Thursday, 15 July 2010

FIx: util-linux error doing dist-upgrade on Ubuntu

This bug was first "introduced" in 10.04 Lucid but appears to have carried over to Natty, Maverick and Oneiric.

If you get this error;

Could not perform immediate configuration on 'util-linux'

then you have struck a bug in the packaging of util-linux. The problem is that util-linux depends on the upstart-job but that is not correctly defined in the package.

Install upstart-job manually;

sudo apt-get install upstart-job

When that is done you should be able to do a apt-get dist-upgrade again without problems.

1 comment:

Jeromy said...

Was exactly the problem! Thanks!