View Full Version : apt upgrade not working

Georg Holzknecht
December 19th, 2016, 10:26 AM

I wanted to update Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo/Thinkpad laptop via apt update and apt upgrade.

apt update works fine.

apt upgrade downloads the needed files and crashes then with the following information - in german -

Vorkonfiguration der Pakete ...
dpkg: nicht behebbarer fataler Fehler, Abbruch:
Dateilisten-Datei des Paketes »linux-image-extra-3.13.0-79-generic« enthält leeren Dateinamen
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

How can I solve this problem?

Georg Holzknecht

December 19th, 2016, 10:45 AM

Since this is an English-speaking forum, would you please translate the text in the code tags?

There are a few people here who, like myself, also speak German. However, it is both impolite to those who speak English and detrimental to your attempt to get help when you post in another language.


You may wish to try dist-upgrade to see if a newer kernel, without the package issue, is available.

December 19th, 2016, 01:38 PM
Since 3.13.0-79 is rather old (current is -105), one option is to mark the broken package for removal instead of install.

sudo apt-mark remove linux-image-extra-3.13.0-79-generic
sudo apt-mark remove linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic
sudo apt-get upgrade