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Thread: dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):

  1. #1
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    Exclamation dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):

    I keep getting the following error when trying to install anything. I installed Chrome (not Chromium) first thing and it was fine. But upates through apt-get and restricted extra through apt-get don't seem to install I get the following message.

    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 quantal/non-free libavutil-extra-51 amd64 6:0.8.4ubuntu0.12.10.1+medibuntu1 [106 kB]
    Fetched 106 kB in 9s (11.6 kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 152897 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace libavutil-extra-51:amd64 6:0.8.4ubuntu0.12.10.1 (using .../libavutil-extra-51_6%3a0.8.4ubuntu0.12.10.1+medibuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement libavutil-extra-51:amd64 ...
    dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting configuration.

    Setting up libavutil-extra-51:amd64 (6:0.8.4ubuntu0.12.10.1+medibuntu1) ...
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    I installed Ubuntu with WUBI on a 64 bit windows 7 machine.

  2. #2
    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):

    What happens when you reinstall freepats

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Washington DC
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):

    what he said -- run it from terminal, it might be easier to spot the issue.

    cd /var/cache/apt/archive
    sudo dpkg -i freepats*

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Lightbulb Re: dpkg: error processing freepats (--configure):

    I fixed it the hard way. I uninstalled Wubi and installed Ubuntu directly from DVD. No problems now. I have read several posts that stated Wubi is not the way to go and after this I would have to agree.

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