I ran an update like I do every night and was informed that I have eight packages to be upgraded. I allowed the package manager to run these updates. However, it became stuck. The first thing to be upgraded is file-roller. I get the message "Unpacking replacement file-roller ..." and then nothing. I left it like this for about 30 minutes and then decided to stop it with ctrl-c. That didn't work. I rebooted and ended up having to fix the package manager as it was locked because it thought it was running. I tried to update again and after about ten minutes, it's still hung on the same spot.
The package manager is scrambled in my Ubuntu 11.04. It started with the repositories list being scrambled with multiple entries. Now when the Package Manager is launched it just accesses the hard drive forever. I did give it a half an hour just in case so it clearly stuck in a loop of some kind.
What I'd like to know is: Is there some way to reset, clear, turn off or de-select the added Repositories list from the command line (terminal.) This seems to be the only way since the Package Manager gets stuck. Keep in mind that I'm only slightly competent with Linux and have no idea where the Debian Package Manager data is located or how it works. If I go poking around without at least some guidance I may make things worse.
The problem seems to be spreading. Got stuck again while saving this message. Turned off the system, rebooted to recovery mode and did a file system check. Okay for now. Switching to clean OS on other partition.
I'll check for answers there but it's only Ubuntu 10.04 and I'd very much prefer to have 11.04 working and not have an effectively dead partition and don't want to loose everything on it with a re-format and 2 day re-install process (no installation disk.)
Recently I updated to centos 5.5 , every thing is fine , but the mkinitrd can't updated
When try: yum clean all yum update
The output : Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.cogentco.com * base: pubmirrors.reflected.net * extras: mirror.highspeedweb.net * updates: mirror.cogentco.com Excluding Packages in global exclude list Finished Setting up Update Process .....
Error unpacking rpm package mkinitrd-184.108.40.206-61.el5_5.1.i386 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /lib/bdevid/ata.so: cpio: rename Failed: mkinitrd.i386 0:220.127.116.11-61.el5_5.1 Complete!
I just did 'yum update' on my system and got a number of errors such as this one:
Updating : xfce4-settings-4.6.1-4.fc11.i586 87/184 Error unpacking rpm package xfce4-settings-4.6.1-4.fc11.i586 error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/xfce4-settings.mo;4ad11889: cpio: open
Sometimes instead of "cpio: open" it was "cpio: rename". There were a total of 18 such errors. These were listed as failures in the summary at the end. I then did another "yum update" and it redid 17 of the 18 successfully. It did not redo f-spot. Here's a snippet of the summary at the end of the first update:
Windows I have the abbility to right click on a zipped file and see what the unpacked size would be, even without unzipping the file first. Maybe it's plugin from one of the Unzip, Untar programs I got or maybe a windows tool, I don't know. Is there something similar in Ubuntu?So here's what I want to do:I have 1000 tar files and I want to know1) the file size of the packed files (which is easy as it's just the file size now)2) the file size of the unzipped files (and I really don't want to untar all files)Is there a nice command that can give the information I need to complete task 2)?
I have used Debian Linux for two years, most recently the seventh or so iteration of Version 5. I use the Gnome desktop and the Synaptic Package Manager, not the Update Manager, for updates because it's easier to build a log with the former.In my most recent update, Synaptic stripped out all the xserver-xorg files�47 in all. I thought it peculiar but did not know enough to interfere. When I rebooted, the system told me I must install xserver or correct GDM configuration and restart.
Have I been hacked? Am I being tested by the Linux Illuminati? Or does it have something to do with the warning message I received at the end of the update-upgrade, attached? And how do I go about reinstalling xserver? With Aptitude? I have tried running apt-get -f install, to no effect.
i am trying to install symantec endpoint on a linux server by this command rpm -ivh sav-1.0.3-8.i386.rpm but it gives me the following error error: unpacking of archive failed on file /opt/Symantec/bin/navdefutil;4ceb8d6b: cpio: mkdir failed - No such file or directory
I'm rebuilding my system and I didn't want to install Synaptic right now because it had some broken dependencies. It's just a recommended package so I actually could install it but then I remembered that old GUI package manager that was very good but searching packages.debian.org and the Debian manual/reference I didn't find anything. It had a bland name like 'package manager' or something like that. Would it have been removed from the repo?
I have just installed Debian 6.0 KDE after the install was completed i logged in to my freshly install KDE and started looking for the package manager or Debian software center but it's not there so i went to terminal and had a go at getting it on. Here is my extremley poor terminal work
robert@HP-COMPAQ-DEBIAN:~$ gksu synaptic bash: gksu: command not found robert@HP-COMPAQ-DEBIAN:~$ apt-get install synaptic E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? robert@HP-COMPAQ-DEBIAN:~$ dpkg -l synaptic
I'm running Debian Lenny on my trusty old Thinkpad T41 laptop. Everything is running great with only one issue I can't seem to resolve. Under Gnome, the package manager will state that there are updates available. When I run the package manager to install the updates, none are listed. From the console, when I run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, it states that there are 0 packages available. I have no idea why this is happening. I'm not receiving any error messages and none of the sources are giving errors.
I just installed Debian (Stable, 5.0.6) for the first time. I had some troubles related to the installation of network and nvidia drivers, but now the system seems to work pretty well. The only problem i'm having is that when I try to use tools like the graphic update or the graphic packet manager, or the graphic tool for adding/removing software, after I write the password they ask me, they freeze, but still seem keeping loading something, as the cursor usually keeps turning, and, on the lower bar of Gnome, something like "Granting rights..." appears (i've the italian version so i don't know if i'm translating well or not). Sometime they freeze before the request of authentication and then nothing happens, sometime they simply don't start. Also, sometime the update manager starts but freezes when i click on the button that checks for new updates.Maybe it could be useful for you to know that I installed the 2.6.32-bpo.5-amd64 kernel because my network had problems with the 2.6.26-2-amd64, could this be a problem? i also installed the last Nvidia drivers, and i think nothing more, just the system updates from the stable repositories.
I have just switched from Ubuntu to Debian, so on the whole I can easily figure out how to use Debian. Scim however, is giving me a problem. I have installed scim with the package manager, but cannot start it.With Ubuntu is was ctrl+space bar, but so far I have not found any key combinations that work. In the preferences menu there is an entry for scim set-up, but it is only an information page.AlthoughI have been using Linux for a few years, I am not much of a terminal user, so I have not even thought of going that route for fear of wrecking my new system.Considering how easy it was to use scim on Ubuntu, which is a Debian derivative, it should not be difficult to get it working. (I am not a computer wizard. In fact, before switching to Linux I hated the machines.
I'm rather new to Linux...especially Debian. I've been running Kubuntu for about 1 month now and I wanted to try out Debian as well. So I installed it on a laptop (Downloaded the 6 DVDs). Now, how do I add some repositories to Synaptic so I can update my software? Also, is there a list of repositories? So far, every time I want to install something I need to insert one of the DVDs.
Requirements - 1) Should have options to show only graphical packages.2) Easy to use.Software-center is outdated and packagekit doesn't work well (search for 'winff' with graphical packages filter) with any backend.
i just got debian lenny installed on my machine, i cant get flash to work with iceweasell so i thought id try and install firefox but i cant seem to find it anywhere in the debian package manager, ive tried usign the following guides;[URL]i still havent been able to achive my goal
This happened completely randomly. One day, my synaptic and update manager is working fine and the next day, I open one of them and get a error window that doesn't say anything (no details on the error). So, i tried the terminal, sudo apt-get update, and this message shows:
Reading package lists... Error! E: Problem parsing dependency Depends E: Error occurred while processing lib�tartup-notificamion0-dev (NewVersion1) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_main_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
I have used Debian Linux for two years, most recently the seventh or so iteration of Version 5. I use the Gnome desktop and the Synaptic Package Manager, not the Update Manager, for updates because it's easier to build a log with the former.In my most recent update, Synaptic stripped out all the xserver-xorg files�47 in all. I thought it peculiar but did not know enough to interfere. When I rebooted, the system told me I must install xserver or correct GDM configuration and restart.Have I been hacked? Am I being tested by the Linux Illuminati? Or does it have something to do with the warning message I received at the end of the update-upgrade, attachedDebian_error_msg.png? And how do I go about reinstalling xserver? With Aptitude? I have tried running apt-get -f install, to no effect.
E: Type 'nchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list E: The list of sources could not be read. The above is the console output when i type sudo apt-get update Update manager throws the same error so now I can't install or update software .
It started with Update Manager constantly recycling and not updating. When it starts it shows 295 files and 308MB waiting to download. When I click on 'Install Updates' it appears to go through the process, and then presents me with the same 'waiting to install' window again - and again, and again - in fact as many times as I care to click the 'Install Updates' button. No error messages appear. The 'Settings' button produces the same apparent process as the 'Install Updates' button, but doesn't present me with any other screen.
I've tried all the solutions I could find on these forums and nothing works. The sudo suggestions for Terminal usually produce error codes. adjusting a line in the 'hosts' file. When I tried this I was presented with the obstacle of not having access to the read-only file, and no matter how much I searched I couldn't find how to gain access . While investigating all these possible solutions, I was directed in turn to the Software Sources and Synaptic Package Manager applications, but when I attempted to start them, 'Starting Administrative Application' appeared briefly on the taskbar - and then disappeared!
I've just installed ubuntu 10.04 and see that there are a two type installation software? why there are two things? What are the benefits of these two? What are the Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager?