postfix failed to install under ubuntu

Peter pcpc168 at
Thu Jan 1 22:50:32 UTC 2009

--- On Thu, 1/1/09, Heike C. Zimmerer <nospam08q2 at> wrote:

> From: Heike C. Zimmerer <nospam08q2 at>
> Subject: Re: postfix failed to install under ubuntu
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 2:59 AM
> Peter <pcpc168 at> writes:
> > running the command "dpkg -i
> postfix_2.3.3-1_amd64.deb", it prompts a
> > text screen with "OK" button, but there is
> no way to move the mouse to
> > OK button to click, typing "Enter" is
> useless as well.  I have to kill
> > the process eventually.  (note: I use ssh to login to
> install).
> >
> > any suggestions to do it correctly?
> Use TAB to move between fields, ENTER to accept.

Thanks. TAB works, however,  get the new errors in processing.

# dpkg -i postfix_2.3.3-1_amd64.deb
(Reading database ...
dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `postfix' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
32610 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace postfix 2.3.3-1 (using postfix_2.3.3-1_amd64.deb) ...
grep: /etc/postfix/ No such file or directory
sed: can't read /etc/postfix/ No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing postfix_2.3.3-1_amd64.deb (--install):
 subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

I am not sure why apt-get doesn't work.

# apt-get install postfix
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap postfix-pcre sasl2-bin resolvconf
Recommended packages:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 1139kB of archives.
After unpacking 2773kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
Err edgy/main postfix 2.3.3-1
  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?


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