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When I'm trying to update or install anything I get this error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: The package equalx needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I tried to install equalx_0.51.deb but it failed.

I tested some commands like sudo dpkg --configure -a, but it was not solved.

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Maybe this will be useful: help.ubuntu.com/10.04/add-applications/C/removing.html –  Radu Rădeanu Apr 19 '13 at 22:25
    
Software Center Crashes. –  Minimus Heximus Apr 19 '13 at 22:51
    
Try Synaptic Package Manager –  Radu Rădeanu Apr 19 '13 at 23:04
    
@CutieKrait updated , glance it.:) –  AgentCool Apr 20 '13 at 15:25

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open your terminal and type

sudo dpkg -r equalx
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install -f

update:

As you have mentioned you got .deb file. Now in your terminal do as

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite equalx_0.51.deb

then try with what you would like to do.

hope that helps.

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first line has this error: dpkg: error processing equalx (--remove): Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal. Errors were encountered while processing: equalx –  Minimus Heximus Apr 20 '13 at 14:49
    
thanks. solved :) –  Minimus Heximus Apr 20 '13 at 15:46
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@CutieKrait you are welcome my Friend,:) –  AgentCool Apr 20 '13 at 15:47

Try sudo apt-get remove equalx --purge (purge will remove all the dependent libraries).

Have you tried using the repository for equalx instead of the debian file?

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again the same error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package equalx needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. equalx is not in repository –  Minimus Heximus Apr 19 '13 at 22:49

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