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APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported back

Postby milomak » 2018-08-04 13:05

What does this error mean?

I am running Sid and a couple of packages have had this warning and now they show as as being partially configured
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Re: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported bac

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-04 13:09

Try
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dpkg --configure -a
apt-get install -f

as root.
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Re: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported bac

Postby milomak » 2018-08-05 13:43

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Try
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dpkg --configure -a
apt-get install -f

as root.

the packages still show as unconfigured
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Re: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported bac

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-05 19:14

Can we please see the full terminal output?
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Re: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported bac

Postby milomak » 2018-08-06 10:11

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# aptitude reinstall blueman
The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
  blueman
The following partially installed packages will be configured:
  eog file-roller gucharmap gvfs-backends libc-bin simple-scan
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 48 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,719 kB of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
(Reading database ... 423642 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../blueman_2.0.6-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking blueman (2.0.6-1) over (2.0.6-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.61) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-3) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.56.0-6) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-5) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.10-1) ...
Setting up blueman (2.0.6-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
W: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported back (6 vs 8).
   Affected packages: blueman:amd64
# dpkg --configure -a
# apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 48 not upgraded.
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Re: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it reported bac

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-06 10:30

A quick search with the verbatim error message brings up an Ubuntu bug report, post #6 describes the message as "cosmetic" and nothing to worry about:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1647638
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