I took the plunge and upgraded my Ubuntu install from Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Heron and now apt-get doesn’t work. Everything that depends on it or anything like it doesn’t seem to work. dpkg still does. So, if I update and upgrade (or dist-upgrade), it’ll fetch the packages, just as the update-manager does, but it will crap out with a segmentation fault when its time to install the packages. I’ve joined Lymatas thread at the Ubuntu forums. This will be the first time that I’ve ever asked for help, as the solution has always been a search query away. The solution presented (which is the one that helps most people) does not work for me. If anyone has overcome this problem, let me know how you solved it. I’m about to ask a question on LQ for the first time.
I’ve decided that Lymatas has a different problem and have created my own thread – the first ever linux question I’ve posted to a forum (will also request help at LQ – this is getting to be ridiculous). Check out my request right HERE and see if you can help me kill apt and ressurect it from its death! (or something like that).