can not installed files

Asked by Judy Wang on 2011-11-22

hi, I was about to installed a software and I get the following message:

judy@judy-Kogan-Agora:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all PPStream.deb
Selecting previously deselected package ppstream:i386.
(Reading database ... 205725 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ppstream:i386 (from PPStream.deb) ...
dpkg: ppstream:i386: dependency problems, but configuring anyway as you requested:
 ppstream:i386 depends on libqt4-webkit (>= 4.4.0).
 ppstream:i386 depends on mplayer.
Setting up ppstream:i386 (1.0.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...

What has happened??

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Why are you forcing the install?

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

You may also get the deps satisfied with:

sudo apt-get -f install

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #2

judy@judy-Kogan-Agora:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

judy@judy-Kogan-Agora:~$ uname -a
Linux judy-Kogan-Agora 3.0.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 23 21:23:39 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

By the way, I have Error Brokencount message on the screen and I could not run the update manager

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #3

just to let u knows that when I run partial upgrade, it cames up with message said: Unable to get exclusive lock. This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) already running. Please close that application first.

How do I close that application??

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #4

Another problem is my Unbuntu Software Centre is disappear in the left side of screen. I could not find it and it said my software index is broken and I could not install or remove any software. I have no idea what happen?

 sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a

Will unlock the packages. Why are you installing 32bit deb in 64bit OS? Is there no 64bit deb?

It's also Qt based so you are going to pull in a lot of Qt libs (KDE stuff) as dependacies so I hope space is a luxury you have

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #7

I was trying to install the software, after it is install into software centre. I got the messges said "wrong architecture 'i386' " everytime. So that why I have to force it. I still don't understand that, I thought I am upgrade to Ubuntu 11,10, the system should be automatily upgrade to 64bit.

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #8

Can you guide me step by step Please? I am still a learner to the Ubuntu. I really like the Ubuntu, however all the command stuffs are driving me crazy.

sorry, what is Qt based mean?? and what is Qt libs as dependacies?

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #9

I don't know how to enter the commands that you give to me

judy@judy-Kogan-Agora:~$ sudo fuser -vki/var/lib/dpkg/lcok
[sudo] password for judy:
fuser: Invalid option /
Usage: fuser [-fMuv] [-a|-s] [-4|-6] [-c|-m|-n SPACE] [-k [-i] [-SIGNAL]] NAME...
       fuser -l
       fuser -V
Show which processes use the named files, sockets, or filesystems.

  -a,--all display unused files too
  -i,--interactive ask before killing (ignored without -k)
  -k,--kill kill processes accessing the named file
  -l,--list-signals list available signal names
  -m,--mount show all processes using the named filesystems or block device
  -M,--ismountpoint fulfill request only if NAME is a mount point
  -n,--namespace SPACE search in this name space (file, udp, or tcp)
  -s,--silent silent operation
  -SIGNAL send this signal instead of SIGKILL
  -u,--user display user IDs
  -v,--verbose verbose output
  -w,--writeonly kill only processes with write access
  -V,--version display version information
  -4,--ipv4 search IPv4 sockets only
  -6,--ipv6 search IPv6 sockets only
  - reset options

  udp/tcp names: [local_port][,[rmt_host][,[rmt_port]]]

I said to run:
sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a
and you ran:
sudo fuser -vki/var/lib/dpkg/lcok

If you run the wrong command, it won't work. If you copy and paste the command you will have far fewer problems and is WHY I give the exact command

Judy Wang (jwan0802) said : #11

I follow you command, copy and paste to the terminal. and still nothing cames out. Here is the output:

judy@judy-Kogan-Agora:~$ sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for judy:

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