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Thread: Package manager Error

  1. #1
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    Package manager Error

    I have a red X on my top tool bar in Unbuntu. The message when I click on the X is as follows:

    An error occurred, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was 'Error: BrokenCount >0. This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies.

    The package with unmet dependencies; is

    google-earth-stable:i386: Depends: lsb-core (>= 3.2) but it is not installed

    Another message also told me to run apt-get install -f

    When I try to run that command I get the following message:

    E: Invalid operation install-f
    richard@richard-System-Product-Name:~$ apt-get install -f
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

    How can I clear the red X and install updates?
    Last edited by snoylr; December 6th, 2012 at 03:36 AM. Reason: problem solved. thanks.

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Package manager Error

    You need to run apt-get install -f as root:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    Best,
    ubudog

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