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Old 04-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
Gregvzyl
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Failed Ubuntu restricted extras download caused dpkg problem


I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10. When I attempted to add "Ubuntu restricted extras" the download failed.

I'm now prompted to run "dpkg --configure -a" when ever a package manager is run.

When I "sudo dpkg --configure -a" I get the following:

Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (10.0.22.87ubuntu1~intrepid1) ...
Downloading...
--2009-04-24 21:45:55-- http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...0_linux.tar.gz
Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com...

There is no further action but a blinking cursor.

I'm at a complete loss and would appreciate any help in resolving this problem.

Thanks.

Greg.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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That glitched with me before... had me pulling my hair out.

Reboot your machine, then try installing again from the package manager (Applications->Add/Remove...). That should download the missing/broken packages and complete the installation.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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Thank you for your input.

I did try to add it again after a reboot but the package manager now report it as installed. If I try to remove it so that I can reinstall I get the following message:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
If I run the command I'm back at my original post.

Greg

Last edited by Gregvzyl; 04-25-2009 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 02:17 AM   #4
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Hmmm... 8.10 must be a bit more quirky than 8.04....

Try this:

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sudo apt-get reinstall ubuntu-restricted-extras
 
Old 04-25-2009, 03:06 AM   #5
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Thanks again.

I tried "sudo apt-get reinstall ubuntu-restricted-extras" but apt-get does not like the reinstall command.

E: Invalid operation reinstall

I also tried "sudo apt-get --reinstall install ubuntu-restricted-extras" but then it is the package name that is the problem.

E: Invalid operation ubuntu-restricted-extras


Thanks.

Greg

Last edited by Gregvzyl; 04-25-2009 at 03:48 AM. Reason: More information
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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It seems that on your first post you hinted on a solution all along.

Since the problem raised it's ugly head about a week after a upgrade, all my backups are still fresh. I decided to do a re-installation. "Sometimes reinstalling is the easiest solution." - unknown, this is a quote from all your posts including the first one.

After the re-installation I successfully installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and other needed software.

I'm still curios as to how to fix this, if just for academic purposes. But I need my laptop for work, and needed to install other software using the out of action package manager. I do realize that I just used a sledgehammer to kill the gnat but time was not on my side.

Still, thanks to you for your assistance it is appreciated.

Greg.
 
  


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