[Grml] apt-get freeze on install something "Skunk"

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu May 22 23:04:47 CEST 2008

* Björn Faath <bfaath at googlemail.com> [20080521 08:39]:

> I try a apt-get install something and apt get freeze on "Writing
> extended Status Information".
> My Grml 1.1 reinstall after this, but the error looks the same as
> before. The CPU runs in the sky. With aptitude install get the same
> fault. What is happened! I have no idea. forget: first i do ap-get
> update that runs ok. apt-get install longrun:
> ----------------------------------------------
> ~~The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   longrun
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1511 not upgraded.
> Need to get 20.5kB of archives. After unpacking 160kB will be used.
> Writing extended state information... Done
> Get:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main longrun 0.9-20 [20.5kB]
> Fetched 20.5kB in 0s (22.9kB/s)

What's in the process list when running aptitude/apt-get? (ps auxwwww)
Do you use etckeeper? Does removing etckeeper help? (dpkg --purge etckeeper)
What's inside /tmp/log if you execute
"strace -f -eopen -o /tmp/log apt-get install longrun"?

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