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Question [ubuntu] How to fix broken packages ( Ubuntu Forums Absolute Beginner Talk )
Updated: 2008-11-10 06:15:02 (9)
[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

Hello, thank you very much for looking at my topic!

whenever I try to add new programs I get this error:

"Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first."

So I went to Package Manager>Edit>Fix broken packages but it seems to think none of em are broke. I also tried:

Code:
sudo apt-get -f install
And that didn't work either.

;_;

Answers: [ubuntu] How to fix broken packages ( Ubuntu Forums Absolute Beginner Talk )
[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

sudo apt-get install -f

oedha

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

Which packages need to be fixed?

eternalnewbee

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

try to download again the package.. uninstall and install again..

rybaxs

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

Oedha, didn't work, same result as the other way around.

Eternal, no idea whatsoever.

Rybax, I can't install any packages...


Thanks for replying!

CJ Master

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

what about sudo apt-get update
have you activated your repository ?

oedha

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

havn't u try Synaptic?

rybaxs

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

Is your internet connection working? And if so, please list your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

Liviu-Theodor

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

Try
Code:
sudo apt-get update
to update your package list.
Then
Code:
sudo apt-get autoclean
to clean up any partial packages.
Then
Code:
sudo apt-get clean
to clean up the apt cache.
Code:
sudo apt-get autoremove
will clean up any unneeded dependencies.
If while doing this you can identify the broken package this code will very forcefully remove it.
Code:
sudo dpkg --remove -force --force-remove-reinstreq package name
Change package name to the real name of course.

Gazneth

[ubuntu] How to fix broken packages

To everybody that helped:

Thanks so much! I finally got it working. Couldn't do it without ya'll. =]

CJ Master

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