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I'm new to Ubuntu. I’m unable to install anything on the Ubuntu Software Centre.

It just keeps giving me Items Cannot be installed or removed until package catalog is repaired.

If I click on repair it just gives me:

Package operation failed 
installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... 
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(Reading database ... 174380 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libjpeg8:amd64 (from .../libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libjpeg.so.8', which is also in package libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 1.2.1-0ubuntu2
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb
Error in function: 
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of printer-driver-hpijs:
 printer-driver-hpijs depends on libjpeg8 (>= 8c); however:
  Package libjpeg8:amd64 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing printer-driver-hpijs (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of printer-driver-hpcups:
 printer-driver-hpcups depends on libjpeg8 (>= 8c); however:
  Package libjpeg8:amd64 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing printer-driver-hpcups (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of hplip:
 hplip depends on printer-driver-hpcups (= 3.12.6-3.1); however:
  Package printer-driver-hpcups is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing hplip (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
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Try this.

Open terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t

Type the following: clear package database (just in case some of them were corrupted)

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get -f install

then run

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and run this again

sudo apt-get -f install

if you get something like

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

then it failed. Else, you can try downloading the packages from Ubuntu Software Center

Btw, did you tick all options in Software Sources Options?:

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  • the sudo apt-get -f install does not work I get an error Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) – Paul Mar 18 '13 at 20:41
  • okay, let's go down a step. try sudo dpkg --force-all --remove libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb and then sudo apt-get -f install which should install libjpeg8_8d-1_amd64.deb as a missing dependency – AFwcxx Mar 19 '13 at 19:32

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