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    half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    While trying to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer I get this error:

    barry@BKC-Media:~$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/27.8 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--configure):
    package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not ready for configuration
    cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    Now what?

    Thanks!

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    Maybe
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    No luck, same result.

    Also, when running the software update, it didn't complete. Just a window that said,

    The installation or removal of a software package failed.

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    You can try the following which works with aptitude, but I am not sure about apt-get. Replace the words package name with the complete name of the package being removed .

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --remove -force --force-remove-reinstreqgrep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* package name

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    cut/pasted the command from Frog's Hairs' instructions in with my package name and got this:

    barry@BKC-Media:~$ sudo dpkg --remove -force --force-remove-reinstreqgrep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    dpkg: error: conflicting actions -f (--field) and -r (--remove)

    Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

    So I added a hypen to the -force and got this:
    barry@BKC-Media:~$ sudo dpkg --remove --force --force-remove-reinstreqgrep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    dpkg: error: unknown force/refuse option `--force-remove-reinstreqgrep'

    Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
    help

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    As I remember I had the same result without aptitude installed .
    Code:
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management
    Try
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -r
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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    Tried and got:

    barry@BKC-Media:~$ sudo dpkg -r ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--remove):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryD9545 View Post
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    So what happens when you try what it suggested ^^ -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    Hadn't tried your commands before, I'm kinda too new at this to have known it, and got new results.

    ttf-mscorefonts-installer installed!
    (yay)

    Thanks varunendra!

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    Last edited by BarryD9545; October 12th, 2013 at 07:41 AM.

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    Re: half installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryD9545 View Post
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