I am trying to install package XScreensaver. This is on a HP T410 Thin client and I am using XTerminal;
lsb_release -a (OS version) returns: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS - Lucid.
sudo apt-get upgrade returns error message: "Unable to execute new pre-installation script: no such file or directory" for one of the packages, dash_0.5.8-2.4_armel.deb.
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade returns error message: "Couldn't configure pre-depend fuse for ntfs-3g, probably a dependency cycle".
I have read that opening the problem package in text editor can reveal if there are any prerequisite programs required, but I can only see "debian-binary" (which returns a package not found when trying to install, but it would error out anyway) and control.tar.gz which I assume is the file name. Any idea on how I can correct the above? This is the standard configuration for the thin client so there hasn't been any changes to the build to cause this.
I have tried; installing each dependency line manually (this just keeps shoving more dependencies at me- I haven't managed to install 1 yet), using dpkg to remove the package (it redownloads when I use app-upgrade again), using the '-f' switch to force the dependency download but this still just shows: 'depends: .... but it is not going to be installed' for each line.
Any ideas/alternatives greatly appreciated. I just want a screensaver for the thin client... (it uses RDP, so we can't set a screensaver on server side as when the RDP session 'locks' - it just shows the RDP lock screen, not the server screensaver).