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Rudy69 03-14-2008 09:05 AM

Problem with update and package manager
 
Could not initialize the package information

A unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'


This error message occurred after a failed install of virtualbox. Now I Cannot update. Also I cannot install virtual box. Anyone know how to fix this? Using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn.

acid_kewpie 03-14-2008 09:08 AM

please use better thread titles in future if you expect to be taken seriously. thanks.

matthewg42 03-14-2008 09:19 AM

What action produced this output? What distro are you using? What version?

Duck2006 03-14-2008 11:36 AM

System>>Administration>>Synaptic Package Manager

Enter your password

There it will tell you if you have a broken pack, If so click on Edit>>Fix Broken Packages

If not you can do a search for what you want and install it from there.

(You may have to uninstall it first.)

Rudy69 03-14-2008 06:01 PM

When I try to open Synaptic I get this message:


E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.


Synaptic then closes.

Rudy69 03-14-2008 06:02 PM

E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.


These are the error messages I get when I try to open Synaptic.

ehawk 03-15-2008 12:27 PM

try posting to these (with a descriptive subject header)

http://ubuntuforums.org/

justlinux.com

XavierP 03-15-2008 02:59 PM

Why would you suggest that an LQ member go elsewhere for help? JustLinux and Ubuntu forums are fine places but LQ is huge and has a wealth of info and very knowledgeable places. So let's try really hard not to suggest people leave LQ eh?

Tinkster 03-15-2008 03:15 PM

I took the liberty to rename your thread....


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