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I was installing Google Earth from a package, and my power went out in mid-way. When I power on my computer a pop up comes saying system problem detected. Now I cannot install ANYTHING, no updates, missing plugins, open up software center, nothing.

In the notification area an error message comes stating the following:

An error occurred, Please run package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong.

The error message was:

'Unknown Error:'(lessthansign)type'Exceptions.SystemError'>' (E: The package google-earth-stable:i386 needs to be re installed, but I can't find an archive for it.)This usually means that your installed package have unmet dependencies

I am really up set: here are the technical details:

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marked as duplicate by Warren Hill, Radu Rădeanu, Stephen Myall, Jorge Castro, belacq Jul 8 '13 at 23:41

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Try this:

In a terminal window, ( will open one for you) type

 sudo apt-get -f update 

You will be asked for your password. When that's done, type

`sudo apt-get -f upgrade`. 

You won't be asked for your password. Watch for error messages. Let us know if that solves it.

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