Originally Posted by rokytnji
You can try fixing Update Manager by opening a terminal and do
sudo dpkg –configure -a
1. follow the suggestions
2. conclude the “repair session”
sudo apt-get upgrade –fix-broken
reboot when done.
This worked on my 8.04 LTS install.
Thanks for your help rokytnji.
I think your help has located the bug, however, I don't know how to proceed further. Please could you help me?
This is the output I got from the terminal. Looking at this output, please could you give some specific commands for the terminal which can resolve the issue.
sp@sp-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg –configure -a
dpkg: need an action option
Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL)[*].
Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
sp@sp-desktop:~$ dpkg -Dhelp
dpkg debugging option, --debug=<octal> or -D<octal>:
number ref. in source description
1 general Generally helpful progress information
2 scripts Invocation and status of maintainer scripts
10 eachfile Output for each file processed
100 eachfiledetail Lots of output for each file processed
20 conff Output for each configuration file
200 conffdetail Lots of output for each configuration file
40 depcon Dependencies and conflicts
400 depcondetail Lots of dependencies/conflicts output
10000 triggers Trigger activation and processing
20000 triggersdetail Lots of output regarding triggers
40000 triggersstupid Silly amounts of output regarding triggers
1000 veryverbose Lots of drivel about eg the dpkg/info directory
2000 stupidlyverbose Insane amounts of drivel
Debugging options are be mixed using bitwise-or.
Note that the meanings and values are subject to change.
sp@sp-desktop:~$ dpkg --force-help
dpkg forcing options - control behaviour when problems found:
warn but continue: --force-<thing>,<thing>,...
stop with error: --refuse-<thing>,<thing>,... | --no-force-<thing>,...
all [!] Set all force options
downgrade[*] Replace a package with a lower version
configure-any Configure any package which may help this one
hold Process incidental packages even when on hold
bad-path PATH is missing important programs, problems likely
not-root Try to (de)install things even when not root
overwrite Overwrite a file from one package with another
overwrite-diverted Overwrite a diverted file with an undiverted version
bad-verify Install a package even if it fails authenticity check
depends-version [!] Turn dependency version problems into warnings
depends [!] Turn all dependency problems into warnings
confnew [!] Always use the new config files, don't prompt
confold [!] Always use the old config files, don't prompt
confdef [!] Use the default option for new config files if one
is available, don't prompt. If no default can be found,
you will be prompted unless one of the confold or
confnew options is also given
confmiss [!] Always install missing config files
breaks [!] Install even if it would break another package
conflicts [!] Allow installation of conflicting packages
architecture [!] Process even packages with wrong architecture
overwrite-dir [!] Overwrite one package's directory with another's file
remove-reinstreq [!] Remove packages which require installation
remove-essential [!] Remove an essential package
WARNING - use of options marked [!] can seriously damage your installation.
Forcing options marked[*] are enabled by default.