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Bill Roberts
January 13th, 2017, 05:19 PM
ttf-mscorefonts-installer failed to completely install

Synaptic messages are:
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe [198 kB]
Fetched 198 kB in 1s (141 kB/s)
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
Err:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arial32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
E: Failed to fetch https://superb-sea2.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the fonts/final/arial32.exe The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header

E: Download Failed

An Information window periodically opens to request action, but it always fails.

howefield
January 13th, 2017, 05:24 PM
The 3.4 version of the ttf-mecorefonts-installer package is broken.

Sourceforge (where the actual font files are downloaded from) changed the location that the fonts are stored rendering the package broken. I'd suggest purging that broken 3.4 version of the package and instead install the 3.6 version of the package from an alternative source, eg


sudo apt purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer

to get rid of the current package


wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads

to download the 3.6 version of the package to your Downloads folder, and


sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb

to install the new package.

Bill Roberts
January 13th, 2017, 05:45 PM
That worked perfectly. Problem solved.

oldos2er
January 13th, 2017, 05:54 PM
Would you please mark your thread 'Solved' under Thread Tools at the top of the page? It'll help others who might be having the same problem.

howefield
January 13th, 2017, 06:09 PM
That worked perfectly. Problem solved.

Cool, thanks for the update, good to know.

Linuxratty
January 27th, 2017, 03:50 PM
Yup. All good here too. THANK YOU howefield !!!!!!

oldrocker99
January 28th, 2017, 08:44 PM
Thanks, Howefield; it fixed my problem, too.