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    unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same error

    unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same error

    I am logged in as root, using ubuntu 10.10 on desktop.,I was trying to configure LAMP server and I ended up deleting some files alongway.,and now I am unable to install any packages thru CLI or GUI.,the error i am getting when i try on CLI or GUI is --

    E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'libattr1'.Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2)

    Also tried with: apt-get install tasksel && tasksel install lamp-server and it gives out error as : tasksel: aptitude failed (100)

    Please suggest on what has to be done.,

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by khoshalar; March 5th, 2013 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same err

    You will have to do a new install. It has expired.
    Versions and release & support until dates:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_...em%29#Releases
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

    You need to backup /home and a list of installed applications. If you have a separate /home, just make a list of installed apps and reinstall.


    Oldfred's list of stuff to backup May 2011:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748541
    backup the following:

    1. /home (Users' personal files and settings) including keys in ~/.gnupg
    2. /etc (System-wide configuration settings)
    3. /var/spool/cron/crontabs (Commands which run automatically)
    4. The script to generate the backup
    5. list of installed applications
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same err

    I am newbie nd am sorry for asking this --
    but apart from doing a new install as stated above --is there any way this issue can be fixed -- bcuz this is my work lapi and I am not clear about the new installation.please suggest

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    Re: unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same err

    Do what the error message suggests, i.e. deactivate immediate configuration for install of libattr1.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false install libattr1
    Last edited by schragge; March 5th, 2013 at 09:01 PM.

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    Re: unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same err

    apt-get anything will not work, it obsolete.

    Someone did post that there are archives somewhere and with some effort you can connect to those just to add a package, but nothing is maintained. You would have to search forum for support of versions that are past their support by dates.
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    Re: unable to install any packages in command line or thru synaptic.,getting same err

    Well, the repositories are available at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/

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