[Pkg-db-devel] Bug#569977: Bug#569977: re. Bug#569977: Acknowledgement (libdb4.7-java-gcj: broken - prevents other packages from installing)

Clint Adams schizo at debian.org
Fri Mar 12 01:08:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 03:42:54PM -0500, Gary Dale wrote:
> Except that dpkg is trying to do something with it during the  
> lbidb4.7-java-gcj update.

Yes.  libdb4.7-java-gcj calls /usr/bin/rebuild-gcj-db which is
a script that is part of the libgcj-common package.  rebuild-gcj-db
in turn goes through and looks for gcj-dbtool-4.2, gcj-dbtool-4.3,
and gcj-dbtool-4.4.  It runs each one it finds.

In your case, it is obviously finding gcj-dbtool-4.2, so it is
running it.  You have already established that gcj-dbtool-4.2 is
not associated with any associated package.  It is this mysterious
gcj-dbtool-4.2 in your PATH, missing its library dependency, which
is the cause of your problem.

> I gather it is in one or more scripts associated with the  
> libdb4.7-java-gcj package since I'm getting messages related to that  
> package immediately before and after the gcj-dbtool-4.2 error. Moreover,  
> dpkg seems to be saying that the program is referenced in both the old  
> and new packages.

See above.

> All I know is that has just started happening and it's preventing me  
> from installing the Squeeze updates.

The source of you having a gcj-dbtool-4.2 despite the package not
being installed is the mystery that needs to be solved.

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