[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#716829: ibus: fails to install: update-alternatives: error: alternative path /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/ibus doesn't exist

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Jul 13 10:46:22 UTC 2013

Package: ibus
Version: 1.5.2-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to install. As
per definition of the release team this makes the package too buggy for
a release, thus the severity.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

  Selecting previously unselected package ibus.
  (Reading database ... 17300 files and directories currently installed.)
  Unpacking ibus (from .../ibus_1.5.2-2_amd64.deb) ...
  Processing triggers for mime-support ...
  Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 ...
  Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
  Setting up ibus (1.5.2-2) ...
  update-alternatives: error: alternative path /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/ibus doesn't exist
  dpkg: error processing ibus (--configure):
   subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
  Errors were encountered while processing:

The package needs to ship an empty directory /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d
to be sure it can install an alternative there.

Do not mkdir/rmdir this directory manually as that is shared between
several packages!


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