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Old 01-17-2009, 07:33 PM
Eric Higgins
 
Default apt-get upgrade error: package `coreutils' contains empty filename ?

I've been unable to upgrade my debian machine for months now, just
getting around to trying to fix it.

~$ uname -a
Linux NSLUG 2.6.18-6-ixp4xx #1 Tue Feb 12 00:57:53 UTC 2008 armv5tel GNU/Linux

I've had some luck with these instructions:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/07/msg03322.html

I had to remove the files in /var/cache/debconf, so now all of the
perl errors are gone, but the dpkg upgrade still fails.

# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
openssh-client openssh-server
The following packages will be upgraded:
avahi-daemon bind9-host cpio dbus debconf debconf-i18n dnsutils dpkg dselect
initramfs-tools initscripts libavahi-client3 libavahi-common-data
libavahi-common3 libavahi-compat-howl0 libavahi-core4 libbind9-0 libc6
libcupsys2 libdbus-1-3 libdns22 libfreetype6 libgnutls13 libisc11 libisccc0
libisccfg1 libkrb53 liblwres9 libpcre3 libssl0.9.8 libvorbis0a libvorbisenc2
libvorbisfile3 linux-image-2.6.18-6-ixp4xx locales mt-daapd mtr-tiny ntpdate
openssl perl perl-base perl-modules python2.4 python2.4-minimal reportbug
rsync samba samba-common samba-doc selinux-policy-refpolicy-targeted
smbclient smbfs swat sysv-rc sysvinit sysvinit-utils tzdata winbind
58 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/58.5MB of archives.
After unpacking 774kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.13.26_arm.deb (--unpack):
files list file for package `coreutils' contains empty filename
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.13.26_arm.deb
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Thanks in advance,
Eric


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Old 01-19-2009, 05:09 AM
NN_il_Confusionario
 
Default apt-get upgrade error: package `coreutils' contains empty filename ?

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 04:35:37PM -0800, Eric Higgins wrote:
> files list file for package `coreutils' contains empty filename

the file /var/lib/dpkg/info/coreutils.list seems to be corrupted.
Check it (and possibly also the filesystem)

In case of dubt, you could try

mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/coreutils.list /var/lib/dpkg/info/coreutils.list.CORRUPTED
touch /var/lib/dpkg/info/coreutils.list
apt-get --reinstall install coreutils

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