When trying to update, use software center, install via apt-get in terminal, open synaptic package manager I get an error that reads "The package mount needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." How can I reinstall the package if none of the instillation apts can mount the file systems to install the broken package?

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You don't specify your version, I'll assume you're on 14.04.

There's a package called mount in trusty: http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/mount

Try to open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get install mount.

If all else fails, you can download the package here and install it manually using dpkg -i mount_2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20_i386.deb.

  • The dpkg -i thing worked. The only difference was I was on a 64 bit computer so had to use the amd64 package instead of the i386 but I had already found it so that wasn't a problem. Thanks for the quick response. I'll mark this solved.
    – Jeff Klein
    Sep 12, 2014 at 23:21
  • @JeffKlein to mark it as solved, plase click on the checkmark on the left.
    – terdon
    Sep 13, 2014 at 12:31

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