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  1. #1
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    update manager fails to install update packages

    everytime I try to use the update manager I always get a package installation fail. I clicked the details tab and got this:

    installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 53%% Extracting templates from packages: 100%%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Extracting templates from packages: 53%% Extracting templates from packages: 100%%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Extracting templates from packages: 53%% Extracting templates from packages: 100%%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Extracting templates from packages: 53%% Extracting templates from packages: 100%%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5%% (Reading database ... 10%% (Reading database ... 15%% (Reading database ... 20%% (Reading database ... 25%% (Reading database ... 30%% (Reading database ... 35%% (Reading database ... 40%% (Reading database ... 45%% (Reading database ... 50%% (Reading database ... 55%% (Reading database ... 60%% (Reading database ... 65%% (Reading database ... 70%% (Reading database ... 75%% (Reading database ... 80%% (Reading database ... 85%% (Reading database ... 90%% (Reading database ... 95%% (Reading database ... 100%% (Reading database ... 190359 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking sysvutils (from .../sysvutils_2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.1_amd64.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvutils_2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/mesg.1.gz', which is also in package sysvinit-utils 2.88dsf-13.10ubuntu11.1
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvutils_2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.1_amd64.deb
    Error in function:
    SystemError: E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    so is it something wrong with my computer? or packages i need to find and delete?
    Btw: pretty new to ubuntu so i don't know what this means.....yet
    Last edited by Hobo4bob; June 6th, 2013 at 03:56 PM.

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    Re: update manager fails to install update packages

    Try this from TERMINAL [ctrl+alt+T]: Run the commands one by one
    Code:
    sudo -i
    dpkg --purge sysvutils
    apt-get remove --purge sysvutils
    apt-get clean
    apt-get autoremove
    apt-get -f install
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    apt-get install sysvutils
    exit
    If you still get errors post the output of 'sudo apt-get update' here.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: update manager fails to install update packages

    Quote Originally Posted by fantab View Post
    Try this from TERMINAL [ctrl+alt+T]: Run the commands one by one
    Code:
    sudo -i
    dpkg --purge sysvutils
    apt-get remove --purge sysvutils
    apt-get clean
    apt-get autoremove
    apt-get -f install
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    apt-get install sysvutils
    exit
    If you still get errors post the output of 'sudo apt-get update' here.
    Did all of this when i used update manager again still gave me the same error Btw: while i was in the root accout when i ran the depackage command and the purge on the sysvutils it said it was never installed even when i reran this whole entire command line again

    here is what came up when i did sudo apt-get update:
    slashdot@shuttle:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for slashdot:
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise Release
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release
    Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages
    Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Translation-en_US
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Translation-en
    Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
    Reading package lists... Done

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    Re: update manager fails to install update packages

    You have LUCID and HARDY repos in the sources.list. How did you manage that? You should not have them. Thats the problem.

    You have to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file:

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    Sources file will open with gedit. DELETE all the line that contain terms. 'hardy' and/or 'lucid'. Save the file an run 'sudo apt-get update'...
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: update manager fails to install update packages

    Thanks for all the help fantab it worked.

    P.S. do you know a place where i can learn more about linux (distro: ubuntu) so i don't have to worry about problems like these again?

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