Thanks--I guess things are OK now, but I'm not sure--well, let me tell you
what I found and what I think happened.
I went to uninstall doxygen (just in case there was some part of it hanging
around that I should get rid of before trying to install again). I used apt-
get from a konsole.
When I did that, I got a message about backuppc--iirc, backuppc was the first
package I tried to install (some weeks ago) that gave me that message about
the post-install script failing.
Apparently the messages I've been getting since then have all been related to
I uninstalled backuppc (which was not fully successfully installed anyway). I
then went to reinstall doxygen, but it apparently had installed successfully
in my earlier attempt, despite that message.
I'm going to forgo the use of backuppc and use something else--in one case
(for my places.sqlite file for Firefox), I'll use rsnapshot.
So, I guess I'm good to go even if I don't quite understand what was going
on--I mean, I have a general idea, but why did that post-install script for
backuppc continue to try to run on each subsequent package (not backuppc)
that I tried to install?
It may be one of the mysteries of life that I'll never understand--I mean, I
appear to be good to go, so I'm not going to worry about it! But, if anybody
can explain, I am interested.
On Sunday, October 16, 2016 03:27:07 PM Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quintidi 25 vendémiaire, an CCXXV, rhkra...@gmail.com a écrit :
> > I've had several packages fail to install with a message saying that the
> > post- install script failed (returned a 1, iirc). (I'm writing from my
> > Wheezy machine.)
> > Has anybody been having similar problems? Any hints as to why or how to
> > overcome the problem?
> Re-run the update and look for the error messages from the scripts