Bug#271751: diagnosis and severity upgrade for this bug

Joey Hess Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>, 271751@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 25 Sep 2004 06:07:10 +0200

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Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 04:54:54PM +0200, Joey Hess wrote:
> > I figured out the cause of this bug. During a fresh install of the sarge
> > desktop task, apt happens to configure some packages before
> > scrollkeeper; scrollkeeper and docbook-xml are unpacked but not
> > configured at this point, so they have not registered their XML catalogs
> > yet.
> How can this happen? Don't these packages depend on scrollkeeper, so
> scrollkeeper's postinst is supposed to run first?

No, a package with this in its postinst generally does not bother to
declare a dependency on scrollkeeper. Since scrollkeeper only updates a
documentation index or whatever, it's not a dependency anyway for most
packages that use it.

if [ "$1" =3D "configure" ] && which scrollkeeper-update >/dev/null 2>&1; t=
        scrollkeeper-update -q

see shy jo

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