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Shortly after logging in, a system error pops up with a prompt to report the error. It refers to "glance-registry." The error icon at the top of the workspace says

Error: BrokenCount>0

Presumably this is a dependency issue. Clicking on the icon runs the package manager.

Automatic error reporting crashes before it can complete. Update Manager and Software Center both return errors related to glance-registry and then crash. Some of the error reporting messages indicate that packages are outdated and need to be upgraded/resolved before the error can be reported.

Through the terminal (because it doesn't crash right after opening), I can run sudo apt-get upgrade -f to get things current for error reporting. But after a lengthy run and the process apparently fixing/upgrading/eliminating a number of packages, it still returns this error at the bottom:

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have not seen many references to glance-registry on this site. Is this still something a user can fix? Should I scrub the OS and reinstall?

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This may be a bug, see report – stephenmyall Aug 12 '12 at 5:11
Based on your link, it does look like it may be a bug because that thread references glance not being configured...but in a different context. Also, not sure I am understanding Glance-Registry's use, since the only reference to it I see on Ubuntu's site is in reference to Ubuntu-One (and that is not something I am using here). Maybe I am misunderstanding. – Drew Aug 12 '12 at 5:27
Some information on Glace: – stephenmyall Aug 12 '12 at 5:34

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