Bug#283778: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#283778: nagios-common: Upgrade fails because Nagiosadmin already exists

Olivier Berger Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@int-evry.fr>, 283778@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 03 Dec 2004 17:21:39 +0100

Le mer 01/12/2004 =E0 17:36, sean finney a =E9crit :

> i'm upgrading the severity on this one to important, as it directly
> affects the usability of the package.

I agree.

> is there any chance we could get you to replicate this problem?
> specifically, if you could put a "set -x" at the top of the file
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/nagios-common.postinst and reconfigure
> the package.  there's a lot of legacy code in the postinst
> script from the previous maintainer's version of the package,
> i wouldn't be surprised if something funky has happened with
> transitioning to the new package.  i'll take a look myself in
> the meantime, but the debug output from a set -x version of the
> postinst would be invaluable.

Well... it's on a production server where I have had to recreate all the
configuration... so I'm not really enthusiastic to trying removing the

(last time, I had to purge all of it, loosing all my conf files :(

> > There are errors when reinstalling, but not any which would block the
> > installation process... so I hope I can restore the configuration
> > somehow.
> could you provide some more information on this as well?

It may have been problems on my side, not directly related to this bug
(I launched a purge from a directory which had to be removed by purge...
so cwd would no longer be happy :( ... that's not a bug, but my fault

Same applies anyway.


But I suspect the problem may be reproductible easily since I think it
happend again when I tried to purge-reinstall-bug-purge cycle...

Best luck.

Olivier BERGER <olivier.berger@int-evry.fr>
Ing=E9nieur Recherche - Dept INF
INT Evry (http://www.int-evry.fr)
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