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    Linux Newbie pcdoctor's Avatar
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    " Fix broken pkg. first!"


    trying to install Skype, but it comes up with something about no public key being available
    - the real problem is that I need to fix broken pkg. first !

    I think the broken pkg. it refers to
    is an attempted Thunderbird download that I paused temporarily
    (not allowed to do that!) and when I resumed, it went toast!

    So I'm guessing the jammed-up backlog to be removed
    is download thunderbird-1.5.0.10.tar.gz

    No clues as to how, but thank God/Linux for helpful ppl on this forum.

    ..........................

    (incidentally, I'm in the process of entirely replacing my Ubu 6.10 system
    after yesterday's crash at the hands of my dear ex-friend Automatix!
    - clearly it was better I simple re-install from the ground up,
    including all 139 system updates!)
    ___________________________________
    - whatever!

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    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    this command will fix all broken packages. OR open Synaptic, click on Broken Packages ( Left Pane ) and uninstall broken package.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Linux Newbie pcdoctor's Avatar
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    Thanks for your help.
    Tried your sudo dpkg --configure -a command
    but it didn't work: something about being locked by another process
    (What other process?)

    Went back to EasyUbuntu to try installing Skype again
    but same sad message about no public key yadda yadda
    and fix broken package first. - it's stuck in a rut!

    Tried your sudo dpkg --configure -a command again, but it doesn't like that,anymore,
    telling me Command not found!

    Before I did the Terminal thing
    I went to the (far less weird) Synaptic Pkg.Mngr
    and found a BROKEN thing under one of the four buttons at lower left
    but no joy there to be had.

    BUT...
    I went to Add/Remove and see Thunderbird listed,
    with a wide open,unchecked box -yesss!
    available for installation.
    Have now checked the box, and it is downloading as we speak.
    Wish me luck,
    the problem maaay be solved..(?)
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    Linux Newbie pcdoctor's Avatar
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    Okaaaaay.
    Thunderbird is now successfully installed,

    but I am yet to try again at Skype(via EasyUbuntu installation process)
    but thanks again for your help...

    I think your command line did SOMEthing to unclog whatever.
    Many thanks.
    ___________________________________
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