I try to Update a program "brackets" but I find this problem

(E:The package brackets needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.)

and I can't use the Ubuntu software center any more for any program. when I try to open it, it closes immediately.

I use Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I don't have any other OS with it.

So please what can I do?


I assume, you have installed the package via a deb file. You can repair your system easily via adding a PPA for brackets.

Using the commands below in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall brackets


  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets

    Add the PPA ppa:webupd8team/brackets

  • sudo apt-get update

    Update your package database

  • sudo apt-get install --reinstall brackets

    Reinstall the package brackets

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