[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#423513: dpkg: error processing samba (--configure)

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun May 13 04:42:31 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 02:15:15AM +0300, Mihai Militaru wrote:
> >Where does /etc/rc2.d/K09samba point on your system?  That sounds like a
> >broken system configuration to me, not a bug in samba.

> '/etc/rc2.d/K09samba' points to '/samba'. the only thing i did was
> installing samba and did no major hacks to debian installation (some
> xorg.conf and apt lists is what i remember). because it belonged to the
> samba package installation (probably postinst script?), i reported this to
> you. if you consider this is not a samba issue, please tell me where should
> i report the bug. even if this doesn't affect samba or system functionality
> in any way, it is still a bug, it gives an error at every package
> installation and i think it should be fixed.

It's not a bug in the samba package, and it's not a bug in the invoke-rc.d
script.  It's a bug in whatever caused /etc/rc2.d/K09samba to point to
/samba, which most likely means a bug in the administrator, because I don't
know of any package that would cause such a broken link (and the samba
package definitely does not).

The samba package's behavior here is correct: the package is not considered
to be installed until the daemon can be successfully started or until the
system knows with certainty that the daemon should not be started, and this
isn't possible here because the symlink is broken.  That's an init script

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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