View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot Upgrade 9.10 Packages

February 28th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I have not been able to upgrade any of my 9.10 karmic packages for about a week now. I have attempted to do so using both the Update Manager Gnome tool and the terminal command "sudo apt-get upgrade". Using the terminal command gives me (at the end of the resulting process) the following:

"dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
" syntax error: unknown group 'Debian-exim' in statoverride file
"E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)"

The last thing I remember doing before I started having this problem was to upgrade Firefox to version 3.6 and Thunderbird to version 3.0.

Any ideas about how I can get out of my current fix?

Update: Problem solved. Best answer was provided in the last comment in this old note from Australia here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=617496 .