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@me:/home$ sudo apt-get install polipo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
polipo
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 198 kB of archives.
After this operation, 799 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://sy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe polipo amd64 
1.0.4.1-1.1 [198 kB]
    Fetched 198 kB in 2s (97.5 kB/s)                        
    Selecting previously unselected package polipo.
    (Reading database ... 169595 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking polipo (from .../polipo_1.0.4.1-1.1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for install-info ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Setting up polipo (1.0.4.1-1.1) ...
Starting polipo: Couldn't open config file /etc/polipo/config: 2.
invoke-rc.d: initscript polipo, action "start" failed.
****dpkg: error processing polipo (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
polipo
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)****
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The problem might with your config file. I would recommend you to back the original config file /etc/polipo/config and download the config file provided by torbrowser.

Here is the steps

sudo mv /etc/polipo/config /etc/polipo/config.orig
sudo wget https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/ae4aa49ad9100a50eec049d0a419fac63a84d874:/build-scripts/config/polipo.conf \
-O /etc/polipo/config

Now try to rerun the command

sudo apt-get install polipo

Hope this helps

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i did not change the original config file .. the only steps i did are : 1- apt-get install tor ( and its working very well ) 2- and when i install Polipo its giving me this error is its start dpkg ? –  ICXC Oct 15 '12 at 6:27
    
Yeah I understood. Backup the /etc/polipo/config file and follow the steps I mentioned. –  devav2 Oct 15 '12 at 6:39
    
its giving me Starting polipo: /etc/polipo/config:1: parse error. /etc/polipo/config:2: parse error. p –  ICXC Oct 15 '12 at 6:58
    
please i need help !~ –  ICXC Oct 15 '12 at 7:17
    
Do the following sudo mv /etc/polipo/config /etc/polipo/config.orig and then sudo wget https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/ae4aa49ad9100a50eec049d0a419fa‌​c63a84d874:/build-scripts/config/polipo.conf \ -O /etc/polipo/config after these two steps now do the installation once again. sudo apt-get install polipo –  devav2 Oct 15 '12 at 7:23
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