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Apt broke...again

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AndrewB's picture
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Hmm, I seem to have broke apt again somehow. I seem to be good at doing this now heh.
Anyway, basically I performed an update through the 'update' tool, and woke up this morning to a tonne of errors. I re-ran apt-get upgrade and got the following;

andy@Neeps:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
18 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Setting up ttf-opensymbol (2.0.4-0ubuntu4) ...
Updating fontconfig cache...
"/usr/share/fonts": error scanning
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts": error scanning
"/usr/local/share/fonts": error scanning
"/var/lib/defoma/fontconfig.d": error scanning
dpkg: error processing ttf-opensymbol (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 4
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-core:
 openoffice.org-core depends on ttf-opensymbol; however:
  Package ttf-opensymbol is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-core (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of python-uno:
 python-uno depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing python-uno (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-writer:
 openoffice.org-writer depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org-writer depends on python-uno (>= 2.0.4); however:
  Package python-uno is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-writer (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-calc:
 openoffice.org-calc depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-calc (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-draw:
 openoffice.org-draw depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-draw (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-impress:
 openoffice.org-impress depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org-impress depends on openoffice.org-draw (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-draw is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-impress (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-math:
 openoffice.org-math depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-math (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-base:
 openoffice.org-base depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-base (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org:
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-writer; however:
  Package openoffice.org-writer is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-calc; however:
  Package openoffice.org-calc is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-impress; however:
  Package openoffice.org-impress is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-draw; however:
  Package openoffice.org-draw is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-math; however:
  Package openoffice.org-math is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org depends on openoffice.org-base; however:
  Package openoffice.org-base is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-dev:
 openoffice.org-dev depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-dev (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-evolution:
 openoffice.org-evolution depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org-evolution depends on openoffice.org-base; however:
  Package openoffice.org-base is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-evolution (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-gtk:
 openoffice.org-gtk depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-gtk (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-gnome:
 openoffice.org-gnome depends on openoffice.org-core (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
 openoffice.org-gnome depends on openoffice.org-gtk; however:
  Package openoffice.org-gtk is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-gnome (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-common:
 openoffice.org-common depends on openoffice.org-core (>> 2.0.4~rc3) | openoffice.org-core-experimental (>> 2.0.4~rc3); however:
  Package openoffice.org-core is not configured yet.
  Package openoffice.org-core-experimental is not installed.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-common (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-java-common:
 openoffice.org-java-common depends on openoffice.org-common; however:
  Package openoffice.org-common is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-java-common (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-style-default:
 openoffice.org-style-default depends on openoffice.org-common (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-common is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-style-default (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openoffice.org-style-industrial:
 openoffice.org-style-industrial depends on openoffice.org-common (= 2.0.4-0ubuntu4); however:
  Package openoffice.org-common is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing openoffice.org-style-industrial (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 ttf-opensymbol
 openoffice.org-core
 python-uno
 openoffice.org-writer
 openoffice.org-calc
 openoffice.org-draw
 openoffice.org-impress
 openoffice.org-math
 openoffice.org-base
 openoffice.org
 openoffice.org-dev
 openoffice.org-evolution
 openoffice.org-gtk
 openoffice.org-gnome
 openoffice.org-common
 openoffice.org-java-common
 openoffice.org-style-default
 openoffice.org-style-industrial
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
andy@Neeps:~$ 

I have done a few things to try to fix this, but I seem to not find a fix..

libervisco's picture
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That's weird.. Have you

That's weird.. Have you tried running update again? It can sometimes fix issues. Not sure what else to suggest right now..

AndrewB's picture
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Tried it. I can use apt

Tried it. I can use apt fine, its just it displays all them errors. But then the program works fine. eg xmms this morning.

tbuitenh's picture
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IIRC this can be solved

IIRC this can be solved with dpkg -reconfigure <package> or something like that.
If not, try what happens if you uninstall an error-causing package and then reinstall it.

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apt-get dist-upgrade maybe?

Try doing apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade instead, that might help. Or you can install aptitude and do the same thing, but with aptitude instead of apt-get.

EDIT: taking another look, this is unlikely to help, I think you are best off following Taco's advice.

free-zombie's picture
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I'll just point you to

I'll just point you to apt-get -f install, which can fix all kinds of stuff

AndrewB's picture
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Hmm still nothing..

Hmm still nothing..

Whistler's picture
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checked the filesystem for

checked the filesystem for errors ? (fsck)

AndrewB's picture
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Will try that later.

Will try that later. Currently it is in my bag, I don't plan to waste so much battery Eye
I am thinking of giving GNU/Linux a larger partition on my mac anyway, which will mean a format..
I don't have much work at all. Just noted for aKademy and Translation stuff.