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Old 03-11-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
Brian Puccio
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Conflict in Upgrading initramfs-tools and udev


I attempted a dist-upgrade from breezy to dapper (I know it's beta) and have gotten a bit stuck. I have tried an apt-get -f install to see if things would work, but I end up with the same error. The complete error is as follows:

Code:
~# apt-get install linux-image-k7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7
Suggested packages:
  lilo linux-doc-2.6.15 linux-source-2.6.15
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7 linux-image-k7
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 23.2kB/21.4MB of archives.
After unpacking 62.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 h*tp://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main linux-image-k7 2.6.15.17 [23.2kB]
Fetched 23.2kB in 0s (34.1kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7.
(Reading database ... 33865 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7 (from .../linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7_2.6.15-18.27_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package linux-image-k7.
Unpacking linux-image-k7 (from .../linux-image-k7_2.6.15.17_i386.deb) ...
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.40ubuntu24) ...
Kernel version too old.  initramfs-tools requires at least 2.6.12.
dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of udev:
 udev depends on initramfs-tools (>= 0.040ubuntu1); however:
  Package initramfs-tools is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing udev (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7:
 linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7 depends on initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6); however:
  Package initramfs-tools is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-k7:
 linux-image-k7 depends on linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7; however:
  Package linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-k7 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 initramfs-tools
 udev
 linux-image-2.6.15-18-k7
 linux-image-k7
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
 
Old 03-12-2006, 12:08 AM   #2
rickh
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You don't say what kernel you're upgrading from, but from about 2.6.13 on, udev replaces hotplug, and there are often some difficulties getting over that hump.

I don't have a clear solution, but try this:

See if you can install udev by itself ... you need at least kernel 2.6.12 or 13 to do this.

If it installs ... dpkg --purge hotplug
dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r`

Good luck.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
Brian Puccio
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh
You don't say what kernel you're upgrading from, but from about 2.6.13 on, udev replaces hotplug, and there are often some difficulties getting over that hump.

I don't have a clear solution, but try this:

See if you can install udev by itself ... you need at least kernel 2.6.12 or 13 to do this.

If it installs ... dpkg --purge hotplug
dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r`

Good luck.
I'm running a 2.6.10 kernel, which is why I couldn't get it to go. I spent hours on it and wound up in dependancy hell. I've since wiped the system and started clean. Thanks for your help!
 
  


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