Ubuntu

samba failed to install when updating from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10

Reported by Thiago Benvenuto on 2011-10-19
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This bug affects 75 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Just used the update manager to update Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 and during process it gives two messages saying "install will continue but samba package may not be working when it finishes" and after the update finished it gives this final error, saying samba is not working.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.50-generic 2.6.38.8
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 18 23:08:45 2011
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 nautilus 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu5
 gvfs 1.10.0-0ubuntu1
SambaClientRegression: Yes
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 2011-10-18 (0 days ago)

Thiago Benvenuto (brazabr) wrote :
amsri (tomtum2004-linux) wrote :

I also have the same problem.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Please note, this is a duplicate of bug 862129 - but due to Launchpad bug 838771 we've been unable to mark it as such. This bug is being used a temporary secondary location for attaching duplicates to. When the Launchpad bug is resolved, this (and it's duplicates) should be re-attached to the main bug.

Thanks.

Ursula Junque (ursinha) on 2011-12-02
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: bugpattern-written
Robin Young (newts2usatiera) wrote :

After attempting to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 this morning I also received this same notice of a problem with 'samba'.
After the upgrade continued, I receive a notice - something to the effect of ~ the install has failed and the system may now be unstable.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?
How do I RESTORE my computer ??

Do I need to Uninstall this upgrade - Is it POSSIBLE to UNinstall ?!?
Why is this only of 'medium importance' if my system is now unstable. It was working well before.

Thanks.

Hello Robin,

That error message sounds ominous but should not a problem. It relates to one small part of the system.

If the update had finished, and you can still boot and log in, then I would go into the Software Center and type in the name "samba", install it, and be done with it.

If the update did not finish, and there are some stability issues with logging in, then I would re-install Ubuntu, but I would make certain to choose the right installation option. You want the one that preserves all your data but refreshes the system and the programs. You do not want the one that wipes out the hard drive and starts from scratch.

For what it's worth, the next version of Ubuntu/Kubuntu is coming out this month and has many stability improvements. I'm actually running the beta version of Kubuntu 12.04 and it's running great.

To answer your questions:

    1. I don't know. I'm not a Linux/Ubuntu guru and (at
    64) don't have the inclination to become one.
    2. As far as I know, the only route back to 10.04.4 LTS
    is to do a re-install from CD.

I let 10.04 install in a new partition (so I had XP, 11.10,
and 10.04 all in separate partitions) moved all data files
and sub-folders from the 11.10 partition to the 10.04
partition. After a couple of weeks, having backed up all my
data files, I deleted the 11.10 partition and resized the
new 10.04 partition.

I was tempted by rave reviews of Ubuntu 11 to break a
career-long rule of "Never install the latest version of
anything unless there is an over-riding reason to do so."
which is a variation on "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
I've decided to wait until 2013 before even thinking about
'upgrading' to the next LTS version.

On 01/04/2012 22:10, Robin Young wrote:
> After attempting to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 this morning I also received this same notice of a problem with 'samba'.
> After the upgrade continued, I receive a notice - something to the effect of ~ the install has failed and the system may now be unstable.
> WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?
> How do I RESTORE my computer ??
>
> Do I need to Uninstall this upgrade - Is it POSSIBLE to UNinstall ?!?
> Why is this only of 'medium importance' if my system is now unstable. It was working well before.
>
> Thanks.
>

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Dear all,

First of all, I want to thank you so much for all your contributions so far.

I have some contributions on my own in two fronts:

   - After all, even after having triggered the error messages that brought
   to this discussion, samba kept working and I felt no problem, until I
   needed some changes which I had no way to do the way I was used to
   - From release to release, Canonical introduces (I am afraid they're not
   the only ones to do things this way) changes in the way some things are
   done. Everybody knows the upheaval Unity brought to the desktop management
   area. In our case, it was just a question of where to go when a change in
   network sharing was needed, since Thunar (XFCE's file browser) was no
   longer capable of dealing with that task (once Thunar was network-aware, I
   no longer dealt with Nautilus). After some research (not a big deal,
   anyway) it was clear a new piece of software was supposed to be installed
   in the system (through apt-get or synaptic) to take care of those things.
   Now, I have a "Samba" menu entry, under "Applications | System". You're
   supposed to use it to take care of your network sharing, permissions, and
   so on.

Coming to issues as to when or even if updating to a new release, I'd like
to make a small contribution.

I used to agree with Mr. Attfield, no matter if you're 64 or 34 (and I
happen to be in my early 50's). However, I am waiting for the new 12.04 LTS
to be released in order to upgrade all my systems to it. It is not just a
question of fixing them, 'cause they aren't broken; it is a question of
having all the benefits of a long term support release in the PCs I want to
"forget" about.

Of course, I will keep the DM and WM of my preference, but that's the
beauty of Linux-based systems.

--
Un saludo,
Kind regards,

Antonio Rodulfo
Ingeniero Industrial, Ingeniero de Desarrollo y Consultor de Proyectos
Industrial Engineer, Development Engineer and Project Consultant

2012/4/2 Guy Attfield <email address hidden>

> To answer your questions:
>
> 1. I don't know. I'm not a Linux/Ubuntu guru and (at
> 64) don't have the inclination to become one.
> 2. As far as I know, the only route back to 10.04.4 LTS
> is to do a re-install from CD.
>
> I let 10.04 install in a new partition (so I had XP, 11.10,
> and 10.04 all in separate partitions) moved all data files
> and sub-folders from the 11.10 partition to the 10.04
> partition. After a couple of weeks, having backed up all my
> data files, I deleted the 11.10 partition and resized the
> new 10.04 partition.
>
> I was tempted by rave reviews of Ubuntu 11 to break a
> career-long rule of "Never install the latest version of
> anything unless there is an over-riding reason to do so."
> which is a variation on "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
> I've decided to wait until 2013 before even thinking about
> 'upgrading' to the next LTS version.
>
> On 01/04/2012 22:10, Robin Young wrote:
> > After attempting to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 this morning I also
> received this same notice of a problem with 'samba'.
> > After the upgrade continued, I receive a notice - something to the
> effect of ~ the install...

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Tedesco (tedesco-z) wrote :

I made two steps, one behind the other. 10.10 to 11.04 and to 11.10 when starts the launchpad automaticly.

I also have this problem.

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