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Just installed Xubuntu 12.10, on first apt-get update and upgrade I got
"Could not import runpy module" and all installs seem to stop there.

E.g. "sudo apt-get --reinstall install python" gives the following
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running python rtupdate hooks for python3.2... Could not import runpy module Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/py3compile", line 289, in main() File "/usr/bin/py3compile", line 283, in main process.communicate() File "/usr/lib/python3.2/subprocess.py", line 809, in communicate self.stdin.close() IOError: [Errno 32] Broken pipe Error in sys.excepthook: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport_python_hook.py", line 64, in apport_excepthook from apport.fileutils import likely_packaged, get_recent_crashes File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/init.py", line 4, in from apport.report import Report File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/report.py", line 12, in import subprocess, tempfile, os.path, re, pwd, grp, os EOFError: EOF read where not expected
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dpkg: error processing python3-aptdaemon.pkcompat (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Setting up python (2.7.3-0ubuntu7) ... Errors were encountered while processing: python3 python3-dbus python3-distupgrade python3-update-manager python3-gi ufw python3-problem-report python3-apport python3-aptdaemon python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets python3-aptdaemon.pkcompat E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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All help in solving this is very much appreciated:)
matti

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This is a bug that still not fixed yet. see Bug #1024016 . Maybe you can try this way in #31 floor or apt-get remove python3 and wait until the bug is fixed.

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