First of all, I am abit intimidated by some of the patronising laguage that techies use on this site, so be kind.
When I try to Install Updates on my machine I get a message box headlined
Software index is broken followed by the subtext
it is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first.
I have tried that and it doesn't help. The diagnostics suggest that the problem is with adobe-flashplugin. However, no matter what I do allows me to get rid of it. I looked on this site where it was suggested that I run a more specific
sudo apt-get remove for adobe-flashplugin. This runs but does not remove the package.
I am now baffled, I cannot update my system because of it. Can anyone help?