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Old 01-15-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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broken packages and file permissions and correcness


I am a brand-new Ubuntu user. I was trying to install the ability to use restricted formats and executed the following command as per Ubuntu instructions.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


It stalled and told me I needed to run dpkg configure - a, which I did.

However, I still cannot update applications, and I get this message when I try:

Failed to check for installed and available applications

This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.


The problem is that I do not know how to check for broken packages and do not know how to file permissions and correctness for the file stated.

Would appreciate help.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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Try this and see if it works..

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:53 AM   #3
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If you just installed Ubuntu first try sudo apt-get update.
 
  


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