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Old 12-10-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Failure to install a program


I tried to install a program (System Monitor) from the software center in 11-10. It failed. The message read "There seems to be a programming error in apt/darmon software that allows you to install/remove software a perform other packaging management-related tasks". Can this be corrected and if so how?
 
Old 12-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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I assume you're talking about Ubuntu? Try using the command line, either
apt-get or aptitude, and see whether the error messages still show,
and if they do, whether they're any more descriptive.


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Old 12-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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I tried sudo apt-get "System Monitor" abd got E: Invalid operation System Monitor. I tried aptitude and got command not found. Any clue here?
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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I know its frustrating to receive some crappy done ubuntu. I wondered it it was only me.

I ran in to loads of problems with ubuntu 11.10 - as soon as I ironed one - i had another set already.

I am going to get a fedora disc in about 2/3 days - Its lesser evil of two.
 
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
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Do you mean that there is some "bad" stuff out there? A glitch in the system which will be updated every Tuesday? I don't have much experience with Ubuntu but I had Natty before and it all went fine.
 
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:48 PM   #6
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Easy way to install programs in Ubuntu is using synaptic. If you are running Gnome in the menu System>Administration>Synaptic
type in the filter: system monitor , and ull get a list of things.
I believe Ubuntu have system monitor installed as default, it is in one of the menus as well, if you don't find it then in the terminal type:
Code:
gnome-system-monitor
Linux bring as default the program 'top' which you can just type in the terminal as well:
Code:
top
Conky is another nice system monitor and customizable.

Regards

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Old 12-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #7
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my recent ubuntu 11.10 dvd came with just basic ubuntu/unity. No other installable packages in disc - made it frustrating. further when I tried to update/install ANY software - I had my share of new errors at every step.
I will avoid Ubuntu distributions for a while - but thats me.

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I apologize

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:16 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by asimba View Post
my recent ubuntu 11.10 dvd came with just basic ubuntu/unity. No other installable packages in disc - made it frustrating. further when I tried to update/install ANY software - I had my share of new errors at every step.
I will avoid Ubuntu distributions for a while - but thats me.

Ummmm ... no offense mate, but can you please try not to make someone
else's request for help into a whinge about your Ubuntu issues? You're
not being very constructive or helpful.



Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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my recent ubuntu 11.10 dvd came with just basic ubuntu/unity. No other installable packages in disc - made it frustrating. further when I tried to update/install ANY software - I had my share of new errors at every step.
I will avoid Ubuntu distributions for a while - but thats me.


I apologize
If in doubt, use apt-get.
 
  


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