View Full Version : [ubuntu] package manager messed up my system.

January 10th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Hi, I just recently installed some new updates and after it installed the stuff I got a list of stuff that was uninstalled.

So now I have missing files for alot of things. I can't run the ubuntu package manager.

Now ubuntu gives me a window for .deb packages that it's not a supported format.

what should I do??

January 10th, 2009, 01:43 AM
You mean synaptic? Run it from a terminal and see what happens.

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

gksudo synaptic

January 10th, 2009, 01:52 AM
ok,I get this from what you said to type in the terminal.

here it is: :/# gksudo synaptic
The program 'gksudo' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
apt-get install gksu

it seems it uninstalled itself weird... I will do that apt-get command.

January 10th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Are you running intrepid, 8.10? If you don't have gksu/gksudo on your system anymore, that could explain why synaptic won't run from System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. You need to reinstall gksu again.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gksu
gksudo synaptic