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I am running on xen, Debian 5.0-i386-default. I haven't touched my vps in 2 months then last night I ran the following command:

myserver:/usr/bin# apt-get upgrade

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

The following packages have been kept back:
makepasswd

The following packages will be upgraded:
libc6 libc6-dev libc6-xen libmysqlclient15off locales mysql-client mysql-client-5.0 mysql-
common mysql-server mysql-server-5.0

10 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

Need to get 0B/50.1MB of archives.

After this operation, 483kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Preconfiguring packages ...

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

I googled and it seems to be a permission thing for "dpkg". However, I cd into /usr/bin and there's no dpkg binary!!! Please help thanks

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Strange. I OTOH get Could not exec dpkg! when dpkg isn't found. What command did you use to check if dpkg binary isn't there? Can you try file /usr/bin/dpkg and tell us what the output is? –  Tshepang Jan 17 '11 at 16:38

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