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Old 08-05-2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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apt-get problems


I tried to install ntp through apt-get, but it failed. I dont want to bother messing with it to install it, so i just forgot about it but now when I try to apt-get install anything I get the following

machination-deb:/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-rc3# apt-get install insertpkghere
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
dpkg is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 31 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up ntp (4.2.2+dfsg-1) ...
useradd: invalid numeric argument 'ntp'
adduser: `/usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/ntp -g ntp -s /bin/false -u 106 ntp' returned error code 3. Exiting.
chown: `ntp:ntp': invalid user
useradd: invalid numeric argument 'ntp'
adduser: `/usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/ntp -g ntp -s /bin/false -u 106 ntp' returned error code 3. Exiting.
chown: `ntp:ntp': invalid user
/etc/init.d/ntp: user ntp does not exist
invoke-rc.d: initscript ntp, action "stop" failed.
dpkg: error processing ntp (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
ntp
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
 
Old 08-05-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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Which distro are you using? The debian-package for ntp is called
openntpd, not ntp.


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Old 08-05-2006, 11:47 PM   #3
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Save yourself some hassles and install ntp-simple
 
Old 08-06-2006, 12:51 AM   #4
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well, i wish i could but I cant get rid of that error
 
  


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