after updating my system today the following showed up. This is the result of running
apt-get install -f:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libjna-java libswing-layout-java libofx4 libosp5 libgsasl7 javahelp2 fairymax libequinox-osgi-java libfelix-main-java libntlm0 python-enchant visualvm libfelix-framework-java libgtkglext1 python-storm libnb-platform12-java msmtp Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: libdbus-1-dev The following packages will be upgraded: libdbus-1-dev 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0B/25.9kB of archives. After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `linux-firmware' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. (Reading database ... 516716 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace libdbus-1-dev 1.4.0-0ubuntu1.1 (using .../libdbus-1-dev_1.4.0-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb) ... Unpacking replacement libdbus-1-dev ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libdbus-1-dev_1.4.0-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb (--unpack): unable to install (supposed) new info file `/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/md5sums': Is a directory Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libdbus-1-dev_1.4.0-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
The remark about the files list for linux-firmware missing is because I deleted those, as this was contributed as a solution to this problem. However, it didn't work out...
Any help would be most appreciated, since I can no longer do any installations at all!