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Old 08-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Problem with "dpkg --configure -a" freezing on updating grub

Like the title says, I am trying to run "dpkg --configure -a", and it freezes after about 20 seconds. This is the terminal output up to that point.

aaron@a-big-pump:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up linux-image-3.0.0-20-server (3.0.0-20.34) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-20-server /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-20-server
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-20-server
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.0.0-20-server /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-20-server
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.0.0-20-server /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-20-server
No mater how long it sits, nothing else happens. When I kill it with ctrl-c, a bunch more output pops up.

Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.0.0-20-server.postinst line 1010.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.0.0-20-server (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-server:
linux-image-server depends on linux-image-3.0.0-20-server; however:
Package linux-image-3.0.0-20-server is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-server (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server:
linux-server depends on linux-image-server (=; however:
Package linux-image-server is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-server (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
I have no idea what's going on here. Any ideas?
Old 08-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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It gets to this same point when installing anything with aptitude. Apt actually told me to run dpkg --configure -a in the first place.
Old 08-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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And of course now it works perfectly. I guess it's fixed now.


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