[pkg-firebird-general] Debian/Ubuntu hang install bug in Firebird Classic 2.1 package

marius adrian popa mapopa at gmail.com
Thu May 13 15:45:37 UTC 2010

Seems that firebird2.1-classic 2.1.3 package installer is locking and
then i see a zombie process

On ubuntu lucid lynx you can't even do  CTRL-c , on debian it works
and continues (latest debian sid)

Here is the postinstall log


on my debian machine
sudo apt-get install firebird2.1-classic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  firebird2.1-common firebird2.1-common-doc firebird2.1-server-common
firebird2.5-common-doc libfbembed2.1 libib-util openbsd-inetd
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firebird2.1-classic firebird2.1-common firebird2.1-common-doc
firebird2.1-server-common firebird2.5-common-doc libfbembed2.1
libib-util openbsd-inetd
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/4,691kB of archives.
After this operation, 12.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package firebird2.1-common-doc.
(Reading database ... 102971 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking firebird2.1-common-doc (from
.../firebird2.1-common-doc_2.1.3.18185-0.ds1-8_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package firebird2.1-common.
Unpacking firebird2.1-common (from
.../firebird2.1-common_2.1.3.18185-0.ds1-8_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package firebird2.1-server-common.
Unpacking firebird2.1-server-common (from
.../firebird2.1-server-common_2.1.3.18185-0.ds1-8_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libfbembed2.1.
Unpacking libfbembed2.1 (from
.../libfbembed2.1_2.1.3.18185-0.ds1-8_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package openbsd-inetd.
Unpacking openbsd-inetd (from .../openbsd-inetd_0.20080125-4_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package firebird2.1-classic.
Unpacking firebird2.1-classic (from
.../firebird2.1-classic_2.1.3.18185-0.ds1-8_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package firebird2.5-common-doc.
Unpacking firebird2.5-common-doc (from
Selecting previously deselected package libib-util.
Unpacking libib-util (from
.../libib-util_2.5.0.25920~ReleaseCandidate2.ds2-5_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up firebird2.1-common-doc ( ...
Setting up firebird2.1-common ( ...
Setting up firebird2.1-server-common ( ...
Setting up libfbembed2.1 ( ...
Setting up openbsd-inetd (0.20080125-4) ...
Stopping internet superserver: inetd.
Not starting internet superserver: no services enabled.
Setting up firebird2.1-classic ( ...
Created default security.fdb
Preparing /var/run/firebird/2.1...done.
^Cdpkg: error processing firebird2.1-classic (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)
Setting up firebird2.5-common-doc ( ...
Setting up libib-util ( ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

root      7982  1.7  0.8  45492 18524 pts/0    S+   18:44   0:00
apt-get install firebird2.1-classic
root      8104  0.5  0.3  16284  6920 pts/3    Ss+  18:44   0:00
/usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 12 --configure firebird2.1-common-doc
firebird2.1-common firebird2
root      8155  2.3  0.5  54516 12268 pts/3    S+   18:44   0:00
/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/share/debconf/frontend
root      8165  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/3    Z+   18:44   0:00
[firebird2.1-cla] <defunct>
root      8212  0.0  0.0  10144   628 ?        Ss   18:44   0:00 /usr/sbin/inetd
mariuz    8242  0.0  0.0  16076  1128 pts/1    R+   18:44   0:00 ps -axuu
mariuz at blue-little-angel:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ ps -axuu

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