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Old 10-19-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Error installing with apt-get in Ubuntu

Im running the newest version of Ubuntu and im getting errors when installing with apt-get. as root running apt-get install zsnes i get this error.

(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libao2_0.8.8-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
files list file for package `perl' is missing final newline
Errors were encountered while processing:
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Ive read up on other forums and here's what ive done.

apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get clean
cleared out /var/cache/apt/archive and mkdir partial

and none of my partitions are full.

apt has been working fine for several weeks since I've installed, but now not so much.

Old 10-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Try running:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Old 10-20-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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Same error with apt-get.
Old 10-20-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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A simulated install on gutsy seems to work:
$ apt-get -s install zsnes
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Inst zsnes (1.510-1 Ubuntu:7.10/gutsy)
Conf zsnes (1.510-1 Ubuntu:7.10/gutsy)
Not much direct help I fear, just another data point. Best wishes ... makyo
Old 10-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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Here's another interesting part of the problem. The GUI software manager is also mising from my system>admin menu.


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