Not able to download software in Ubuntu 14.

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Using Ubuntu 13 in my Dell laptop from last few months. Few days ago I updated mu Ubuntu to version 14. When I tried to download some softwares using Ubuntu software center it shows some error message i.e. “broken package”. Please tell me some way to fix this issue as soon as possible.

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Not able to download software in Ubuntu 14.

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Downloading and installing software from the Ubuntu Software Center sometimes gives you an error and the error or the message varies depending on the type or level of unmet dependencies. When a broken package error was encountered when installing a program from the Ubuntu Software Center, you can try fixing it using the terminal. First, try the following command then press Enter:

  • sudo apt-get –fix-broken install

If this command didn’t help, try running one of the following commands then press Enter:

  • sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf​
  • sudo apt-get update

If that still didn’t work, you may try any of the following commands then press Enter:

  • sudo apt-get clean
  • sudo apt-get autoclean​
  • sudo apt-get autoremove

Other handy commands that can help you fix broken packages are the following:

  • sudo dpkg –configure -a
  • sudo apt-get update

Finally, if nothing worked, go to the Ubuntu Software Center and if you are prompted to repair broken packages, just click the repair button.

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