I am having trouble upgrading the packages in my Ubuntu system. I followed the solution in the question here by using it I was able to troubleshoot the error I was encountering while doing
dpkg --configure -a by removing the broken packages from the file in
/var/lib/dpkg/status but now after doing
apt-get install -f I get the following error. Please Help.
I dont know because will removing the below packages from the file will cause any problem in my system.
root@vijay:/home/vijay# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... failed. The following packages have unmet dependencies: apparmor: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed brltty: Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.40ubuntu30) but it is not installed console-setup: Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.85eubuntu12) but it is not installed dmsetup: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed kbd: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic: Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.36ubuntu6) but it is not installed ntfs-3g: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed plymouth: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed udev: Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.92bubuntu63) but it is not installed watershed: Depends: initramfs-tools but it is not installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. E: Unable to correct dependencies
root@vijay:/home/vijay# apt-get --reinstall install initramfs-tools Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: initramfs-tools 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 921 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 49.0kB of archives. After this operation, 372kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main initramfs-tools 0.99ubuntu13.1 [49.0kB] Fetched 49.0kB in 9s (5,302B/s) Selecting previously deselected package initramfs-tools. (Reading database ... 140222 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking initramfs-tools (from .../initramfs-tools_0.99ubuntu13.1_all.deb) ... Processing triggers for doc-base ... Processing 1 changed doc-base file(s)... Registering documents with scrollkeeper... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up initramfs-tools (0.99ubuntu13.1) ... cp: not writing through dangling symlink `/etc/initramfs-tools/modules' dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of watershed: watershed depends on initramfs-tools; however: Package initramfs-tools is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing watershed (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: initramfs-tools watershed E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)