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As topic says, after running apt update the OS (running Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) on kernel 5.10.52-v7+) wants me to update bluez and its dependencies. The version it's trying to update to is 5.50-1.2~deb10u2 - however, this process hangs every time when it reaches the stage "Setting up bluez (5.50-1.2~deb10u2)" and the only way to get anywhere is to press ctrl+c/ctrl+z and exit mid-update (unless this is supposed to take 60min++ and I've not shown enough patience yet....). And of course, after canceling mid-update it takes some time to clean up the mess left behind, which is annoying.

Anyone else experienced this with this specific update, or any suggestions to what I can check to why this happens? I have disabled the onboard bluetooth in the /boot/config.txt and use an ASUS USB-BT500 adapter instead, but I'd be surprised if having it configured this way should be the cause of this issue.

I can of course just put the update on hold with apt-mark but I'd prefer if there was a way to get it installed and have a more up-to-date bluez version.

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After a lot of trying, failing and frustration, I ended up running sudo dpkg --force-depends -r bluez, which surprisingly finished without freezing, and after that I could install the newest update the usual way sudo apt install bluez, so all is good now.

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