[Reportbug-maint] Bug#511015: reportbug can't be configured by dpkg after install

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sun Jan 11 08:30:41 UTC 2009

this problem is not a bug in reportbug, but a misconfiguration on your machine:

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 19:05, svrmarty <svrmarty at gmx.net> wrote:
> router:/# apt-get install reportbug
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Suggested packages:
>  debsums dlocate python-urwid
> Recommended packages:
>  python-cjkcodecs python-iconvcodec
> The following NEW packages will be installed
>  reportbug
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 123 not upgraded.

here only reportbug is downloaded...

> 5 not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 142kB of archives.
> After unpacking 430kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Get: 1 http://ftp.us.debian.org etch/main reportbug 3.31+etch1 [142kB]
> Fetched 142kB in 2s (57,8kB/s)
> Selecting previously deselected package reportbug.
> (Reading database ... 23718 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking reportbug (from .../reportbug_3.31+etch1_all.deb) ...
> Setting up python2.4-minimal (2.4.4-3+etch2) ...

...while here python2.4-minimal is going to be setup; hence python was
not correctly installed before installing reportbug.

> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  python2.4-minimal
>  python2.4
>  python-minimal
>  python
>  python-central
>  reportbug
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

And, in fact, 5 other packages are not installed correctly. Please fix
this, removing+reinstalling if needed, then reinstall reportbug.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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