View Full Version : [ubuntu] problems with an empty filename

April 30th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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
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 filenamei get a variation of this same error with pretty much everything i try to install now. ex.

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


April 30th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Try to clean out the cache and then update your system again.

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Bucky Ball
April 30th, 2009, 04:20 PM

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

* Like Taurus said. :)

April 30th, 2009, 04:33 PM
(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:
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?

Bucky Ball
May 1st, 2009, 02:42 AM
You might get some clues here:



Im guessing you still have some 8.10 repos listed in your sources list and they are not co-operating so could you post that:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

You can comment out the offending line like this:

# deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe

(It will be a different entry to this containing 8.10 details)