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    Items cannot be installed or removed

    sorry if my english is bad i am new here. sorry if i am wrong
    i just want to know what happen to my distros.

    i open terminal and type sudo apt-get install -f
    Code:
    fergyan@Fergyan:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
    [sudo] password for fergyan: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      libxmmsclient6 libid3tag0 libimlib2
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      visualboyadvance
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      visualboyadvance
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/297 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 1,364 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 307600 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking visualboyadvance (from .../visualboyadvance_1.8.0.dfsg-0.1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/visualboyadvance_1.8.0.dfsg-0.1_i386.deb (--unpack):
     trying to overwrite '/etc/VisualBoyAdvance.cfg', which is also in package vbam 0.svn451-1
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /var/cache/apt/archives/visualboyadvance_1.8.0.dfsg-0.1_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    Whats wrong ? anyone want to help me ? because i am new on ubuntu
    thank you.
    Last edited by sandyd; May 13th, 2013 at 05:25 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: Items cannot be installed or removed

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    Re: Items cannot be installed or removed

    The program visualboyadvance has not been updated since 2009, so it would have run in 9.10. I think that may be the problem. http://vba.ngemu.com/
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    Re: Items cannot be installed or removed

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The program visualboyadvance has not been updated since 2009, so it would have run in 9.10. I think that may be the problem. http://vba.ngemu.com/

    i just want to remove it but ubuntu software center keeps show items cannot be installed or removed until package catalog is repaired. i'll try to repair it but it crash "package operation failed"

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    Re: Items cannot be installed or removed

    This may work

    In terminal (one line at a time):

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -r visualboyadvance
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get update

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