Update Manager, Synaptic removed by upgrade

Asked by Joe on 2009-09-28

In Synaptic Manager, I marked the package "apt" for upgrade, and applied the action, and Update Manager and Synaptic Manager are now gone from the System->Administration menu. In reporting this problem, I looked at question 12925 that suggested to reinstall synapic by executing "sudo apt-get install synaptic". This did not work, see output below. I have upgraded to Karmic, kernel 2.6.31-11. and I know that I shouldn't be asking questions in this forum yet, but I think I need to get back to a known state, otherwise I cnnot get any more updates.

sudo apt-get install synaptic
[sudo] password for joe:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  synaptic: Depends: libapt-inst-libc6.9-6-1.1 but it is not installable
            Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.9-6-4.7 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

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Best Nathan Crawford (njcrawford) said : #1

I believe you need to run 'sudo apt-get update' to get the latest package information, then run 'sudo apt-get install synaptic' again. I had a similar problem earlier today but it seemed to be a transitional artifact.

Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said : #2

Thanks Nathan Crawford, that solved my question.

Duane Hinnen (duanedesign) said : #3

Open a terminal and try running the command:

sudo apt-get install --fix-missing

Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said : #4

Thanks for the suggestion. I executed this command as you suggested, and it found one package to be removed. Nathan's suggestion brought me back to a known state; I will remember this for future considerations.