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Old 11-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question Problem in Synaptic Package Manager in ubuntu 9.10

I just upgraded my OS from ubuntu 9.04 to ubuntu 9.10
The upgradation completed with some errors
and now when I open my Synaptic Package manager
it shows an error

You have 1 broken package on your system!

Use the "Broken" filter to locate it.

If I try to install any packcge error occurs

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/ subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1

if i click on mark all upgrades in Synaptic it shows

Could not upgrade the system!
Fix broken packages first.

On my panel a red button promts an error

An error occured, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in Terminal to see what is wrong.
The error message was: 'Error: BrokenCount > 0' This usally means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies

Please Help

Old 11-04-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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A package ( hasn't installed properly for some reason.

I'd start by opening a terminal window and running
dpkg --reconfigure
- this I think should reconfigure the program, or at least give a more specific error.

You could also try uninstalling (and then reinstalling it again if you need it).
Old 11-07-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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It shows the error

dpkg: unknown option --reconfigure

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL)[*].

Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
when I ran the command

dpkg --reconfigure

and when I tried uninstalling Openoffice
it gave the error

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for frontend. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.

Old 11-07-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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dpkg-reconfigure <package>

Also, try installing the package like this:

cd /var/cache/apt/archives
dpkg -i --force-depends <package>


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