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synaptic install of initramfs-tools fails




when trying to install initramfs-tools, synaptic froze part way through.

sudo dpkg -s initramfs-tools
Package: initramfs-tools
Status: install ok half-configured
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 105
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <debian-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Architecture: all
Multi-Arch: foreign
Version: 0.130
Config-Version: 0.130
Provides: linux-initramfs-tool
Depends: initramfs-tools-core (= 0.130), linux-base
Suggests: bash-completion
Breaks: console-setup (<< 1.72), cryptsetup (<< 2:1.6.6-4~), e2fsprogs
(<< 1.42.13), elilo (<< 3.12-3.1~), initscripts (<< 2.88dsf-59.3~),
lilo (<< 22.8-8.2~), lvm2 (<< 2.02.111-2.1~), s390-tools (<<
1.8.3-2~), systemd-sysv (<< 186), upstart
Conflicts: linux-initramfs-tool, usplash (<< 0.5.50)
Conffiles:
 /etc/initramfs-tools/update-initramfs.conf e2026d4603e7161efaccca519aeb1297
 /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools f9dcd9b9d4b6aa84c18407f2aeecb096
 /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools f57d0b03f79fd46dd1a1fa3b00206070
Description: generic modular initramfs generator (automation)
 This package builds a bootable initramfs for Linux kernel packages.  The
 initramfs is loaded along with the kernel and is responsible for
 mounting the root filesystem and starting the main init system.

still freezing:

sudo dpkg --configure initramfs-tools
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-6-amd64
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for
module r8169

any suggestions?

thanks
charles zeitler

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