I'm installing gitolite on a Debian Squeeze box with the following preseed:
gitolite gitolite/gituser string git gitolite gitolite/adminkey string ssh-rsa AAAAB3ECT gitolite gitolite/gitdir string /var/lib/git
# debconf-set-selections /var/cache/debconf/gitolite.preseed # apt-get install gitolite Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: git-daemon-run gitweb The following NEW packages will be installed: gitolite 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/114 kB of archives. After this operation, 348 kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously deselected package gitolite. (Reading database ... 24715 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking gitolite (from .../gitolite_1.5.4-2+squeeze1_all.deb) ... Setting up gitolite (1.5.4-2+squeeze1) ... adduser: The home dir must be an absolute path. dpkg: error processing gitolite (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 configured to not write apport reports Errors were encountered while processing: gitolite E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Why? The pre-seed was extracted from a manually configured installation, per here and exists without issue on another machine.