Quick Tip – Fixing a Failed Apt-Get Update – Ubuntu

Woke up this morning, and as usually I had new software to download and install through updater on Ubuntu 10.04. So I click install updates and about halfway through updating it stops. No apparent reason, but the windows is frozen and cannot be closed.

After a quick search on the Ubuntu forums and a look at man apt-get, there appears to be a fix.

sudo apt-get install --fix-broken

I also remember that another time I had a problem with missing dependencies. The fix for this is also very similar.

sudo apt-get install --fix-missing

If you are having problems with the apt-get command, for what ever reason, the first place you should go, even before google, is running the following code in the terminal

man apt-get

This particular manual page is extensive, with many solutions for just about in problem. Add a comment if you have any questions or problems.

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