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Old 10-09-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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apt-get broken because of perl?


I'm using debian testing and am now getting this cryptic message whenever I try to apt-get install:
Code:
E: Could not perform immediate configuration on already unpacked 'perl'. 
Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details.
Anyone care to decipher?. Can't install anything right now.

TIA,
Mike.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:37 AM   #2
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Hi Mike,
Have you looked at what they suggest to look at?
Just type
Code:
man apt.conf
and look at the section "Immediate-Configure". That may give you a clue about what's going on.
ciao,
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:39 AM   #3
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tnx for replying. looked there already, didn't understand how the info there is of any help.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:44 AM   #4
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Does the command
Code:
apt-get update
also produce the same error?
Does the same thing happen if you replace apt-get with aptitude?
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 10-09-2011, 05:45 AM   #5
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yes. I've tried aptitude & synaptic. they basically produce the same error message of apt-get install.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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Look here (there is a link to a bug report too):
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=69155

I read about it more than once the last few weeks (apt and perl trouble), but i myself did not run into it. Look here (as another example):
http://www.debianuserforums.org/view...238&hilit=perl
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:31 AM   #7
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Have you tried these?
Quote:
While dist-upgrading my system today, the perl package failed to unpack/configure
(transcript below) and hung for over an hour until I killed the dpkg process. After
running "dpkg --configure -a" and "apt-get -f install" the package then continued to
configure correctly.
jdk
 
Old 10-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #8
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doesn't work.

dpkg --configure -a:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of perl:
perl depends on perl-modules (>= 5.12.4-4); however:
Version of perl-modules on system is 5.10.1-14.
perl depends on libdb5.1; however:
Package libdb5.1 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing perl (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
perl

apt-get -f install:
E: Could not perform immediate configuration on already unpacked 'perl'. Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 04:20 AM   #9
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Try this: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...cy-issues.html and look at post #4 from our very own Craigevil
ciao,
jdk
 
  


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