very ugly solution. this might lead to problems once you
try to reinstall the cryptsetup package. at least you'll have to
double-check that no files are leftover, that old cryptsetup package
releases shipped, and newer ones dropped.
> I know, it is not satisfying to tap around in the dark. But I am running
> out of ideas to precise this malfunction in installing cryptsetup more
> exactly. 

i'd rather prefer to find the problem :-)

you already said that installing/updating other packages which do update
the initramfs doesn't reproduce the problem, right? if 'update-initramfs
-u' runs without issues as well, at least it is not related to the
initramfs update.

maybe you could take a look at /var/lib/dpkg/info/cryptsetup.postinst
and try to execute the shell code from it manually to see whether
something breaks/hangs. especially the code in case "$1" = "configure"
is interesting.

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