crashed on update manager attempting to update to latest ver

Asked by Ajay

I also notice I am unable to start gnome-terminal, or even to login to a shell from the console (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F2) so this may be related. I have no idea what may be causing this problem, though I noticed discussion of people having problems with starting gnome-terminal about 3 years ago.
i don't know if any of this is related or not though.
ekiga also failed to install at the same time, so it's not necessarily a gnome-desktop bug, but.. something caused these problems, how to figure out what exactly? not sure..

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ErrorMessage: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 139
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-desktop-data 1:2.26.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gnome-desktop
Title: package gnome-desktop-data 1:2.26.1-0ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 139
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64

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Ajay (atallam) said :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) said :

gnome-desktop is the about GNOME dialog and a library that's the wrong component for your issue

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you create another user is it ok?

Have you tried:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get -f install; sudo depmod -a; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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