Bug#921862: marked as done (desktop-base: 'dpkg --configure desktop-base' fails during 'aptitude upgrade')
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has caused the Debian Bug report #921862,
regarding desktop-base: 'dpkg --configure desktop-base' fails during 'aptitude upgrade'
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# LC_ALL=C aptitude -o Acquire::http::AllowRedirect=false upgrade -y
The following partially installed packages will be configured:
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
Setting up desktop-base (10.0.0) ...
update-alternatives: error: cannot stat file '/etc/alternatives/desktop-background': Invalid argument
dpkg: error processing package desktop-base (--configure):
installed desktop-base package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
needrestart is being skipped since dpkg has failed
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
$ sudo apt show libc6|grep ^Version
WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.
$ sudo ls -l /lib/*/libc.so.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Feb 5 19:55 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.28.so
$ uname -a
Linux debian 4.19.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.16-1 (2019-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.19.0-2-amd64 ([hidden email]) (gcc version 8.2.0 (Debian 8.2.0-14)) #1 SMP Debian 4.19.16-1 (2019-01-17)
Tags: + unreproducible
Closing for now as unreproducible as it looks to be related to some specific state of the system where the bug occurred.
Feel free to reopen if you happen to reproduce this bug.