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Old 02-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Error Installing the "linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic" update.

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 7.10

I've been trying to install the Headers update but I keep getting the error below.

I've checked the folder which is throwing up the error but it does not exists. When i try to create it using "sudo mkdir dvb" in the folder I keep getting a "permission denied" error.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/581kB of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 121008 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic 2.6.22-14.51 (using .../linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic_2.6.22-14.52_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic_2.6.22-14.52_i386.deb (--unpack):
 unable to stat `./usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic/include/config/dvb' (which I was about to install): Permission denied
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I've tried to force the install but i get the same error.

Can anyone help?


Old 02-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware / GoboLinux / LFS / VoidLinux
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Compiling on ubuntu is a pain.

I advise you to either stick to its binary packages,
or switch to a better distribution, for example gentoo.

They will teach you how to compile something.

If you want beauty though, use Gobolinux. Its design
beats gentoo easily (though Gentoo has a lot more users)


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