Since I got my new laptop I have been unable to download software updates or download software of any kind. An error message appears and i have 86 files to download apparently.

Asked by Sarah on 2010-01-25

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

I cannot download my software updates or any software, an error apears:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.24-22-lpia_2.6.24-22.45netbook9_lpia.deb: files list file for package `libxcb-shape0' is missing final newline

I am using Ubuntu 8.04. please let me know what I can do to fix this problem.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: lpia
Date: Mon Jan 25 20:24:50 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.7+nobinonly+nb1-0ubuntu0.8.04.1netbook0belmont1
PackageArchitecture: lpia
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_IE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-22-lpia i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

Question information

Sarah (sarahboylan) said : #1
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) said : #2

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

selma (selma73) said : #3

well thats a great help !!!! please fix it so i can download updates

no updates or packages can be downloaded - what do we do when we get this error??? E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.24-22-lpia_2.6.24-22.45netbook9_lpia.deb: files list file for package `libxcb-shape0' is missing final newline PLEASE??? Anyone?

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #5

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #6

Hi, https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/78863 may have some answers which might help you

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