upgrading base-files problem
I've just apt-get update/upgrade and upon processing base-files..
(Reading database ... 39651 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace base-files 126.96.36.199.1.pure64 (using
Unpacking replacement base-files ...
dpkg (subprocess): failed to exec rm for cleanup: No such file or
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess rm cleanup returned error exit status 2
Could not exec dpkg!
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)
now I can no longer run simple commands! eg I can't ls
(echo * works) or ssh in to the box from another machine. some sample
-bash: /usr/bin/apt-get: No such file or directory
koori:/bin# file ls
-bash: /usr/bin/file: No such file or directory
badday@gemini:~$ ssh koori
/bin/bash: No such file or directory
Connection to koori closed.
I have one ssh session open to this box at the minute and am wondering
if there's any way I can repair things ... it's a headless machine
which I think means I'm soon to be lumping monitors and keyboards around
any help, greatly appreciated.