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I tried to install libboost-system1.42-dev package but for some reason it crashed for the first time.

Now for ANY package I try to install I get:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 961, in simulate
trans.unauthenticated = self._simulate_helper(trans)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/", line 1085, in _simulate_helper
return depends, self._cache.required_download, \
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/", line 226, in required_download
pm.get_archives(fetcher, self._list, self._records)
SystemError: E:I wasn't able to locate file for the libboost-system1.42-dev package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.

Any ideas on how to deal with the problem? Thanks in advance

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migrated from Jun 29 '11 at 18:47

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You probably need to purge libboost-system1.42-dev first (sudo dpkg -P libboost-system1.42-dev), then try again. If that works out, then reinstall and go from there.

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