I'd call these "configuration files", and in any case something you don't want to just wipe out out right without a way to restore.
Why do you propose to remove them anyway? apt-get complains about an internal error. Your original response is identical to http://askubuntu.com/a/337795, which someone reported to work for them without the "rm -f". I'd say - try the "sudo dpkg --configure -a" by itself first. Back to the original question - google'ing the error comes up with threads which indicate post-upgrade troubles. Have you gone through a major upgrade recently? On 11 February 2015 at 14:21, scott <redhowlingwol...@gmx.com> wrote: > On 02/10/2015 09:19 PM, Amos Shapira wrote: > > On 11 February 2015 at 11:39, scott <redhowlingwol...@gmx.com> wrote: > > > >> On 02/10/2015 05:32 PM, David Lyon wrote: > >>> Hi, > >>> > >>> I have a working Zentyal server and everything is fine except that I > need > >>> to deploy Python Imaging Library to it, and it doesn't work. > >>> > >>> apt-get is for some reason broken. > >>> > >>> I get the following error message with "sudo apt-get install > >> python2.7-dev" > >>> or any command: > >>> > >>> E: Internal Error, No file name for libmount1 > >> > >> Try this: > >> sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* > >> then > >> sudo dpkg --configure -a > >> > > > > Ouch Don't! > > > > These are configuration files. If you want to clear this directory then > > copy these files to another location and remove them from this directory. > > > The sources.list.d directory is almost always PPA's the user has added. > There are no configuration files in there. > >> > >> Scott > >> -- > >> SLUG - Sydney Linux User's Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/ > >> Subscription info and FAQs: http://slug.org.au/faq/mailinglists.html > >> > > > > > > > > -- <http://au.linkedin.com/in/gliderflyer> -- SLUG - Sydney Linux User's Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/ Subscription info and FAQs: http://slug.org.au/faq/mailinglists.html