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Hi, Trying to install packages using apt and I am constantly getting very simalr errors show below... Anyone have any Ideas how to solve this problem? Distro: Knoppis installed on ...
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    Errors when trying to use APT-GET INSTALL


    Hi,

    Trying to install packages using apt and I am constantly getting very simalr errors show below...

    Anyone have any Ideas how to solve this problem?

    Distro: Knoppis installed on HD

    P3-600/256RAM/Wireless - Linux Beginner

    APT error below...

    root@xxxxxx:/home/xxxxx# apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    Suggested packages:
    mozilla-thunderbird-offline mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind
    mozilla-thunderbird-inspector mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail
    Recommended packages:
    myspell-en-us myspell-dictionary xprt-xprintorg
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    mozilla-thunderbird
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 454 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/11.5MB of archives.
    After unpacking 33.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mozilla-thunderbird_0.9-6_i386.deb (--unpack):
    files list file for package `libgtk2.0-common' is missing final newline
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/mozilla-thunderbird_0.9-6_i386.deb
    Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    root@xxxxx:/home/xxxxx#

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    Add this line
    deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable mozilla-thunderbird
    in your /etc/apt/sources.list file and then try again.

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    installed thunderbird from web site...

    This error occurs when I try to install anything, not just thunderbird.

    I just ried imagemagick with the same reults.

    Highwayman

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    When ive had problems forcing it normally works,
    Code:
    apt-get -f install

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    I beleive that the dpkg is somehow not working as it should be.

    apt-get -install calls dpkg --unpack when installing a package.

    As the error message shows, it is someking of failure there.

    I don't know how that should be fixed, you could try to force the installation as opposed by the previous log.

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    thank but nothing works...

    I'm about ready to call it quits.

    I'd rather be working than trying to get this going so I've ordered XP and when it arrives I'll be working withing a couple of hours. All the software I was planning to use with Linux is available for XP.

    Linux is not ready for a production desktop.

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    Re: thank but nothing works...

    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman
    I'm about ready to call it quits.

    I'd rather be working than trying to get this going so I've ordered XP and when it arrives I'll be working withing a couple of hours. All the software I was planning to use with Linux is available for XP.

    Linux is not ready for a production desktop.
    I'm sorry to dissapoint you my friend, but you're so wrong.
    Why didn't you re-install Knoppix from another CD. It's obvious your CD was screwed up.

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    Re: thank but nothing works...

    Quote Originally Posted by debian
    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman
    I'm about ready to call it quits.

    I'd rather be working than trying to get this going so I've ordered XP and when it arrives I'll be working withing a couple of hours. All the software I was planning to use with Linux is available for XP.

    Linux is not ready for a production desktop.
    I'm sorry to dissapoint you my friend, but you're so wrong.
    I dislike emoticons...
    Why didn't you re-install Knoppix from another CD. It's obvious your CD was screwed up.
    Been there, done that, have the scars to prove it. twice. I don't write to forums until I've explored the options my friend. I don't like to waste peoples' time.

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