[Gllug] apt/dpkg woes

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Wed Jun 27 06:40:45 UTC 2007

On Wed 27 Jun, Tethys wrote:
> I'm having a most unpleasant time with my fresh Ubuntu install.
> I did a base install. Then nce I'd got it connected to the
> net, I tried to install bind9 with apt-get. For reasons I'm
> not entirely sure about, it failed, complaining about not
> being able to run a post-removal script for reiser4progs
> (claiming permission denied). Unfortunately, the exact error
> message has disappeared off the top of my scrollback buffer.
> It seems I have managed to corrupt my dpkg database[1] :-(
> I tried "apt-get -f install" to try and fix it, but to no avail:

   I have not tried installing Ubuntu, but Debian now recommend aptitude
because the latest version is better able to handle this kind of problem.

Chris Bell

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