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Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS

Having read other posts, I believe that this may be less about samba than about update system. Below is the log file of the failed installation of Samba. I have been trying without success to ...
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Error during installing skype , software update and while starting ubuntu

when installing skype on ubuntu 12.04 Lts gets the following error $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 [sudo] password for shailendra: dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)' while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: getting error message Package operation failed Terminal dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: field name ...
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If I add some packages to “Recommends:”, will apps pull them in with the update?

I have a quesion about Debian packaging. I know that if I make a package depend on a larger number of packages then before, the newly introduced dependencies will be automatically downloaded by almost ...
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Update manager can not open due to missing /var/lib/dpkg/status

Update manger won't open saying E: could not open file/var/lib/dpkg/status - open(2: No such file or directory), E:the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. what to do?
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After update: `/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/md5sums': Is a directory [closed]

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 ...
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apt-get stuck on libboo2.0.9-cil upgrade [closed]

For whatever reason, aptitude is stuck on upgrading libboo2.0.9-cil. I tried dpkg --configure -a and restarting the upgrade, but that doesn't seem to do anything. It just sits there on ...
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Customize software sources for Ubuntu Desktop updater to manage?

I love the software updater in Ubuntu Desktop and want to configure underlying package managers with other sources of software. Sometimes I run into a new software project that isn't delivered ...