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Mr Williams
December 15th, 2009, 03:48 PM
I was trying to install wine for xubuntu and I have somehow messed up not only flash, but synaptic.


I am caught in a loop, in which one thing is telling me to do one thing and the other is saying something different.


I cannot install any programs because synaptic is being clogged with 'broken' files, it says "Could not upgrade the system! Fix broken packages first." I have tried using the broken filter but it will not do anything, after waiting for ages it tells me "E: flashplugin-nonfree: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal." Therefore completing the loop and driving me mad.

Please help

Mr Williams
December 15th, 2009, 04:10 PM
This is what happens when I try to install flash manually on terminal


anthony@anthony2:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies...Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libnspr4-dev
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
Suggested packages:
xulrunner-1.9 konqueror-nsplugins ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed
flashplugin-installer
The following packages will be upgraded:
flashplugin-nonfree
1 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/21.4kB of archives.
After this operation, 61.4kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--remove):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
flashplugin-nonfree
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
anthony@anthony2:~$


This is what happens when I try to remove them


anthony@anthony2:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run Ďapt-get -f installí to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

loop much?????????