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Old 02-21-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Broken Package Blocking Upgrade


The broken package is antlr. It won't install, and it can't be removed.
Quote:
# dpkg -r --force-remove-reinstreq antlr
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
(Reading database ... 434535 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing antlr ...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 348, in ?
post_change_stuff(py)
File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 224, in post_change_stuff
file(initfile,"w").close()
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/python-support/python2.3/editobj/__init__.py'
dpkg: error processing antlr (--remove):
subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 344, in ?
bytecompile_all(py)
File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 238, in bytecompile_all
post_change_stuff(py)
File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 224, in post_change_stuff
file(initfile,"w").close()
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/python-support/python2.3/editobj/__init__.py'
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
antlr
I get the same error on install attempts:
Quote:
No such file or directory: '/var/lib/python-support/python2.3/editobj/__init__.py'
'apt-get -f install' does the same thing. The upgrade is stuck on processing antlr. I can't install it, I can't remove it, and I can't ignore it. I waited for a while to see if there was a bug that might get fixed, but the situation is unchanged after at least two weeks.
Any ideas?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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Try dpkg --purge antlr
 
Old 02-22-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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I've seen similar problems that were caused by bad update information from the download source. I just wait a day or two and it usually gets fixed.

Kent
 
Old 02-22-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Same thing again:
Quote:
# dpkg --purge antlr
dpkg: error processing antlr (--purge):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
antlr
 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Is your system stable, testing, unstable, mixed ?

apt-cache policy antlr
 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:23 PM   #6
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Can you install it with dpkg? ... # dpkg -i antlr
 
Old 02-23-2008, 07:06 AM   #7
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Quote:
# dpkg -i antlr
dpkg: error processing antlr (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
antlr
Can't install it, can't remove it, and can't ignore it...
 
Old 02-23-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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Just installed it on sid - no problem.

Is this stable or testing? 32 or 64?
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:21 AM   #9
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Quote:
apt-cache policy antlr
antlr:
Installed: 2.7.7-2
Candidate: 2.7.7-3
Version table:
2.7.7-3 0
500 ftp://debian.lcs.mit.edu unstable/main Packages
*** 2.7.7-2 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
I installed unstable by mistake a while back.
 
  


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