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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001996Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2015-01-02 17:01
Reporterjandrusk Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.0.9 
Summary0001996: Running apt-get upgrade & apt-get dist-upgrade errors out on package python-configargparse

Running apt-get upgrade & apt-get dist-upgrade errors out on package python-configargparse

Steps To Reproduce

sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Additional Information

After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up python-configargparse (0.9.3-0kali1) ...
SyntaxError: ('invalid syntax', ('/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/', 16, 65, 'ACTION_TYPES_THAT_DONT_NEED_A_VALUE = {argparse._StoreTrueAction,\n'))

dpkg: error processing python-configargparse (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 101
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mitmproxy:
mitmproxy depends on python-configargparse (>= 0.9.3); however:
Package python-configargparse is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing mitmproxy (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)




2015-01-01 15:13

reporter   ~0002925

Same problem with me



2015-01-01 16:26

reporter   ~0002926

It appears that the latest version in the Kali repos has a syntax error in the code with ACTION_TYPES_THAT_DONT_NEED_A_VALUE. Looking on , I see
ACTION_TYPES_THAT_DONT_NEED_A_VALUE = {argparse._StoreTrueAction,
argparse._StoreFalseAction, argparse._CountAction,
argparse._StoreConstAction, argparse._AppendConstAction}
, but the line is not the same



2015-01-01 19:20

administrator   ~0002927

This has been fixed with python-configargparse 0.9.3-0kali2 that I just uploaded and that will appear on mirrors in the next few hours.

The problem only happens if you have python 2.6 installed. It's due to the fact that the module only supports Python 2.7 and newer.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-12-31 19:51 jandrusk New Issue
2015-01-01 15:13 kalibgtr34 Note Added: 0002925
2015-01-01 16:26 Pokeswap Note Added: 0002926
2015-01-01 19:20 rhertzog Note Added: 0002927
2015-01-01 19:20 rhertzog Status new => resolved
2015-01-01 19:20 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2015-01-01 19:20 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog