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September 23rd, 2011, 07:03 PM
Why do I need multiarch support on 32bit??? How do I enable it?

This message is driving me nuts:

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

Defaults to on which will cause APT to install essential and
important packages as fast as possible in the install/upgrade
operation. This is done to limit the effect of a failing dpkg(1)
call: If this option is disabled APT does treat an important
package in the same way as an extra package: Between the unpacking
of the important package A and his configuration can then be many
other unpack or configuration calls, e.g. for package B which has
no relation to A, but causes the dpkg call to fail (e.g. because
maintainer script of package B generates an error) which results in
a system state in which package A is unpacked but unconfigured -
each package depending on A is now no longer guaranteed to work as
their dependency on A is not longer satisfied. The immediate
configuration marker is also applied to all dependencies which can
generate a problem if the dependencies e.g. form a circle as a
dependency with the immediate flag is comparable with a
Pre-Dependency. So in theory it is possible that APT encounters a
situation in which it is unable to perform immediate configuration,
errors out and refers to this option so the user can deactivate the
immediate configuration temporarily to be able to perform an
install/upgrade again. Note the use of the word "theory" here as
this problem was only encountered by now in real world a few times
in non-stable distribution versions and was caused by wrong
dependencies of the package in question or by a system in an
already broken state, so you should not blindly disable this option
as the mentioned scenario above is not the only problem immediate
configuration can help to prevent in the first place. Before a big
operation like dist-upgrade is run with this option disabled it
should be tried to explicitly install the package APT is unable to
configure immediately, but please make sure to report your problem
also to your distribution and to the APT team with the buglink
below so they can work on improving or correcting the upgrade

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!

September 27th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Reinstalled again.

October 12th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Reinstalled again.

Thaks but reinstall the SO or the package with this error