package samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')

Bug #855280 reported by Camille Appert on 2011-09-21
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samba (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

during an update to oneiric, update-manager couldn't download the "samba" package.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.48-generic 2.6.38.8
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 21 08:49:16 2011
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
OtherFailedConnect: Yes
SambaServerRegression: Yes
SmbConfIncluded: No
SourcePackage: samba
Title: package samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-21 (0 days ago)

Camille Appert (bibinou) wrote :
Camille Appert (bibinou) wrote :

Fiddling with the control center after rebooting led me to Language Preferences, with told me that the apt index was broken, and prompting me to run "sudo apt-get install -f", which successfully installed samba.

Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Thanks for the report and update.

Log extract:
Unpacking replacement samba update ...
GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Can not open pixbuf loader module file '/ usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache': No such file or folder of this type at / usr / share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Gnome.pm line 129.
debconf: Unable to initialize the interface: Gnome
debconf: (Can not reconnatre image format / usr / share / pixmaps / ubuntu-logo.png at / usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Gnome.pm line 129.)
debconf: Using the Dialog interface instead
.0.5-3_amd64. Deb) ...
Can not locate File / Temp.pm in @ INC (@ INC contains: / etc / perl / usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 / usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 / usr / lib / perl5 / usr/share/perl5 / usr/lib/perl/5.10 / usr/share/perl/5.10 / usr / local / lib / site_perl.) at / usr/share/perl5/DebianNet.pm line 18.
BEGIN failed - compilation aborted at / line 18 usr/share/perl5/DebianNet.pm.
Compilation failed in require at / usr / sbin / update-inetd line 23.
dpkg: warning: old subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
dpkg: error processing / var/cache/apt/archives/samba_2 3a3.5.11% ~ dfsg-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb (- unpack):

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 862129, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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