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I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I got an error when using update-manager to update.

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closed as too localized by James, Jjed, htorque, ajmitch, Nathan Osman Jan 27 '12 at 2:32

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could you translate what it say the error output. and please include with your question. thanks – Achu Mar 15 '11 at 5:57
It's also too small to read, for those who could. So, yes, if you can reproduce some part of the error text, it will help. – belacqua Mar 15 '11 at 5:59
Hey Buddy. If you want quick turn around time please post screen shots in English. Most of us can't read your language :( – Abhijeet Mar 15 '11 at 6:21
@Tom: Not being rude, but it is advisable to post screenshots in English. Even I am not a native english speaker, but have to communicate in English over the internet so that I am able to reach maximum audience. – Manish Sinha Mar 15 '11 at 10:14
Can you post the output of LANG=en_US.utf8 sudo dpkg --configure -a? – arrange Mar 15 '11 at 10:26


Try this instead:

Close all package management, press ALT+F2 and type:

sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/log/dpkg/status.old

This will create a backup file. Then:

gksudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status

This will open Gedit.


Search the package that causes the problem and delete its entry, make sure you leave a blank line between the entries after you delete.

Now open Synaptic and reinstall the package or remove it if you are sure you don't want it.

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I have done that,nothing changed. – Tom Mar 16 '11 at 3:34
How about using the commandline to update? sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade – Reda Lazri Mar 16 '11 at 9:36
I have tried that approach.I got the same result. – Tom Mar 17 '11 at 5:18
I updated the answer, please take a look. – Reda Lazri Mar 18 '11 at 9:40

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