Install of program hung up and can't remove or reinstall

Asked by Gerald D. Otis

I tried to install Dropbox on this computer but it hung up during the installation. I tried to remove it but that process hung up also. So now, the program, or parts of it, on on my computer but I can neither remove it nor reinstall it. How can I get rid of the remnants of Dropbox or get the Software Center to allow me to reinstall it?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What is the output of :

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy nautilus-dropbox


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Gerald D. Otis (geraldotis) said :

No LSB modules are available
Distribution ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux gerald-desktop 3.2.0-76 generic # 111-Ubuntu SMP Tues Jan 13 22; 16; 36 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Installed: 0.7.1-2
Candidate: 0.7.1-2
version table: ***0.7.1-2 0
500 i386 Packages 100/var/lib/dpkg/status

[That's as close as I can get to reading and writing it - may be some added or missed spaces}


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

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