[Pkg-postgresql-public] issue setting up postgresql-client-9.6 on stretch

Ernesto Ongaro ernestoongaro at gmail.com
Wed May 24 10:03:20 UTC 2017

Using docker images, slimmed down version of debian that doesn't have man
installed and looks for missing directory. Any idea how to work around?
Package doesn't depend on man being installed.

Setting up postgresql-client-9.6 (9.6.3-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/share/postgresql/9.6/man/man1/psql.1.gz to
provide /usr/share/man/man1/psql.1.gz (psql.1.gz) in auto mode
update-alternatives: error: error creating symbolic link
'/usr/share/man/man1/psql.1.gz.dpkg-tmp': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing package postgresql-client-9.6 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of postgresql-client:
 postgresql-client depends on postgresql-client-9.6; however:
  Package postgresql-client-9.6 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package postgresql-client (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
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