Package does not upgrade cleanly from precise

Bug #1026778 reported by Thomi Richards on 2012-07-19
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dictionaries-common (Ubuntu)
Steve Langasek
Steve Langasek

Bug Description

This package does not upgrade cleanly from precise -> quantal. I get the following:

update-default-wordlist: Question empty but elements installed for class "wordlist"
  dictionaries-common/default-wordlist: return code: "0", value: ""
  Choices: , Manual symlink setting
  shared/packages-wordlist: return code: "10" owners/error: "shared/packages-wordlist doesn't exist"
  Installed elements: american (American English), british (British English)

  Please see "/usr/share/doc/dictionaries-common/README.problems", section
  "Debconf database corruption" for recovery info.

update-default-wordlist: Selected wordlist ""
does not correspond to any installed package in the system
and no alternative wordlist could be selected.
dpkg: error processing dictionaries-common (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: dictionaries-common 1.12.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-5.5-generic 3.5.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-5-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.4-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 20 07:47:52 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: dictionaries-common
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-07-19 (0 days ago)

Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2012-07-19
tags: added: rls-q-incoming
Changed in dictionaries-common (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
tags: removed: rls-q-incoming
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-09-05
Changed in dictionaries-common (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → nobody
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :


Please attach /var/cache/debconf/config.dat and /var/cache/debconf/templates.dat from the affected system.

Changed in dictionaries-common (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Please also attach the output of:

dpkg -S /var/lib/dictionaries-common/wordlist/*

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-10-03
tags: added: rls-q-notfixing
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

Attaching needed files

Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

$ dpkg -S /var/lib/dictionaries-common/wordlist/*
wamerican: /var/lib/dictionaries-common/wordlist/wamerican
wbritish: /var/lib/dictionaries-common/wordlist/wbritish

Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

Changed back to 'Confirmed' since I've provided the extra information. Bug title is a bit misleading now, but the packlage still fails it's upgrade process...


Changed in dictionaries-common (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in dictionaries-common (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

This was "fixed" by cleaning the dpkg configuration database. Closing the bug.

roland (roland-micite) wrote :

This happened during the upgrade fromm 12.10 to 13.04.

The "fix" in my case was running:
$ sudo /usr/share/debconf/

era (era) wrote :

Duplicate #1173731 apparently suggests a problem upgrading from Quantal, too.

era (era) wrote :

Tempted to mark this, too, as a duplicate of LP bug #873551.

Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

Happens with upgrades to trusty, too (cf. LP bug #1316107)

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