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Please help me out with the below issue

I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not getting downloaded for quite a few minutes .So I quit the process.

Now I am not able to install any software, not from software center. whenever I try with something like sudo apt-get install **** , it shows something like:

neel101@neel101-Inspiron-7520:~$ sudo apt-get install pip
[sudo] password for neel101: 
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to   correct     the problem. 
neel101@neel101-Inspiron-7520:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up update-notifier-common (0.147) ...
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading

and this continues for several minutes....

EDIT I pressed Ctrl+C now and this came

^CTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader", line 296, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader", line 234, in    process_download_requests
    dest_file = urllib.urlretrieve(files[i])[0]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 94, in urlretrieve
    return _urlopener.retrieve(url, filename, reporthook, data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 268, in retrieve
    block =
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 380, in read
    data = self._sock.recv(left)
dpkg: error processing update-notifier-common (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script was interrupted
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ttf-mscorefonts-installer:
 ttf-mscorefonts-installer depends on update-notifier-common (>= 0.119ubuntu2);     however:
  Package update-notifier-common is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-installer:
 flashplugin-installer depends on update-notifier-common (>= 0.119ubuntu2); however:
  Package update-notifier-common is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing flashplugin-installer (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
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possible duplicate of How can I accept the Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? (includes information about how to accept it after rejecting it, when the package is "half installed") – Eliah Kagan Aug 23 '14 at 6:01
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Try the below commands,

sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean 

It will remove all the unused packages.


sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudp dpkg -P flashplugin-installer
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