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i was installing some ARP tools and accidentally iv installed "arping" on my ubuntu 13.04. Now iputils-arping it's removed also network-manager and i don't have an internet connection on my laptop. i tryed to remove arping and install iputils-arping from a downloaded packge but it wont work coz they are in conflict with each other. Also i can't install network-manager .

enn@em616:~$ sudo dpkg -i network-manager_0.9.6.0-0ubuntu7_i386.deb
Selecting previously unselected package network-manager. (Reading database ...
    212384 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking network-manager (from network-manager_0.9.6.0-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of network-manager:
    network-manager depends on iputils-arping; however:
    Package iputils-arping is not installed.

dpkg: error processing network-manager (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Errors were encountered while processing:  network-manager
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Why can't you remove arping and then install iputils-arping? That isn't clear in the question. –  Oli Aug 5 '13 at 10:27
    
does this help: askubuntu.com/questions/55805/… ? –  Rinzwind Aug 5 '13 at 10:30
    
You should download and install iputils-arping first, then install network manager. –  Braiam Aug 5 '13 at 13:16

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Network manager is still installed, it's just the dependency that's not there.

Uninstall arping and find something that doesn't create conflicts. Or try and find another source for it. I dunno... I've installed arping and it never made dependency issues for me.

sudo apt-get remove --purge arping

Reinstall the network manager, and apt-get will fix the dependencies.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall network-manager
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