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ranjith@NKR:~$ sudo apt-get install desktop4shared-1.3_1-all
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: The package desktop4shared needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I can not install any software after the broken installation of desktop4shared. How can i reinstall the software?

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Welcome to AskUbuntu. Have you check this link – penreturns Sep 24 '12 at 15:54

open your terminal and paste this


after downloading that you can install it from terminal with

sudo dpkg -i desktop4shared-11_1-all.deb

it will install . hope that helps.

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