After attempting to install Google Chrome i386 the installation failed. I then proceeded to the AMD64 to see if it was the problem but...... My computer froze and I forced shut down. Now apport has a message saying

An Error occurred please run Package Manager to fix the problem E:the package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled but but i cant find an archive on it) This usually means your packages have unmet dependencies.

Solution anyone PS:Update manager does not work and I don't have Snyaptic. The file itself failed at the real real end and froze everything but the cursor.

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you can always run update via terminal with sudo apt-get update -f and then sudo apt-get -f install should do it.Download chrome deb package from their offocial site and install it with gdebi manager( sudo apt-get install gdebi) or sudo dpkg -i /path to chrome.deb .

  • sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq google-chrome-stable ( place name of your package here)
  • I am simply trying to get software center and Update Manager to open correctly.The first downloads but a few seconds later it says Ubuntu 12 .04 encountered a problem. The second command you supplied doesn't exist. When I open Software Center it just opens and closes a few seconds later. Oct 22, 2012 at 21:54
  • Maybe it will work after you fix broken dependencies so run: sudo apt-get update -f ,sudo apt-get-f install. The second command you mean to install gdebi?It s in official repositories i just tried it and it works.Or you mean dpkg -i / here must be your path to deb file with name of package like sudo dpkg -i /home/user/downloads/chrome(name of package).deb Oct 22, 2012 at 22:03
  • No as in the sudo apt-get-f-install. The download package is gone except for my browsers download history Oct 22, 2012 at 22:09
  • sorry its: sudo apt-get -f install with space _-f after apt-get.. i edited the post ,hope it ll help Oct 22, 2012 at 22:14
  • Is their a way to do it without putting in the chrome package as it was deleted from my downloads? I'm very new to Linux. And I did it and this happened E: The package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. Oct 22, 2012 at 22:16

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