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    Angry ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    i have just installed karmic 64bit without any problem. but am unable to install practically any software via synaptic. It seems that almost all software needs "ttf-mscorefonts-installer 3.0". But it looks like this package failed to install everytime i try. Means i can't properly install any software i need via synaptic (including Wine, Restricted extras, Vlc,and many others)

    I get and error like this "E: ttf-mscorefonts-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1"

    It looks like the server or links ttf-mscorefonts-installer tries to connect via internet is down or moved?

    Please i need a fix/workaround to this problem ASAP. without this i'm stuck badly.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Quote Originally Posted by crysis View Post
    I get and error like this "E: ttf-mscorefonts-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1"

    It looks like the server or links ttf-mscorefonts-installer tries to connect via internet is down or moved?

    Please i need a fix/workaround to this problem ASAP. without this i'm stuck badly.
    Can you do this in a terminal"

    sudo apt-get -f install

    Then do a:

    sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts

    If you get any errors cut and paste them into a message here.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    well it looks like after a restart applications and codecs seem to work fine. the ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation is corrupt but not interfered with any applications.

    it just that whenever i install any application apt tries to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer at some point and waste a lot of time.

    anyway here are the terminal output.


    ****@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
    [sudo] password for ****:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
    Setting up ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.0) ...

    These fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-
    platform compatibility". This is no longer the case, but they are
    still available from third parties.

    You are free to download these fonts and use them for your own use,
    but you may not redistribute them in modified form, including changes
    to the file name or packaging format.

    --2009-11-02 23:14:51-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:14:53-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:14:58-- http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving switch.dl.sourceforge.net... 130.59.138.21, 2001:620:0:1b::21
    Connecting to switch.dl.sourceforge.net|130.59.138.21|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:14:59-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:00-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:05-- http://mesh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving mesh.dl.sourceforge.net... 213.203.218.122
    Connecting to mesh.dl.sourceforge.net|213.203.218.122|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:06-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:12-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:18-- http://dfn.dl.sourceforge.net/source...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving dfn.dl.sourceforge.net... 194.95.236.6
    Connecting to dfn.dl.sourceforge.net|194.95.236.6|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:18-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:19-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:24-- http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving heanet.dl.sourceforge.net... 193.1.193.66, 2001:770:18:aa40::c101:c142
    Connecting to heanet.dl.sourceforge.net|193.1.193.66|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:25-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:26-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:31-- http://jaist.dl.sourceforge.net/sour...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving jaist.dl.sourceforge.net... 150.65.7.130
    Connecting to jaist.dl.sourceforge.net|150.65.7.130|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Giving up.

    --2009-11-02 23:15:36-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:41-- http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net... 200.17.202.1, 200.236.31.1
    Connecting to ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net|200.17.202.1|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:43-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:45-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 23:15:50-- http://internode.dl.sourceforge.net/...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving internode.dl.sourceforge.net... 150.101.135.12
    Connecting to internode.dl.sourceforge.net|150.101.135.12|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:51-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 23:15:55-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 16:16:02-- http://voxel.dl.sourceforge.net/sour...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving voxel.dl.sourceforge.net... 72.26.192.194
    Connecting to voxel.dl.sourceforge.net|72.26.192.194|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:04-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:05-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 16:16:10-- http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving kent.dl.sourceforge.net... 212.219.56.167
    Connecting to kent.dl.sourceforge.net|212.219.56.167|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:11-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sou...ourceforge.net
    Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:17-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    --2009-11-02 16:16:22-- http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/s...s/andale32.exe
    Resolving internap.dl.sourceforge.net... 64.7.222.131
    Connecting to internap.dl.sourceforge.net|64.7.222.131|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
    Location: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/c...ourceforge.net [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:24-- http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/c...ourceforge.net
    Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:25-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    sha256sum: andale32.exe: No such file or directory
    andale32.exe: FAILED open or read
    sha256sum: WARNING: 1 of 1 listed file could not be read
    Checksum mismatch for andale32.exe, aborting!
    dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Quote Originally Posted by crysis View Post
    Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
    Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe [following]
    --2009-11-02 16:16:25-- http://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...l/andale32.exe
    Resolving nchc.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.79.60.17, 2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|211.79.60.17|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
    Connecting to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net|2001:e10:ffff:1f02::17|:80 ... failed: Network is unreachable.
    sha256sum: andale32.exe: No such file or directory
    andale32.exe: FAILED open or read
    sha256sum: WARNING: 1 of 1 listed file could not be read
    Checksum mismatch for andale32.exe, aborting!
    dpkg: error processing ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    The problem is that you are not able to get to nchc.dl.sourceforge.net and download andale32.exe a required parts for the installation to install ttf-mscorefonts.

    Maybe it will resolve itself in a day or so. Otherwise I would delete

    sudo apt-get remove ttf-mscorefonts

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Had the same problem and after looking at a number of forums and the behavior during install it seems that the install script is accessing the wrong sourceforge address. I made the following changes to

    /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst

    Add

    MYURL="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%20fonts/final/"
    MYMIRROR="?use_mirror=internode"

    Just after

    # Base URL for Microsoft fonts
    # Can be more than one to try, but here we just use SF.net's redirection,
    # which will work in most cases. The others serve as fallbacks to retry.

    Then change (line 150 I believe) from

    if ! wget --continue --tries=1 --dns-timeout=10 --connect-timeout=5 --read-timeout=300 $QUIET_ARG --directory-prefix . --no-directories --no-background $URLROOT$ff ; then

    to

    if ! wget --continue --tries=1 --dns-timeout=10 --connect-timeout=5 --read-timeout=300 $QUIET_ARG --directory-prefix . --no-directories --no-background $MYURL$ff$MYMIRROR ; then

    Then go back to Synaptic and mark ttf-mscorefonts-installer for reinstallation. Click apply etc.

    This worked for me. Although you might want to change the mirror.

    Hope this is on some help

    Regards

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Quote Originally Posted by NovaSci View Post

    /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst
    hey,
    how do I open this as root so I can save the changes..?

    Thanks

    edit: After a cup of coffee my brain started to work again.
    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst
    Last edited by essius; November 4th, 2009 at 02:49 PM. Reason: flash of genius

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Quote Originally Posted by essius View Post
    hey,
    how do I open this as root so I can save the changes..?

    Thanks

    edit: After a cup of coffee my brain started to work again.
    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst
    From a command prompt / terminal and assuming gnome desktop (otherwise use editor of choice) use

    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst

    You will of course need to enter the root password, but this will open the editor with root privileges (so be careful). This also assumes that you have tried and failed to install the ttf-mscorefonts-installer and thus created the dpkg file.

    Regards

    Sorry - should have read to the bottom as you have already solved the problem
    Last edited by NovaSci; November 4th, 2009 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Need to read more carefully!!

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Thank's NovaSci....
    It works for me

    Zaq

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Quote Originally Posted by NovaSci View Post
    From a command prompt / terminal and assuming gnome desktop (otherwise use editor of choice) use

    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mscorefonts-installer.postinst

    You will of course need to enter the root password, but this will open the editor with root privileges (so be careful). This also assumes that you have tried and failed to install the ttf-mscorefonts-installer and thus created the dpkg file.

    Regards

    Sorry - should have read to the bottom as you have already solved the problem


    Hi Novasci

    Well I did what you instructed, But it did not help me.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer fix or workaround needed

    Hi Guys

    I have found the solution to this problem. Please visit the thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=1#post8322223

    With regards
    Dr Kurian

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