View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble installing VLC

November 15th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Hi. I'm rather new to Ubuntu, so if my problem has a rather obvious solution, or if I'm posting this in the wrong section, I apologize. Anyway, I was downloading VLC player and the download froze before it was finished. I restarted the computer, thinking I'd delete it and try reinstalling it again, but when I try to delete it I get an error message reading:

"Previous installation hasn't been completed
The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair this before you can install or remove any further software."

I have no idea whatsoever as to how to repair this. Any help would be appreciated.

November 15th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Welcome to the forum, Goranson.

No need to apologize, it's all good.

Restarting, during an install, is not a great thing, as far as, achieving the objective.

It results in, corrupted files.

Did you try the original install, with.....

synaptic, ubuntu software center, apt-get?

November 15th, 2011, 06:36 AM
My original install attempt was with Ubuntu software center.

November 15th, 2011, 06:50 AM
My original install attempt was with Ubuntu software center.


I don't have a lot of experience with software center, but in synaptic, you can fix broken packages, by clicking...

custom filters, then broken> fix broken packages.

November 15th, 2011, 03:45 PM
open your terminal and then do this

sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

all the best