Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Strange problem when doing an update ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2021

    Strange problem when doing an update ?

    Just ran an "update/upgrade this morning" and got the following result

    "/usr/bin/deb-systemd-invoke: 32 =head1: not found
    /usr/bin/deb-systemd-invoke: 39: Syntax error: newline unexpected"

    Those two lines in a loop in Bash shell and after a while the loop got recognized by shell and I got a "want to send an error report?"

    Did this break something in my setup ? or do I have a problem with the "policy-rc.d" from an earlier update event ?

    I am not so familiar with the inner working yet but trying to learn..

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    51.8° N 5.8° E
    Xubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Re: Strange problem when doing an update ?

    There's something strange going on with /usr/bin/deb-systemd-invoke. Can you show the contents of that script? It might be damaged.

    Also, which version of Ubuntu? And what was the other output you got from apt upgrade? It may be good to know what package was being installed when the problem occurred. If your terminal got flooded with output, it may be easier to see from the final lines in the log file:
    tail /var/log/dpkg.log


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts