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uri@uri-MS-7267:~$ LANG=c sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for uri: 
Setting up language-selector-common (0.6.7) ...
dpkg: error processing language-selector-common (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of language-selector:
language-selector depends on language-selector-common (= 0.6.7); however:
Package language-selector-common is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing language-selector (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for python-central ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Why am I getting this? Happened after I updated today.

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There is/was a bug in the postinst script in that package. I'm sure the developers will fix that ASAP (if they didn't do so already).

This is the relevant bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-selector/+bug/766534

You can recognize this type of bugs from a line like the following:

subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

This means something went wrong in the script that handles whatever tasks need to happen after a package is installed or upgraded (e.g. restart a service after it was upgraded, etc.).

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I just updated again, it's fixed now. –  Uri Herrera Apr 20 '11 at 1:13
@Uri: I added the bug report in case you want more details... ;) –  JanC Apr 20 '11 at 1:42

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