Recently I tried to install VLC through Software center. But due to internet problem, it was errored while installing. Now its giving trouble. So I need to remove it then I want to install a fresh copy of it.

  • can you add error message? What is "trouble"? Also add output of apt-cache policy vlc – Ravan Dec 14 '15 at 7:14
  • Good, you can write your own answer :) – Ravan Dec 14 '15 at 9:42

I installed Synaptic Package Manager from software center. You can install it through software center or using the following command on your terminal

sudo apt-get install synaptic 

Than I tried to fix using synaptic. But it doest not solve my problem and again it's not installing Vlc player. So I used the following command to Fix it.

sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

After that Vlc installed. But it doesnot open. So I moved to get another command to fix the broken installation again.

sudo apt-get --fix-broken install

The above command fixed it and than its working fine now.

  • FYI: The sudo apt-get update –fix-missing is not correct, The update command takes no arguments, probably that is sudo apt-get install --fix-missing :) – Ravan Dec 14 '15 at 12:12
  • I read some where in askubuntu and solved it. Whether it works or not. But my problem solved. That's it. – Kvvaradha Dec 14 '15 at 12:20
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    I'm confused as to why you needed to install synaptic. – elmato Dec 14 '15 at 17:49
  • I thought to remove. But it's not working. So fixing it through synaptic and tried to work again. – Kvvaradha Dec 15 '15 at 0:53
  • " fixing it through synaptic"--In your answer, you just installed synaptic but not used it anywhere. You can run the last commands, without having(installing) syaptic – Ravan Dec 15 '15 at 2:21

Install synaptic from software center.

Open synaptic and Edit --> Fix broken packages


  • One of the most basic fixes to resolve dependencies problems is to run:

    sudo apt-get install -f
  • Will keep it remember and work on following days. – Kvvaradha Dec 14 '15 at 12:07

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