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    problems installing stuff from the software centre

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    I tried to install some programs, but because of a very slow connection I didn't succeed.

    Now, when I use a normal fast connection, when I want to instal something, flashplayer or VLC, then I get the message: Previous installation has not been completed. The installation could have failed bacause of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair this before you can install or remove any further software.

    Clicking the "repair" button doesn't help. What can I do about this?

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    Re: problems installing stuff from the software centre

    Try these, one at a time:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    What they'll do: the first will update your repositories, the second will try to reinstall any pending installations, the third will force install pending installations and the fourth will upgrade the system.
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    Re: problems installing stuff from the software centre

    try

    sudo apt-get -f install

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