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    Error when trying to install any package

    i'm running ubuntu 16.04 with php 7, i was trying to install cURL this is the error that i got
    dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
    unknown group 'smmsp' in statoverride file
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
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    Re: Error when trying to install any package

    @moreno To fix there are 2 way to do it. 

     

    1. Create the missing group to allow dpkg to proceed without errors

     

    2. remove the user/group from the statoverride file.

     

    The safest option is to add the group. run the following command to add the missing group

    "groupadd smmsp"

     

    For reference you can use the following links which describe the other option. even though botrh reference users the issue and fix is the same.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/335538/unknown-user-in-statoverride-file

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/802619/how-to-resolve-unknown-user-elasticsearch-in-statoverride-file...

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    Re: Error when trying to install any package

    @moreno To fix there are 2 way to do it. 

     

    1. Create the missing group to allow dpkg to proceed without errors

     

    2. remove the user/group from the statoverride file.

     

    The safest option is to add the group. run the following command to add the missing group

    "groupadd smmsp"

     

    For reference you can use the following links which describe the other option. even though botrh reference users the issue and fix is the same.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/335538/unknown-user-in-statoverride-file

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/802619/how-to-resolve-unknown-user-elasticsearch-in-statoverride-file...

    View solution in original post