I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I am in great trouble when I tried to install firefox browser. However firefox installation is broken on my system. After this when I go to UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER it showing me this message every time and fail to install any other package.
UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER :
Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired.
When I try to install anything from terminal I always get this below message:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: firefox-globalmenu : Depends: firefox (= 19.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1)
Please tell how I can repair it. Looking for your guidance.
yes I just seen it and tried this command: apt-get -f install
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
PLEASE SEE FROM HERE WHAT MESSAGE I HAVE : deepak@deepak-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages will be installed: firefox firefox-globalmenu Suggested packages: latex-xft-fonts firefox-gnome-support The following NEW packages will be installed: firefox The following packages will be upgraded: firefox-globa lmenu 1 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 220 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/24.8 MB of archives. After this operation, 51.0 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 354341 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking firefox (from .../firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives /firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/firefox/plugins', which is also in package acroread 9.5.1-1precise1 No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives /firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)