package update-manager 1:0.87.1 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Bug #182798 reported by tomato on 2008-01-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
libflickrnet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

this "told" me system when upgrading ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 (alfa3)
update-manager: version 0.87.1

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jan 14 11:10:55 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: update-manager 1:0.87.1
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: package update-manager 1:0.87.1 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Uname: Linux kompik 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 05:28:27 UTC 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

tomato (jdvorak2) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please add the log files from '/var/log/dist-upgrade/' to this bugreport as attachments to your bug report? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Incomplete
tomato (jdvorak2) wrote :


tomato (jdvorak2) wrote :


tomato (jdvorak2) wrote :


Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

One of the errors is due to flashplugin-nonfree:

Nastavuji balík flashplugin-nonfree ( ...
11:01:20 (632.20 KB/s) - `./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz' saved [3036127/3036127]
Download done.
Flash Plugin installed.
/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
dpkg: chyba při zpracovávání flashplugin-nonfree (--configure):
 podproces post-installation script vrátil chybový status 1

and one due to libflickrnet2.1.5-ci:

Nastavuji balík libflickrnet2.1.5-cil (25277-6) ...
* Installing 1 assembly from libflickrnet2.1.5-cil into Mono
! Assembly /usr/share/cli-common/policies.d/libflickrnet2.1.5-cil/policy.2.1.FlickrNet.dll does not exist
dpkg: chyba při zpracovávání libflickrnet2.1.5-cil (--configure):
 podproces post-installation script vrátil chybový status 1

I'm reassingning

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: mvo → nobody
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04-beta
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in libflickrnet:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Maia Everett (linneris) wrote :

The libflickrnet issue is bug #182130.

Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

The flashplugin-nonfree task is a duplicate of bug #182013.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :


Changed in libflickrnet:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Christian Wolf (christianwolf) wrote :

Google is warning about this issue in their Analytics FAQ:

"A note for Linux users: the Flash implementation for Linux can be very problematic, and users of Debian and Ubuntu seem to be especially affected. We're aware of these issues, but due to the lack of updates and Flash plugin development for Linux, we may be unable to support your browser and operating system combination at this time."

I love Ubuntu, but the current treatment of such high profile bugs like this and bug #59695 makes me sad and dissapoints me a lot.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

I suspect that the Google warning refers to the problem, now resolved, of being unable to install flashplugin-nonfree because Adobe overwrote the previous, known-working tarball on their website with a new security fix version which had the side effect of being incompatible with Konqueror.

The current problem being described is a new error, specific to amd64, which is not an architecture supported by Adobe at all; getting the official Flash plugin to work on 64-bit Linux is several layers of kludges, and getting it to work at all is an accomplishment to either be proud of or frightened by, depending on your viewpoint.

The particular issue that prevented flashplugin-nonfree from installing in this case was separately reported against ia32-libs as bug #180478, a result of a missing 32-bit lib in the compatibility layer. This was resolved on 11 Mar at the latest, and currently the flashplugin-nonfree package installs successfully on amd64. I'm therefore marking this bug as 'fix released'.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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