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Old 02-20-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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Console-* issues with dpkg/apt-get

when running apt-get upgrade, console-tools and friends had a hissy fit all of a sudden, now attempting to fix the problem by running...

apt-get remove --purge console-common console-data base-config
apt-get clean
apt-get install console-common console-data base-config console-tools

i get this...during install:

Setting up console-common (0.7.50) ...
Looking for keymap to install:
tail: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1'
Try `tail --help' for more information.
Usage: install-keymap [ keymap_file | NONE | KERNEL ]
dpkg: error processing console-common (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
...(and more going on about how the dependancy issues because console-common failed)

Can anyone help me rectify this issue? Please
Old 02-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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fixed, my tail wont use -1 at all, had to manually edit the postinst scripts from -1 to -n 1


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