When I try to install something, there is a hang, I don't know if it's a bug or something else...

root@computer:~# apt-get install
Reading package list... Done
Building dependancy tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package has been automatiquelly installed but aren't necessary :
  libtext-glob-perl libfile-find-rule-perl libnumber-compare-perl
Please use « apt-get autoremove » to remove them
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove.
Paramating rsyslog (5.8.6-1ubuntu8.3) ...
Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.sbin.rsyslogd

And it's hanging there. I let it run for more then 15 minutes, I had to stop it using Ctrl+C).

Anyone has an idea of how to fix it and/or what may be the cause?

  • Try apt-get update && apt-get install -f && apt-get autoremove post any errors.
    – Panther
    Jun 19 '13 at 15:58
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    I did what you asked, there is no error. It just stop at this line : Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.sbin.rsyslogd
    – Sweq
    Jun 19 '13 at 18:31
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    Yes, you were not able to remove the package because dpkg thought it was started. Now try manually run "stop rsyslog", kill that script (you dont have to wait 5 minutes.. 5 sec is enough), then proceed with uninstalling. Jun 21 '13 at 0:02

Run ps afx|grep rsyslog in a different console, then:

  1. If there are traces of rsyslogd running, probably in <defunct> state, this is a bug in the upstart scripts incompatibility which has been fixed. Simply stop rsyslog, upgrade to the recent version (dpkg -r --ignore-depends rsyslog rsyslog && aptitude update && aptitude upgrade rsyslog).

  2. If there are no traces of rsyslogd running, and the only related process that hangs is start rsyslog, you need to reboot (and then perhaps continue with step 1).

  • Hi Ilya Semenov, I tried what you said, please see my edit for the log. Thx
    – Sweq
    Jun 20 '13 at 20:46
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    Thx! It worked! Stoping the service then suppressing the package worked very well!
    – Sweq
    Jun 21 '13 at 14:12

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