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Old 11-24-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Apt Upgrade Error


Everytime I do an apt-get upgrade, it always stop with this error message:

My source list uses etch & sid sources.

Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 71151 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace a2ps 1:4.13b-4.3 (using .../a2ps_1%3a4.13b-5_i386.deb) ...
ERROR: emacsen-common being used before being configured.
ERROR: This is likely a bug in the a2ps package, which needs to
ERROR: add one of the appropriate dependencies.
ERROR: See /usr/share/doc/emacsen-common/debian-emacs-policy.gz
ERROR: for details.
dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
ERROR: emacsen-common being used before being configured.
ERROR: This is likely a bug in the a2ps package, which needs to
ERROR: add one of the appropriate dependencies.
ERROR: See /usr/share/doc/emacsen-common/debian-emacs-policy.gz
ERROR: for details.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/a2ps_1%3a4.13b-5_i386.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/a2ps_1%3a4.13b-5_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


Do I really need a2ps or can I remove it?

Any suggestions on how to fix it?

Thnx.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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I don't have it installed.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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It seems trying to remove a2ps is dependent on emacsen-common, and removing both gives the same or similar error. I can't seem to remove either.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:31 AM   #4
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I posted a solution here
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:48 AM   #5
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Thnx mos, I just followed along with the link to the other thread and from what I can tell, it seems to have worked.

I did have to remove and reinstall a2ps & the emacsen-common.

So I was able to finish doing the apt-get upgrade and in the end, this appeared, not sure if its a problem or not

'Unpacking emacsen-common (from .../emacsen-common_1.4.16_all.deb) ...
Setting up emacsen-common (1.4.16) ...
emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs
emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor
/usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/emacsen-common: line 10: [: !=: unary operator expected'
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:54 AM   #6
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thats covered in that thread as well
 
Old 11-26-2005, 02:27 AM   #7
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Got it fixed, thnx for all the help.
 
  


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