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When I attempt to install git on a server distribution of Ubuntu 11.04, I get an error. I used the following command:



sudo apt-get install git


And that generated this error:



(Reading database ... 
dpkg: warning: files list file for package `git' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
(Reading database ... 20310 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace git 1:1.7.4.1-3 (using .../git_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_i386.deb) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: 12: dpkg-maintscript-helper: not found
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/git_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 127
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: 14: dpkg-maintscript-helper: not found
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/git_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


I'm using the following repositories:



# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04.3 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20090713.1)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates main restricted


## main & restricted repositories
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

#deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted

## universe repositories
#deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
#deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe restricted main
#deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe

#deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates multiverse


Anyone have any idea what's going on or how I can fix this and get git to install?



[edit] Here's the output of apt-cache policy dpkg:



dpkg:
Installed: 1.15.5.6ubuntu4
Candidate: 1.16.0~ubuntu7.1
Version table:
1.16.0~ubuntu7.1 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main Packages
1.16.0~ubuntu7 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main Packages
*** 1.15.5.6ubuntu4 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


And now apt is completely broken. I attempted to update dpkg, because I noticed that it was a couple versions out of date. It failed because it couldn't install git. I attempted apt-get purge, apt-get clean and apt-get update. Still the same problem. I attempted to remove git and got this:



Removing git-core ...
dpkg: error processing git (--remove):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
git
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Alright, I got it fixed. I had to manually remove the package and then force dpkg to clear itself. Afterwards I installed it from git-core and that worked fine. To manually remove the package I went to



/var/cache/apt/archives


And removed git_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_i386.deb file. After that I went to



/var/lib/dpkg/info


And did an ls | grep git and removed everything that turned up. Afterwards, I ran



sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq git


To clean dpkg of the package. Once that was done I was able to install git from git-core instead of the git package and it worked just fine.


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