#715 stat rxapid error trying to update .deb package version


I am receiving the following output trying to update from the 4459 to 4702 builds. Next I will purge the 4459 and see if 4702 then installs.

(Reading database ... 112987 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace oorexx 4.0.0-4459 (using .../oorexx-4.0.0-4702.i386.deb) ...
Stopping rxapi:
Unpacking replacement oorexx ...
Setting up oorexx (4.0.0-4702) ...
cp: cannot stat `/opt/ooRexx/bin/rxapid': No such file or directory
/var/lib/dpkg/info/oorexx.postinst: 124: /etc/init.d/rxapid: not found
dpkg: error processing oorexx (--install):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place


  • mdlueck

    mdlueck - 2009-06-02

    It worked to purge 4459 and install 4702 "fresh" after that.

    Synaptic seemed to think that 4702 was successfully installed. "rexx -v" at the command line resulted in a suggestion to install Regina as no rexx was on the box.

    And as a bonus, the error I was updating to see if it has already been fix has been fixed, so this is the only bug report for now! :-)

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2009-06-15


    We do not support 'upgrade' installations on any platform. I had pretty much thought this was understood, but someone else opened a bug about it, so I now explicitly state in the Readme and in the release notes:

    "Important: An "upgrade" type of installation is neither tested nor
    supported on any platform. Please completely uninstall a prior version of
    ooRexx before installing a new version. Installing over the top of an
    existing installation is likely to produce unpredictable results."

    On a Debian-based system you need to completely uninstall, and yes I would recommend using the -P (purge) option, then do a regular new install.

    On every system I've worked on, an un-install / install cycle takes less than 60 seconds, so this does not really seem like an undue burden to me. <grin>



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