apt-get hassle

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat May 20 03:41:26 BST 2006

Andrew Otte wrote:

>Went to do my usual adept upgrade this morning on dapper and got an error.  
>The error mentioned "example-content" so I tried to install it separately, 
>however, I get the following error:
>sudo dpkg -i example-content_11_all.deb
>(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing example-content_11_all.deb 
> unable to open files list file for package `example-content': Input/output 
>Errors were encountered while processing:
> example-content_11_all.deb
>Processing was halted because there were too many errors. 
>Now it doesn't matter what I try to install the same error appears and it 
>doesn't matter if i use adept, aptitude, synaptic or dpkg all give the same 
>I am at a complete loss as to what to do next!  Anyone help?

Try running:
sudo apt-get --reinstall install dpkg
may fix the problem.

Terence Simpson

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