[SWLUG] Ubuntu 7.1 install problems

ilyan ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Thu Nov 8 18:57:05 UTC 2007

Wondering if with two similar systems installed on the one machine 
Philip might have a cross over interference of some sort.

I installed an upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 and it works, but Firefox 
frequently crashes.

I have a list of updates waiting. but whenever I try to get them done 
this appears:

> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' 
> to correct the problem.
> E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
Try doing that and it seems I do not have the authority. Cannot see 
where or how to send a report.

Ilyan - in Carmarthen.

Phillip Evans wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have been trying to install Kubuntu 7.1 and have been experiencing 
> problems with the adept installer after installation.
> Install starts normally but when it gets to the "Scanning Mirror" stage 
> it takes a long, long time and then gives an error message to the effect 
> that security updates on security.ubuntu.com cannot be accessed and you 
> should investigate this later. It also says that commented out entries 
> for security.ubuntu.com have been added to /etc/apt/sources.list.
> At the end of install, all runs perfectly except that I cannot install 
> any other packages such as Firefox, all are greyed out in the package list.
> I checked out sources.list and it basically is a list of the appropriate 
> directories on my local mirror ftp site, gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ 
> as well as security.ubuntu.com. All entries are commented out and 
> uncommenting does not have any effect, it will not let me install any 
> other software. Before all the commented-out entries, there was a line 
> "Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify". I do not 
> understand this as I checked the local repository, 
> gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and all directories and files etc were there.
> It would seem that it is not connecting to the repository servers but 
> all other internet access is fine, I can manually browse them with a 
> browser.
> What is more worrying, if I try to make changes to servers using the 
> Manage Repositories tool, the changes are not reflected in sources.list. 
> It is not permissions as sources.list now has world access for read/write.
> I also have Ubuntu 7.04 on my machine which happily downloads software 
> from any repository and any repository changes do modify sources.list as 
> expected.
> Anyone else had the same problem or any ideas as to how to fix it ?

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