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Old 05-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
Upendra Pratap Singh
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problem installing softwares using software manager


Hi,

I am not able to install any package using software manager. I make sure that I remain online throughout the process.

When I select any software package to install, a window appears that asks for the authentication code.

After entering the code, no progress(in any form) takes place and the dialog box remains idle.

The same thing happened when I tried to install cheese, netbeans, gcc, eclipse, build-essential, g++, codeblocks and many other such software packages.

Kindly help me with the possible cause of this problem.


I would like to state that this problem is persisting from past two days. Earlier I was able to install software packages using software manager and I had already installed about 10 software packages before this problem actually came into notice.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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It is likely asking for your sudo password.

Edit: Opps. I missed the part about "it used to work." Please disregard.

Last edited by frankbell; 05-24-2011 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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Its possible that one of your recent updates has broken the pkg mgr.
Try it from the cmd line as root (Ubuntu you'll need sudo cmd) and post any msgs
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:05 AM   #4
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installing through cmd

Hi,

Some of the updates have broken my package manager. I got the tip to install the same package software using cmd.

Help me with the command that allows installation through cmd.

Actually I do not know the command for installing a package software through cmd
 
Old 05-25-2011, 04:19 AM   #5
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Open a terminal and try

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sudo aptitude -f install
sudo aptitude update ; sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade
sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt-get -y remove --purge
sudo apt-get clean


 
  


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