Lucid problem

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Feb 11 14:43:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>        Seems that the "big" problem some people projected I would
> have, has happened. I can no longer get updates due to this
> problem:
> Initializing package states... Done
> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg
> --configure -a' to correct the problem.
> karl at Lucid:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
> Setting up initramfs-tools (0.92bubuntu64) ...
> update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
> Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
> update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-12-generic
> cpio: ./lib/udev/ Cannot stat: No such file or
> directory
> update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-12-generic
> dpkg: subprocess installed post-installation script returned
> error exit status 1
> karl at Lucid:~$
>        I try to find ./lib and get:
> karl at Lucid:~$ cd ./lib
> bash: cd: ./lib: No such file or directory
> karl at Lucid:~$
>        So it appears that this is a catch 22 problem.

Not really. When YOU try to cd to ./lib it's relative to the current
directory (note the period in the directroy path).. YOUR current
directory right there and then. Not the directory that dpkg happened
to be in when it was running which was probably "/" (can't tell as I'm
not near a Ubuntu machine)

What you probably want is "cd /lib/udev/" (note, no period) and be
looking for a file in there (which obviously you won't

Stable eh!  (don't fret - not being nasty or unpleasant - jsut pulling
you leg! :) )
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