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Hazkin
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[SOLVED] Can't install programmes from application manager

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I use Linux Mint Maya MATE-32 version and everytime I want to install a program from the manager, I click install, it asks for my password, I write it, it is accepted and then nothing happens. Usually after some retries, it eventually installs, but this time, I want to install Firefox 13 and I just can't.

There was a problem with upgrading to Firefox 13. While attempting to install the update from update manager, it returned this error (I translated it from my language to English).

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 /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_13.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
    W: Waited for dpkg --assert-multi-arch but was not there - dpkgGo (10: There are no "child" processes).
I could not figure out a way to upgrade it. I tried to delete the .deb file at the referred location so it would download it again but it is not possible to delete! So I removed Firefox 12 to install again, now with the 13th version. But it won't install.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
Last edited by Hazkin on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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go to a terminal and type or copy and paste the following commands and try again:

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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf 
sudo apt-get update
one at a time.
See if that works to clear the problem.
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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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No, I did it and still it won't start the installation of firefox from application manager.
After I type my password nothing else happens.
The same thing is going on with rhythmbox, since yesterday I am trying to install it from the manager but no success.

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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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ok then try this
again in a terminal

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sudo apt-get autoclen
sudo apt-get clean
sudo dpkg --configure -a
While your in the terminal you might as well try installing firefox from there.

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sudo apt-get install firefox
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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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When running

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sudo dpkg --configure -a

it returns the following (I translated it from my language to English):

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dpkg: problems with dependencies prevent the configuration of firefox-globalmenu:
 firefox-globalmenu depends on firefox (= 13.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1); however:
  The package is not installed.
dpkg: error while processing firefox-globalmenu (--configure):
 problems com dependencies - leaving unconfigured
There has been found errors while processing:
 firefox-globalmenu

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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

Post by DeanNG »

I too am having the same problem with the Software Manager. It doesn't seem to be doing anything whenever I try to install one of the packages. It requests my password but after it has been entered nothing appears to be happening.

Edit: Seems to be working again after running an update and restarting Software Manager

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sudo apt-get update

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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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Well, since the output of this command

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
was returning problems with firefox-globalmenu
I went to synaptics package manager and installed this specific package from there.
It worked fine and then I could install Firefox 13 from Synaptics. Strangely, now there is no trouble installing other applications from the application manager. I just tested it by installing mtpaint.
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Re: Can't install programmes from application manager

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After doing what I described above...

While attempting to search for updates with update manager or typing

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sudo apt-get update
The following error returns:

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Failed to get gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages  Verification code hash doesn't match.

E: Some archives index failed at being downloaded. They have been ignored, or older copies are used instead.
So in order to fix this I used this command in terminal this time

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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf 
.
Then sudo apt-get update worked fine again.
Everything is now solved and updated.

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