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    Update Error

    Recently i have tried to update my laptop running ubuntu 12.04, and when i hit 'install updates' it gave me this error:
    Previous installation hasn't been completed

    The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair this before you can install or remove any further software.
    And the details where:
    E:Method has died unexpectedly!, E:Sub-process returned an error code (100), E:Method /usr/lib/apt/methods/ did not start correctly
    Last i remember, nothing bad happened the last time i updated it, so i have no clue what happened. How would i fix this problem???
    And, what caused it?
    SOLVED.
    Last edited by linux junkie; December 9th, 2012 at 02:38 PM.

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    Re: Update Error

    It sounds like you have broken dependencies on your system. If your problem is what I think it is, the following command should solve your problem.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    This command will resolve broken dependencies on your system.

    James
    Last edited by madhater; December 6th, 2012 at 12:01 AM.

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    Re: Update Error

    You can also try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: Update Error

    Quote Originally Posted by madhater View Post
    It sounds like you have broken dependencies on your system. If your problem is what I think it is, the following command should solve your problem.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    This command will resolve broken dependencies on your system.

    James
    All this did was:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 22 not upgraded.

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    Re: Update Error

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    You can also try:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    http://pastebin.com/PCUaZax0

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    Re: Update Error

    The error (I think) is to do with your system authenticating (or not, as the case may be) a secure connection with the package servers. I am afraid to say that’s all I know apt-get wise. Hope I have helped.

    James

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    Re: Update Error

    I have not encountered this before and have been searching here.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

    https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    And have not hit on a good answer yet.

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    Re: Update Error

    I know this may sound pretty obvious, but... Did you have internet at the time of the upgrade?

    And, by the way, have you tried changing server? Apparently all connections failed.
    Using Ubuntu since 9.04, loving it since 2010. Still trying to fully understand it. My boxes' HW specs

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    Re: Update Error

    Quote Originally Posted by ivotkl View Post
    I know this may sound pretty obvious, but... Did you have internet at the time of the upgrade?

    And, by the way, have you tried changing server? Apparently all connections failed.
    I had internet, but it was being buggy, not loading pages at times. And what do you mean, "changing server"?

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    Re: Update Error

    Sorry, I' ll explain better.

    What I meant to say is what happens if you change server you download the packages from (software sources) to another one.
    However, I think the problem may rely on the faulty service given by your ISP at that time. Have you tried again since?
    Using Ubuntu since 9.04, loving it since 2010. Still trying to fully understand it. My boxes' HW specs

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