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Ubuntu Security Kernel Update 13.10

I've been trying to install a kernel update for weeks, but I get the following message:

Das Installieren oder Entfernen eines Software-Pakets ist gescheitert.
[translation: the installation of a software package failed]

Nothing else.

Trying it in a terminal results in the following error message:

# apt-get upgrade
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value in -e at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 46, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 47, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value $directory in -d at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 48, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value $directory in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 49, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
debconf: DbDriver "config": mkdir :Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
[translation: file or directory not found]
(Lese Datenbank ... 343040 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
[translation: Reading database ... 343040 files and directories are currently installed.]
Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic 3.11.0-20.34 (durch .../linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic_3.11.0-20.35_amd64.deb) ...
[translation: preparing to replace linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic 3.11.0-20.34 (with .../linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic_3.11.0-20.35_amd64.deb) ...]
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value in -e at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 46, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 47, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value $directory in -d at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 48, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
Use of uninitialized value $directory in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 49, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3.
debconf: DbDriver "config": mkdir :Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten von /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic_3.11.0-20.35_amd64.deb (--unpack):
[translation: Error when processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic_3.11.0-20.35_amd64.deb (--unpack):] 
 Unterprozess neues pre-installation-Skript gab den Fehlerwert 1 zurück
[translation: the subprocess of a pre-install script returned Error code 1]
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.11.0-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-20-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.11.0-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-20-generic
Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:
[translation: Errors occured while processing:]
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic_3.11.0-20.35_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What is wrong?

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Possible duplicate of this: askubuntu.com/questions/244985/…. The suggestion is to create a directory /var/cache/debconf if it isn't there. –  Jos May 12 at 9:15

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