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    Can I break dpkg?

    I can't get flashplugin-nonfree to work; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree outputs the following:

    2010-02-17 21:57:46 (527 KB/s) - `./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.45.2.orig.tar.gz' saved [4028753/4028753]

    Download done.
    cp: cannot stat `WeiDU': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `WeiGUI': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `WeInstall': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `tisunpack': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `tolower': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weidu': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weigui': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weinstall': No such file or directory
    dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    flashplugin-installer
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    the cp's and ln's are from an install.sh from weidu-linux. apparently, i have compiled things in a terrible way. (i'm pretty sure i tried "make install.sh" and then "sudo checkinstall" and the package never went through, but now...)

    now, i'm not so worried about the flash because any time i use apt-get this script of cp's and ln's runs (on the other hand, flash is the only package not working, so maybe this is just a cosmetic issue...). for example, ace of penguins outputs the same stuff (but at least it runs).

    I don't want help with the flash issue--i just want my apt-get / dpkg to be clean again! i'll never try to run baldur's gate with weidu mod's again, i promise!

    Karmic Koala, please let me watch hulu again...

    izak

    p.s. baldur's gate runs great.

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    Re: Can I break dpkg?

    i have tried to uninstall the offending flash, reinstall, and nothing brings it back. always the same error.

    have tried
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo dpkg audit
    sudo dpkg --config flashplugin-installer
    sudo apt-get install -f

    have tried deleting what others have called "offending files" in var/lib/dpkg/info (some prerms and such) and var/cache/apt (the packages themselves).

    have not tried getting the binary from flash website, but getting their tarball and following the instructions on adobe's website does nothing (unpack tarball to desktop, navigate terminal to desktop, type "./flashplugin-installer" and nothing happens).

    thanks for your help

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    results of sudo apt-get update and upgrade

    frankie@frankie-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [189B]
    Hit http://download.virtualbox.org karmic Release.gpg
    Ign http://download.virtualbox.org karmic/non-free Translation-en_US
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://download.virtualbox.org karmic Release
    Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable Release [2,540B]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable/main Packages [871B]
    Hit http://download.virtualbox.org karmic/non-free Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/universe Packages
    Fetched 3,600B in 1s (2,314B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    frankie@frankie-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    2 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    Setting up flashplugin-installer (10.0.45.2ubuntu0.9.10.1) ...
    Downloading...
    --2010-02-17 22:51:47-- http://archive.canonical.com/pool/pa....2.orig.tar.gz
    Resolving archive.canonical.com... 91.189.90.142
    Connecting to archive.canonical.com|91.189.90.142|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4028753 (3.8M) [application/x-gzip]
    Saving to: `./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.45.2.orig.tar.gz'

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    2010-02-17 22:52:15 (144 KB/s) - `./adobe-flashplugin_10.0.45.2.orig.tar.gz' saved [4028753/4028753]

    Download done.
    cp: cannot stat `WeiDU': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `WeiGUI': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `WeInstall': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `tisunpack': No such file or directory
    cp: cannot stat `tolower': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weidu': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weigui': No such file or directory
    ln: creating symbolic link `/home/vbigiani/bin/weinstall': No such file or directory
    dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-nonfree:
    flashplugin-nonfree depends on flashplugin-installer; however:
    Package flashplugin-installer is not configured yet.
    dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--configure):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    flashplugin-installer
    flashplugin-nonfree
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    frankie@frankie-desktop:~$

    why on earth does apt-get's calling dpkg do that freaking weidu stuff? i am beginning to care less about flash and more about this error... which is sad because i really just want to watch hulu...

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    Angry the urgency

    finally, i must appeal to the humanity of the ubuntu forums: my girlfriend is going to kill me if she figures out that i broke the tv with baldur's gate... kill me...

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    Re: Can I break dpkg?


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    Re: Can I break dpkg?

    i don't think i double posted; the concern in the other thread is how to fix flash. the concern in this thread is "what is up with my dpkg?"

    i should not have used my broken flash installs as an example; even installing ace of penguins brings up that strange weidu stuff when apt calls dpkg.

    the only difference is that ace of penguins works while flash does not.

    but here i am concerned about my dpkg--how can i clean out that weidu stuff?

    izak

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    Re: Can I break dpkg?

    Attempting to reinstall dpkg through Synaptic tries to reinstall the flashplugin components, returns the following error:

    E: flashplugin-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    E: flashplugin-nonfree: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    Also, still coughing up weird baldur's gate crap.

    izak

    edit: after sudo dpkg --purge flashcrapola, reinstalling dpkg through synaptic seems to go fine, but the details tab ends with "setting up dpkg" and nothing further...

    edit: further info--now ace of penguins installs through synaptic without the strange weidu/baldur's gate stuff, but it doesn't show up in the menus (have to go to /usr/games). HOWEVER, flashplugin and such still produce the strange baldur's gate scripts and still don't work.

    What exactly is going on when apt-get calls dpkg such that it always runs these scripts? If someone could guide me through a strace, it would be greatly appreciated...
    Last edited by kazinnud; February 18th, 2010 at 08:26 PM. Reason: more info

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    Re: Can I break dpkg?

    solved

    the problem was a stray file named "install" from the weidu for linux pack which had made its way into /usr/local/sbin

    when installing the flashplugin-installer, dpkg would call this broken install file and screw everything up.

    so, flashplugin was never really the problem. i had screwed up dpkg. i didn't know it would look in /usr/local/sbin so i never thought that putting that install file in there (and, and!--adding it to $PATH) would be a problem.

    i really suck at linux.

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