June 9th 2008
Day 47 Corrupted Package Archive
After receiving the Error message from the Package Manager right before I shut down yesterday, I was afraid I might have problems today. Sadly I was correct. When Ubuntu booted up I saw a new icon and message...
(When trying to take a screen shot of the message it would disappear, but the icon shows up, immediately to the right of the word Jett.)
The message was something like this....
An Error Occurred, please open package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in Terminal to see what is wrong.
From what I could tell, this problem was directly related to the corrupted package archive message I had received yesterday about linux-headers-2.6.24-18_2.6.24-18.32_all.deb.
I tried reinstalling linux-headers-2.6.24-18_2.6.24-18.32_all.deb but that failed to work. I would always get the corrupted package archive message.
I thought that maybe it was corrupted on the server, so using the same procedure I had used on Day 2, I changed my Ubuntu software server from http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com/archive to http://archive.ubuntu-rocks.org/ubuntu but even when downloading from that server, I received the corrupted package archive message.
I then tried various things from the terminal like, sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install -f, sudo apt-get autoremove but none of that worked.
Finally, I did the following...
Opened up the Synaptic Package Manager, (from System, Administration, Synaptic
Package Manager). I then found the following packages, and marked them for
I clicked Apply. Shortly thereafter, my system returned to normal, all errors and warning icons referencing the linux-headers and update manager were gone.
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