[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#486702: bash-completion: Fails to upgrade

Helge Kreutzmann debian at helgefjell.de
Tue Jun 17 19:16:23 UTC 2008

Package: bash-completion
Version: 20060301-4
Severity: important

(I think this is serious, but I'm not sure so I leave this as
important; the version is taken from dpkg -l).

I tried to update bash (via apt-get dist-upgrade) and it prompted me
with the following debconf screen (output reformatted):
Package configuration

Modified configuration file
A new version of configuration file /etc/bash_completion is available,
but the version installed currently has been locally modified.
What would you like to do about bash_completion?

(Previously there was a non-debconf-prompt about those kind of

Since I wanted to see a diff, but did not know what "sdiff" meant I
tried it by selecting. After pressing enter, nothing happened anymore,
the installation was stuck. To be sure, I let it run for >> 1 hour.

After presseing Ctrl-C I got the following message:
dpkg: error processing bash-completion (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I can leave this system in this state for a few days.

It's an headless alpha with current sid (last previous update

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