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synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:55 pm

After bad try of installing a Web Cam Synaptec stopped working, fails in dpkg while trying to uninstall camorama and camera indicator. How to restore configuration or fix synaptec.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby 67GTA on Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:07 pm

Post the error message. It usually tells you what is happening if you know where to look.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:19 pm

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Error during synapec failure in application removal.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:36 pm

Open gedit, and tell it to show line numbers in the preferences. Then open /var/lib/dpkg/status with gedit, and post the area around line 31303. It is telling you something is screwed up in that file around line 31303.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:56 pm

Area around line 31303:

Package: libgksuui1.0-1
Status: purge ok not-installed
Priority: optional
Section: libs

Package: python-orca-bòlapi

Status: purge ok not-installed
Priority: optional
Section: python

same problem during update problem:

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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:13 pm

Try to remove the bad entry. Open a terminal and run
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sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status
This will open that file with administrator rights. Then delete this and save the file:

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Package: python-orca-bòlapi
Status: purge ok not-installed
Priority: optional
Section: python


Hopefully this will make dpkg not pay any attention to the package and work normally. Just make sure the package isn't still installed.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:45 pm

New Error:

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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:08 pm

Looks like it has several corrupted packages. /var keeps backups of dpkg status. It might be easier to replace the file with one of the backup files. Open a terminal and run
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sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
This will replace the current status file with the last backup. This is assuming the backup doesn't have the same error.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:44 pm

The status-old file is to recent, it is probably from the time I've deleted the original error' because synaptec still fails.
any other suggestions ?
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:50 pm

Is there a status file on the live CD, Maybe to copy it, and somehow find a way for Elyssa to update it automatically during restart, any suggestions ?
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:03 pm

I found in backup a dpkg.status.1.gz file from July 11th, which might be useful for restoring, How can I restore this file to replace the current corrupted status file ?
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby 67GTA on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:07 pm

Change the command I gave you to reflect the other backup file name. Change
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status-old
to the name of the backup you want to use.
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!!

Postby Nathan_S on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:13 am

Changed it but have another error in "available" file:

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the area around this line is as follows:

Package: libxml2
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 1512
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubujtu.com>
Architecture: i386
Versaon: 2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1 - Is this line should be changed ?
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.3.3.dfsg-1)
Recommends: xml-core
Conflicts: libxslt1.1 (<= 1.1.12-x)
Size: 785246
Description: GNOME XML library
XML is a metalanguage to let you design your own markup language.
A regular markup language defines a way to describe information in
a certain class of documejts (eg HTML). XML lets you define your
own customized markup languages for many classes of document. It
can do this because it's written in SGML, the international standard
metalanguage for markup languages.
.
This package provides a library providing an extinsive API to handle
such XML data files.
Original-Maintainer: Debian XML/SGML Group <debian-xml-sgml-pkgs@lists.alioth.debian.org>

Package: gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 100
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubunvu.com>
Architecture: i386
Source: gst-plugins-base0.10
Version: 0.10.18-3
Depends: gstreamer0.10-tools, perl
Size: 41658
Description: GStreamer helper programs from the "base" set
GStreamer is a streaming media framework, based on graphs of filters
which operate on media data. Applications using this library can do
anything from real-time sound processing to playing videos, and just
about anything else media-related. Its plugin-based architecture means
that new data types or processing capabilities can be added simply by
installing new plug-ins.
.
This package contains helper programs from the "base" set, an essential
exemplary set of elements.
Original-Maintainer: Maintainers of GStreamer packages <pkg-gstreamer-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Homepage: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org
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Re: synaptec failure - HELP!!! - [SOLVED]

Postby Nathan_S on Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:57 pm

Did same thing done with status, with "sudo cp..." for "available" and fixed problem. Thanks for the help. Would like to suggest creating an applet that will create a "registry" backup restore out of the backup files history. If there is one please tell me about it, as I'm somewhat experimenting, and need it.
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