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Old 02-28-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
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Unhappy Cannot Upgrade 9.10 Packages

I have not been able to upgrade any of my 9.10 karmic packages for about a week now. I have attempted to do so using both the Update Manager Gnome tool and the terminal command "sudo apt-get upgrade". Using the terminal command gives me (at the end of the resulting process) the following:

"dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
" syntax error: unknown group 'Debian-exim' in statoverride file
"E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)"

I have tried:

#sudo apt-get update
#sudo apt-get check
#sudo apt-get upgrade

The first two of the above 3 steps work as expected. I get the reported failure message after the last (3rd) step every time.

The last thing I remember doing before I started having this problem was to upgrade Firefox to version 3.6 and Thunderbird to version 3.0.

Any ideas about how I can get out of my current fix?
Old 02-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Should do it:

sudo dpkg-statoverride --remove /etc/exim4/passwd.client
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
Should do it:

sudo dpkg-statoverride --remove /etc/exim4/passwd.client
Yes! Thank you. That did the trick. I really appreciate it.


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