Software Updater: Package Operation Failed 14.04

Asked by Chris Weatherford on 2014-05-13

Hello all-

I am fairly new to Ubuntu within the last year. I have ran into some recent difficulty.

I had been running 13.10 with no issues.. software updater ran fine every few days and things were for the most part flawless. Just the differences in learning a new OS.

Within the last month, I obtained 14.04 system update and upgraded my version to the newer version. During the installation, it hit a couple errors.. reported them.. but continued to the installation. It got to a point where it failed.. but after the computer restarted, it now says that I am running 14.04. Things are fine except for Software Updater. Whenever it runs every few days, I get errored out ever single time. The error says as follows...

Package operation failed
The installation or removal of a software package failed.

I hit "ok" and move on.. then a couple days later it attempts updates again and same conclusion.

Is there anything I can do to fix this problem other than reinstall the OS and start fresh with a clean copy of 14.04?

Thanks in advance for any help on this issue and please let me know if you need any additional information and i will try to supply.

Chris

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu software-center Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2014-05-14
Last reply:
2015-02-04

What is the output of :

sudo apt-get -f install

Thanks

"0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. "

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Please provide the output of the following terminal commands:

lsb_relaese -a
uname -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Paste the full output into this question document as done before.

chris@Chris:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
chris@Chris:~$ uname -a
Linux Chris 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
chris@Chris:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for chris:
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease
Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease
Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,351 B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed InRelease
Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages [1,263 B]
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release.gpg [933 B]
Get:5 http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [72 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B]
Get:7 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [1,247 B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release [58.5 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports Release.gpg [933 B]
Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release [58.5 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources [12.2 kB]
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports Release [58.6 kB]
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed Release [58.5 kB]
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Sources [2,873 B]
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Sources [687 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Sources
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages [38.1 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages [13.6 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [1,154 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages
Get:22 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages [37.4 kB]
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Get:23 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:24 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages [13.6 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en
Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1,404 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en
Get:26 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Sources [31.6 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en
Get:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Sources [18.7 kB]
Get:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Sources [2,234 B]
Get:30 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages [77.3 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Get:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages [45.8 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en
Get:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [7,089 B]
Get:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [75.4 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en
Get:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages [45.9 kB]
Get:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [7,273 B]
Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en [36.2 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en
Get:39 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/main Sources [14 B]
Get:40 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:41 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe Sources [661 B]
Get:42 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse Sources [14 B]
Get:43 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/main amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:44 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:45 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe amd64 Packages [611 B]
Get:46 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:47 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/main i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:48 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:49 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe i386 Packages [611 B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en_US
Get:50 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse i386 Packages [14 B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe Translation-en
Get:51 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/main amd64 Packages [48.1 kB]
Get:52 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/universe amd64 Packages [32.7 kB]
Get:53 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/multiverse amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:54 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:55 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/main i386 Packages [45.6 kB]
Get:56 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/universe i386 Packages [33.0 kB]
Get:57 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/multiverse i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:58 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:59 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/main Translation-en [25.0 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/restricted Translation-en
Get:60 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/universe Translation-en [14.6 kB]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Fetched 912 kB in 12s (71.6 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
chris@Chris:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  dconf-gsettings-backend:i386 freepats libass4:i386 libavresample1:i386
  libboost-date-time1.54.0:i386 libboost-iostreams1.54.0:i386
  libboost-program-options1.54.0:i386 libboost-system1.54.0:i386
  libboost-thread1.54.0:i386 libcdaudio1:i386 libdb5.1:i386 libdc1394-22:i386
  libdca0:i386 libdconf1:i386 libdirac-encoder0:i386 libdirectfb-1.2-9:i386
  libdvdnav4:i386 libdvdread4:i386 libebml3 libenca0:i386 libfaad2:i386
  libfftw3-3 libfftw3-3:i386 libfftw3-double3 libfftw3-double3:i386
  libfftw3-long3 libfftw3-long3:i386 libfftw3-single3:i386 libflite1
  libflite1:i386 libfluidsynth1 libfribidi0:i386 libgme0:i386 libgmp10:i386
  libgomp1:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0
  libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0
  libjemalloc1:i386 liblcms1:i386 libllvm3.3:i386 liblua5.1-0 libmatroska5
  libmimic0:i386 libmms0 libmms0:i386 libmng1:i386 libmp3lame0:i386
  libmpg123-0 libofa0:i386 libopenal1 libopenjpeg2:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386
  libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libraw1394-11:i386
  libsoundtouch0 libsoundtouch0:i386 libspandsp2:i386 libsrtp0 libtasn1-3:i386
  libts-0.0-0:i386 libvo-aacenc0 libvo-aacenc0:i386 libvo-amrwbenc0
  libvo-amrwbenc0:i386 libwebp4 libwildmidi-config libwildmidi1
  libwildmidi1:i386 libx264-123 libx264-142:i386 libxft2:i386
  libxvidcore4:i386 libyajl2:i386 libzbar0:i386 libzvbi0:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages have been kept back:
  browser-plugin-gnash:i386 gnash:i386 gnash-common:i386 gnash-cygnal:i386
The following packages will be upgraded:
  apport apport-gtk flashplugin-installer gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0
  gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 google-chrome-stable gstreamer1.0-alsa
  gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-tools
  gstreamer1.0-x hplip hplip-data ifupdown libcgmanager0 libcgmanager0:i386
  libgail-common libgail18 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0
  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386
  libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0 libgstreamer1.0-0 libgstreamer1.0-0:i386
  libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-bin libgtk2.0-common libhpmud0
  libnautilus-extension1a libpostproc52 libsane-hpaio nautilus nautilus-data
  openssh-client printer-driver-hpcups printer-driver-postscript-hp
  python-apport python-pexpect python-problem-report python3-apport
  python3-problem-report ssh-askpass-gnome tzdata
47 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 65.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1,147 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main google-chrome-stable amd64 34.0.1847.137-1 [48.3 MB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgtk2.0-common all 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [121 kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgtk2.0-bin amd64 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [9,738 B]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgail-common amd64 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [110 kB]
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgail18 amd64 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [14.2 kB]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgtk2.0-0 i386 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [1,696 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgtk2.0-0 amd64 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 [1,733 kB]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgstreamer1.0-0 amd64 1.2.4-0ubuntu1 [596 kB]
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgstreamer1.0-0 i386 1.2.4-0ubuntu1 [585 kB]
Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 i386 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [430 kB]
Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [436 kB]
Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-plugins-base amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [485 kB]
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-plugins-good amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [1,286 kB]
Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0 amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [31.8 kB]
Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/universe libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [117 kB]
Get:16 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main tzdata all 2014c-0ubuntu0.14.04 [181 kB]
Get:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main ifupdown amd64 0.7.47.2ubuntu4.1 [52.1 kB]
Get:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libcgmanager0 i386 0.24-0ubuntu6 [25.3 kB]
Get:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libcgmanager0 amd64 0.24-0ubuntu6 [29.1 kB]
Get:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main openssh-client amd64 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2 [565 kB]
Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main python3-problem-report all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [8,982 B]
Get:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main python3-apport all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [74.8 kB]
Get:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main apport all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [178 kB]
Get:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main apport-gtk all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [9,562 B]
Get:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/multiverse flashplugin-installer amd64 11.2.202.359ubuntu0.14.04.1 [6,858 B]
Get:26 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 amd64 1.2.4-0ubuntu1 [65.6 kB]
Get:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [61.8 kB]
Get:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-alsa amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [28.4 kB]
Get:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/universe gstreamer1.0-libav amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [83.1 kB]
Get:30 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-tools amd64 1.2.4-0ubuntu1 [37.0 kB]
Get:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [25.2 kB]
Get:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [49.4 kB]
Get:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main gstreamer1.0-x amd64 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1 [64.1 kB]
Get:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main printer-driver-postscript-hp all 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [737 kB]
Get:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libsane-hpaio amd64 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [105 kB]
Get:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main hplip amd64 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [65.7 kB]
Get:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libhpmud0 amd64 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [95.4 kB]
Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main hplip-data all 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [6,389 kB]
Get:39 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main printer-driver-hpcups amd64 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 [237 kB]
Get:40 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main python-pexpect all 3.1-1ubuntu0.1 [37.8 kB]
Get:41 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main libnautilus-extension1a amd64 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [52.5 kB]
Get:42 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe libpostproc52 amd64 6:0.git20120821-4 [30.6 kB]
Get:43 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main nautilus-data all 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [50.9 kB]
Get:44 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main nautilus amd64 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [480 kB]
Get:45 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main python-problem-report all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [8,896 B]
Get:46 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main python-apport all 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1 [74.8 kB]
Get:47 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-proposed/main ssh-askpass-gnome amd64 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2 [14.4 kB]
Fetched 65.9 MB in 25s (2,590 kB/s)
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 408103 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libgtk2.0-common_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking libgtk2.0-common (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgtk2.0-bin_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgtk2.0-bin (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgail-common_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgail-common:amd64 (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgail18_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgail18:amd64 (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgtk2.0-0_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
De-configuring libgtk2.0-0:i386 (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Unpacking libgtk2.0-0:amd64 (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgtk2.0-0_2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking libgtk2.0-0:i386 (2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1) over (2.24.23-0ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../google-chrome-stable_34.0.1847.137-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.137-1) over (34.0.1847.132-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer1.0-0_1.2.4-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
De-configuring libgstreamer1.0-0:i386 (1.2.3-1) ...
Unpacking libgstreamer1.0-0:amd64 (1.2.4-0ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer1.0-0_1.2.4-0ubuntu1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking libgstreamer1.0-0:i386 (1.2.4-0ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_i386.deb ...
De-configuring libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:amd64 (1.2.3-1) ...
Unpacking libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-plugins-base_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-plugins-good_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1ubuntu2) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1ubuntu2) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1ubuntu2) ...
Preparing to unpack .../tzdata_2014c-0ubuntu0.14.04_all.deb ...
Unpacking tzdata (2014c-0ubuntu0.14.04) over (2014b-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Setting up tzdata (2014c-0ubuntu0.14.04) ...

Current default time zone: 'America/Chicago'
Local time is now: Tue May 13 16:54:09 CDT 2014.
Universal Time is now: Tue May 13 21:54:09 UTC 2014.
Run 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' if you wish to change it.

(Reading database ... 408103 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ifupdown_0.7.47.2ubuntu4.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ifupdown (0.7.47.2ubuntu4.1) over (0.7.47.2ubuntu4) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libcgmanager0_0.24-0ubuntu6_i386.deb ...
De-configuring libcgmanager0:amd64 (0.24-0ubuntu5) ...
Unpacking libcgmanager0:i386 (0.24-0ubuntu6) over (0.24-0ubuntu5) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libcgmanager0_0.24-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libcgmanager0:amd64 (0.24-0ubuntu6) over (0.24-0ubuntu5) ...
Preparing to unpack .../openssh-client_1%3a6.6p1-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking openssh-client (1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2) over (1:6.6p1-2ubuntu1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../python3-problem-report_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python3-problem-report (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../python3-apport_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python3-apport (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../apport_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
apport stop/waiting
Unpacking apport (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../apport-gtk_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking apport-gtk (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../flashplugin-installer_11.2.202.359ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking flashplugin-installer (11.2.202.359ubuntu0.14.04.1) over (11.2.202.356ubuntu0.14.04.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0_1.2.4-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 (1.2.4-0ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-alsa_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-alsa:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-libav_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-libav:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-tools_1.2.4-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-tools (1.2.4-0ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1ubuntu2) ...
Preparing to unpack .../gstreamer1.0-x_1.2.4-1~ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gstreamer1.0-x:amd64 (1.2.4-1~ubuntu1) over (1.2.3-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../printer-driver-postscript-hp_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_all.deb ...
Unpacking printer-driver-postscript-hp (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libsane-hpaio_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libsane-hpaio (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../hplip_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking hplip (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libhpmud0_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libhpmud0 (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../hplip-data_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_all.deb ...
Unpacking hplip-data (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../printer-driver-hpcups_3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking printer-driver-hpcups (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2) over (3.14.3-0ubuntu3.1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../python-pexpect_3.1-1ubuntu0.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python-pexpect (3.1-1ubuntu0.1) over (3.1-1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../libnautilus-extension1a_1%3a3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libnautilus-extension1a (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1) over (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libpostproc52_6%3a0.git20120821-4_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 libpostproc52:amd64 6:0.git20120821-4 (Multi-Arch: no) is not co-installable with libpostproc52 which has multiple installed instances
Preparing to unpack .../nautilus-data_1%3a3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking nautilus-data (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1) over (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9) ...
Preparing to unpack .../nautilus_1%3a3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking nautilus (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1) over (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9) ...
Preparing to unpack .../python-problem-report_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python-problem-report (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../python-apport_2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking python-apport (2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1) over (2.14.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../ssh-askpass-gnome_1%3a6.6p1-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ssh-askpass-gnome (1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2) over (1:6.6p1-2ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for update-notifier-common (0.154.1) ...
flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_11.2.202.359.orig.tar.gz
Installing from local file /tmp/tmp59FXJO.gz
Flash Plugin installed.
Processing triggers for cups (1.7.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Updating PPD files for hpcups ...
Updating PPD files for postscript-hp ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.40.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.40.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/libpostproc52_6%3a0.git20120821-4_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
chris@Chris:~$

I found a possible fix for this issue..

sudo apt-get purge libpostproc52:i386
sudo apt-get install libpostproc52

after i did that.. I went to software updater and it said I needed to reboot for updates to take effect. After I rebooted, I went to software updater again.. and did not get an error.. wound up getting the message that all system files are up to date.

I'll check this again in a couple of days whenever updates roll out again. IF all is good, I will post and mark this as problem solved.

If anyone else knows of a way to verify immediately, let me know.

Thanks guys!

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

You perfectly identified the command to solve the libpostproc52 installation problem, and the package management system seems to be in a consistent state again.

Two further remarks (although not answering your last question):

1. There are several packages installed on your system that have been installed once to satisfy dependencies, but that are no more needed (all those listed after "The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:").
You might do a cleanup action and remove them with the command "sudo apt-get autoremove".

2. Four packages are not upgraded to the highest version possible yet:
"The following packages have been kept back:
  browser-plugin-gnash:i386 gnash:i386 gnash-common:i386 gnash-cygnal:i386"
I cannot see the reason for this, maybe the output of the command
dpkg -l | grep gnash
provides some hints.

Great. Thanks for your help so far!

chris@Chris:~$ dpkg -l grep gnash
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii gnash 0.8.11~git20 i386 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
ii grep 2.16-1 amd64 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep

How often should you do the autoremove command?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

There was a pipe character missing in the command, please try again

dpkg -l | grep gnash

you can copy/paste also the other direction to avoid the need for retyping.

chris@Chris:~$ dpkg -l | grep gnash
ii browser-plugin-gnash 0.8.11~git20120629-1ubuntu3.1 i386 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Plugin for Mozilla and derivatives
ii gnash 0.8.11~git20120629-1ubuntu3.1 i386 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
ii gnash-common 0.8.11~git20120629-1ubuntu3.1 i386 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Common files/libraries
ii gnash-cygnal 0.8.11~git20120629-1ubuntu3.1 i386 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Media server

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

Hmm...
You have a 64bit system, but just the 32bit gnash packages installed, and I see the message about these packages "have been kept back", and they are still on the saucy version.

My ideas about that:

1. If everything works well, you might leave it as it is
or
2. You could try purging these packages and install the packages again, that should then lead to the current trusty 64bit version.

And your question about how often to do apt-get autoremove: Once a month, or after each new kernel installation is a reasonable frequency.

Willem Hart (willem-csport) said : #11

I have a similar situation. I followed the above mentioned options, however my error is slightly different and I do not quite know how to deal with it...

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
wh@wh-HP-Compaq-6715b-GB835EA-ACQ:~$ uname -a
Linux wh-HP-Compaq-6715b-GB835EA-ACQ 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wh@wh-HP-Compaq-6715b-GB835EA-ACQ:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [72 B]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease
Ign http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2 InRelease
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2 Release.gpg
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2 Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release [58,5 kB]
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2/main i386 Packages
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release [58,5 kB]
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Sources
Hit http://download.ebz.epson.net lsb3.2/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Sources [65,1 kB]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Sources [50,7 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Sources [2 681 B]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages [160 kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages [124 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [7 410 B]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [157 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages [125 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [7 592 B]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en [74,6 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en [3 971 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en [59,2 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources [20,6 kB]
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Sources [4 727 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Sources [688 B]
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages [61,4 kB]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages [21,5 kB]
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [1 157 B]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages [58,8 kB]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages [21,5 kB]
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1 392 B]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en [29,9 kB]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en [11,3 kB]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Fetched 1 189 kB in 1min 12s (16,4 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
wh@wh-HP-Compaq-6715b-GB835EA-ACQ:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
  libxkbcommon-x11-0 linux-headers-3.13.0-29 linux-headers-3.13.0-29-generic
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-29-generic
The following packages will be upgraded:
  adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin apport apport-gtk apt
  apt-transport-https apt-utils bsdutils compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome
  compiz-plugins-default cups-browsed cups-filters cups-filters-core-drivers
  dpkg dpkg-dev duplicity evince evince-common evolution-data-server
  evolution-data-server-common evolution-data-server-online-accounts firefox
  firefox-globalmenu firefox-locale-af firefox-locale-en firefox-locale-nl
  fontconfig fontconfig-config gcalctool gdb gir1.2-ebook-1.2
  gir1.2-ebookcontacts-1.2 gir1.2-edataserver-1.2 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0
  gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0
  gir1.2-webkit-3.0 gnome-calculator gnome-control-center
  gnome-control-center-data gnome-control-center-shared-data
  gnome-settings-daemon gnome-settings-daemon-schemas gnome-sudoku
  gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps
  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-tools
  gstreamer1.0-x gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 ifupdown im-config
  indicator-printers initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin language-pack-en
  language-pack-gnome-en libapt-inst1.5 libapt-pkg4.12 libblkid1
  libcamel-1.2-45 libcgmanager0 libcgmanager0:i386 libcompizconfig0
  libcupsfilters1 libcupsfilters1:i386 libdecoration0 libdpkg-perl
  libebackend-1.2-7 libebook-1.2-14 libebook-contacts-1.2-0 libecal-1.2-16
  libedata-book-1.2-20 libedata-cal-1.2-23 libedataserver-1.2-18 libegl1-mesa
  libegl1-mesa-drivers libevdocument3-4 libevview3-3 libfontconfig1
  libfontconfig1:i386 libfontembed1 libfreetype6 libfreetype6:i386 libgail-3-0
  libgail-common libgail-common:i386 libgail18 libgail18:i386 libgbm1
  libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
  libglapi-mesa libglapi-mesa:i386 libgles2-mesa libgnome-control-center1
  libgnutls-openssl27 libgnutls26 libgnutls26:i386
  libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0
  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0
  libgstreamer1.0-0 libgstreamer1.0-0:i386 libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin
  libgtk-3-common libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-bin libgtk2.0-common
  libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 libjson-c2 libjson-c2:i386 libjson0 libjson0:i386
  libmount1 libnautilus-extension1a libnm-gtk-common libnm-gtk0
  libopenvg1-mesa libosmesa6 libosmesa6:i386 libpurple-bin libpurple0
  libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5 libqt5network5 libqt5opengl5
  libqt5printsupport5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5sql5 libqt5sql5-sqlite
  libqt5test5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5xml5 libsane libsane:i386 libsane-common
  libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian:i386 libssl1.0.0 libssl1.0.0:i386
  libunity-control-center1 libunity-core-6.0-9 libuuid1 libuuid1:i386 libvlc5
  libvlccore7 libwayland-egl1-mesa libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-common
  libwhoopsie0 libxatracker2 libxml2 libxml2:i386 linux-headers-generic
  linux-image-generic linux-libc-dev locales ltrace mount nautilus
  nautilus-data network-manager-gnome openssh-client openssl python-apport
  python-libxml2 python-lxml python-pexpect python-problem-report
  python3-apport python3-lxml python3-problem-report
  qtdeclarative5-dialogs-plugin qtdeclarative5-localstorage-plugin
  qtdeclarative5-privatewidgets-plugin qtdeclarative5-qtquick2-plugin
  qtdeclarative5-ubuntu-ui-extras-browser-plugin
  qtdeclarative5-ubuntu-ui-extras-browser-plugin-assets
  qtdeclarative5-window-plugin sane-utils simple-scan ssh-askpass-gnome
  synaptic tzdata tzdata-java ubuntu-drivers-common unity unity-control-center
  unity-services usb-creator-common usb-creator-gtk util-linux uuid-runtime
  vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse webapp-container
  webbrowser-app whoopsie xul-ext-ubufox
219 to upgrade, 5 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 14,2 MB/190 MB of archives.
After this operation, 274 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main mount amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [115 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main tzdata-java all 2014e-0ubuntu0.14.04 [72,2 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main tzdata all 2014e-0ubuntu0.14.04 [181 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main util-linux amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [456 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libapt-pkg4.12 amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.1 [639 kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main apt amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.1 [952 kB]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main bsdutils amd64 1:2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [33,9 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libuuid1 i386 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [11,5 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libuuid1 amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [10,9 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libblkid1 amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [62,6 kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libmount1 amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [60,1 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libapt-inst1.5 amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.1 [58,7 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libxml2 i386 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.3 [555 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libxml2 amd64 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.3 [571 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libcupsfilters1 i386 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [73,9 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libcupsfilters1 amd64 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [74,4 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libfontconfig1 amd64 2.11.0-0ubuntu4.1 [123 kB]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libfontconfig1 i386 2.11.0-0ubuntu4.1 [124 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main fontconfig-config all 2.11.0-0ubuntu4.1 [47,4 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libfontembed1 amd64 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [44,0 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libgtk-3-common all 3.10.8-0ubuntu1.1 [168 kB]
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libgail-3-0 amd64 3.10.8-0ubuntu1.1 [20,2 kB]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libgtk-3-0 amd64 3.10.8-0ubuntu1.1 [1 961 kB]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main fontconfig amd64 2.11.0-0ubuntu4.1 [176 kB]
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main apt-utils amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.1 [171 kB]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main apt-transport-https amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.1 [25,1 kB]
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main uuid-runtime amd64 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1 [12,2 kB]
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main gir1.2-gtk-3.0 amd64 3.10.8-0ubuntu1.1 [174 kB]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libunity-control-center1 amd64 14.04.3+14.04.20140604-0ubuntu1 [80,9 kB]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main unity-control-center amd64 14.04.3+14.04.20140604-0ubuntu1 [726 kB]
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main nautilus-data all 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [50,9 kB]
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libcompizconfig0 amd64 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [117 kB]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main compiz-gnome amd64 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [155 kB]
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main compiz-plugins-default amd64 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [754 kB]
Get:35 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libdecoration0 amd64 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [47,3 kB]
Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main compiz-core amd64 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [314 kB]
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main compiz all 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140423-0ubuntu1 [4 040 B]
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main cups-browsed amd64 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [49,5 kB]
Get:39 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main cups-filters-core-drivers amd64 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [92,7 kB]
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main cups-filters amd64 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 [436 kB]
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main evince amd64 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.1 [160 kB]
Get:42 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libevdocument3-4 amd64 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.1 [218 kB]
Get:43 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libevview3-3 amd64 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.1 [101 kB]
Get:44 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libnautilus-extension1a amd64 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [52,5 kB]
Get:45 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main evince-common all 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.1 [427 kB]
Get:46 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main gnome-sudoku all 1:3.10.2-0ubuntu3 [772 kB]
Get:47 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libgtk-3-bin amd64 3.10.8-0ubuntu1.1 [18,1 kB]
Get:48 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main unity amd64 7.2.1+14.04.20140513-0ubuntu2 [1 452 kB]
Get:49 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libunity-core-6.0-9 amd64 7.2.1+14.04.20140513-0ubuntu2 [447 kB]
Get:50 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main unity-services amd64 7.2.1+14.04.20140513-0ubuntu2 [29,6 kB]
Get:51 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main whoopsie amd64 0.2.24.6 [20,6 kB]
Get:52 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libwhoopsie0 amd64 0.2.24.6 [6 506 B]
Get:53 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main nautilus amd64 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 [480 kB]
Get:54 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main python-libxml2 amd64 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.3 [139 kB]
Get:55 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main usb-creator-gtk amd64 0.2.56.1 [23,3 kB]
Get:56 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main usb-creator-common amd64 0.2.56.1 [23,4 kB]
Get:57 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main xul-ext-ubufox all 2.9-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 [46,2 kB]
Get:58 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main indicator-printers amd64 0.1.7+14.04.20140527-0ubuntu1 [25,1 kB]
Fetched 14,2 MB in 2min 35s (91,7 kB/s)
Extract templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'ttf-ubuntu-font-family': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

sudo apt-get --reinstall install ttf-ubuntu-font-family

Will help that

Willem Hart (willem-csport) said : #13

Thank You Andrew...

But unfortunately not :(

Thank You anyway!

WH

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #14

@Willem Hart:
Please do not piggyback on someone else's question but create your own question document on Launchpad https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+addquestion

The root cause for your problem seems to be completely different from Chris Weatherford's case: maybe a file system error or some other problem with the files list for package 'ttf-ubuntu-font-family'.

Please open a question of your own and paste the output of

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-ubuntu-font-family.list
sudo apt-get --reinstall install ttf-ubuntu-font-family

Manfred-

I'm having a problem with some streaming that i'm doing through the machine.. and it made me think about the gnash. You had previously said that .."2. You could try purging these packages and install the packages again, that should then lead to the current trusty 64bit version."

I hate to ask you for more assistance but could you you possibly give me a little incite on how to purge these files and get the current version?

Thank you so much

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #16

To get information about the current status of your system please provide the output of the following terminal commands:

lsb_release -a
uname -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
dpkg -l | grep gnash

AJ (ajcabando) said : #17

got some errors.. pls help me fix this..

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:security-4.0-amd64:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-amd64:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Linux Linux 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

milds3v3n@Linux:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty InRelease
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates InRelease
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security InRelease
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty Release.gpg
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed Release.gpg
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty Release
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates Release
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed Release
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/restricted i386 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/universe Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-updates/universe Translation-en
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_PH
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-security/universe Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/main i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/main Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://mirror.pregi.net trusty-proposed/universe Translation-en
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/multiverse Translation-en_PH
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/restricted Translation-en_PH
Ign http://mirror.pregi.net trusty/universe Translation-en_PH
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Sources
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en_PH
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_PH
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done

milds3v3n# apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libc-bin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libc-bin
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 75 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,170 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,532 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 1 expected program not found in PATH or not executable
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

installArchives() failed: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16.
Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 17.
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 1 expected program not found in PATH or not executable
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin
Error in function:

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #19

@AJ:
Please do not piggyback on someone else's question but create your own question document on Launchpad https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+addquestion

The root cause for your problem seems to be completely different from Chris Weatherford's case.

Chris (cpari24) said : #20

Hello.

This may not be the correct thread to post my problems but if it is not, please direct me to the correct post and I may go there for further assistance, thanks.

The problems I experience are that all of my package managers (Synaptic, apt, aptitude, etc) fails to update the package database It seems all of the package managers in my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop install fails to function correctly.

In the lower right corner of the Taskbar I see a red circle with a white horizontal line inside of it. When I click on it a message in a dialog box states: "An error occurred. Please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get
in a terminal to see what is wrong.

The error message was: 'Error: Opening the cache (E: Parsing depency conflicts, E: Error
occurred while processing libnspr4 (NewVersion2), E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E: the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.)'. This usually means your installed packages have unmet dependencies."

This is what I get in the terminal:

username:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Problem parsing dependency Conflicts
E: Error occurred while processing libnspr4 (NewVersion2)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I have tried to report the problem using the automated error reporting dialog box but that fails as well.

Here is the output for: "uname -a" --> http://paste.ubuntu.com/10026482/

If you need results to various commands, here are some pastebin posts I have recorded as I have tried seeking help to no avail from the Ubuntu IRC channel on Freenode:

Here is the output for "cat /etc/apt/sources.list etc/apt/sources.list.d/*" --> http://paste.ubuntu.com/10026405/

I hope there is a fix as this has been bugging me for the last several days. As a last resort I have thought about swapping over all of my data to another storage medium and reinstalling Ubuntu Trusty.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #21

@Chris (cpari24):

Please do not piggyback on somebody else's question, but create your own Launchpad question document.

Follow steps 1 to 6 of https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure
There you find a link that creates your own question document.

The root cause for your problem seems to be completely different from Chris Weatherford's case.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Chris Weatherford for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.