I'm using Linux Mint 7 and was downloading and installing a long list of packages for OpenGL and OpenAL through Synaptic.
Synaptic crashed on me while I was installing about 100 packages.
Using sudo dpkg --configure -a, didn't seem to solve the problem.
[Terminal code result below]
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.92bubuntu29) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic
cpio: ./bin/udevinfo: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic
dpkg: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1