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failed to install from ubuntu software center in ubuntu 10.10

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#1 linuxgeek


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:21 AM


I'm new to Ubuntu and seem to have what is a fairly common problem, judging by the results from Google. However any of the 'fixes' I have tried haven't corrected the issue.

If I try to install a program via the Ubuntu Software Center, I get this....

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I am unable to update via the Update Manager. I've tried enabling Source Code in Software Sources and there is a dash symbol there and cant be altered.

Also tried changing to the 'Best Server' which then displays this......

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sudo apt-get update results in an error as well.

Also tried updating from Synaptic...when I reload the cache I get this

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Any help gratefully received.

Anybody please help............

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:26 AM

Did you try doing what I did when I had the problem?
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:58 AM

Have you tried running sudo apt-get update via terminal first?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:40 AM

More specifically, did you do the following as mrfingerz says in post #4 in his thread titled "Requires installation of untrusted packages"?

This is cut and pasted from there:
Tried a lot of things...Google can be a troublesome friend at times lol. This did it for me in the end.....

$ cd /var/lib/apt
$ sudo mv lists lists.old
$ sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
$ sudo apt-get update

Although I think in general the first thing to try is this or System/Administration/Update Manager/Settings/Ubuntu Software/(Make sure Source Code is ticked) then select Download From/Other/Select Best Server.

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