Package in bad inconsistent state

Asked by ashok

After trouble with installing updates, tried "sudo-- configure-a and got the following:

ashok@newdell:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: error processing cupsys (--configure):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting configuration.
Errors were encountered while processing:

Please advise. Do I have to make a new CD of Ubuntu and reinstall? Please let me know the simplest procedure for doing that. Many thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

if you have nothing to lose and made anyway a complete new installation, you may check if the CD was burned correct, at best not too fast.
It might be better to use the Alternate CD for installation.

Or you try to fix it on current installation with:
sudo apt-get -f install

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Seems like this

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type or copy and paste the row below:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install cupsys
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

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ashok (athadani) said :

Thank you very much, that solved the problem.

All the best to contributors.