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I tried to fix one problem and created another...
My update manager broke...
The package system is broken
Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f
apt-get install -f and I get:
missx@missx:~$ apt-get install -f E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
I tried reinstalling software center i get this
missx@missx:~$ sudo apt-get --reinstall install software-center [sudo] password for missx: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: network-manager-dbg : Depends: network-manager (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) but 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2 is to be installed or libnm-util2 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) but 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2 is to be installed or libnm-glib4 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) but 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2 is to be installed or libnm-glib-vpn1 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) but 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2 is to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
The network maneger is the piece of crap I installed yesterday to fix my wi-fi issue...
Don't have synaptic installed (that would be too easy, right..?)
sudo apt-get -f install
missx@missx:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-3.2.0-38 libsub-name-perl libparse-debianchangelog-perl libnspr4-0d:i386 libsigc++-2.0-0c2a:i386 libcwidget3 libboost-iostreams1.46.1 libgconf2-4:i386 libapt-pkg4.12:i386 libio-string-perl linux-headers-3.2.0-38-generic libept1.4.12 libclass-accessor-perl libnss3-1d:i386 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: network-manager-dbg The following packages will be upgraded: network-manager-dbg 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/1,463 kB of archives. After this operation, 8,192 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of network-manager-dbg: network-manager-dbg depends on network-manager (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) | libnm-util2 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) | libnm-glib4 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3) | libnm-glib-vpn1 (= 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu3); however: Version of network-manager on system is 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2. Version of libnm-util2 on system is 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2. Version of libnm-glib4 on system is 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2. Version of libnm-glib-vpn1 on system is 0.9.4.0-0ubuntu4.2. dpkg: error processing network-manager-dbg (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing:
network-manager-dbg E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"