package postgresql-8.3 8.3.4-1ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #280135 reported by Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
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postgresql-8.3 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: postgresql-8.3

within-intrepid upgrade (machine recently updated from hardy)

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: postgresql-8.3 8.3.4-1ubuntu1
SourcePackage: postgresql-8.3
Title: package postgresql-8.3 8.3.4-1ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-5-generic x86_64

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Scott James Remnant (Canonical) (canonical-scott) wrote :
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, seems to be an intermittent problem with locales. Does en_GB.UTF-8 now work after the upgrade was complete? (locales -a). I didn't see "locales" being updated or installed in the log, was this a full or partial upgrade?

Changed in postgresql-8.3:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: New → Incomplete
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Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Both perl and mandb warn earlier in the upgrade about a missing locale.

Why does postgresql fail in this case rather than continuing with a warning?

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, that would be it. postgresql-8.3 should explicitly depend on locales to make sure they are already configured.

Changed in postgresql-8.3:
status: Incomplete → In Progress
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Uploaded, waiting in RM queue now.

Changed in postgresql-8.3:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package postgresql-8.3 - 8.3.4-2.2

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postgresql-8.3 (8.3.4-2.2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * debian/control: Add explicit dependency to locales, to ensure that the
    locales package is configured before postgresql-8.3. Otherwise, the server
    fails to start up when locales is unpacked while postgresql-8.3 is
    configured. (LP: #280135)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:31:07 +0200

Changed in postgresql-8.3:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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