fontconfig-config did not install on upgrade from 8.04 to 8.1a2

Bug #249160 reported by Ralph Gauges
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
doc-base (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: fontconfig-config

During update from Ubuntu 8.04 (32Bit) to 8.1 alpha 2 (32 Bit) the update manager reported problems installing the package fonconfig-config several times.
The first time it said something about missing scripts in the package as far as I can remeber.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jul 16 19:46:06 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
 ErrorMessage: pre-dependency problem - not installing cups-pdf
NonfreeKernelModules: fwlanusb
Package: cups-pdf 2.4.6-4ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: cups-pdf
Title: package cups-pdf 2.4.6-4ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade:
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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Ralph Gauges (ralphgauges) wrote :
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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

That's because fontconfig-config 2.6.0-1ubuntu2 fails to install:

Preparing to replace fontconfig-config 2.5.0-2ubuntu3 (using .../fontconfig-config_2.6.0-1ubuntu2_all.deb) ...
Can't locate Pod/ in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /usr/sbin/install-docs line 18.
Global symbol "$opt_rootdir" requires explicit package name at /usr/sbin/install-docs line 136.
Execution of /usr/sbin/install-docs aborted due to compilation errors.
dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 9
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fontconfig-config_2.6.0-1ubuntu2_all.deb (--unpack):
 there is no script in the new version of the package - giving up

Changed in fontconfig:
status: New → Confirmed
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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

Reassigning, this is a problem with install-docs from doc-base package.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package doc-base - 0.10.1

doc-base (0.10.1) unstable; urgency=low

    + while getting changed files, don't schedule not yet registered files
      for removal;
    + if some documents cannot be registered and verbose messages are turned
      off, inform the user how to get the more detailed reasons of the errors.

doc-base (0.10.0) unstable; urgency=low

  * Applied a bit modified patch from Martin Pitt @ Ubuntu to remove dependency
    on perl (closes: #602919):
    + provide our own local dirname() function and use it
      instead of File::Basename;
    + use the `rm -r' and 'mkdir -p' programs instead of
    + debian/rules: run dh_perl with '-d' to avoid perl dependency.

  * Switch internal databases format from MLDBM to YAML and provide better
    error recovery from database corruption:
    + use YAML::Tiny module for storing our internal databases;
    + introduce Fatal() function and differentiate exit codes
      by type of error;
    + make the Fatal() function call
    + debian/control: switch dependency on libmdlbm-perl to libyaml-tiny-perl;
    + debian/postinst: try to recover for yaml files corruption by deleting
      them and re-spawning install-docs.

  * Translations handling:
    + patch from David Prévot not to assume word ordering in translated
      strings (closes: #606475);
    + patch from Chris Leick to fix plurals in the strings (closes: #521384);
    + English messages cleanups;
    + mark more doc-base messages as translatable;
    + Update Polish translation of binary.

  * doc-base.sgml:
    + prepend a top-level section name section names to make it more visible
      that sections' components are separated by slash (closes: #578331);
    + add the `Network/Remote Access' section (closes: #555161);
    + the Network section has two levels, not three (closes: #615488).

  * Don't create scrollkeeper files when rarian-compat is not installed
    (closes: #419745)
    + debian/triggers: interest on /usr/share/doc/rarian-compat to be
      notified of installs/removals of rarian-compat
  * fix `no valid Format found' check.
  * avoid `unsuccessful stat on file contains new line'
    warnings given by perl (closes: #607498, #614330).

  * Ubuntu bugs handling:
    + check if the Pod::Usage module is available before
      using it (LP: #431270, #510976);
    + this version gets rid of MLDBM and provides a better handling of
      databases corruption, to prevent `read error' bugs
      (LP: #695319, #675069, #672364, #668856, #652102, #621345);
    + debian/prerm: downgrade the `cannot find install-docs on path' error
      to a warning to make it possible to remove doc-base when install-docs
      is not available for some reason (LP: #391464);
    + the `/usr/share/doc-base/data/' file is provided in the
      package, it must have been deleted either manually or by filesystem
      error (LP: #660345, #646629);
    + close bugs that are duplicates of Debian bug#501874, fixed in 0.8.18
      (LP: #24771...


Changed in doc-base (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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