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Thread: software index is broken

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    software index is broken

    Hello, I am new to Ubuntu.

    I am trying to update my software, but I cannot because the software index is broken.

    Here is the error message:

    It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first.

    I have located the broken packages in Synaptic Package Manager, but I am not sure how to fix them.

    Can anyone help me resolve this issue?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    ozarks, Arkansas, USA
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: software index is broken

    Peace_Harmony; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

    Many times repairing the package management system is fairly straight forward, once the error condition is known.
    Post back the output - between code tags - of terminal commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    for our inspection. -> advisement.
    code tag tutorial:

    so a tale
    is told
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:

    Happy ubuntu'n !


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