Updates Check fails; also apt-get update fails

  • Thanks, but not out of the woods yet: E: Unable to locate package openmediavault-keyring


    I get that I screwed up something; all I was doing was trying to install chrome and chrome remote desktop. That's what I get for straying off the plantation, I guess. Ha-hah! Or maybe more accurate: that's what I get for screwing around without a good understanding.


    Maybe it'd be cleaner to just do a fresh install of 3.x. What do you think?


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    root@openmediavault:~# apt-get purge openmediavault-keyring
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    openmediavault-keyring*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 603 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 26.6 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    (Reading database ... 63410 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing openmediavault-keyring (1.0) ...
    (Reading database ... 63405 files and directories currently installed.)
    Purging configuration files for openmediavault-keyring (1.0) ...
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/sbin/omv-mkaptidx", line 110, in <module>
    "md5sum": pkg.candidate.md5,
    File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/package.py", line 758, in md5
    return self._records.md5_hash
    UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xbe in position 1: invalid start byte


    root@openmediavault:~# apt-get install openmediavault-keyring
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done

    E: Unable to locate package openmediavault-keyring
    root@openmediavault:~#

  • If you must install the google-chrome repositories,I would recommend testing the configuration using virtualization, like VirtualBox, before trying it out again. You might have some luck using aptitude (which is a more featureful interface for apt-get and related tools) from the commandline to resolve dependencies in an interactive manner (ie. select no to any conflicts).


    But, if you are just wanting GUI access to the OMV box I believe there are some plugins in omv-extras which would facilitate this-- you would be looking for the RDP plugin called openmediavault-remotedesktop. It may also be trivial to install something like tightVNC or if you're not so technically inclined RealVNC would be the best choice (RealVNC should set everything up for you without much fuss, tightVNC would probably require a bit more work on your end, RealVNC also has nice clients for mobile/desktop use).


    Cheers.

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