Faulty tree

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Aug 21 05:17:29 UTC 2010

On 21/08/2010 14:48, Jim Smith wrote:
> Just completed the upgrade to 10.04.1 today. Something went wrong at the
> end of the upgrade and now a lot of software just doesn't work or seems
> to be unrecognised by the menu system. Firefox unfortunately is the
> worst case. Synaptic or any other package manager doesn't want to work
> either, when I try to run any pkg manager I get the error message
> "Reading package lists... Done
> Segmentation faulty tree... 50%"
> I had done all the updates available just prior to the upgrade.
> Is there something that can be done?
> Any advice will be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> Jim

I am sure that someone will come back with the right answer but in my 
notes regarding a corrupted directory tree, as you appear to be 
describing, then the way out is:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get upgrade

I suggest that you have a look at the man pages for dpkg and apt-get to 
see what the above do.


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