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When I recently tried to use apt-get upgrade to install the most recent updates, the process failed while configuring linux-image-3.2.0-43-generic. I can not remove / purge the package, and can not upgrade or install any other packages. 'tail /var/log/dpkg.log' returns this:

2013-05-24 10:04:44 startup packages purge
2013-05-24 10:04:44 status half-installed linux-image-3.2.0-43-generic 3.2.0-43.68
2013-05-24 10:04:54 remove linux-image-3.2.0-43-generic 3.2.0-43.68 <none>
2013-05-24 10:04:54 status half-installed linux-image-3.2.0-43-generic 3.2.0-43.68

Any suggestions?

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Try: sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade – edwin May 24 '13 at 15:35

I had the same problem, due to the fact that the device was full or almost full. Check with df -k.

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