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OlivierJ 10-06-2008 02:33 AM

Error code 2
 
Hi,

I'm getting an error when updating my Linux Distrib.( Ubuntu 8.04)

dpkg: syntax error: unknown user 'jabber' in statoverride file
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

There is no user jabber on the computer.

Can somebody help me.

jailbait 10-06-2008 01:19 PM

You occasionally get this type of error when the developer makes a mistake in his install script and includes his user name in some of the install script commands. See if you can find the source and install the package from source.

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Steve Stites

P.S. If you are handy with scripting you could debug the install script and send the bug fix to the developer.

OlivierJ 10-10-2008 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jailbait (Post 3301975)
You occasionally get this type of error when the developer makes a mistake in his install script and includes his user name in some of the install script commands. See if you can find the source and install the package from source.

--------------------
Steve Stites

P.S. If you are handy with scripting you could debug the install script and send the bug fix to the developer.

Hi,

I actually cannot install anything on it as i get the same error. can recomend me a script debugger to clear out this user?


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