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 #882028 reported by Maarten Jacobs on 2011-10-26
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Bug Description

Samba failed to install when upgrading to 11.10

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: samba 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-12.51-generic 2.6.38.8
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Oct 26 09:26:37 2011
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
NmbdLog:

SambaServerRegression: Yes
SmbConfIncluded: Yes
SmbLog:

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')
UbuntuFailedConnect: Yes
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-25 (0 days ago)

Maarten Jacobs (maarten256) wrote :
Maarten Jacobs (maarten256) wrote :

After completion of the upgrade, reinstalled samba through Synaptic. Installation completed successfully and resources shared through Samba (aka printer) can be used by windows platforms.

This therefore appears to be some funky transient issue associated with the upgrade process, not Samba itself.

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