Bug#399024: vim: Upgrade fails because of missing man page directory

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Fri Nov 17 19:40:46 UTC 2006

On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 11:11:50AM -0700, Larry Lade wrote:
> Package: vim
> Version: 1:7.0-164+1
> Followup-For: Bug #399024
> Confirmed.
> This bug appears in packages vim, vim-gnome, and vim-gtk.
> Note this bug also occurs when trying to REMOVE the packages in question. 
> --Begin output--
> Setting up vim (7.0-164+1) ...
> update-alternatives: unable to make /usr/share/man/ru.UTF-8/man1/editor.1.gz.dpkg-tmp a symlink to /etc/alternatives/editor.ru.UTF-8.1.gz: No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing vim (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2

This is interesting since the postinst script for 1:7.0-164+1 doesn't
have ru.UTF-8 anywhere in it.  I'm guessing this is because the previous
versions did and we're only removing alternatives on "prerm remove" not
"prerm upgrade".  I'll confirm this and should be able to get a new
upload which fixes it this weekend.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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