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Samba update problem

  Date: Dec 21    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 376
  

As a casual user of Dapper, I have frequently updated when notified
and also added programs. Up till now the process has been done
without any glitches. But now I have a problem with the update
offered by Samba to go from 3.10.22 lubuntu 3.6 to 3.7. The error
message refers to a broken file. Using the Synaptic file mgr. and
apt-get install I can't get the problem resolved. The following is a
copy of the message generated by apt-get:

clarence@linux-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install samba
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
samba
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/2852kB of archives.
After unpacking 4096B of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 79709 files and directories currently
installed.)
Preparing to replace samba 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.6 (using .../samba_3.0.22-
1ubuntu3.7_i386.deb) ...
invoke-rc.d: dangling symlink: /etc/rc2.d/S91samba
dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 102
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
invoke-rc.d: dangling symlink: /etc/rc2.d/S91samba
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/samba_3.0.22-
1ubuntu3.7_i386.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 102
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/samba_3.0.22-1ubuntu3.7_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
clarence@linux-desktop:~$

Any suggestions or direction to a resource is appreciated.

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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 21    

Try:
in a terminal type: sudo apt-get -f install

or

dpkg --configure -a

 
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