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So, for some reasons, the installation of google talk failed and now I cannot install anything. First after I tried apt-get, ubuntu asked me to manually run this command,

sudo dpkg --configure -a

which went well, but still I get the following error when I try to install anything:

sudo apt-get install r-base
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: The package google-talkplugin needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

So, if I try to reinstall the google-talkplugin, ubuntu software center cannot even start!!! how can I fix this bug?

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Try this code: sudo apt-get install -f

If the problem still exist, then edit dpkg status file

sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status

Find package in question, and remove everything that has anything to do with it and save the file. restart your system.

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