View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Software Centre Problems

July 2nd, 2010, 05:21 AM
When I try to install programs from the software center, almost 99% of the time it comes up with an error message that reads :
'Package Dependencies cannot be resolved: This error could be caused by required additional software packages being missing or not-installable. Alternatively, there could be a conflict between software packages that are not allowed to be installed at the same time.'

Anyone know what this is and how I can solve it? Thank you!

July 2nd, 2010, 05:26 AM
Try this.

sudo apt-get -f install

The update with the following:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

This should resolve your broken dependencies, then update the apt database and then install any currently available updates for your currently installed version of Ubuntu on your system.

- zipperback

July 2nd, 2010, 05:30 AM
Thank you for the quick reply! I tried that but I got his information:

brandon@brandon-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/main Translation-en_CA
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_CA
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_CA [663B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-win/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_CA
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
404 Not Found
Fetched 663B in 1s (364B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-win/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Does that mean I am still missing things?

July 2nd, 2010, 06:07 AM
Please help the poor lad... his windows has gone wonky and this is our last form of communication.

I tried to help him by telling him which packages I had installed but it wouldn't let him install any of them. Anyway he can reinstall ubuntu without harming the partitions?