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I have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 using Ubuntu which will not update - the error is

files list file for package 'libxcb-shape0' is missing final newline> 

therefore cannot use web browser - can anyone help - i am a novice i'm afraidI

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Kevin Bowen, vasa1, Thomas Ward, Mik Apr 10 '13 at 17:06

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Are you using bash? – Hilmi Erdem KEREN Apr 11 '12 at 16:58
I'd suggest reinstalling ASAP. While the error can be fixed, the fact that you run an unsupported release and abandoned architecture (LPIA) is not fixable. I'd recommend Xubuntu 10.04 as replacement. – mikewhatever Apr 11 '12 at 19:25
Thanks. I will try. If I download 10.04 onto a usb stick, how do I load it - sorry to be a nuisance! – Dee Apr 12 '12 at 15:02

Could you please try to open your terminal and follow these commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Thank you for your help. I do not understand what I am supposed to do - my fault, new to all this. I will try to take up mikewhatever's solution as that seems to be easier – Dee Apr 12 '12 at 15:04
That is not a fault. It s not easy to get used to a new OS. Termial is like cmd. Connected to ttys. It is a basic command managed gui. Apt is aplication manager ( advanced package tool) your software center. These commands will clear your package cache and help you repair broken packages (i hope) – Hilmi Erdem KEREN Apr 13 '12 at 7:56

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