I tried to install Ubuntu Restricted Extras in the Terminal. Now when ever I try to install an app or something I get this File"/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py" line 968, in simulate trans. unauthenticated = self._simulate_help(trans) What do I do?????


Have you tried this?

Essentially in that thread and the one it links to:sudo dpkg --configure -a
From the man page this:

         Configure  a package which has been unpacked but not yet config‐
              ured.  If -a or --pending  is  given  instead  of  package,  all
              unpacked but unconfigured packages are configured.

So, you're just trying to get your packages in a consistent state. Then asudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade to get to latest...from the terminal. If it fails, note what packages it complains about.

Then you can force remove/purge/reinstall them.

"How do I purge and re-install"
sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-restricted-*
You may need a -f in there if something is in an inconsistent state.
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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  • ok, now it is back where it was in the terminal Configuring tts-mscorefonts- installer. So I just let it finish? How will I know? Thanks for the help – Heavyonion Mar 15 '12 at 3:52
  • Yes, let it finish. If you interrupt an installation process it can leave your system in an inconsistent state. If it's going through the fonts, you're probably going to get prompted to agree to something. Agree, and let it run. – RobotHumans Mar 15 '12 at 3:59
  • If it's still trying at this point, then the package didn't download properly and you need to force purge at least that package. Safer to purge and reinstall restricted-extras – RobotHumans Mar 15 '12 at 4:34
  • ok how do I purge and reinstall? – Heavyonion Mar 15 '12 at 6:02
  • say's that E:dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. – Heavyonion Mar 15 '12 at 6:24

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