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I haven been trying to install some packages but for some strange reason I am unable to do so. Running sudo apt-get install finishes with just the following output :

Reading package list ... Done

And it ends right there. Running Synaptic Package Manager, Ubuntu Software Center and Update Manager also do not seem to work. All of them start up and immediately close on their own. I haven't been able to find a reason as to why they crash. I just upgraded my system to 11.10 yesterday. Things were running smoothly before this.

Anyone else face this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Can you install anything at all or is it just a problem with "some packages" as you wrote? –  user25656 Feb 18 '13 at 3:29
Could you please be a little more specific exactly what you are running? Running sudo apt-get install will not install anything. You need to provide the package name. Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware for details. –  MMA Feb 18 '13 at 5:22
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