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Thread: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

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    ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    ttf-mscorefonts-installer failed to completely install

    Synaptic messages are:
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
    Get:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe [198 kB]
    Fetched 198 kB in 1s (141 kB/s)
    W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/andale32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
    Err:1 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/arial32.exe
    The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header
    W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/arial32.exe' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
    E: Failed to fetch https://superb-sea2.dl.sourceforge.n.../corefonts/the fonts/final/arial32.exe The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header

    E: Download Failed

    An Information window periodically opens to request action, but it always fails.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    The 3.4 version of the ttf-mecorefonts-installer package is broken.

    Sourceforge (where the actual font files are downloaded from) changed the location that the fonts are stored rendering the package broken. I'd suggest purging that broken 3.4 version of the package and instead install the 3.6 version of the package from an alternative source, eg

    Code:
    sudo apt purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    to get rid of the current package

    Code:
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads
    to download the 3.6 version of the package to your Downloads folder, and

    Code:
    sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
    to install the new package.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    That worked perfectly. Problem solved.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    Would you please mark your thread 'Solved' under Thread Tools at the top of the page? It'll help others who might be having the same problem.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Roberts View Post
    That worked perfectly. Problem solved.
    Cool, thanks for the update, good to know.

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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    Yup. All good here too. THANK YOU howefield !!!!!!
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    Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer installation failure 16.04 LTS

    Thanks, Howefield; it fixed my problem, too.

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