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I tried to install phpmyadmin from synaptic.
after successfull installation I noticed the config file is empty so I removed it and tried to install it again but I got this error:

 no type given for question at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/ line 22, <GEN1> line 2.
 dpkg: error processing phpmyadmin (--configure):
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 29
 Errors were encountered while processing:

now I can't install anything! it continues giving the error to me.

What's the problem?

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Please post the result of dpkg -l | grep -v ^ii | tail -n+6 so we can see what packages are broken. – Eric Carvalho Jul 15 '12 at 13:23

When you use dpkg it leaves uncompleted jobs:

  • See the processes by ps -e.
  • Kill those using the installer with kill <PID>, then try to install again.
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