View Full Version : [ubuntu] Emerald not installing or working.

January 3rd, 2009, 06:23 AM
I cant install emerald, and when I do I cant apply a theme.

This is what I get in the terminal:

taylor@taylor-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install emerald
[sudo] password for taylor:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.27-7 linux-wlan-ng-doc linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
emerald libemeraldengine0
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/342kB of archives.
After this operation, 1712kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Selecting previously deselected package libemeraldengine0.
(Reading database ... 124612 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libemeraldengine0 (from .../libemeraldengine0_0.7.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package emerald.
Unpacking emerald (from .../emerald_0.7.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up system-tools-backends (2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1) ...
* Starting System Tools Backends system-tools-backends invoke-rc.d: initscript system-tools-backends, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing system-tools-backends (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up libemeraldengine0 (0.7.2-0ubuntu2) ...

Setting up emerald (0.7.2-0ubuntu2) ...

Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

January 3rd, 2009, 07:42 AM
Have a look at this bug (http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+source/system-tools-backends/+bug/294389), there is a work around posted that solves the sytem-tools-backend no installing problem.