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deep2sunny
July 11th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Hello i've ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to install adobe reader via software center but its not installing. Its throwing some Package Operation failed. Please help me with it

n I'm new to ubuntu

kc1di
July 11th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Hello i've ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to install adobe reader via software center but its not installing. Its throwing some Package Operation failed. Please help me with it

n I'm new to ubuntu

Hi and welcome to Ubuntu.
it would be helpful if we could see the error message it's giving you. but here are a couple things to try.

Go to a terminal and type the following command one at a time:


sudo apt-get clean
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update
you can just copy and past them in a terminal.

then try install Acrobat Reader again.

If that fails try this.
in a terminal again
install synaptic package manager.

sudo apt-get install syanptic
when that finished installing do a search for syanptic and in synaptic search for Arcoread or adobe and try to install it from there. should work.

Good luck :)

deep2sunny
July 11th, 2012, 08:58 PM
thnaks for the help i solved it myself. but i'm getting an error while doing

sudo apt-get update


akash@akash-Satellite-A60:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease
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Fetched 18.7 MB in 6min 58s (44.7 kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
akash@akash-Satellite-A60:~$



Please check this n tell what is wrong n how to correct it.

kc1di
July 12th, 2012, 02:04 AM
it looks like you have a ppa installed that you no longer need or is no longer valid. here's a web page that will tell you how to uninstall it. that should take care of your error message.

http://bigbrovar.aoizora.org/index.php/2010/01/10/how-to-safely-remove-ppa-repository-from-ubuntu/

deep2sunny
July 12th, 2012, 04:12 AM
so should i remove it or let be like that. Is it important to do so. Thanks in advance

deep2sunny
July 12th, 2012, 06:36 AM
my PPA is damaged or what. how to reinstall.

kc1di
July 12th, 2012, 11:00 AM
so should i remove it or let be like that. Is it important to do so. Thanks in advance

I would remove it and re install it if it's needed. If your Chromium-Browser is up to date then you may not need it.