package initscripts 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12 failed to install/upgrade: update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/ondemand: file does not exist

Bug #485515 reported by davidrowlinson on 2009-11-19
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sysvinit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I dunno. Update Manager fails.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Nov 20 05:33:29 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: initscripts 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.28-14.47-generic
SourcePackage: sysvinit
Title: package initscripts 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-14-generic i686

davidrowlinson (drowlinson) wrote :
Dave Stirton (dwstirton) on 2009-11-19
affects: ubuntu → update-manager (Ubuntu)
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in sysvinit.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs.

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → sysvinit (Ubuntu)
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

The error is:
=====
Setting up initscripts (2.87dsf-4ubuntu12) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/init.d/umountfs ...
update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/ondemand: file does not exist
dpkg: error processing initscripts (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
=====

summary: - package initscripts 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12 failed to install/upgrade:
- subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status
- 1
+ package initscripts 2.87dsf-4ubuntu12 failed to install/upgrade: update-
+ rc.d: /etc/init.d/ondemand: file does not exist
The Fiddler (stapostol) wrote :

This appeared during the upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10. Any ideas?

The Fiddler (stapostol) wrote :

As a workaround, I did "sudo touch /etc/init.d/ondemand && sudo dpkg --configure -a" which allowed the upgrade process to continue.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This is a config file shipped in the sysvinit package, which has been locally removed from your system. The workaround from comment #5 is sufficient to solve the problem for the package manager, but you should really reinstall the package with dpkg --force-confmiss to restore the init script.

Changed in sysvinit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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