dependancy problems since Edgy upgrade

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu Nov 23 08:48:04 UTC 2006

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:01:09 +0800
"Brian Walker" <bfwalker at> wrote:

> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> >
> It seems clear what is wrong, but what is not clear is how to fix it. Hours
> later, and here I am to see if anyone here has a good idea for fixing it?

Have you tried

sudo apt-get -f install

(just that with no arguments)

That will attempt to fix your installation by removing/installing what is
needed. Sometimes you need to run that a couple of times, and install one
or two packages as needed, but often it will resolve the situation .

It's also also worth trying aptitude, rather than apt-get ( aptitude is
smarter !)


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