package initscripts 2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1 failed to install/upgrade: pre-dependency problem - not installing initscripts

Bug #1573240 reported by Yuriy Padlyak
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sysvinit (Ubuntu)
Roufique hossain
Nominated for Xenial by Alberto Salvia Novella

Bug Description


ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: initscripts 2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-36.41-generic 4.2.8-ckt8
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-36-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 21 23:17:26 2016
DuplicateSignature: package:initscripts:2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1:pre-dependency problem - not installing initscripts
ErrorMessage: pre-dependency problem - not installing initscripts
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-01-14 (463 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
 dpkg 1.18.2ubuntu5.1
SourcePackage: sysvinit
Title: package initscripts 2.88dsf-59.2ubuntu2.1 failed to install/upgrade: pre-dependency problem - not installing initscripts
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-21 (0 days ago)
mtime.conffile..etc.default.rcS: 2015-01-14T21:37:35.366644

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Yuriy Padlyak (gneeot) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The error in your logs is:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of systemd:
 systemd depends on libsystemd0 (= 225-1ubuntu9.1); however:
  Version of libsystemd0:amd64 on system is 229-4ubuntu4.
 systemd depends on udev; however:
  Package udev is not configured yet.
 ifupdown (0.8.10ubuntu1) breaks systemd (<< 228-3~) and is unpacked but not configured.
  Version of systemd to be configured is 225-1ubuntu9.1.

dpkg: error processing package systemd (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
dpkg: regarding .../initscripts_2.88dsf-59.3ubuntu3_amd64.deb containing initscripts, pre-dependency problem:
 initscripts pre-depends on systemd (>= 228-5ubuntu3)
  systemd is unpacked, but has never been configured.

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/initscripts_2.88dsf-59.3ubuntu3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 pre-dependency problem - not installing initscripts

First of all, you are trying to install the initscripts package from xenial-proposed, and you should not. This version of initscripts is a pending SRU that needed to be tested very specifically for upgrades. Please disable -proposed in your apt sources and try again.

That said, this appears to confirm a very serious dependency loop on upgrade. Marking this bug regression-proposed.

Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: regression-proposed
removed: third-party-packages
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Roufique hossain (rtatours)
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