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Old 05-29-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
Upendra Pratap Singh
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Question installing software on linux mint version 10


Hi,

Some of the updates have broken my software manager and I am not able to install software packages either through cmd or the software manager.Please suggest me with some tip to get rid of this problem.

Can I directly install software packages from the INTERNET. If so, please guide me through the rest of the process involved in the installation.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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It would help if you actually give us the commands you used and what exact error-messages you get.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Upendra Pratap Singh View Post
Some of the updates have broken my software manager and I am not able to install software packages either through cmd or the software manager...
Post the output of:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Are you using any third party repositories on Mint 10? This includes those all too problematic PPA repos from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas
 
Old 05-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
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the output I got was as follows.
When I entered 'sudo apt -get update' I was asked to enter the 'sudo password for vikram'. After I entered the password I got the following output

sudo apt -get update
[sudo] password for vikram:
apt
Usage: apt command [options]
apt help command [options]

Commands:
autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files
autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages
build - Build binary or source packages from sources
build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
changelog - View a package's changelog
check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
clean - Erase downloaded archive files
contains - List packages containing a file
content - List files contained in a package
deb - Install a .deb package
depends - Show raw dependency information for a package
dist-upgrade - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages
download - Download the .deb file for a package
dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections
held - List all held packages
help - Show help for a command
hold - Hold a package
install - Install/upgrade packages
policy - Show policy settings
purge - Remove packages and their configuration files
rdepends - Show reverse dependency information for a package
reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package
remove - Remove packages
search - Search for a package by name and/or expression
show - Display detailed information about a package
source - Download source archives
sources - Edit /etc/apt/sources.list with nano
unhold - Unhold a package
update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages
upgrade - Perform a safe upgrade
version - Show the installed version of a package
This apt has Super Cow Powers
vikram@vikram-Aspire-4738Z ~ $ sudo apt -get dist-upgrade
apt
Usage: apt command [options]
apt help command [options]

Commands:
autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files
autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages
build - Build binary or source packages from sources
build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
changelog - View a package's changelog
check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
clean - Erase downloaded archive files
contains - List packages containing a file
content - List files contained in a package
deb - Install a .deb package
depends - Show raw dependency information for a package
dist-upgrade - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages
download - Download the .deb file for a package
dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections
held - List all held packages
help - Show help for a command
hold - Hold a package
install - Install/upgrade packages
policy - Show policy settings
purge - Remove packages and their configuration files
rdepends - Show reverse dependency information for a package
reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package
remove - Remove packages
search - Search for a package by name and/or expression
show - Display detailed information about a package
source - Download source archives
sources - Edit /etc/apt/sources.list with nano
unhold - Unhold a package
update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages
upgrade - Perform a safe upgrade
version - Show the installed version of a package
This apt has Super Cow Powers
 
Old 05-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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Please type in the commands exactly the way that they are given to you, or better use copy and paste. The command you need to run is
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Also, please use code-tags for posting the output, this will make the post much more readable.
 
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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apt

one, what are 'code tags' and two it looks like the chap has got some kind of man page up.He has left a gap between apt and the hyphen so it has finished on apt. Then you get the info. Retry?

Fred.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 12:50 PM   #7
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one, what are 'code tags'
You get code-tags when you press the #-button on top of the text-editor. It looks like this:
Code:
[CODE][/CODE]
If you put text between those tags the formatting will be preserved and you will get a scrollbar is the text is longer.
 
  


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