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    problems with an empty filename

    first things first, I'm new to ubuntu and am really enjoying it except for a couple things, this is probably the most aggravating problem I'm having. any help would be much appreciated.

    here is my error
    Code:
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/acpid_1.0.6-9ubuntu4.8.10.2_i386.deb: files list file for package `libedataserver1.2-11' contains empty filename
    i get a variation of this same error with pretty much everything i try to install now. ex.

    Code:
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/python-problem-report_0.119.2_all.deb: files list file for package `libedataserver1.2-11' contains empty filename
    suggestions? help? encouragement? a cup of coffee? anything is good.

    thanks
    ferf

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    Re: problems with an empty filename

    Try to clean out the cache and then update your system again.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

    Got most of my golden beans at an auction on eBay (with a couple of free drinks).

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    Re: problems with an empty filename

    Try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    ... in a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)

    * Like Taurus said.

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    Re: problems with an empty filename

    Code:
    (Reading database ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/acpid_1.0.6-9ubuntu4.8.10.2_i386.deb (--unpack):
     files list file for package `libedataserver1.2-11' contains empty filename
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /var/cache/apt/archives/acpid_1.0.6-9ubuntu4.8.10.2_i386.deb
    Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    this is just the error code, you want to see everything it showed me?

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    Re: problems with an empty filename

    You might get some clues here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2938785

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=21672

    I´m guessing you still have some 8.10 repos listed in your sources list and they are not co-operating so could you post that:
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    You can comment out the offending line like this:

    Code:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    (It will be a different entry to this containing 8.10 details)

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