Errors whenever I use Synaptic

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Fri May 4 21:57:34 UTC 2007

On Fri, 04 May 2007 22:18:04 +0900
Dave M G <martin at> wrote:

> Whenever I use Synaptic to install or uninstall anything, I get these 
> errors:
> E: python-bittorrent: subprocess post-installation script returned error 
> exit status 1
> E: bittorrent: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> E: gnome-btdownload: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> E: ubuntu-desktop: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> I've tried to uninstall python-bittorrent, bittorrent, and 
> gnome-btdownload, but it won't let me.
> How can I resolve these dependancy problems?
> Thank you for any advice.

Try running

sudo apt-get -f install      

 # this will try to fix any conflicting installs 

sudo dpkg --configure -a  

# this will try to fix any dpkg problems that could be causing errors

You might have to issue these several times. Finally run

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

until the system reports that there are no further updates needed

Also check that your /etc/apt/sources.list is complete and correct


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