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    Mav3n's Avatar
    iPhone Intermediate

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    Exclamation Can't install/ update thru Cydia... multiple errors

    So I can't update or install from or through cydia. I get these error messages (in the attached screen grabs). I've tried a bunch of things to fix the issue.

    I've removed the offending repo's (both through the cydia interface AND SSH using rm -f. They keep coming back.

    I then went to /var/lib/dpkg/ and changed “available-old” to “available” and “status-old” to “status” (while saving the originals as .bak's)


    After some ls -la in the /var/lib/apt/lists I noticed I have a file named “lock”. I've only recently dealt with an update issue in Oneiric whereby the updater crashed mid-install and set a lock file that I had to clear manually, but for the life of me, I can't find/ remember the procedure to do so.
    I'm only assuming that the the lock file in /var/lib/apt/lists is the causing a fairly similar issue as on Oneiric and that the commands would be the same.

    I've run apt-get update which returns a bunch of errors.

    I've further tried dpkg -a <with and without 'configure'> , but the OS wants more commands than the -a flag so that hasn't worked yet.

    I don't want to wipe, reinstall, re jail break, etc if I can avoid it. I feel pretty confident that its this lock file thats causing the issues.

    Oh ya... a side issue: I can't remove or deactivate cydia.iclarified.com repo. Even after all the repo maintenance this one is still returning errors. (screen grab also attached).

    I'm gonna cross post this to the jail break forum as well for more exposure.

    Thanks in advance!

    Note: the screen grabs are in sequential order of errors received during one update/ install run. The final image is the repo update error I keep getting (for the side issue).

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    Jon Seals's Avatar
    iPhone Intermediate

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    That was probably happening because you're using pirated repos/content, we get a lot of problems like this on JailbreakQA. I'd suggest removing all pirate repos/packages and trying.

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