I’m having some trouble getting the latest OSMC update. Running
sudo apt-get update and
sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade results in:
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
The following packages will be upgraded:
base-files-osmc debian-archive-keyring libc-bin libc6 libexpat1 libffi6
libgcrypt20 libgnutls-deb0-28 libgraphite2-3 locales multiarch-support
11 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/10.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 73.7 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Preconfiguring packages ...
/usr/bin/dpkg-deb: 1: /usr/bin/dpkg-deb: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libc-bin_2.19-18+deb8u10_armhf.deb (--unpack):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
sudo apt-get clean and it didn’t help.
Any other ideas? Thanks in advance!
sudo /var/cache/apt/archives/libc-bin_2.19-18+deb8u10_armhf.deb and then update/dist-upgrade
command not found. Did you mean
sudo rm? I tried the latter and it re-downloads the deb file to then fail the same way.
Provide URL from
grab-logs -a please.
Yep sorry my mistake obvisouly ment
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/libc-bin_2.19-18+deb8u10_armhf.deb
So if it still fails that might be an issue with either your SD Card or the server.
Provide logs as @ActionA mentionend at also maybe check
md5sum /var/cache/apt/archives/libc-bin_2.19-18+deb8u10_armhf.deb that should be
Thanks for the help, guys.
So the hash matches:
osmc@osmc:~$ md5sum /var/cache/apt/archives/libc-bin_2.19-18+deb8u10_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade without the -f flag.
I think some binaries on your system are corrupted
Is there anything I can try to repair them or is reinstalling from my scratch my only hope?
I’d check your SD card and perform a reinstall.
Doing anything else is prolonging the inevitable need to reinstall
dpkg-deb was corrupted but I managed to fix it in the end.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg which failed but downloaded the package.
cd /var/cache/apt/archives/ and in there I extracted the contents of
From the contents I manually copied
sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade
They ran just fine and successfully updated.
I’m aware that I will need to reinstall from scratch at some point but this will do for now until I have the time.
Nice one. Very enterprising.
You’d probably have found the
/var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.17.27_armhf.deb package already there (it is on my system). Running
apt-get download dpkg would also download it to your current directory…
I’m a bit curious why you always use the -f flag when running apt-get dist-upgrade.
If I remember correctly,
-f will try to fix broken dependencies if any. I’m not sure if there’s any downside to it.