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From John Vines <>
Subject Re: Bug in native package scripts on Ubuntu?
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:48:50 GMT
I would not be surprised. Everything I did I tested on one or two installs
but very well could have missed corner cases. Go ahead and make a ticket
for this.

Sent from my phone, so pardon the typos and brevity.
On Sep 25, 2012 12:01 PM, "Ed Kohlwey" <> wrote:

> While trying to install the native packages today on Ubuntu I found at
> least one bug in the package scripts and what I think may be another.
> I was wondering how well tested the scripts are?
> First, the postinst script reads:
> if [ -z $JAVA_HOME -o ! -f $JAVA_HOME/jre/bin/ ] ; then
>   JAVA_HOME=`readlink -f /usr/bin/java`
>   JAVA_HOME=`dirname $JAVA_HOME`
>   JAVA_HOME=`cd $JAVA_HOME/../../; pwd`
> fi
> if JAVA_HOME is unset, however, the script will fail because somehow two
> arguments are passed to -f. It should read:
> if [ -z "$JAVA_HOME" -o ! -f "$JAVA_HOME/jre/bin/" ] ; then
>   JAVA_HOME=`readlink -f /usr/bin/java`
>   JAVA_HOME=`dirname $JAVA_HOME`
>   JAVA_HOME=`cd $JAVA_HOME/../../; pwd`
> fi
> After fixing the quote problem, I'm still getting this error from dpkg
> itself:
> (Reading database ... 128812 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace accumulo-native 1.4.1 (using
> accumulo-native_1.4.1-amd64.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement accumulo-native ...
> Setting up accumulo-native (1.4.1) ...
> cd: 25: can't cd to /usr/lib/accumulo/src/server/src/main/c++
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
> dpkg: error processing accumulo-native (--install):
>  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  accumulo-native
> After investigating the error I've found that dpkg seems to make all the
> new files in directories with the suffix .dpkg-new, and then it renames
> them at some point. I was unable to determine via a casual google if this
> should happen before or after the postinst script is run, but I'm wondering
> if the assumption that the makefile and its dependencies will have their
> normal names is an error.
> Either way, that shouldn't cause the cd command to fail (although it might
> cause the subsequent 'make' command to fail). I'm unsure at this point why
> cd is failing because it appears that dpkg unpacks the data.tar.gz file
> (although with its contents renamed), which I determined from running ls
> while dpkg is running.
> Anyone have any ideas?

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