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When I try to install Sublime Text 3 from a downloaded .deb file I get errors:

The installation or removal of a software package failed


Data files for some packages could not be downloaded

The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed.


This is a permanent failure that leaves these packages unusable on your system. You may need to fix your Internet connection, then remove and reinstall the packages to fix this problem.


sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer 
ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version.

Can I omit somehow this problematic Software Center?

[EDIT] It seems it is possible to omit Software Center:

sudo dpkg -i DEB_PACKAGE
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Could you add to your question where did you find the deb file, which release you are using (12.04, 13.10) and how did you try to install this debian package? Thanks –  Sylvain Pineau Apr 10 '14 at 13:00
Related to(and possible duplicate of) “Failure to download extra data files” after installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer –  Registered User Apr 10 '14 at 13:35

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