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Software Index is Broken - I keep getting the same message. Help!
I installed Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 on my HP Pavilion DV9000 two days ago. I had used used version 9.04 before, so am somewhat familiar with Linux, although by no means any type of expert, just a user. When I installed it on this system, it won't let me install any software or plugins and keeps giving me this message:
Software Index is Broken
This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.
So I do that & this is what I get! I put a space into all of the ubuntu links so that this forum would allow me to paste my terminal results here. It wouldn't let me post links. What do I do??? I run two businesses on this thing and can't do hardly anything with it! Can someone PLEASE HELP???
Oh, sorry, I didn't answer you completely. I had been having a problem with my internal internet device being disabled in Ubuntu 9.04, also my mouse wouldn't work. I tried everything, then completely wiped my system by doing a complete install of Ubuntu 9.10. This happened from the beginning. I tried to download software and it began. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with me!
Ok, status-old is there, but it only differs by one byte from status.
Hopefully that one byte makes all the difference.
Before moving the files, please run the following command and post the output so we can see how they differ:
You will never know how grateful I am for your help. I appreciate it so much! I hope to be able to keep in contact with you. Maybe someday there will be something NOT computer related that I could help you with. God bless you!! LOL!! Sallie