May 14 2011 · Linux
I got the above error while attempting to install updates on a Linux Mint system. This thread provided a few possible solutions, none of which worked for me (though I was glad I discovered the grub » recovery mode » repair broken packages option, which might come in handy in the future). Digging a bit, I ran:
dpkg --configure tzdata
debconf: DbDriver "config": could not open /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
There was no /var/cache/debconf/ directory and, as indicated here, simply creating it would provide a fix. So a simple:
sudo mkdir /var/cache/debconf
… and I was good to go!