package xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127

Asked by Gemechu Fanta Garuma on 2010-08-13

Binary package hint: xulrunner-1.9.2

Ubuntu on my laptop fails to update, does not recognize sound card etc. I liked ubuntu since 6 months, then the sound card was detected and was working well but later on I wanted webcam to work. Then webcam worked perfectly well but sound is lost.

I am using:

Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.39-generic-pae 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Aug 13 13:42:42 2010
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
SourcePackage: xulrunner-1.9.2
Title: package xulrunner-1.9.2 1.9.2.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127

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Ubuntu xulrunner-1.9.2 Edit question
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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2010-08-15
Last query:
2010-08-15
Last reply:
2010-08-15
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #2

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.

If you are using Lucid, why do you have Karmic in your error???

Can you give the output of:

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Thanks

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://et.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://et.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse

# deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free #Skype disabled on upgrade to lucid

Please check and upgrade your system using terminal using command line,
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 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

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 aptitude clean
sudo aptitude autoclean
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --clear-avail
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo aptitude install -f
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

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

Hope this helps

I'd recommend running:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

delete these top lines:

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

Save the new file and close gedit. Marco's commands will help lots

Thank you very much Marco Braida, your proposition solved the above problem on my laptop. It has updated successfully.

I have another problem, alsamixer, Firefox Web Browser and Skype does not start.

Thank you in advance,

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