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    I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Hi,

    I seem to have inadvertantly removed 'source code' or something.

    Here's what I did. I was trying to install 'Sound Convertor' from software-center, as a friend had asked me to convert some m4a into MP3. I couldn't install it, as there was a warning about 'packets', so I went into software-center, and did Edit - Sources.

    To cut a long story short, I screwed up, and now can't install anything. Mea culpa. Also, there's a red triangle with an exclamation mark at the top of the screen.

    Can anyone help me to get it back? Oh, and I'm in the UK, FYI.

    Thanks.

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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    What release of ubuntu is it (e.g. ubuntu 11.04 32bit)...

    You could just get someone elses sources and copy them into yours.

    Then run:
    sudo apt-get update
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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by elliotbeken View Post
    What release of ubuntu is it (e.g. ubuntu 11.04 32bit)...

    You could just get someone elses sources and copy them into yours.

    Then run:
    sudo apt-get update
    Thanks for the reply.

    12.04 LTS.

    EDIT: 32 bit.

    How do I get someone else's sources?

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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
    sudo apt-get update
    Hmm, well that's a bit better, thanks for that. I still can't install Sound Convertor, the message being: Depends python-gnome2 but it won't be installed and Depends: python-glade2 but it won't be installed.

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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Do you have Restricted Extras installed?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    sudo apt-get install soundconverter
    Post back the errors.

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    Re: I've Done Something Silly with Sources

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Do you have Restricted Extras installed?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    sudo apt-get install soundconverter
    Post back the errors.
    Hi. Here are the errors - in French. I can translate them if you don't understand what they mean.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install soundconverter
    Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait
    Construction de l'arbre des dépendances       
    Lecture des informations d'état... Fait
    Certains paquets ne peuvent être installés. Ceci peut signifier
    que vous avez demandé l'impossible, ou bien, si vous utilisez
    la distribution unstable, que certains paquets n'ont pas encore
    été créés ou ne sont pas sortis d'Incoming.
    L'information suivante devrait vous aider à résoudre la situation*: 
    
    Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites*:
     soundconverter : Dépend: python-gnome2 mais il n'est pas installable
                      Dépend: python-glade2 mais il n'est pas installable
    E: Impossible de corriger les problèmes, des paquets défectueux sont en mode «*garder en l'état*».

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