Beginner Q2: Installing software

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at
Thu Jan 14 16:27:35 UTC 2010

> Did synaptic suggest that you run: "sudo apt-get install -f"?  Try
> this anyway, it may clear up your problems.

I would not recommend the force option (-f) just yet without knowing what is wrong.

Try just

  sudo apt-get install <package>

at the command line (replace <package> with the name of whatever you wish to install). Assuming this fails, report back the *full* error message.


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