View Full Version : [ubuntu] uninstalling "corrupt" file

August 2nd, 2009, 07:21 AM

I tried to install 'bandwidthd 2.01' and got a return message that the package was in bad condition and did not install.

Now it is stuck in the queue as I am unable to remove it nor install it as I get the same message about the package in bad condition. You cannot uncheck the box either.

So every time I update anything this is run through the ringer again and I'm sick of it.

48 hours into ubuntu and having great fun, but stuck on this one and need help plz.



Malta paul
August 2nd, 2009, 07:42 AM
You can try going to System>Administration>Synaptic package manager, search for your file. then click remove.& apply.
That should work :D

August 2nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
That does not work.

I mark for removal or complete removal and it comes back "package is in a bad inconsistent state" and fails to remove.

August 2nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
try sudo apt-get remove filename in terminal

August 2nd, 2009, 05:19 PM
same story in terminal:
"package in a bad inconsistent state, you should install it before trying to remove it."

Dark Aspect
August 2nd, 2009, 05:39 PM

sudo apt-get --fix-broken
sudo apt-get --fix-missing