Problems installing software and/or updates. Heron version 8.04

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Oct 6 18:08:45 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:

>> [and why, for that matter, doesn't update-manager run the command itself
>> when it knows it's necessary]
> Now that's a far more interesting question. I would say that update
> manager doesn't know what needs to be done, but is only spitting out
> stderr from dpkg verbatim.  However, since the error does happen so
> frequently, and has a rather simple solution, I think Update manager
> *should* catch this one and fix it.

I expect you're right - but I also think this needs to be fixed at a lower
level than the package manager.  Any package manager using dpkg should be
able to work this out.

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