Bug#685243: vlc: breaks squeeze-wheezy upgrade into very bad state

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Jan 1 14:19:24 UTC 2013

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 18:20:48 +0000, Daniel Pocock wrote:

> Package: vlc-nox
> Version: 1.1.3-1squeeze6
> Severity: important
> My box is amd64, running squeeze
> I started an upgrade to wheezy,
> apt-get upgrade
> was successful.  Then I ran
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> and it failed here:
> Processing triggers for vlc-nox ...
> /usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen: error while loading shared libraries:
> libvlccore.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing vlc-nox (--unpack):
>  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit
> status 127
> configured to not write apport reports
>                                       Errors were encountered while
> processing:
>  vlc-nox
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Please provide the full upgrade log and contents of /var/lib/dpkg/status
before and after the upgrade.

I suspect this is yet another case of dpkg triggering unconfigured
packages (#671711).  Which dpkg maintainers don't plan on fixing, and
recommend working around in other packages.  Except I'm not aware of any
work-around having been suggested.

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