I'm using Mint 13 if that matters. And I'm new.
Anyway, I tried installing Adobe Reader 9 using their installer from:
It got stuck when on a line that said something about setting up icons. There was no CPU usage for about an hour, so I killed the process.
Of course, running
apt-get again (to install another program) gives me a lock error. So after rebooting to unlock, I use this command:
sudo dpkg -a --configure
sudo apt-get -f install
... as instructed by similar questions on the "AskUbuntu" forum. However, it once again gets stuck at an installation step and gives me this line:
Setting up acroread (9.4.7-1oneiric1) ...
...which I then kill. I tried using Synaptic to mark the incomplete acroread install for deletion, but it gets hung up on another line. It says something about a plugin being invalid if I recall correctly.
I want to tell apt-get to just stop trying to install acroread every time I use the command. Any ideas?