Package: e2fsprogs
Version: 1.41.12-4stable1
Severity: important

When attempting to upgrade to Debian 6.0.2 from Debian 6.0.1, I received the
following error in e2fsprogs:

scotsman:/home/rdb# aptitude safe-upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded:
  apt apt-listchanges apt-utils bind9-host dbus dbus-x11 deborphan dnsutils
  e2fsprogs exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
  firmware-linux-free gdm3 gnome-settings-daemon host iceweasel
  isc-dhcp-client isc-dhcp-common klibc-utils libapr1 libbind9-60 libburn4
  libcomerr2 libdbus-1-3 libdns69 libgssapi-krb5-2 libisc62 libisccc60
  libisccfg62 libk5crypto3 libklibc libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 libldap-2.4-2
  liblwres60 libmms0 libmodplug1 libmozjs2d libperl5.10 libsmbclient libss2
  libtiff4 libwbclient0 libxml2 libxml2-utils linux-base
  linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 perl perl-base perl-modules python-apt
  python-apt-common python-libxml2 qemu qemu-keymaps qemu-system qemu-user
  qemu-utils samba samba-common samba-common-bin samba-doc smbclient swat
  vino winbind x11-xserver-utils xserver-xorg-video-tseng xulrunner-1.9.1
71 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/116 MB of archives. After unpacking 831 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
Reading changelogs... Done
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 121109 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace e2fsprogs 1.41.12-2 (using
..../e2fsprogs_1.41.12-4stable1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement e2fsprogs ...
Replaced by files in installed package util-linux ...
dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/e2fsprogs_1.41.12-4stable1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 unable to create `/usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/'
(while processing `./usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/'): No such
file or directory
configured to not write apport reports
                                      dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by
signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:


Creating the directory /usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/ allowed installation
to continue and complete successfully.

After a little further investigation, it appears that before upgrade, I had no
packages that included messages in LC_MESSAGES for the Turkish locale, and thus
/usr/share/locale/tr did not exist. On upgrade to 6.0.2, several packages now
have Turkish local error messages. As it happens, the first to attempt to
install was e2fsprogs, which failed with the error above. By moving
/usr/share/locale/tr/ aside and reinstalling otrher packages with files in
/usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/  (I chose vino), I was able to show that
other packages ensure this directory is created and do not fail in  the same
way as e2fsprogs.

Tentative suggested resolution: enhance installation of e2fsprogs for the
existence of /usr/share/locale/tr/ and /usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/, and
to create them if they do not exist.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages e2fsprogs depends on:
ii  e2fslibs                1.41.12-4stable1 ext2/ext3/ext4 file system librari
ii  libblkid1               2.17.2-9         block device id library
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-10        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcomerr2              1.41.12-4stable1 common error description library
ii  libss2                  1.41.12-4stable1 command-line interface parsing lib
ii  libuuid1                2.17.2-9         Universally Unique ID library
ii  util-linux              2.17.2-9         Miscellaneous system utilities

e2fsprogs recommends no packages.

Versions of packages e2fsprogs suggests:
pn  e2fsck-static                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  gpart                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  parted                        <none>     (no description available)

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