package xkb-data 1.1~cvs.20080104.1-1ubuntu8 failed to install/upgrade: unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc' before installing new version: Operation not permitted (Problem with /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc)

Bug #366186 reported by Rykel on 2009-04-24
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xkeyboard-config

This occurred upon upgrading to 9.04. Keys got re-mapped, up arrow key is delete, delete got re-mapped to print screen.

Package manager reports xkb-data to be "broken" apon trying to fix, it fails with this error.

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/xkb-data_1.5-2ubuntu11_all.deb: unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc' before installing new version

That directory is not read-only, and I can remove or add files to it, except the "olpc" file. Even as root I cannot change that file in any way.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Dependencies:

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ErrorMessage: unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc' before installing new version: Operation not permitted
Package: xkb-data 1.1~cvs.20080104.1-1ubuntu8
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009
SourcePackage: xkeyboard-config
Title: package xkb-data 1.1~cvs.20080104.1-1ubuntu8 failed to install/upgrade: unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc' before installing new version: Operation not permitted
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Rykel (mike-d-holden) wrote :
Rykel (mike-d-holden) wrote :

Although you cannot move or delete the ./usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc file. I was able to restore the functionality of my keyboard keys by coping the entire symbols folder someplace else, then coping all the files except the olpc one back.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-09-02
tags: added: jaunty
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

what does 'lsattr /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/olpc' say?

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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