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Now this is what I am getting when I am trying aptitude also my synaptic package manager is not opening.I have a live cd.Can i do something with that.I dont want to reinstall the system.If I do this I will be re installing for fourth time.
Also,I want to know that if discussion in any particular thread goes for more than 12 replies then are they neglected.
Well, first off you can't install programs unless you are the root user. You either need to su to root or use sudo. Also, you can't use Synaptic without being root either.
Second, you can't use aptitude to install a plain *.deb file. You only use aptitude to install from a repository. Instead either add the CD to your repositories using the apt-cdrom command or install the *.deb with dpkg -i packagename. Note that the dpkg method won't handle dependencies for you.
What distro is installed on the hard drive? And what liveCD are you trying to use?
I tried to open synaptic by being root but I got some errors. I was installing from synaptic few days earlier and then the machine hanged. I had to kill synaptic to bring my machine back to normal. After that point the synaptic and any installation command never worked. It always give me same error. Segmentation fault (core dumped).
I am using ubuntu 7.04 The fiesty fawn debian. I have a live CD of ubuntu 7.04. Is there any way I could repair the synaptic from it if it is broken.