dependency_links.txt.dpkg-new': No such file or directory

Bug #1246730 reported by Angel Guzman Maeso
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Ubuntu)
gyp (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

Using trusty, I get the following error upgrading:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
826 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/254 kB of archives.
After this operation, 34,8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 717319 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gyp 0.1~svn1654-1 (using .../gyp_0.1~svn1729-3_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gyp ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gyp_0.1~svn1729-3_all.deb (--unpack):
 unable to open '/usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info/dependency_links.txt.dpkg-new': No such file or directory
No apport report written because the error message indicates an issue on the local system
                                                                                         Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gyp 0.1~svn1654-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-13.23-generic 3.8.3
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-13-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.12.6-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 31 14:49:00 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-03 (270 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gyp
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-10-31 (0 days ago)

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Angel Guzman Maeso (shakaran) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gyp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gyp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
missael (jasa-x3x)
Changed in gyp (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → missael (jasa-x3x)
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in gyp (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04-beta-2
Chad Miller (cmiller)
Changed in gyp (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: missael (jasa-x3x) → nobody
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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I can reproduce this in a chroot, it appears that this is a dpkg issue. In the old deb there is a file "usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info - in the new deb this is replaced by a directory:

# dpkg --version ; dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/gyp_0.1~svn1654-1_all.deb ; dpkg -D100 -i /var/cache/apt/archives/gyp_0.1~svn1729-3_all.deb
Debian `dpkg' package management program version 1.17.5 (amd64).
This is free software; see the GNU General Public License version 2 or
later for copying conditions. There is NO warranty.
D000100: setupvnamevbs main='/usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info/dependency_links.txt' tmp='/usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info/dependency_links.txt.dpkg-tmp' new='/usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info/dependency_links.txt.dpkg-new'
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/gyp_0.1~svn1729-3_all.deb (--install):
 unable to open '/usr/share/pyshared/gyp-0.1.egg-info/dependency_links.txt.dpkg-new': No such file or directory

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I can also reproduce this in a "sid" chroot, so it seems that upstream dpkg is affected as well.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: dpkg (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gyp - 0.1~svn1729-3ubuntu1

gyp (0.1~svn1729-3ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  * debian/preinst:
    - help dpkg when /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gyp-0.1.egg-info
      is changed from a symlink to a directory (LP: #1246730)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:34:26 +0100

Changed in gyp (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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