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Old 03-14-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
Rudy69
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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.

Last edited by Rudy69; 03-14-2008 at 09:23 AM. Reason: more information
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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please use better thread titles in future if you expect to be taken seriously. thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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What action produced this output? What distro are you using? What version?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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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.)
 
Old 03-14-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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try posting to these (with a descriptive subject header)

http://ubuntuforums.org/

justlinux.com
 
Old 03-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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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?
 
Old 03-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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I took the liberty to rename your thread....
 
  


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