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basilwatson
May 29th, 2009, 03:07 AM
I dont know if this has been posted before , I was downloading Second-life and it was corrupted,

So I gave up, but know when I try to install via synaptic the programe gives me this error message

E: The package secondlife-install needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.

but i cant, as soo as I click ok the programe crashes!

so I tried

dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
s-desktop s # dpkg --configure -a

how can I sort this mess out

kind Regards

Stephen

BTW I am using Ubuntu 8.1

Sef
May 29th, 2009, 03:12 AM
dpkg --configure -a


Don't forget to use sudo.

sudo dpkg --configure -aPost more if it don't work.

basilwatson
May 29th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Post more if it don't work.

tried that , says i cant find package , Ive tried apt-get clean ( etc )

same error message

Thanks for your help

Stephen

rchive for it.
s-desktop s # sudo dpkg --configure -a
s-desktop s # synaptic
s-desktop s # apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package secondlife-install needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
s-desktop s #

sandyd
May 29th, 2009, 03:46 AM
dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq secondlife-install


this will happen when you are installing files from a DEB instead of from the repositories.

i believe that apt-get should add a suggestion for that code that i just posted above. took me a long time to find it when one of my debs went bad.

basilwatson
May 29th, 2009, 03:56 AM
dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq secondlife-install


this will happen when you are installing files from a DEB instead of from the repositories.

i believe that apt-get should add a suggestion for that code that i just posted above. took me a long time to find it when one of my debs went bad.

That did the trick ! Thank youu very much !!!

Stephen