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I am attempting to install the MS Core fonts on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and am running into the following error:

vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:~$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ttf-mscorefonts-installer : Depends: cabextract but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Running dpkg --get-selections | grep hold doesn't return anything and I can't find a package in apt-get called cabextract.

From everything I've Googled, installing the MS Core fonts is relatively straightforward, so I'm a tad lost. How can I resolve this issue and install the core fonts?

Edit:

Here's my /etc/apt/sources.list file

#############################################################
################### OFFICIAL UBUNTU REPOS ###################
#############################################################

###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted multiverse

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted multiverse
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cabextract is in the universe repository, if you update your /etc/apt/sources.list:

#############################################################
################### OFFICIAL UBUNTU REPOS ###################
#############################################################

###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted universe multiverse

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse

Then run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install

apt will install cabextract to meet the dependencies of the partially installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer. If that doesn't work, try sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer again.

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Have you tried this:

sudo apt-get clean    
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • Still getting the error. The error text is the exact same. (I tried putting it in the comment, but it was just unreadable) – acarbonaro Jan 9 '15 at 20:17

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