[Techtalk] apt-get failure

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Sat Oct 6 14:05:23 EST 2001

On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 01:44:33PM -0400, adric wrote:
> Try dpkg --configure modutils
> or even dpkg-reconfigure modutils ?

Nope, I already tried the obvious. Sorry, I should have said so :-)

> I haven't had a kernel image work with woody/sid yet :(
> All sorts of nonsense about initrd's and no images with klips..

I've had quite a few adjustments to make myself. To the point that
I am thinking about downgrading the system to testing, or possibly
even installing SuSE or Mandrake. I like Debian on my server, but I
think I might be happier with another distro for my workstation.

Then again, I'll probably change my mind once this problem is fixed.

> At 1:20 PM -0400 10/6/01, David Merrill wrote:
> >I was installing the new kernel on debian sid, and got this error:
> >
> >Setting up modutils (2.4.10-1) ...
> >depmod: Unexpected value (20) in 
> >'/lib/modules/2.4.9-k6/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.o' for 
> >ieee1394_device_size
> >	It is likely that the kernel structure has changed, if so then
> >	you probably need a new version of modutils to handle this kernel.
> >	Check linux/Documentation/Changes.
> >dpkg: error processing modutils (--configure):
> >  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 255
> >dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kernel-image-2.4.10-k6:
> >  kernel-image-2.4.10-k6 depends on modutils (>= 2.3.12); however:
> >   Package modutils is not configured yet.
> >dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.10-k6 (--configure):
> >  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> >Errors were encountered while processing:
> >  modutils
> >  kernel-image-2.4.10-k6
> >
> >I get the same error when I run `dpkg --configure --pending'.
> >Does anyone know how I can recover from this, or what is going on?

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