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    installing tex-common

    Hi All,
    This appears to be a long-running problem and hopefully somebody will be able to help me sort it out. I am trying to install XeLaTeX and running into issues with tex-common throwing dependency issues. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    Based on previous posts, I first removed all previous versions tex on my machine.
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --force-all --purge texlive-latex-base-doc
    sudo apt-get remove --purge tex-common texlive-*
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    Based on previous posts I first tried installing tex-common by itself first, and then the remaining tex packages
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install tex-common 
    sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex
    Now this actually makes XeLaTeX work, I can compile documents using TexMaker, but when I run
    Code:
     sudo apt-get upgrade
    I get a whole list of errors thrown:
    Code:
    dpkg: error processing package tex-common (--configure):
     subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-base:
     texlive-latex-base depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    ...
     Errors were encountered while processing:
     tex-common
     texlive-latex-base
     tipa
     texlive-latex-recommended
     texlive-pictures
     texlive-latex-extra
     texlive-xetex
     texlive-generic-recommended
     texlive-pstricks
     prosper
     texlive-extra-utils
     texlive-font-utils
     texlive-fonts-recommended
     texlive-fonts-recommended-doc
     texlive-latex-base-doc
     texlive-latex-extra-doc
     texlive-latex-recommended-doc
     texlive-pictures-doc
     texlive-pstricks-doc
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    The version of tex-common installed is 6.04. Most solutions I have seen have simply involved uninstalling and trying again, e.g.:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/80820...ubuntu-16-04-1
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/74458...t-dependencies
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/51284...untu-14-04-lts


    If anybody can give me some pointers it would be, as always, deeply appreciated

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    Re: installing tex-common

    You can run apt-get install -f.
    From this:
    Code:
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-base:  texlive-latex-base depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    Code:
    sudo apt install -f
    Post back any errors.
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    Re: installing tex-common

    Thanks. Here is the full (long) return:

    Code:
    sudo apt install -f
    
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    19 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Setting up tex-common (6.04) ...
    Running mktexlsr. This may take some time... done.
    Running updmap-sys. This may take some time... 
    updmap-sys failed. Output has been stored in
    /tmp/updmap.PTxy13OE
    Please include this file if you report a bug.
    
    
    Sometimes, not accepting conffile updates in /etc/texmf/updmap.d
    causes updmap-sys to fail.  Please check for files with extension
    .dpkg-dist or .ucf-dist in this directory
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package tex-common (--configure):
     subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
         dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-base:
     texlive-latex-base depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-base (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tipa:
     tipa depends on texlive-latex-base; however:
      Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
     tipa depends on tex-common (>= 3); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package tipa (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-recommended:
     texlive-latex-recommended depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
     texlive-latex-recommended depends on texlive-latex-base (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-recommended (--coNo apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                       No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                                              No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                       No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                nfigure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-pictures:
     texlive-pictures depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
     texlive-pictures depends on texlive-latex-recommended (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-recommended is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-pictures (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-extra:
     texlive-latex-extra depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
     texlive-latex-extra depends on texlive-latex-recommended (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-recommended is not configured yet.
     texlive-latex-extra depends on texlive-pictures (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-pictures is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-extra (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfiguNo apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
     No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                   red
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-xetex:
     texlive-xetex depends on tipa (>= 2:1.2-2.1); however:
      Package tipa is not configured yet.
     texlive-xetex depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
     texlive-xetex depends on texlive-latex-base (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
     texlive-xetex depends on texlive-latex-extra (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-extra is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-xetex (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-generic-recommended:
     texlive-generic-recommended depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-generic-recommended (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-pstricks:
     texlive-pstricks depends on texlive-pictures (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-pictures is not configured yet.
     texlive-pstricks depends on texlive-generic-recommended (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-generic-recommended is not configured yet.
     texlive-pstricks depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-pstricks (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of prosper:
     prosper depends on texlive-latex-base; however:
      Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
     prosper depends on texlive-pstricks; however:
      Package texlive-pstricks is not configured yet.
     prosper depends on texlive-latex-recommended; however:
      Package texlive-latex-recommended is not configured yet.
     prosper depends on tex-common (>= 1.10); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package prosper (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigNo apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                                                        ured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-extra-utils:
     texlive-extra-utils depends on texlive-latex-base (>= 2015); however:
      Package texlive-latex-base is not configured yet.
     texlive-extra-utils depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-extra-utils (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-font-utils:
     texlive-font-utils depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-font-utils (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-fonts-recommended:
     texlive-fonts-recommended depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-fonts-recommended (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-fonts-recommended-doc:
     texlive-fonts-recommended-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-fonts-recommended-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-base-doc:
     texlive-latex-base-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-base-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-extra-doc:
     texlive-latex-extra-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-extra-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-recommended-doc:
     texlive-latex-recommended-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-latex-recommended-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-pictures-doc:
     texlive-pictures-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-pictures-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-pstricks-doc:
     texlive-pstricks-doc depends on tex-common (>= 6); however:
      Package tex-common is not configured yet.
    
    
    dpkg: error processing package texlive-pstricks-doc (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  Errors were encountered while processing:
     tex-common
     texlive-latex-base
     tipa
     texlive-latex-recommended
     texlive-pictures
     texlive-latex-extra
     texlive-xetex
     texlive-generic-recommended
     texlive-pstricks
     prosper
     texlive-extra-utils
     texlive-font-utils
     texlive-fonts-recommended
     texlive-fonts-recommended-doc
     texlive-latex-base-doc
     texlive-latex-extra-doc
     texlive-latex-recommended-doc
     texlive-pictures-doc
     texlive-pstricks-doc
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    The contents of /tmp/updmap.PTxy13OE:


    Code:
    updmap [WARNING]: resetting $HOME value (was /home/nick) to root's actual home (/root).
    updmap will read the following updmap.cfg files (in precedence order):
      /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg
      /usr/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
      /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg
    updmap may write changes to the following updmap.cfg file:
      /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
    dvips output dir: "/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/updmap"
    pdftex output dir: "/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap"
    dvipdfmx output dir: "/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/dvipdfmx/updmap"
    updmap [ERROR]: The following map file(s) couldn't be found:
    updmap [ERROR]:     MinionPro (in /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg)
    updmap [ERROR]:     MnSymbol.Map (in /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg)
    updmap [ERROR]:     MnSymbol.map (in /root/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg)
    updmap [ERROR]: Did you run mktexlsr?
    
    
        You can disable non-existent map entries using the option
          --syncwithtrees.

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    Re: installing tex-common

    Seems we have some edgy installs:
    Code:
    19 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to think a bit here..as what to offer next.
    But lets see for now if this give us another clue..
    Code:
    sudo apt dist-upgrade
    And watch for what is being removed and installed, before proceeding.
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    Re: installing tex-common

    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    gives the same long error output

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    Re: installing tex-common

    Thought as much.
    Still thinking here:
    Lets see all packages that are not in state "installed" or "removed"
    Code:
    dpkg --list | grep -ve 'ii\|^rc'
    Post back the output of the above.
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    Re: installing tex-common

    Code:
    dpkg --list | grep -ve 'ii\|^rc'
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name                                       Version                                       Architecture Description
    +++-==========================================-=============================================-============-================================================================================
    iU  prosper                                    1.00.4+cvs.2007.05.01-4                       all          LaTeX class for writing transparencies
    iF  tex-common                                 6.04                                          all          common infrastructure for building and installing TeX
    iU  texlive-extra-utils                        2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: TeX auxiliary programs
    iU  texlive-font-utils                         2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Graphics and font utilities
    iU  texlive-fonts-recommended                  2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Recommended fonts
    iU  texlive-fonts-recommended-doc              2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-fonts-recommended
    iU  texlive-generic-recommended                2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Generic recommended packages
    iU  texlive-latex-base                         2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: LaTeX fundamental packages
    iU  texlive-latex-base-doc                     2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-latex-base
    iU  texlive-latex-extra                        2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: LaTeX additional packages
    iU  texlive-latex-extra-doc                    2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-latex-extra
    iU  texlive-latex-recommended                  2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: LaTeX recommended packages
    iU  texlive-latex-recommended-doc              2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-latex-recommended
    iU  texlive-pictures                           2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Graphics, pictures, diagrams
    iU  texlive-pictures-doc                       2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-pictures
    iU  texlive-pstricks                           2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: PSTricks
    iU  texlive-pstricks-doc                       2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-pstricks
    iU  texlive-xetex                              2015.20160320-1                               all          TeX Live: XeTeX and packages
    iU  tipa                                       2:1.3-20                                      all          system for processing phonetic symbols in LaTeX
    Interesting. The 'prosper' package I don't recognize

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    Re: installing tex-common

    Yikes!! I can not imagine how this got to such a state.
    This is going to take me some time here in how to proceed.
    Be back as soon as get something thrown together.
    Oh and this "Interesting. The 'prosper' package I don't recognize"
    Code:
    apt policy prosper
    prosper:
      Installed: 1.00.4+cvs.2007.05.01-4
      Candidate: 1.00.4+cvs.2007.05.01-4
      Version table:
     *** 1.00.4+cvs.2007.05.01-4 500
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    Last edited by 1fallen; January 17th, 2017 at 02:39 AM.
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    Re: installing tex-common

    I have the same output. I guess I just didn't notice it among everything else

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    Re: installing tex-common

    This is what is interesting:
    Code:
    iF  tex-common                                 6.04                                          all          common infrastructure for building and installing TeX
    I guess first thing to do is try to see if if can get this installed properly.
    This tells me it is not:
    Code:
    iF = Half-configured
    So lets see what happens when we give it a little tug:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --purge --force-depends texlive-lang-other texlive-latex-extra tex-common texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-pictures texlive-metapost
    And then if no bad errors are hanging us up here:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f texlive-lang-other texlive-latex-extra tex-common texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-pictures texlive-metapost
    And if all goes well do this next:
    Code:
    sudo mktexlsr
    sudo updmap-sys
    Fingers Crossed here
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