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Re: [tlug] Install languages

Hi Thomas,

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Thomas <> wrote:
> With the Japanese however (this was the same on all other
> machines/flavors) it says:
> "some language packages are missing".
> OK. I know that. But when I click install, I get the error message:
> "Could not apply changes" Fix broken packages first."

I'm guessing here, but there is a possibility that the "broken
packages" could be something else, unrelated to any of the languages
you're installing.

You can Google for the error "fix broken packages" for Ubuntu, etc.
and will probably come up with links like this:

I don't know if "sudo apt-get install -f" will help.  The
documentation for apt-get says it will:

"Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place..."

I'd suggest you:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

which does "Configure a package which has been unpacked but not yet
configured.   If  -a  or  --pending  is  given instead of package, all
unpacked but unconfigured packages are configured."

The latter is what I tend to do.  Usually when I see this kind of
error, it's due to a bug (I just had that problem last night...
*sigh*).  And some combination of the above commands and uninstalling
and installing packages usually solves the problem.

Once you resolve this, then you can probably install languages you
want.  Basically, once you have half-configured packages, it won't let
you proceed with installing any new ones (including correcting the
missing Japanese packages).  You need to solve the first problem.

I *think* that's the problem you're seeing.  Maybe someone else can
offer other advice.


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