Comment 9 for bug 234345

Christophe Dumez (hydr0g3n) wrote :

I just upgraded from hardy to intreprid and I confirm that this bug is still present:

Preconfiguring packages ...
Hotway already configured to use inetd. Leave alone.
(Reading database ... 236351 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace debconf 1.5.20 (using .../debconf_1.5.22_all.deb) ...
xargs: xargs.c:443: main: Assertion `bc_ctl.arg_max <= (131072-2048)' failed.
Aborted
dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 134
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
xargs: xargs.c:443: main: Assertion `bc_ctl.arg_max <= (131072-2048)' failed.
Aborted
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/debconf_1.5.22_all.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 134
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/debconf_1.5.22_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'll try using update-manager.