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Problems with installing/updating software

Postby OscarIB » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:53 pm


When I try to install programs from the terminal using sudo apt-get install something I get the message "sudo: apt-get: command not found".

When I use update manager it says "The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found"

Neither the synaptic package manager or the software manager are working, and I'm guessing for the same reason.

Synaptic is giving me another interesting error: "W: Unable to read /etc/apt/preferences.d/ - DirectoryExists (2: No such file or directory)".

I'm guessing that all these errors have a single, fixable problem at the root, but I can't really figure it out by myself. Any help would be very welcome.

I just started using Linux Mint and I gotta say that I love how it's working except for this problem now which is not allowing me install any new software.
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Re: Problems with installing/updating software

Postby » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:45 pm

I have the same issue, and so far have been unable to find the root either. Anyone have any poiners to a resoruce that could help? Thanks in advance. -Brent

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Re: Problems with installing/updating software

Postby mank_in » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:09 am

looks like the installer is corrupt . Check ISO MD5 sum if is correct or not. If it's correct, try to reinstall
Sorry for my bad English , I am Indonesian.

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Re: Problems with installing/updating software

Postby Jim1938 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:35 pm

I also had similar issue this morning.
I cold booted.
So far all is good.
I've been able to install Skype since. :)
Good luck.
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