package libxfixes3 1:5.0-4ubuntu3 [modified: usr/share/doc/libxfixes3/changelog.Debian.gz] failed to install/upgrade: libxfixes3:amd64 1

Bug #953955 reported by Andreas Grois on 2012-03-13
This bug affects 2 people
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libxfixes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrading to 12.04 Beta 1 today (13. 03. 2012) I tried to install all available updates. libxfixes did not upgrade, although I'm absolutely sure I didn't touch the changelog file. This caused a rat tail of errors, especially since the i386 version of the package refuses to install if the amd64 one doesn't have the same version. A manual reinstall of libxfixes fixed the issue...

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libxfixes3 1:5.0-4ubuntu3 [modified: usr/share/doc/libxfixes3/changelog.Debian.gz]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Mar 13 12:26:35 2012
ErrorMessage: libxfixes3:amd64 1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: libxfixes
Title: package libxfixes3 1:5.0-4ubuntu3 [modified: usr/share/doc/libxfixes3/changelog.Debian.gz] failed to install/upgrade: libxfixes3:amd64 1
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-13 (0 days ago)

Andreas Grois (soulsource) wrote :
David Sommen (davidsommen) wrote :

How exactly did you manually reinstall the package? If I use aptitude to do this, it proposes to remove hundreds of packages. Seems like a bad idea to me...

thanks in advance

Andreas Grois (soulsource) wrote :

I used synaptic. There's an option named "reinstall package" and opposed to uninstalling this doesn't cause any dependency changes.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in libxfixes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Sommen (davidsommen) wrote :

As I don't have synaptic installed, and cannot install via apt-get because of the messed up dependencies, I cannot solve the problem this way. When I try aptitude, it wants to remove a lot of packages.
Apt-get is now unresponsive because of the unresolved dependencies. Is there a way to fix this?

Andreas Grois (soulsource) wrote :

I'm sorry I can't help. In my case aptitute reinstall libxfixes3 simply works without any dependency problems...

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

From Steve Langasek:

"As near as I can tell, this is a case of a corrupted
/usr/share/doc/libxfixes3/changelog.Debian.gz file. Could you please
attach this file to the bug report, then remove it from your system and
confirm that 'sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxfixes3
libxfixes3:i386' fixes this for you?"

Changed in libxfixes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Andreas Grois (soulsource) wrote :

I'm sorry, I didn't keep the file that was present before reinstalling the package and now I guess it has been replaced with a non-corrupted version by the reinstall. I'll attach the version I've now anyhow, but I guess it won't help.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

I believe this was originally a bug in one of the archive tools, and that the subsequent libxfixes upload got built with fixed tools.

Changed in libxfixes (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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