i cant install any packages

Asked by amalhashim on 2008-10-29

dialog box says package is corrupted or i have no permission to run it

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#1

hello

please paste the output of

sudo apt-get update

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amalhashim (h-amalhashim) said :
#2

i tried to install a package, but cancelled the installation in midway. The package manager was left froen and ihad to shut down without closing it. the next time i logged in i had this problem. message--- It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#3

paste the output of

sudo apt-get install -f

here

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Martin von Wittich (martin.von.wittich) said :
#4

You could also try

sudo dpkg --configure -a

This should configure all packages that were installed but remained unconfigured. If there are no unconfigured packages, it won't do anything.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#5

Also try:

- Reboot your pc, open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

use the TAB keyboard key to navigate to dialogs configuration window, if they appears to you

Then to complete your system update/upgrade:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Hope this helps

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