package python-xml 0.8.4-10.1ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade:

Bug #367955 reported by Julio Rojas on 2009-04-27
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python-xml (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: python-xml

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 and while installing this module, upgrading process failed. Very annoying because I don't know if the upgrade process has left me with an instable computer.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ErrorMessage:
 ErrorMessage: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: python-xml 0.8.4-10.1ubuntu2
SourcePackage: python-xml
Title: package python-xml 0.8.4-10.1ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade:
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-11-generic i686

Julio Rojas (jcredberry) wrote :
Greg Lund-Chaix (gchaix) wrote :

I encountered the same problem when upgrading from Intrepid to Jaunty. Rebooted to complete the upgrade and ran dpkg --configure -a to finish the python-xml install. Got this:

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up python-xml (0.8.4-10.1ubuntu2) ...
pycentral: pycentral pkginstall: Not overwriting local files:
   dpkg: /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/PyXML-0.8.4.egg-info not found.
pycentral pkginstall: Not overwriting local files:
   dpkg: /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/PyXML-0.8.4.egg-info not found.
dpkg: error processing python-xml (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 python-xml

Greg Lund-Chaix (gchaix) wrote :

The file does exist:

$ ls -la /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/PyXML-0.8.4.egg-info
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 319 2008-08-19 15:47 /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/PyXML-0.8.4.egg-info

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. I believe this means that you had a locally (non-packaged) install of python-xml and that dpkg is respecting this by not installing over the files installed by it. Could you try removing your previous version of python-xml and reinstalling the package? Thanks in advance.

Changed in python-xml (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Julio Rojas (jcredberry) wrote :

That what exactly what I did. No more problems reported.

Greg Lund-Chaix (gchaix) wrote :

I installed the package originally so long ago I don't recall if it was from a .deb or via apt.

I ran an 'apt-get remove' and 'apt-get install' to reinstall. All seems well now.

Ryan McClure (mcc-mcc3d) wrote :

I had the same issue. I used Greg Lund-Chaix's suggestion and it seems to have resolved it.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for python-xml (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in python-xml (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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