I was upgrading my debian 8 system when one package produces an error:

apt-get upgrade

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

Calculating upgrade... Done

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

1 not fully installed or removed.

After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

Setting up irqbalance (1.0.6-3+deb8u1) ...

insserv: pushd() can not change to directory ▒8]▒▒Ybnj

▒#▒▒Y^▒%▒HX5▒:▒z▒M▒B7Hs2▒CYhf▒>]P▒']i!9▒,▒H|▒R ̧v,▒/▒▒▒Ƣ▒y▒▒sC▒▒I&z#▒d▒▒a▒▒▒▒)t▒1z▒C]\Ny,▒.▒123456789: No such file or directory

update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header

dpkg: error processing package irqbalance (--configure):

subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing:


E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Maybe some file is damaged. Any ideas?


1 Answer 1


I was able to resolve this issue by reinstalling insserv

apt-get install --reinstall insserv

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