Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system.
I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox 17.0.1 is the package causing all the issues.
So I tried to use
sudo apt-get -f install firefox
and received these errors
$ sudo apt-get -f install firefox Reading package lists ... Done Building dependency ratio Reading state information ... Done Suggested packages: latex-xft-fonts The following packages will be upgraded: firefox 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded. 1 packages not fully installed or removed. Must obtain 0 B/22.4 MB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. (Reading database ... 161323 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace firefox 17.0 + build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 (using ... / firefox_17.0.1 + build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement firefox ... dpkg: error processing / var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_17.0.1 + build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1_amd64.deb (- unpack): trying to overwrite '/ usr / lib / firefox / extensions "that are also present in the package mint-search-addon 2011.08.15 Please restart all running instances of firefox, or you will experience problems. Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding / usr / share / applications / bamf.index ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Errors occurred in the treatment of: / Var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_17.0.1 + build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process / usr / bin / dpkg returned an error code (1)
Next I tried using
sudo apt-get install && sudo-apt get update reinstall firefox sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox sudo apt-get update
Unfortunately they were all to no avail. I also tried reinstalling synaptic but that too failed. What is wrong?