4:57 - Friday, 18 April 2014

Polipo E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg Returned An Error Code (1)

@me:/home$ sudo apt-get install polipo						

Reading package lists... DoneBuilding dependency tree Reading state information... DoneThe following NEW packages will be installed:polipo0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.Need to get 198 kB of archives.After this operation, 799 kB of additional disk space will be used.Get:1 http://sy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe polipo amd64 [198 kB] Fetched 198 kB in 2s (97.5 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package polipo. (Reading database ... 169595 files and directories currently installed.)Unpacking polipo (from .../polipo_1.0.4.1-1.1_amd64.deb) ...Processing triggers for doc-base ...Processing 1 added doc-base file...Processing triggers for man-db ...Processing triggers for install-info ...Processing triggers for ureadahead ...Setting up polipo ( ...Starting polipo: Couldn't open config file /etc/polipo/config: 2.invoke-rc.d: initscript polipo, action "start" failed.****dpkg: error processing polipo (--configure):subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1Errors were encountered while processing:polipoE: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)****

The problem might with your config file. I would recommend you to back the original config file /etc/polipo/config and download the config file provided by torbrowser.

Here is the steps

sudo mv /etc/polipo/config /etc/polipo/config.origsudo wget https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/ae4aa49ad9100a50eec049d0a419fac63a84d874:/build-scripts/config/polipo.conf -O /etc/polipo/config

Now try to rerun the command

sudo apt-get install polipo

Hope this helps