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How to repair a failed install?

I had to do a hard reboot on my computer while installing mysql-admin and now I get an error when trying to install it. Here is the error message: How can I "repair this" ?
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Can't install Adobe Flash Plugin in 10.10

I installed the Adobe Flash plugin from the software center. Installation took a long and never finished. After a reboot the package is marked as installed but Firefox still says its missing this ...
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Do I need to re-purchase software in the Ubuntu Software Centre if I reinstall?

I want to purchase the Fluendo DVD player using the Ubuntu Software Centre. If I reinstalled Ubuntu, would I have to purchase the software again?
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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How do I know if Oneconf is working?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 10.10 from Jolicloud 1.0 and I'm very impressed so far! Only thing I'm not too sure about is Oneconf. I've installed it from the Software Centre and under File / Inventory ...
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What does this “Canonical does not provide updates…” mean in my package manager?

In both Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center, I sometimes see the following footnote. Canonical does not provide updates for deja-dup. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Software Center and indicator-sound from 10.10 on 10.04?

I wonder if I can manually install Software Center and indicator-sound packages from Maverick to Lucid? I don´t want to upgrade the whole system, because I´m satisfied with Lucid, but it would be ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Software Center uses?

Whenever I am downloading packages using Ubuntu Software Center (or any package manager for that matter), my Internet connection slows to an absolute crawl. In fact, most requests timeout. Is there a ...
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Why are 2 Adobe Flash Plugin on USC (Ubuntu Software Center)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: flashplugin-installer vs. flashplugin-nonfree vs. adobe-flashplugin As you know in Ubuntu Software Center is 2 times Adobe Flash Plugin. One is called Adobe Flash Plugin ...
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What should I do when I see blank screen?

i was installing an application using ubuntu software center and screen went blank i waited a while but nothing appearing no desktop so pretty much expected result is that i rebooted manually please ...
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Application Use History [closed]

In Windows XP, you can find out how often an installed application was used by going to the "Add/Remove Programs" section. You can also get an estimate of how often the application was used. Is ...
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Is there any simple way to install tarballs?

Most Linux software is packaged in tarballs. All of them require but a few commands to compile and install them. My question is; we have gdebi for standalone debian packages, so why not an app to ...
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How to get Eclipse plugins working with Software Center based installation

I installed Eclipse from the Software Center. Then I installed a "Aptana" plugin by using: Help -> Install -> New Software. The plugin installed and Eclipse restarted, but I can't see any of the ...
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How can I set the Software Center to install software for non-root users?

How can I set the Software Center to allow non-root users to install stuff from the Ubuntu repos without having to type in their password? I'm fully aware of the security implications, and I am ...