Synaptic Program Update Problem

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Synaptic Program Update Problem

Postby starrfleat on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:51 am

1. I click the starburst icon on the desktop toolbar at my right.

2. Synaptic identifies updates to download (at present 19 for me).

3. I click the option to Install Updates.

4. The updates download, and Synaptic attempts to install. Then I get this error message:


E: /var/cache/apt/archives/rsync_2.6.9-3ubuntu1.1_i386.deb: files list file for package `libpoppler1' is missing final newline

I've tried clearing the apt caches, to no avail. Could this tie in with my NVIDIA driver? I couldn't get my desktop to initialize after bootlup recently. I couldn't get it back any other way, so I downloaded a linux NVIDIA driver setup program from the NVIDIA site, and ran it.
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Postby Husse on Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:04 pm

I think this can be solved by deleting the *.bin files in /var/cache/apt/
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re:deleting the *.bin files in /var/cache/apt/

Postby FrankStarr on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:49 pm

I tried deleting the *.bin files in /var/cache/apt/. Still have same problem.
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Postby newW2 on Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:46 pm

Found this on the Ubuntu form. Note: page 1 of this two page post mentions this error in association with Automatix.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... er1&page=2

Also a security hit on a search:
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/128939/168/
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re:newW2 's solution

Postby starrfleat on Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:55 pm

I've had no luck with this one, either.
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Postby Husse on Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:28 am

Ok, let's try
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sudo apt-get --purge remove libpoppler1

- removes a installed package (configfiles will also be removed)
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re: apt-get purge, etc.

Postby starrfleat on Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:19 pm

Here's what I got when I tried that:

sudo apt-get --purge remove libpoppler1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
bluez-cups* cupsys* cupsys-driver-gutenprint* evince* hplip* libpoppler1*
libpoppler1-glib* poppler-utils*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 8 to remove and 22 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 20.3MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing bluez-cups (--purge):
files list file for package `libpoppler1' is missing final newline
Errors were encountered while processing:
bluez-cups
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Postby Husse on Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:44 am

I should have adviced you to write down what else that would be removed so you could reinstall all of it.
Ufortunately I don't know how to find the files list
I have to do some research
What has to be done is to find that files list....
I have seen that others have the same error
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