Bug#578993: gconf2 2.28.1-3 fails to install (error during dpkg --configure)

Tobias Ramforth tobias.ramforth at udo.edu
Sat Apr 24 06:06:51 UTC 2010

Package: gconf2
Version: 2.28.1-3
Severity: important

During the update of the above mentioned package its installation fails during
the configuration process (dpkg --configure). At first I thought this bug
correlates with #577142 but the maintainer of gconf2 asked me to file another
report. In his opinion the bug I am experiencing is caused "by a package that
ships broken entries". As I do not know which other package might me causing
this bug I am again filing a report for gconf2.  Here is the output of dpkg
--configure gconf2:  defiant:/home/tobias# dpkg --configure gconf2 Richte
gconf2 ein (2.28.1-3) ... /tmp/gconf-SvNJPV/temp.entries:4: parser error :
Premature end of data in tag key line 4 <key>      ^ /tmp/gconf-
SvNJPV/temp.entries:4: parser error : Premature end of data in tag entry line 3
<key>      ^ /tmp/gconf-SvNJPV/temp.entries:4: parser error : Premature end of
data in tag entrylist line 2 <key>      ^ /tmp/gconf-SvNJPV/temp.entries:4:
parser error : Premature end of data in tag gconfentryfile line 1 <key>      ^
dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von gconf2 (--configure):  Unterprozess
installiertes post-installation-Skript gab den Fehlerwert 1 zurück Fehler
traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:  gconf2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gconf2 depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                    1.2.24-1     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gconf2-common               2.28.1-3     GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libc6                       2.10.2-6     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4                 2.28.1-3     GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.24.0-1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libxml2                     2.7.7.dfsg-2 GNOME XML library
ii  psmisc                      22.11-1      utilities that use the proc file s
ii  python                      2.5.4-9      An interactive high-level object-o

Versions of packages gconf2 recommends:
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.20.0-2   The GTK+ graphical user interface 

Versions of packages gconf2 suggests:
ii  gconf-defaults-service        2.28.1-3   GNOME configuration database syste

-- no debconf information

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