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Old 04-02-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
pcamina
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Angry Package operation failed


Ubuntu 14.10 runs great on my laptop but I think I have dependency problems because EVERY time I install or remove software I get the following error message. However everything seems to run just fine...

"Package operation failed"
"The installation or removal of a software package failed."


...and details shows a massive list of gobbledygook with a lot of:

"insserv: Starting vpnagentd_init depends on rc.local and therefore on system facility `$all' which can not be true!"


I can post the whole message but I'll wait for feedback first.
 
Old 04-02-2015, 11:15 PM   #2
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How exactly are you trying to install or remove software? Are you using the terminal with apt-get or are you using a graphical application?
 
Old 04-02-2015, 11:54 PM   #3
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You have installed some "foreign" or badly packaged software that breaks your init script dependencies.
Read the messages to find out which, and remove or fix it.
 
Old 04-03-2015, 12:17 AM   #4
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The message pops up after I install from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Somewhere along the line I must have installed badly packaged software - I would guess it is Cisco VPN. For business reasons I had to install a few packages outside Canonical when I first set up the PC so I used "apt-get" somewhat freely.
 
Old 04-03-2015, 12:20 AM   #5
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Try to apt-get install your software. It may give you a better error message.
 
Old 04-03-2015, 01:29 AM   #6
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The message pops up after I install from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Somewhere along the line I must have installed badly packaged software - I would guess it is Cisco VPN. For business reasons I had to install a few packages outside Canonical when I first set up the PC so I used "apt-get" somewhat freely.
What have you tried to install outside of canonical?
 
Old 04-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #7
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It was Cisco VPN software. I was able to clean it up (I think) with "sudo apt-get autoremove" etc etc

Thanks for your help in getting me started.
 
  


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