I downloaded google chrome that was made for my computer from https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb. For some reason after I installed I can't open. Also in the corner where the time and other things are there's this red circle with a white dash in the middle of it. It says "An error occured, please run package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was: 'Unknown Error:''(E:The package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled,but I can't find an archive for it.)' This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies.


Type in terminal: sudo apt-get install -f

Follow next instructions.

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  • I edited it but I can't even find it in there. But I did that command and I got,"Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." That file is in my downloads folder by the way. – user165700 Jun 9 '13 at 5:20

Use the following commands in a terminal:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo dpkg --configure -a

You will want to reboot after using these commands. This can be done from the reboot menu, or by using this command in the terminal:

sudo reboot

You can open up a terminal by using CTRL+ALT+T or by using ALT+F2 and typing gnome-terminal. That should fix the 'An error occurred, please run package manage' part.

Try using these commands to install chrome. This assumes that the google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb file is in your downloads folder:

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Please paste the output of those last commands.

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  • I still got the same thing it's telling me, "E: The package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." – user165700 Jun 9 '13 at 5:27
  • Does this fix the 'An error has occurred'? – daboross Jun 9 '13 at 5:28
  • Edited to include possible fix for google-chrome install. – daboross Jun 9 '13 at 5:32
  • evan@ubuntu:~$ cd Downloads evan@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 168644 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace google-chrome-stable 27.0.1453.110-r202711 (using google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement google-chrome-stable ... It's stuck on this. – user165700 Jun 9 '13 at 5:38
  • It doesn't go any farther? – daboross Jun 9 '13 at 5:41

You can try removing the package completely first by doing:

sudo dpkg --force-all -P google-chrome-stable
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