What were you installing when the problem occurred? Was it an upgrade or dist-upgrade?
Try running "apt-get clean" to purge your cache of packages and force it to download them again. I don't know if that will help, but it might fix things if you have a corrupt package.
You can also try running "apt-get reinstall" on the individual packages one at a time. I don't know if that will work either, but if apt will let you do it, it might help you narrow down which package(s) are causing the problem.
Edit: There are also two flags that might help you. -V will give you a verbose output, and -s will run a simulated action instead of the real thing. They might help you in your diagnosis.
Last edited by David the H.; 05-11-2006 at 12:53 AM.