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Old 10-08-2009, 04:34 AM   #1
umarzuki
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failed to configure, remove and install package after cancelling configuration


during installing and configuring arno-iptables-firewall, i pressed ctrl+c to cancel it and almost everything related to debconf and package management not working anymore. Examples:
Code:
# aptitude remove arno-iptables-firewall
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done  
W: Could not lock the cache file; this usually means that dpkg or another apt tool is already installing packages.  Opening in read-only mode; any changes you make to the states of packages will NOT be preserved!
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
Code:
# dpkg --configure -a
Setting up arno-iptables-firewall (1.8.8.o-2) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing arno-iptables-firewall (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 arno-iptables-firewall
I googled a bit and most of the posters haven't got any real answer for this problem.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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Hya

I am wondering if this thread helps.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 10-09-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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Hya

I am wondering if this thread helps.

Happy Penguins!
thanks for trying to help but in my case, sending sigkill to frontend doesn't work.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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lsof | grep config.dat

Then kill the process that has it open?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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Code:
...
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  arno-iptables-firewall lynx{a} lynx-cur{a} 
0 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/2150kB of archives. After unpacking 5132kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] 
Writing extended state information... Done
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
Selecting previously deselected package arno-iptables-firewall.
(Reading database ... 30955 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking arno-iptables-firewall (from .../arno-iptables-firewall_1.8.8.o-2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package lynx-cur.
Unpacking lynx-cur (from .../lynx-cur_2.8.7dev9-2.1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package lynx.
Unpacking lynx (from .../lynx_2.8.7dev9-2.1_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up arno-iptables-firewall (1.8.8.o-2) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing arno-iptables-firewall (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up lynx-cur (2.8.7dev9-2.1) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing lynx-cur (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lynx:
 lynx depends on lynx-cur (>= 2.8.7dev9-2.1); however:
  Package lynx-cur is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing lynx (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 arno-iptables-firewall
 lynx-cur
 lynx
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up arno-iptables-firewall (1.8.8.o-2) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing arno-iptables-firewall (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up lynx-cur (2.8.7dev9-2.1) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing lynx-cur (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lynx:
 lynx depends on lynx-cur (>= 2.8.7dev9-2.1); however:
  Package lynx-cur is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing lynx (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 arno-iptables-firewall
 lynx-cur
 lynx
Reading package lists... Done             
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information       
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done

# lsof | grep config.dat
frontend  12667       root    4rW     REG        3,1   58875     188587 /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
if i killed frontend, it will come back to live again. I don't know if this is Debian 5's bug or something...
 
  


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