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    broken packages

    Trying to install kali-Linux tools in Ubuntu 13.10. I have got them as far as showing on left hand side of synaptic but when
    I try to install [metasploit 2 & armitage on the right I get a broken package message. Any suggestions please

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    Re: broken packages

    kenw1931; Hi !

    Let us have a closer look at what the package manager says:
    Post back the output - between code tags - of terminal commands:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    Additional advise pending !

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    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: broken packages

    Hi Bashing-OM Thanks for your reply. Sorry about the delay I don't seem to be around at thhe same time as you
    however let's cut to the chase. I initially started out with ubuntu v 12. 04 but ran into problems with the apps
    fading out as I tried to pen them in Terminal, so I switched to v 13.10 and that was worse and crashed. I have
    been trying to follow " Exploiterz" as a guide and have used both program numerical refs and distros. I have
    now gone back to ubuntu 12.04.3 and have tried debian and other PPI's but all I get now as I try to install via
    synaptic is a message saying please fix broken packages. This may be just a hiccup but I have tried to get around it by various commands and also using aptitude commands, no success and at times couldn't even
    load the ppi sources. Nothing special comes up on update or upgrade. Is wagungs contaminated? it has every
    appearance of it. Suggestions please.

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    Re: broken packages

    Best to run these three commands:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    ... and post back and and all errors.

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    Re: broken packages

    Hi Bucky Ball, if you read my recent reply you will see I've been around the houses on this one, the basics
    which you suggest were the first things I tried

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    Re: broken packages

    kenw1931; Hey ;

    We still have nothing concrete to look at:
    What results form terminal commands:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    show a target
    and we will shoot
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: broken packages

    I've read 'em. Have you done those three in a row? The 'dist-upgrade' one is what I'm after, but should be done after the other two. Just checkin'.

    Ninja-ed by bashing om: If there was a problem with one of the commands I gave would have asked you to try the commands, or one of them, bashing is suggesting.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; February 12th, 2014 at 03:45 PM.

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    Re: broken packages

    Sorry to bucky-ball andbashing-om the error messages are now so various that I'm going to jack. Last one said
    couldn't read line 57 of sources list previous ones were fix broken packages, failure to install all packages fromPPA's
    errors on synaptic de da de da.Regards using "sudo apt-get -f install"response was 0 updated.0newly installed 0 removed, response to "sudo dpkg --configure -a"was- no such command

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    Re: broken packages

    Post the output of sudo apt-get update in code tags using the # symbol on the reply box tools .
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

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    Re: broken packages

    Also please post the output of:

    Code:
    cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list

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