during installing software the sysstem hangs in the Debconf screen

Bug #1178611 reported by lnzn
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debconf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

using Ubuntu 12.10
  Geïnstalleerd: 1.5.46ubuntu1
  Kandidaat: 1.5.46ubuntu1
 *** 1.5.46ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I cannot install any new software or udates from Ubuntu. The installationproces starts normally but 'hangs' when the DebConf screen appears.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: debconf 1.5.46ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: e45668df1906cc03737f0343975f8d14
CheckboxSystem: b5acb6c9ca4017b1d44043910f45329d
Date: Fri May 10 12:22:30 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-22 (382 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: debconf
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-11-22 (169 days ago)

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lnzn (lnzn4all) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in debconf (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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lucio messina (lucio-messina-w) wrote :

I also have this problem.
I can install software, but I always see a window titled "debconf on <hostmame>".

This does not appear if I install package trough apt-get or synaptic

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