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stevanbt

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ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« on: April 11, 2007, 09:40:18 pm »
Hi all,
I'm trying to install linux mce on my PC without any luck.  I've installed, and patched, Ubuntu 6.10.  I've installed the MCE installer.  When I run the installer I answer the first few questions then it tells me it's going to install, but the installation fails.  Here's the output from /var/logs/mce-installer*:-

MESSAGE: Seting Up Networking
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
MESSAGE: Setting up APT Package Manager
MESSAGE: Preseeding debconf options
Ign file: ./ Release.gpg
Ign file: ./ Translation-en_GB
Ign file: ./ Release
Ign file: ./ Packages
Errfile: ./ Packages
  File not found
Get: 1 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Translation-en_GB
Get: 2 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Get: 3 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Get: 4 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release [34.7kB]
Get: 5 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release [50.9kB]
Get: 6 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release [38.4kB]
Get: 7 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Packages [940kB]
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Release.gpg
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Translation-en_GB
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Release
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Packages
Get: 8 http://linuxmce.com ./ Packages [1798B]
Get: 9 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Packages [5974B]
Get: 10 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Packages [126kB]
Get: 11 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Packages [3559kB]
Get: 12 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Packages [77.8kB]
Get: 13 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Packages [5678B]
Get: 14 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Packages [3786B]
Get: 15 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Packages [35.9kB]
Get: 16 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Packages [78.7kB]
Get: 17 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Packages [14B]
Get: 18 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Packages [14B]
Get: 19 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Packages [21.0kB]
Failed to fetch file:/usr/pluto/deb-cache/./Packages.gz  File not found
Fetched 4980kB in 45s (108kB/s)
Reading package lists...
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
MESSAGE: Generating Default Config File
MESSAGE: Configuring Network Information Service (NIS)
Mounting CD
MESSAGE: Caching LinuxMCE CD on the harddrive
MESSAGE: Installing LinuxMCE Base Software
Ign file: ./ Release.gpg
Ign file: ./ Translation-en_GB
Ign file: ./ Release
Ign file: ./ Packages
Get: 1 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Translation-en_GB
Get: 2 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Get: 3 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Packages
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Release.gpg
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Translation-en_GB
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Release
Ign http://linuxmce.com ./ Packages
Hit http://linuxmce.com ./ Packages
Fetched 3B in 3s (1B/s)
Reading package lists...
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/_usr_pluto_deb-cache_._Packages (1)
E: Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Reading package lists...
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/_usr_pluto_deb-cache_._Packages (1)
E: Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software



The installer also seems to have made a mess of my /etc/apt/sources.list:-

# Pluto sources - start
deb file:/usr/pluto/deb-cache/ ./
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://linuxmce.com/ubuntu ./
#deb http://10.0.0.82/ ./
# Pluto sources - end


TIA, Steve.

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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 06:29:32 am »
I just tried installing tonight and received the exact same error.  Can anyone help us?

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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 09:42:17 am »
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MESSAGE: Seting Up Networking
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address

It seems that you've assigned an IP that is allready on your network. Please tell me your network configuration!

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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 01:42:01 pm »
Check and see if you have the file /var/lib/dpkg/status.. If it does not exist, as root, type  cp /var/lib/dpkg/status_old var/lib/dpkg/status

Then try apt-get update again...
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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 07:09:01 pm »
Check and see if you have the file /var/lib/dpkg/status.. If it does not exist, as root, type  cp /var/lib/dpkg/status_old var/lib/dpkg/status

Then try apt-get update again...

I have the same problem, and i got the "status" file there.

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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 08:51:31 pm »
Hi again,
I've just checked the 'status' file, it's there:-
steve@steve-desktop:/var/lib/dpkg$ ls -l
total 4340
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 2007-04-11 18:49 alternatives
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1117002 2007-04-11 19:21 available
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1116729 2007-04-11 18:49 available-old
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root       8 2006-10-25 14:26 cmethopt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    2552 2007-04-11 18:43 diversions
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    2491 2007-04-11 18:43 diversions-old
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  147456 2007-04-11 19:21 info
-rw-r----- 1 root root       0 2007-04-12 18:23 lock
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root    4096 2006-10-25 14:28 methods
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 2006-10-03 19:40 parts
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      30 2006-10-25 14:37 statoverride
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root       0 2006-10-25 14:26 statoverride-old
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1002486 2007-04-11 19:21 status
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1002196 2007-04-11 18:49 status-old
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 2007-04-11 19:21 updates


I've just tried the install again without DHCP and picking a network address that I know isn't in use, still no luck.  Output from ifconfig (let me know if there's a better command for getting network config):-
steve@steve-desktop:/var/lib/dpkg$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:2D:F7:86 
          inet addr:192.168.1.4  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe2d:f786/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:15130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:713 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4268945 (4.0 MiB)  TX bytes:83799 (81.8 KiB)
          Interrupt:209 Base address:0x6000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:100 (100.0 b)  TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)



Thanks, Steve.

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Re: ERROR : Failed to install and configure the base software
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 01:22:50 pm »
even if the status file is there, copy status-old to status. if it is not working, make a new folder on your desktop, and copy the contents (with the exception of the partial folder) of /var/lib/apt/lists into that folder. then type apt-get update again and see what happens.
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