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Software Manager : will not install

Postby Dinesh69Linux » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:01 am

Hello

I am new to Linux, and use Peppermint Linux. I upgraded to version 16 and found that I cannot install any new packages. Get the below error

subprocess dpkg-deb - control was killed by signal (Bus error)

I tired various options suggested on the web but still get the error. Please assist if you can.

Thanks
Dinesh
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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby karlchen » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 am

Hello, Dinesh.

I wonder a bit how you may have upgraded to Peppermint Linux 16, although this webpage announces that Peppermint Linux 8 has been released (May 2017)? :?
You might like to verify the exact version one more time, please?
The best thing to do might be posting the screen output displayed by the terminal command inxi -Sx

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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby richyrich » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:18 am

If you are writing about Mint 16, it has reached it's EOL (End Of Life), the repositories and servers have been taken down. Thus your inability to update/upgrade.

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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby Dinesh69Linux » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:51 am

karlchen : I am using a 32 bit machine and was prompted to upgrade from version 5 to 16. Everything works fine apart from when trying to install applications.
I will try and get a screen shot of the error. I tired using Synaptic Package Manager and still get the same message.

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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby Moem » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:03 am

Dinesh69Linux wrote:karlchen : I am using a 32 bit machine and was prompted to upgrade from version 5 to 16.

By what or whom?

PeppermintOS is at version 8, like Karlchen said. There is no version 16. What is your exact OS and version?
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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby minitux » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:19 am

the last release of peppermint os shoulsd be based on ubuntu 16.04 what are your repo?

post the output of

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sudo apt-get update

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cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list

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ls -1 /etc/apt/sources.list.d
Sorry for my English, is not my language

When you ask for support, put the output of inxi -Fxz

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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby Pjotr » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:47 am

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Software Manager : will not install

Postby Dinesh69Linux » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:24 am

Sorry about the delay, will do so this weekend.


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