[SOLVED] Can not install new software on my system
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When I try to download new software or upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 I get this error message:
dpkg: syntax error: unknown user'amavis' in stateoverride file
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned and error code(2)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
June 2005 Stephan789, using Debian Etch, posted this question and the answer is:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
Being new to this how do you go about deleteing /var/lib/dpkg/stateoverride and /var/lib/dpkg/lock.
Will this also work on Ubuntu 12.04?
This is also the only place this past week I have found an answer.
Have tried both.
Tried sudo dpkg --configure -a and got no response.
sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libva-x11-1 libxcb-keysyms1 libbluray1 libresid-builder0c2a libxcb-xv0
libtar0 libgmtk0 libcddb2 libdvbpsi7 libvlc5 libupnp3 libaacs0 libcrystalhd3
libxcb-randr0 libxcb-composite0 libgmtk0-data libsidplay2 libvdpau1 vlc-data
libvlccore5 libgmlib0 libebml3 libmatroska5 libsdl-image1.2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 62 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/116 kB of archives.
After this operation, 408 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
syntax error: unknown user 'amavis' in statoverride file
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)