package fontconfig 2.11.94-0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned

Bug #1608535 reported by Luca Rossi on 2016-08-01
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This bug affects 67 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

This error occured when I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu from version 14.04 to version 16.04

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: fontconfig 2.11.94-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Aug 1 12:17:13 2016
ErrorMessage: triggers looping, abandoned
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-07 (299 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20150805)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.12~ubuntu16.04.1
SourcePackage: fontconfig
Title: package fontconfig 2.11.94-0ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-08-01 (0 days ago)

Luca Rossi (srezz) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
description: updated
Lester Larkin (leslarkin) wrote :

Error message box during 14.04 to 16.04 upgrade:

Could not install 'fontconfig'

The upgrade will continue but the 'fontconfig' package may not be in a working state. Please consider submitting a bug report about it.

    triggers looping, abandoned

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