apt-get upgrade: dpkg error
From: Frank Hrebabetzky (frankh_at_terra.com.br)
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 21:10:00 -0300 (BRT) To: email@example.com
When I executed "apt-get upgrade", it cycled through
"Preparing to replace ..."
"Unpacking replacement ..."
some times until ending with
"Unpacking replacement librpm4 ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"
The story behind (for whom it interests):
After some weeks (!) configuring my new Debian 3.0 stable distribution, I
was able to produce something worth printing, but not to print. I had
From a discussion on this forum I got the impression that lprng was better
and installed it together with magicfilter, just that magicfilter didn't
install any printer driver. So I tried to install the testing
version of lprng and magicfilter, but that required a newer version af
some library too.
So I fed some internet addresses with testing packages in my
/etc/apt/sources.list and called "apt-get upgrade". I was informed that
470MB would be downloaded. So I cancelled, shut down the system and
returned at midnight, when the local phone company has a flat rate. For
the next four nights, I called "apt-get upgrade" at midnight and armed my
alarm clock for 6:00 am when the flat rate ends to interrupt the upgrade.
Yesterday at 6:00 am the download was complete and the system began to
ask long lists of configuration questions. After some time I interrupted
the PPP connection because my budget is limited, which provoked an error
message. As 6 hours of sleep is not enough for me, I shut the system down
and went to bed again.
Half an hour ago, I established the connection to my internet provider and
called "apt-get upgrade". Result: see above.
Somehow I know what is wrong: It is simply that nothing works in Debian
out of the box. Just that this insight doesn't help me.
So somebody could please:
1. indicate me the next step
2. give me a good argument that I am not walking in a circle?
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