localepurge chokes when /var/cache/ items cleared

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Thu Nov 1 00:48:33 UTC 2007

Package: localepurge
Severity: normal

localepurge fails after /var/cache files cleared

/var/cache/localepurge should contain items that can be cleared when
space is low-
items that should remain intact between runs should be in /var/lib/localepurge.

This causes important commands like...

  # apt-get install <pkg>

... to choke as well.

One workaround is to run...

  # dpkg-reconfigure localepurge

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers gutsy
  APT policy: (900, 'gutsy'), (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500,
'hardy-security'), (500, 'gutsy-updates'), (500, 'gutsy-security'),
(100, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Tony Godshall

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