Lucid problem

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Thu Feb 11 15:56:39 UTC 2010

Steve Flynn wrote:
> 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
> find).
> Stable eh!  (don't fret - not being nasty or unpleasant - jsut pulling
> you leg! :) )

	Needed a link and now it is all working again!

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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