package ubufox (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: no package named `ubufox' is installed, cannot configure

Bug #627879 reported by Alhassan Aliyu Mohammed on 2010-09-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ultimate Edition
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
apt (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubufox

I install Ubuntu UE 2.7 and try to install isabel, when it fell, i did the folowing:
Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://ubuntu.dit.upm.es/ karmic extras

then,
apt-get update

apt-get install libavcodec52

apt-get install isabel412

apt-get install isabel

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: ubufox (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 1 16:02:37 2010
ErrorMessage: no package named `ubufox' is installed, cannot configure
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: ubufox
Title: package ubufox (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: no package named `ubufox' is installed, cannot configure

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

From the terminal log:
...
Preparing to replace firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4 (using .../firefox_3.6.8+b
uild1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firefox ...
Preparing to replace libpanel-applet2-0 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu2 (using .../libpanel-ap
plet2-0_1%3a2.30.2-0ubuntu0.2_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libpanel-applet2-0 ...
(Noting disappearance of ubufox, which has been completely replaced.)
...
Selecting previously deselected package ubufox.
Unpacking ubufox (from .../ubufox_0.9~rc2-0ubuntu2.1_all.deb) ...
Replaced by files in installed package ultimate-edition-customizations ...
Preparing to replace udisks 1.0.1-1build1 (using .../udisks_1.0.1-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement udisks ...
(Noting disappearance of ubufox, which has been completely replaced.)

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

That explains the error, but the question is why ubufox is considered completly replaced. The log does not mention xul-ext-ubufox which seems to be the only thing in main that replaces ubufox

Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Everybody affected by this bug seems to be running Ubuntu Ultimate Edition, please correct me if I'm wrong

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

The issue seems to be that a repository shipped with Ubuntu Ultimate Edition contains a package called ultimate-edition-customizations, which replaces every file in ubufox.

mvo suggests this confuses apt:

<mvo> chrisccoulson: three cheers to dpkg ;) "(Noting disappearance of ubufox, which has been completely replaced.)
<mvo> "
<mvo> chrisccoulson: that confuses apt slightly - actually apt should nowdays be able to cope
<chrisccoulson> mvo - nice! should i assign this bug to apt then, or is there something i can do in ubufox?
<mvo> chrisccoulson: but apparently it is not. as a workaround, you should keep a single file in the ubufox package so that the package still exists.

Anyway, I'll reassign this to apt. There's nothing really for us to do in the Ubuntu ubufox package, but the ultimate-edition guys could work around it if they want to

affects: ubufox (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
Jeremy Daudy (jdaudy) on 2010-10-09
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Support for this version has ended

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu.ultimate:
status: New → Invalid
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