package apache2.2-common 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.2 failed to install/upgrade: el subproceso script post-installation instalado devolvió el código de salida de error 1

Bug #621837 reported by Raul on 2010-08-21
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apache2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apache2


ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: apache2.2-common 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Aug 21 10:58:43 2010
ErrorMessage: el subproceso script post-installation instalado devolvió el código de salida de error 1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
SourcePackage: apache2
Title: package apache2.2-common 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.2 failed to install/upgrade: el subproceso script post-installation instalado devolvió el código de salida de error 1

Raul (heroca66) wrote :
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

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Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

Chuck, there's nothing incomplete about bugs like this. The dpkg terminal log shows you what you need to know:

Configurando apache2.2-common (2.2.14-5ubuntu8.2) ...
ERROR: Module reqtimeout does not exist!
dpkg: error al procesar apache2.2-common (--configure):

I could be going out on a limb here, but I'd assume the user's expected outcome was "that shouldn't happen". :P

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Is this a dupe of 562370, but with slightly different behavior?

Accepted apache2 into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is a bit of a odd error, applying the lucid-proposed patch to maverick works fine, but the log shows that apache2.2-bin got unpacked and configured before apache2.2-common, so I wonder why it did not find the reqtimeout module. Its part of apache2.2-bin afaict.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

It makes sense is the user installed apache2 from the archive, tried to tweak its configuration to install e.g a LAMP server by hand, then upgrade.

You can reproduce in lucid with the following steps
$ apt-get install apache2=2.2.14-5ubuntu8 apache2-mpm-prefork=2.2.14-5ubuntu8 apache2.2-common=2.2.14-5ubuntu8 apache2.2-bin=2.2.14-5ubuntu8
$ a2dismod reqtimeout
$ mv /etc/apache2/mods-available/reqtimeout.* /tmp/
$ apt-get upgrade

You'll also notice the error in the logs ".: 45: Can't open /etc/apache2/envvars
", there is a high probability that the apache2 configuration has been modified manually and I think those errors are user errors.

Anyway the version I have verified that the version of apache2 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.3 in -proposed fixes the issue and the installation is not failing anymore.

Marking as verification-done

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apache2 - 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.3

apache2 (2.2.14-5ubuntu8.3) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/apache2.2-common.postinst: Don't fail if you can load the reqtimeout module.
    (LP: #621837)
  * debian/patches/Backport fix for upstream bug PR 45444: (LP: #609290, #589611, #595116)
 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:06:57 -0400

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2011-03-14
Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2011-11-07
Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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