apt-get hassle

Andrew Otte otte at optusnet.com.au
Sat May 20 05:58:20 BST 2006


On Saturday 20 May 2006 14:36, Tez wrote:
> Andrew Otte wrote:
> >Here is what happened.
> >

> See what's in your system log after running the command?
>
> You could try:
> download
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dselect_1.13.11ubuntu6_i3
>86.deb open it with ark and extract data.tar
> untar data.tar
> and (in a terminal)
> sudo cp -R usr/ /usr
>
> Terence Simpson
Tez,
Thanks for the help - was googling all the while and found some with similar 
issues on a debian list somewhere.  The fix was to do a fsck on the disk.  
Hard to believe that the disk reports as clean and the system runs except for 
the dpkg command.  I did accidentally unplug the machine yesterday - that 
would explain the corruption.
By the way I had to boot an old fedora cd to get a command line to run fsck on 
my main linux partition.  How do I do it in Kubuntu?   
Thanks again for the help.

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Andrew Otte
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otte at optusnet.com.au
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