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Thread: [SOLVED] 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

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    Question [SOLVED] 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

    So here's the story, I can't enable folder sharing on Ubuntu 8.04.1. I right click a folder in /home/myuser directory, sharing options, check share this folder, pop-up "Sharing service not installed", click Install Service, Synaptic Package Manager asks for my password, then BAM! "Could not apply changes. Fix broken packages first".

    So I go to System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager -> Edit -> Fix Broken Packages. Feedback in lower left corner reads "Successfully fixed dependency problems". But I repeat the process above with no success.

    I tried checking for updates from the console,

    Code:
     sudo apt-get -f install
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    But no luck. Any ideas? I know this Right-click folder business is new for 8.04, did somebody break something with this new feature?

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    Re: 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

    Try:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    If all works well, try reinstalling the file sharing services.
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    Re: 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

    Thanks for the quick reply... I ran the commads and all seems to update okay, but after that, I try to enable folder sharing (as described above) , but the result is the same. . "Could not apply changes. Fix broken packages first"

    Any good way to see what the "broken package" is?

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    Re: 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

    This is still a problem. Are there any troubeshooting steps that I can try?

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    Re: 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

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    Re: 8.04.1 Folder Sharing won't Install

    This thread helped me out. samba-common was one version higher than the samba that was going to be installed. I forced removed samba-common, and replaced it with the next lower version. This broke wine and winbind, but I'll deal with that later. Thanks for the help iaculallad.

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