8.04 Upgrade Failure - tzdata (and many others)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 6 00:40:14 UTC 2008

On 05/05/2008 04:07 PM, Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 01:35:46PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Bill Moseley wrote:
>> >  unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Atikokan'
>> Is Atikokan _still_ out of step with the rest of the world?  I remember 40
>> years ago being told it was on "Railway time", but I don't imagine it's
>> much of a railway town, anymore.
> Probably.  But, any idea how to get around that?  I suppose I need to
> find the install script and see why it's unable to make a backup.
> Anyone know how best to do this?  Where's the install script for the
> package and can I edit it on disk and have it run w/o it being
> extracted again from the .deb?

Sometimes it's best to check the bugs (google first as that's how I
found these):

[hardy upgrade breaks on tzdata]


[tzdata deb package error]
and note that your error also shows ./usr

$ cd ./usr/share/zoneinfo/
bash: cd: ./usr/share/zoneinfo/: No such file or directory
$ cd /usr/share/zoneinfo/


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install --reinstall tzdata

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