Can't run Package Manager anymore

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fachrevi
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Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby fachrevi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:33 pm

I have a message event running Package Manager : "E: The package virtualbox need to reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it". the followed message caused the installation virtual box in my linuxmint I force to quit.
How to fixed this problem ? thank's.

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Boo
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Re: Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby Boo » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:38 am

can you see virtualbox using synaptic?
can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list
you could try using the software portal (mintInstall) to install it.

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Re: Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby fachrevi » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:45 am

After I trying using portal (mintinstall), I can see virtualbox in synaptic list (were mintinstall progress but the progress always standing on about 50%, never completed).
I mark the list to remove then the message followed tell "E: virtualbox: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should".
I also try to upgrade then the message followed tell "can't be authenticated". Please.. :cry: :cry: :cry: help :!:

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Re: Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby Boo » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:17 pm

try to purge virtual box first then install again.

sudo dpkg -P virtualbox

install using the software portal.

synaptic sees all packages that are installed even if the repository they are from is not in your /etc/apt/sources.list.
mintinstall will add and remove a repository from sources.list to be able to install a package.

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Re: Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby fachrevi » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:27 pm

root@fachrevi-desktop:/home/fachrevi# sudo dpkg -P virtualbox
dpkg: error processing virtualbox (--purge):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
virtualbox

this is the result. should I reinstall my linuxmint ? in order to start install virtualbox from beginning.

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Re: Can't run Package Manager anymore

Postby fachrevi » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:12 am

after try n error ... at lease I use "sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq virtualbox" and it's work.
thank's boo for u'r concern.


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