Virtualbox installation failure and consequent failure of Synaptic Package Manager
hgladney at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 14:18:33 UTC 2007
Operating system: Ubuntu 7.10 with all update patches until approx. 31st Aug
An attempt to install VirtualBox from the download page, using "VirtualBox
1.5.0 for Linux Hosts: Ubuntu 7.04 ("Feisty Fawn")
failed about a week ago. Subsequently, every attempt to use the
Package Manager fails on open with the message that follows:
E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an
archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.
The Linux Ubuntu Update Manager fails similarly.
Trying to accomplish the VirtualBox installation from scratch, again using
"VirtualBox 1.5.0 for Linux Hosts: Ubuntu 7.04 ("Feisty Fawn")
fails as indicated by the attached screen shots. Whether I select the
download option "use Debian package manager" or load the package into my
system and then try to open it seems immaterial.
Please let me know how to:
(1) Clean up all vestiges of VirtualBox, or at least enough to avoid its
interfering with the Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager.
(2) How to accomplish a working installation of VirtualBox. Presumably this
would be after you believe the original problem repaired.
This message is a copy of one already sent to the VirtualBox owners (
Best wishes, Henry
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