Update failure

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Wed Apr 30 04:13:37 UTC 2008

Jim Smith wrote:
> Has anyone experienced this failure with todays updates? System is
> Hardy, kernel is 2.6.24-16-386, Gnome 2.22.1.
> Result of sudo apt-get dist-upgrade is as follows:
> jim at JimsBook:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> [sudo] password for jim:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree      
> Reading state information... Done
> Calculating upgrade... Done
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   bsdutils evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server
>   evolution-data-server-common evolution-plugins gnome-system-monitor
>   libcamel1.2-11 libebook1.2-9 libecal1.2-7 libedata-book1.2-2
>   libedata-cal1.2-6 libedataserver1.2-9 libedataserverui1.2-8
>   libegroupwise1.2-13 libexchange-storage1.2-3 libgdata-google1.2-1
>   libgdata1.2-1 libldap-2.4-2 openoffice.org-java-common update-manager
>   update-manager-core util-linux-locales wine wine-dev
> 25 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/39.8MB of archives.
> After this operation, 4096B of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
> jim at JimsBook:~$
> Gnome update-manager also returned the same failure code.
> Any help appreciated.
> Thanks
> Jim
Further work shows that running "sudo dpkg --configure -a gives the
following error msg:

jim at JimsBook:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 12823
package `openoffice.org-java-common':
 `Conflicts' field, invalid package name `
jim at JimsBook:~$

Could this be what is causing the problem?


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