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Posted on 2009-03-29
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I have been tryign to installa  few packagesa nd am being met with a few errors. I was hoping an EXPERT could help me resolve. Here is a caputer of my terminal below.

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mnelson@oryx:/var/log$ sudo apt-get install traceroute
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
traceroute is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
4 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up exim4-daemon-light (4.69-5ubuntu2) ...
 * Starting MTA                                                                 2009-03-29 14:19:59 Exim configuration error:
  TCP port "smtp" not found
invoke-rc.d: initscript exim4, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing exim4-daemon-light (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of exim4:
 exim4 depends on exim4-daemon-light | exim4-daemon-heavy | exim4-daemon-custom; however:
  Package exim4-daemon-light is not configured yet.
  Package exim4-daemon-heavy is not installed.
  Package exim4-daemon-custom is not installed.
dpkg: error processing exim4 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bsd-mailx:
 bsd-mailx depends on exim4 | mail-transport-agent; however:
  Package exim4 is not configured yet.
  Package mail-transport-agent is not installed.
  Package exim4-daemon-light which provides mail-transport-agent is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing bsd-mailx (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mailx:
 mailx depends on bsd-mailx; however:
  Package bsd-mailx is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing mailx (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                          No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                  Errors were encountered while processing:
 exim4-daemon-light
 exim4
 bsd-mailx
 mailx
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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traceroute is already the newest version.
Deals with your install directive.
Try running
sudo apt-get update

The other errors seem to be extraneous to the apt-get.  It might deal with prior install attempts that were not allowed to complete.
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