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I recently tried installing Salome un my Ubuntu 12.10, using these instructions http://code-saturne.blogspot.ro/2010/05/installation-of-salome-513-on-ubuntu.html

and as soon as i installed ia32-libs things took a bad turn. The terminal crashed and now it only displays the $ sign, and whaterver command i type it doesn't work. In addition, whenever ubuntu tries to update i get errors when trying to install packages.

If there's need for more information, i'll try to provide it, although i've only recently migrated to linux from windows.

Thank you very much!

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I wonder if you made a typo of some kind. Can you post the output of echo $SHELL –  bodhi.zazen Feb 15 '13 at 19:54
Yes, it returns: /bin/bash –  user132331 Feb 15 '13 at 20:54
Post the error message you are getting. –  bodhi.zazen Feb 15 '13 at 20:57
The error message is from the updata manager: –  user132331 Feb 17 '13 at 8:35
The error message is from the update manager: "Package operation failed" - "The installation or removal of a software package failed". and when i click on details: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 56%% Extracting templates from packages: 100%% Preconfiguring packages ... –  user132331 Feb 17 '13 at 9:00

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