View Full Version : [ubuntu] When launching update manager I recieve the following message - how do I correct

May 3rd, 2008, 02:14 AM
Could not initialize the package information

A unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:The package sn9cxxx needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

May 3rd, 2008, 02:19 AM
According to the Google, that package is something used for webcams. Is that true? Are you using a webcam? It will help to pinpoint the problem.

May 18th, 2008, 02:07 PM
The snc9xxx driver is for a webcam - I was trying to install it but gave up. Now I am unable to use update manager. I am running ubuntu 7.04 and would like to update. I can't work uot how to uninstall the driver to get it out of the system.

June 8th, 2008, 02:15 AM

Having a similar "needs to be reinstalled, and find an archive for it" error.

someone help!

June 8th, 2008, 09:00 AM
@ rupert52

sudo apt-get --purge remove packagename


sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq packagename

@ unicorn_2003_1

Same for you,but if you want to keep package try with

sudo apt-get install --reinstall packagename