[Techtalk] Urgent Help needed (long post)
Wim De Smet
kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 19:43:10 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> Figaro writes:
>> The whole show is stopped by the preinst script which complains about
>> missing init script for postgresql and xscreensaver. There is an
>> /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.3 which until recent lockup automatically
>> started postgresql-8.3 (indeed still does if manually issued). No
>> xscreensaver init script (never has been one on this sys).
>> Than we get to the "touch: setting times of `/etc/ld.so.nohwcap':
>> Invalid argument" , which I think really has no serious meaning.
> When you have apt/dpkg failing because of a pre/postinst script,
> sometimes the easiest thing to do is just modify the script.
> It's a lot easier than trying to persuade dpkg to ignore it or
> proceed past the errors.
> I've gotten stuck like that a few times, where there was no way to
> satisty a script because of a circular dependency or some issue
> peculiar to my system. But since they're just shell scripts, you can
> go in and edit them, comment out the lines that are causing problems
> or put in an "exit 0" at the top of the script before it gets to the
> problematic part.
I was going to suggest that as well but I couldn't remember where dpkg
unpacks the files..?
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