I'm running 32-bit Ubuntu and I have downloaded and installed Master PDF editor from https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ via the .deb package.

After installation, i cannot run command sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade and received this message

E: The package master-pdf-editor needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

what should I do te resolve this problem?

  • Did you install with the deb package? How did you install it? – Elder Geek May 4 '17 at 18:21
  • yes i did. But i have it fixed. thanks anyway mate – 6warrior May 4 '17 at 18:25
  • If you've fixed it, it's encouraged to answer your own questions here. Write up a good one and drop me a comment when your done and I'll upvote! :-) – Elder Geek May 4 '17 at 18:30

If you opened and installed the .deb via the software center you can simply click the reinstall button in the upper right corner as shown here:


Alternatively you can find the location that you downloaded it to with sudo find / -name "master-pdf-editor*" The result in my case is: /tmp/mozilla_me0/master-pdf-editor-4.1.30_qt5.amd64.deb

Your path and filename will be different (I'm using the 64-bit version.)

and simply reinstall with dpkg for example.

sudo dpkg -i /tmp/mozilla_me0/master-pdf-editor-4.1.30_qt5.amd64.deb

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