programming error in aptdaemon

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rjf1
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programming error in aptdaemon

Post by rjf1 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:44 am

I installed MATE 19. Tried to install packages from the repository, but always got the following message:
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An unhandlable error occured

There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks.

Details:
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
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Has anyone else seen this? Any suggestions for what to do? TIA

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Re: programming error in aptdaemon

Post by gm10 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:56 am

As per your error message, more likely you had a problem with your dbus-daemon and re-logging should clear it, but for anybody to tell you if they can reproduce your problem it might be helpful if you told them at least the command you were trying to execute...

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Re: programming error in aptdaemon

Post by rjf1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:51 am

I see that in my original message I mistakenly wrote that the file was in a repository -- it wasn't. I was trying to use gdebi to install a local package. It crashed with the message I posted above. I was able to install the package from the command line, though.

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