Cannot install / delete applications

Asked by Nolan on 2008-08-11

Cannot Install or remove What to do???

nolan@Zodan:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for nolan:
dpkg: failed to write status record about `python-gnome2' to `/var/lib/dpkg/status': No space left on device
nolan@Zodan:~$

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Ben Klein (kleinb1) said :
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Your hard drive might be full. Try deleting some stuff.

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Nolan (nolanzoe) said :
#2

I understand that. I have a shared HD, I'm using a dual boot system. I guess I cannot get more space without destroying the Windows partition. I cannot even remove programs. I am getting an error message when I try to to remove programs.

 Nolan Phillips

--- On Mon, 8/11/08, Ben Klein <email address hidden> wrote:

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Subject: Re: [Question #41883]: Cannot install / delete applications
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Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 2:08 PM

Your question #41883 on Ubuntu changed:
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    Status: Open => Answered

Ben Klein proposed the following answer:
Your hard drive might be full. Try deleting some stuff.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#3

you can delete some package archives entering

sudo apt-get clean

to know the fee space on your drives, you can use the command

df -h

hope that helps

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Best Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#4

And check that /var is not getting too big, sometimes applications put some stuff there and it is never deleted (digikam or showfoto fro instance)

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Nolan (nolanzoe) said :
#5

This did answer my question. I gave more space and I am ok. I will report this fix.

However I have another problem. I down loaded the CUPS and Linux driver for my Brother 240C Printer - Scanner - Copier. But I cannot get it to work. I am attaching several screen shots. Please advise.

       Nolan Phillips

--- On Mon, 8/11/08, Olivier <email address hidden> wrote:
From: Olivier <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #41883]: Cannot install / delete applications
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Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 9:20 PM

Your question #41883 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/41883

Olivier proposed the following answer:
And check that /var is not getting too big, sometimes applications put
some stuff there and it is never deleted (digikam or showfoto fro
instance)

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Nolan (nolanzoe) said :
#6

Thanks Olivier, that solved my question.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#7

Please open new questions for different problems. (But still, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=423461&highlight=amd64+brother )

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#8

and attachements don't work in launchpad