[SOLVED] Linux Mint 14 Aptitude Failure (Software manager too)
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Linux Mint 14 Aptitude Failure (Software manager too)
updates will NOT install
1. the "sudo aptitude safe-upgrade" output decribing the error and some list dls for reference
" Get: 12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mqchael/pipelight/ubuntu/ quantal/main pipelight-multi amd64 0.2.6~ubuntu12.10.1 [529 kB]
Fetched 33.2 MB in 56s (593 kB/s)
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
files list file for package 'udev' is missing final newline
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover: "
It did not recover, crash.
Anyone know how to fix this? Anyone else using Mint 14 suddenly unable to update? Anyone got a cool command line script that clears this up? I'm new to this forum, any help would be greatly appreciated.
imauser$ aptitude show udev
Automatically installed: no
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email@example.com>
Uncompressed Size: 1,021 k
Depends: libacl1 (>= 2.2.51-8), libc6 (>= 2.10), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libselinux1 (>= 1.32), upstart-job, libudev0 (>= 175), module-init-tools (>= 3.2.1-0ubuntu3),
initramfs-tools (>= 0.92bubuntu63), procps, adduser, util-linux (> 2.15~rc2), upstart (>= 1.4-0ubuntu6)
Provided by: udev
Description: rule-based device node and kernel event manager
udev is a collection of tools and a daemon to manage events received from the kernel and deal with them in user-space. Primarily this involves creating and removing device nodes
in /dev when hardware is discovered or removed from the system.
Events are received via kernel netlink messaged and processed according to rules in /etc/udev/rules.d and /lib/udev/rules.d, altering the name of the device node, creating
additional symlinks or calling other tools and programs including those to load kernel modules and initialise the device.
it says it conflicts with udev, which makes no sense to me. Anyways just more pieces to the puzzle, any help would be great thanks again.
Thanks, added a \n to the end of my /var/lib/dpkg/info/udev.list file using vim (equal to you echo command, which the old girl was giving me guff about), which I aquired from an ubuntu website.
cleaned out the repo lists
and it is currently unpacking, preparing, setting up and I hope (knock on wood) installing the 66 packages that had built up since I apparently couruptted my udev.list file.
Thanks business_kid, less than 10 min after my post I recieved help.
seems to be a good forum.
hope i can contribute on the helping side soon
jimi c (sorry about horrible spelling)