I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) to my laptop. The first thing I did was to run automatic update after it reported I had 293 updates to install. It downloaded all the packages in about 30 minutes but during the first couple of minutes of the actual installation the system suddenly was shat down. It wasn't reboot, it was complete shut down. After turning my computer back on I tried to open Ubuntu software center but got an error popup:
"Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair it now?" -> cancel/repair
I clicked repair and after a while I got an error dialog showing lots of dependency errors.
As it is I cannot use the package manager anymore. How can I fix this problem? Do I need to reinstall Ubuntu? What if something like this happens on a system that cannot be easily formatted/reinstalled? There must be a way to deal with installer errors like this...
Only thing I was doing while auto updater was running was that I had 2 terminal windows open, one showing top and one showing ping www.google.com to check connection status. I was resizing the auto-update-window with the details view turned on when computer decided to shut down.
I have ran Ubuntu on multiple computers before and this was the first time I ran against problems using auto-update.
Not sure if this is the right forum, perhaps installation/upgrade would have been better?
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
And ran into dependency errors that canceled the process