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I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I am in great trouble when I tried to install firefox browser. However firefox installation is broken on my system. After this when I go to UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER it showing me this message every time and fail to install any other package.


Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired.

When I try to install anything from terminal I always get this below message:

Error1 :

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
firefox-globalmenu : Depends: firefox (= 19.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1)

Please tell how I can repair it. Looking for your guidance.


        yes I just seen it and tried this  command: apt-get -f install

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

deepak@deepak-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
firefox firefox-globalmenu
Suggested packages:
latex-xft-fonts firefox-gnome-support
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
firefox-globa lmenu
1 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 220 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/24.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 51.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 354341 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking firefox (from .../firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives /firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/firefox/plugins', which is also in package acroread 9.5.1-1precise1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives /firefox_19.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn1_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)



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Try running sudo apt-get install -f in the terminal. This attempts to correct a system with broken dependencies in place.

[#32614] Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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