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Old 09-13-2005, 05:34 AM   #1
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Huge problem with apt & fuse-utils

Running Debian unstable on 2.6.13.
Long story short apt-get stopped working for me (or something) probably due to some errors with fuse-utils. Some time ago, when trying to play with gmailfs, I installed fuse ando so on. As I didn't manage to make it work, yesterday (a few upgrades after installing fuse) i removed fuse (actually fuse-utils), and today, some weird things happened (yesterday i removed some more - not needed - programs, that not break dependancies). I wanted to run apt-get dist-upgrade (after update), to get deps solved, but it showed me, that some things to upgrade have bugs, and if I want to continue, same thing with apt-get upgrade. I answered 'no' but later i pined those faulty things and continued. And i saw something like this:
gehirn:/home/zohar# apt-get upgrade
66 aktualizowanych, 0 nowo instalowanych, 0 usuwanych i 77 nieaktualizowanych.
Konieczne pobranie 0B/63,1MB archiwów.
Po rozpakowaniu zostanie dodatkowo u¿yte 2966kB miejsca na dysku.
Czy chcesz kontynuowaæ [T/n]? 
Reading package fields... Done
Reading package status... Done
Retrieving bug reports... Done       
Prekonfiguracja pakietów ...
dpkg: syntax error: unknown group `fuse' in statoverride file 
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
And apt stops with error. What to do?
I found it may be connected to some after-remove-file of fuse, which works like:
#!/bin/bash -e
test $DEBIAN_SCRIPT_DEBUG && set -v -x
is_true() {
  case $1 in
    1|true|True|TRUE|y*|Y*) return 0;;
    *) return 1;;
case $1 in
    ucf --purge $CONFFILE
    rm -f $CONFFILE
    dpkg-statoverride --remove /usr/bin/fusermount  2>/dev/null || true
    if is_true $FUSE_GROUPDELETE && [[ -n $FUSE_GROUP ]]; then
                dpkg-statoverride --remove /usr/bin/fusermount  2>/dev/null || true
    echo "postrm called with unknown argument \`$1'" >&2
    exit 1
# Automatically added by dh_installdebconf
if [ "$1" = purge ] && [ -e /usr/share/debconf/confmodule ]; then
        . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule
# End automatically added section
exit 0
Old 09-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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First, backup the file /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride-old.
It may be needed if the following doesn't work.

Next, open the text file /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride.
Look for a line that includes the reference to 'fuse'.

When located, remove it and try the apt command again.

Last edited by Xian; 09-13-2005 at 04:37 PM.
Old 09-13-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thank you very much Stupid me...


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