synaptic errors - wont update, after Installing ClamAV interrupted by me.

Asked by tony b on 2010-10-16

Binary package hint: synaptic

I was installing ClamAV - Computer crashed, after I interrupted the istall process - the problem is : the Update manager wont work- errors. It's asking me to manually fix.

I don't know if it fixed itself, but the synapic is working, but has this error message after installation: E: amavisd-new-postfix: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1. Before this, I could not attempt to install updates, then, I could only do a partial successful install. That's the best I can explain- I'm not a Pro. I wish there was a Live connect Thank You...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: synaptic 0.63.1ubuntu14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 16 11:46:58 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/synaptic
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: synaptic

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tony b (thetiger9) said : #1
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) said : #2

This is more of a support question to get the effects of the interruption fixed.

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal

**Tip: right click with mouse on the top terminal windows title caption and select the menu item "Always on Top"
doing this you will force the terminal window to stay on top of the other windows and you will find very easy
to copy single row from this web page into the terminal...
Something more about using the terminal

Then type or better copy and paste a row a time then press enter:
(Tip: select the single row to copy from this page then right click and select copy then click into the terminal window
and to quick paste click with middle button of mouse )

Copy and paste the rows below, copy and paste one row a time (see the **Tip) then press enter:

sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*; sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists; sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --clear-avail; sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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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