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apt-get -f install Error

When you try to update some of the software on your EeePC, you may run into an error telling you to run the following command: apt-get -f install.
The problem is that your user account does not have the "rights" to run that command. So, how do you get around it?
  1. Bring up a Console Shell (CTRL-ALT-t in EasyMode)
  2. Type: sudo su (Press Enter)
  3. Type: apt-get -f install (Press Enter)
  4. Answer YES to any prompts given to you (In my experience, there are usually two questions asked)
  5. After the updates are done, type: exit (Press Enter)
  6. Type: exit (Press Enter again)

Once you have completed the steps above, you should be able to click on the "Update" button for the program that gave you the error and install your updates.


tags: EEEPC; Linux

apt-get -f install Error

Date Subject Posted by:
11/29/2012 Instead of sudo sh (this pops you into root mode where you can do serious damage with rm -rf /) you should - sudo apt-get -f install; sudo apt-get update. Ubuntu will ask for your password. This follows the principle of least privilege, which is a UNIX safety feature.

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