View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Software Center Fail

December 27th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Hey guys, I have been using Ubuntu since version 9 and have never ran across any unmanageable problems until now. All of a sudden I cannot download any software or applications from the Ubuntu software center. I can sudo anything, I just cant use the gui from the software center itself. I just get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 768, in simulate
return self._simulate_helper(trans, status_path)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 938, in _simulate_helper
return depends, status, self._cache.required_download, \
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 218, in required_download
pm.get_archives(fetcher, self._list, self._records)
SystemError: E:I wasn't able to locate file for the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.

Please advise. Any input is much appreciated,


December 27th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Have a look here


towards the bottom.

If it is any consolation, I had something very similar happen with yum in Fedora.

December 27th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Welcome to the forums :-)

From Applications > Accessories > Terminal, post the output of these commands.

sudo apt-get install -f

sudo dpkg --configure -a