Distribution Upgrade (to Feisty) fails: coreutils can not be installed if there is a different install-info in PATH

Bug #108479 reported by Christoph Bier
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

After I successfully upgraded my office's PC and my laptop upgrading my wife's laptop (ThinPad R60) fails. After submitting this bug report I attach the files of /var/log/dist-upgrade/.

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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :
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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :
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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :

I guess the error is caused by the wrong install-info script. Install-info is also provided by TeXLive (TL) that I installed manually to have TL 2007 and the TeXLive path is searched before the system path. I just chmod -x the TL install-info and the upgrade process is still running. With 5.10 I had a similar problem I just remembered ... I wonder why I didn't had this problem on my office PC with the same setup (Breezy and TL 2007).

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for this additional information.

To what location did you install the install-info script? Could you attach it to this report please?

thanks,
 Michael

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status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :

TeXLive installs it at /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/i386-linux/install-info.

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

And that path was in your PATH?

I guess the fix here is to setup a standard PATH when runing the upgrade to avoid this kind of behaviour.

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importance: Undecided → Low
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :

TeXLive offers an option to create symlinks of the binaries in /usr/local/bin which is in PATH. That explains why this problem did not occur on my office PC where I did not use this option but added /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/i386-linux/ to PATH---*after* /usr/sbin.

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Martin Mai (mrkanister-deactivatedaccount-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

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status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Christoph Bier (christoph-bier) wrote :

Yes, this is still true if you install TeXLive not with the package manager and let create symlinks as described on 2007-04-26.

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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug NUMBER, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 295542, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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