Debian Troubles with fake start-stop-daemon

TuxToday I experienced a problem with my VDR linux system I never had in the last years on any linux system. I switched on my system and wondered why I could not connect with ssh. Then I realized that no service was running – no samba, no http, no vdr …

I had to connect the PC to a monitor and start it again to see that every time a service should be started the following message was printed:

Warning: Fake start-stop-daemon called. Doing nothing

It seems like a failed install script changed my start-stop-daemon script and did not rollback the changes. After some search I found that the following command fixes this problem:

apt-get install dpkg --reinstall

Very weird.

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