I have Ubuntu 12.04 running smoothly without any problems. Until recently, I have been receiving this pop-up stating

sorry, a problem occurred while installing software Package: blcr-dkms

Ubuntu keeps running fine. I don't know if there is really anything wrong.

In the case that everything is fine, how do I remove these messages?



sudo apt-get purge blcr-dkms
sudo apt-get install blcr-dkms
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  • It's a good idea to sudo apt-get update first. Also, purging and installation can be done in one command (and this makes sure the installation package is available before purging): sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install blcr-dkms – Eliah Kagan Jun 15 '12 at 23:29
  • I am afraid it did not work work. I also checked the installation log for the error and at the end of the file was this: configure: error: --with-linux argument '3.2.0-25-generic-pae' is neither a kernel version string nor a full path make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/blcr/0.8.2/build/config-stamp] Error 1 make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/blcr/0.8.2/build] Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-25-generic-pae' – user65314 Jun 16 '12 at 12:00
  • @user65314 Please edit your question to include the complete and exact text from the Terminal. – Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '12 at 20:53

There is a bug filed on this:

"blcr kernel module failed to build with kernel 3.0 : configure: error: --with-linux argument '3.0-x' is neither a kernel version string nor a full path" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/blcr/+bug/804943

Someone suggests just removing the package. (Perhaps first check why the package is installed -- Can I see why a package is installed?)

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  • The package was Paraview, which was installed along with OpenFOAM. Which results that I do not need anymore. So I just removed bclr-dkms – user65314 Jul 3 '12 at 11:34
  • If your problem solved, please answer your question and mark the answer as accepted. Thanks! – SirCharlo Aug 14 '12 at 21:28

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