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failed update - cannot install

Postby mkaut on Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:00 pm

Hello,

I had run update (only level 3 applications), but it failed. The log file is attached.
Now it looks like I cannot even install new stuff, as Synaptic comes with this message:
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E: procps: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: exim4-base: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: exim4-daemon-light: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
E: avahi-daemon: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: bluez: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: cups: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
E: cups-pdf: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
E: gdm3: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: ppp: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
E: pptp-linux: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
E: ufw: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: wvdial: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

Any suggestions how to clean the mess?

I am running LMDE 201012, x64 ed.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Michal
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:48 pm

I had a problem just like that when I installed Google Earth on Debian 6 yesterday. If I remember correctly what worked was:
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sudo dpkg -i -f

That made apt find the missing dependencies and finish installing.
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby mkaut on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:03 pm

tdockery97 wrote:I had a problem just like that when I installed Google Earth on Debian 6 yesterday. If I remember correctly what worked was:
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sudo dpkg -i -f

That made apt find the missing dependencies and finish installing.


Thanks, but the command does not work as written .. and even if it did, I do not think this is a dependency problem. The problem is that the configuration scripts of the packages failed..

(Hopefully) more on target: the first error messages from the configuration script are
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Setting up procps (1:3.2.8-10) ...
insserv: warning: script 'K25vpnagentd_init' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'vpnagentd_init' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: There is a loop at service rc.local if started
insserv: There is a loop between service rc.local and udev if started
insserv:  loop involving service udev at depth 1
insserv: There is a loop at service vpnagentd_init if started
insserv: There is a loop between service rc.local and checkroot if started
insserv:  loop involving service checkroot at depth 2
insserv:  loop involving service keyboard-setup at depth 1
insserv: Starting vpnagentd_init depends on rc.local and therefore on system facility `$all' which can not be true!

where the last line is there repeated many times.

Any idea how to fixed it?
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby GSXR750L on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:24 pm

Package Manager - top left - Edit - Fix Broken Packages

only a guess as I don't really know :oops:
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby mkaut on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:06 pm

Thanks, I have not noticed that in the menu .. but it did not help.

At the end, I found the source of the problem: it was Cisco's AnyConnect VPN-klient, which I got installed from my university's web page. It put itself into /etc/init.d in some strange way, breaking post-install scripts and thus the whole package manager.
Un-installing it solved the problem. :)
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby pmaster82 on Tue May 15, 2012 3:43 pm

Just wanted to comment on this topic even though its a year old. I had the exact same problem, I was unable to install anything...it took me a few days to figure it out and fall on this thread. Cisco's Anyconnect VPN problem screws up with linux mint somehow and prevents anything from being installed afterwards... I removed it and everything is fine again.

So thumbs up and thanks for problem/solution.

Cheers (I created an account JUST to be able to reply!)
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Re: failed update - cannot install

Postby anigramp on Sun May 27, 2012 7:04 am

Good comment from pmaster82. I have this problem as well (on LMDE), but I need the Cisco Anyconnect VPN to avoid some uncomfortable trips to work :cry:

I found that I was able to fix up the package management side of things by moving the VPN startup script:
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mv /etc/init.d/vpnagentd_init /etc


Just have to remember to startup the VPN manually before trying to connect:
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sudo /etc/vpnagentd_init
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