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  1. #1
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    apt upgrade not working

    Hi,

    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 -

    Code:
    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
    Last edited by QIII; December 19th, 2016 at 10:40 AM. Reason: Code tags

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    Re: apt upgrade not working

    Hello!

    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.

    Thanks.

    You may wish to try dist-upgrade to see if a newer kernel, without the package issue, is available.
    Last edited by QIII; December 19th, 2016 at 10:50 AM.
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    Re: apt upgrade not working

    Since 3.13.0-79 is rather old (current is -105), one option is to mark the broken package for removal instead of install.
    Code:
    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

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