Lnx_User1 wrote:Had an issue with downloading libqt4-dbg, wouldn't download via Update Manager, Synaptic or Terminal and was preventing me from downloading anything else. Just failed to fetch. It was a broken package I was trying to fix. Finally I just deleted the broken package from my system entirely. Now my system has normalized and that particular package is not even listed as a needed file to install. So, I'm thinking the OS should have prompted "Try deleting the broken file" which woudl have saved me a lot of time and headache.
I sympathise with your experience here. When I first tried Mint (10), I installed the KDE version - soon I found myself in a position where a broken KDE package fell into terminal conflict with an app I had installed (kPhotoAlbum) which made it impossible for me to do a clean update. More research suggested that this was actually a known problem 'upstream' in the parent distro, Kubuntu. I gave up, and installed the Gnome version instead.
Ever since then, however, I have not had a sniff of a problem installing levels 1-3 updates in Linux Mint. I use Mint all day, everyday, and I am now moving onto Mint 13 MATE. If you persist having problems with 'fail to fetch' messages when updating, I hope you will get help from this forum about the specific packages involved.