power surge during install...can't install anything now

Bug #682268 reported by Kenn on 2010-11-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Here is the message I received after I attempted to install things after a power surge during an installation:

Heading: "An unhandlable error occured:"

Body: "There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. Please report this error at http://launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+filebug and retry."

Details: "Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 768, in simulate
    return self._simulate_helper(trans, status_path)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 938, in _simulate_helper
    return depends, status, self._cache.required_download, \
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 218, in required_download
    pm.get_archives(fetcher, self._list, self._records)
SystemError: E:I wasn't able to locate file for the screenlets package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package."

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.40-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Nov 27 21:06:36 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Kenn (kenneyspace) wrote :
Daniel Aguerrevere (dannns) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug. Apparently the package manager's installation file for the screenlets package got corrupted during the power outage. Try running the following commands from a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

sudo dpkg --purge --force-all screenlets
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install screenlets

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Keen, any news about this issue? have you tried to run workaround published in comment #2?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Kenn (kenneyspace) wrote :

Actually I recently wiped the computer and re-installed ubuntu due to a partition problem I was having, which resolved it.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
status: Opinion → Invalid
status: Invalid → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-12-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Invalid
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