I was trying to install something else when I ran into this problem. So I tried to install apt-utils to solve it. But I couldn't install apt-utils, because well, my console tells me I don't have apt-utils:
root@napajohn:~# apt-get install apt-utils Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: apt-utils 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/129 kB of archives. After this operation, 365 kB of additional disk space will be used. WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! apt-utils Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed Setting up dash (0.5.5.1-7.4em1) ... debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so the dialog based frontend cannot be used. at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Dialog.pm line 75.) debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline No diversion 'diversion of /usr/share/man/man1/sh.1.gz by dash', none removed. This should never be reached dpkg: error processing dash (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bash: bash depends on dash (>= 0.5.5.1-2.2); however: Package dash is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing bash (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured configured to not write apport reports configured to not write apport reports Errors were encountered while processing: dash bash E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) root@napajohn:~#
I've tried this but for me it doesn't include apt-utils: apt error: Could not perform immediate configuration on
After doing a good amount of web searching, I am still lost for ideas. Help appreciated!
root@napajohn:~# cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.3 root@napajohn:~# uname -a Linux napajohn 2.6.34 #4 Mon Oct 31 16:41:13 EDT 2011 armv7l GNU/Linux root@napajohn:~#