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Old 10-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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dpkg: error processing dict-xdict


i installed dict-kdict through the Kpackage Manager. After installing I am not able to install or update any software and I got the following error message in the Terminal. How to solve this issue ?



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kevin@kevin-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude
[sudo] password for kevin: 
(Reading database ... 189866 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing dict-xdict ...
invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/dictd not found.
dpkg: error processing dict-xdict (--remove):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 100
Errors were encountered while processing:
 dict-xdict
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Press return to continue.

kevin@kevin-desktop:~$

 
Old 10-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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You can try several thing on the command line.

dpkg --configure -a

dpkg-reconfigure dict-xdict

apt-get -f install dict-xdict

Not sure which one will work best in Ubuntu. If none work check your /etc/apt/sources.list then apt-get update && apt-get install dict-xdict
 
Old 10-22-2011, 05:05 AM   #3
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You can try several thing on the command line.

dpkg --configure -a

dpkg-reconfigure dict-xdict

apt-get -f install dict-xdict

Not sure which one will work best in Ubuntu. If none work check your /etc/apt/sources.list then apt-get update && apt-get install dict-xdict
the issue is solved. I did this in the terminal. It seems that the while installing software the dict-xdict made the installer to return some other value instead of '0'. Hence I made the manual return 0 and the installer proceeded with the installation process.
Code:
echo "exit 0;" | sudo tee /etc/init.d/dictd
Quote:
sudo dpkg -r dict-xdict
 
Old 10-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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Okay I leaned something new. Still think dpkg should have handled the situation but I've been wrong before.
 
Old 10-23-2011, 05:31 AM   #5
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Okay I leaned something new. Still think dpkg should have handled the situation but I've been wrong before.
i got the solution form the Ubunuforums
 
  


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