E: The package awcommon needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

Bug #131103 reported by Ammar on 2007-08-08
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu
Undecided
Pascal De Vuyst

Bug Description

When I open synaptic or update manger or open deb file or use apt-get this error messege will show:
"E: The package awcommon needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report."

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Aug 8 17:24:22 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-panel
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.18.1-0ubuntu3.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-panel --sm-client-id default1
ProcCwd: /home/naassan
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
Uname: Linux naassan-desktop 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Thu Jun 7 20:19:32 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Ammar (ammar-naassan) wrote :
mydani (mydani) wrote :

Same for me here

mydani (mydani) wrote :

deleted /var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.*
deinstalled the package using dpkg --force-... <package>

package manager is working again

Simor (sinan.m.) wrote :

if for maya 2008 with type,

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk /autodesk
and then trying install awcommon and then appear this problem,

try this:

~$ sudo ln -s /usr/aw /aw

and then reinstall awcommon

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Simor (sinan.m.) wrote :

You're right, Pascal De Vuyst.
Thanks for the notice.

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