I accidentally compiled and installed util-linux on Ubuntu Trusty, now I'm trying to recover the overridden files with apt-get,

But when I try to re-install libmount1 and util-linux,

apt-get install -f libmount1 util-linux --reinstall

It says

Reinstallation of libmount1 is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
Reinstallation of util-linux is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.

How can I bypass this?

  • If you run apt-get update, does it work? Is the install command above still failing afterwards?
    – schaiba
    Aug 15 '16 at 9:17

Download and install them manually with dpkg.



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