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 #888031 reported by Paul Bickford on 2011-11-09
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Bug Description

I do not know if this is a bug. The upgrade manager for Ubuntu 11.10 could not install Samba and said I should file a bug report. However, I am not familiar enough with the system to understand what went wrong, why, and its consequences.

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: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 9 10:33:02 2011
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: package samba is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu2
 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 2011-11-08 (0 days ago)

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