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[Q] Software manager issue

Postby thelildrummabot on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:10 pm

I have linux mint 14 Mate and When I try to download anything from software manager the Ongoing processes go to 1 and it says 50%. Then the Ongoing processes go to 0 and it goes back to say Install as if I never pressed install in the first place. Could someone help me?
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby catweazel on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:36 am

The first thing you should do is start Synaptic then choose Settings menu > Repositories. Where it says Download from, choose Other then click Select Best Server. Finally, back at the main screen, click the reload button.

Try installing an application once more after doing that.
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby thelildrummabot on Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:49 pm

I tried opening synaptic and this happend

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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to
correct the problem.
E:_cache->open() failed, please report.
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby Floorhor on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:58 pm

Same problem. Goes to 50% and stops. Did the Synaptic thing and got this in a dialog box:
'Unable to get exclusive lock
This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first.'

These things may be running, but I don't know it!!

Help!!!
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby durieux arnaud on Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:23 pm

Bonjour, ouvres un terminal et postes nous le retour de
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:30 pm

thelildrummabot,
do as the message says :)
open a terminal and
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sudo dpkg --configure -a

then you probably should also
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apt update

try again software manager now
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Re: [Q] Software manager issue

Postby noelbeth55 on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:17 am

thanks very much thelildrummabot. it worked for me where a few others failed
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