View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Bad update

October 16th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I was installing the latest updates when the update manager suddenly quit. Now, I can't get it to run at all. I tried to run

sudo apt-get install -f
but after reading the package lists it comes back with

segmentation tree faulty...50%

Anyone what I should do to fix this?

October 17th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Try removing or moving out of the way the /var/cache/apt/*.bin files then run
sudo apt-get update afterwards, this should regenerate the files.

October 17th, 2008, 12:54 AM
worked like a charm. Any effects from removing those files permanently?

October 17th, 2008, 01:20 AM
I don't think there will be any problems removing them. I haven't encountered any. You can always keep them for awhile and delete them at a later date.