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Linux balu-System-Product-Name 3.8.0-23-generic #34-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 29 >20:24:54 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux

I frequently get this type of error when installing software:

dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic  

I tried installing VLC through software centre and through the terminal.

1) software centre

Removing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic.postrm: 6: /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic.postrm: Syntax error: ")" unexpected 
dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic (--remove): 
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2 
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already 
Errors were encountered while processing: 
linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic 
Error in function:

2) Terminal

dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'oracle-java7-installer' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed
(Reading database ... 302933 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic.postrm: 6: /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic.postrm: Syntax error: ")" unexpected
dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Please answer me. Sorry for the previous posts; I have deleted them.

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I think you have not updated your system which you can do it by typing the command sudo apt-get update

Then you can install anything like VLC, or cheese etc using the command like sudo apt-get install vim vlc cheese ubuntu-restricted-extras

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Absolutely the first thing to try. –  Marc Jul 19 '13 at 19:15
    
I tried that but no use.Software updater still not showing the New Release.Thnx. –  Subhash Su Apr 19 at 5:04

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