I newbie and have some problem here. I run elementary os freya. I installing an application through terminal. but, when installing i get some problem. So i'm close the terminal and reinstalling the app. But i cant. The terminal says "the package not fully installed or deleted." Now i can't install app or update! How i fix it? I have search & try the solution from other linux but not working. I hope you're all can help me and find the solution. Thank you. (Sorry for my bad english)

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Unfortunately your question is not clear but I will answer it as per my understanding. I guess you are installing applications with apt-get install command. To fix the issue of "the package not fully installed or deleted." You need to follow these steps.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f

The 2nd command should install the dependent packages that you missed in earlier installation.


You probably better install Synaptic, which is a graphical package manager and easier to handle than terminal. Some packages are dependent on others. Synaptic has the option to remove and/or fix broken packages and dependencies, so I'd say give it a try and reinstall using Synaptic. You can install Synaptic via Software Center or terminal using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install synaptic

I installed Synaptic Package Manager, found the application I wanted to remove, and it was simple. I've used Synaptic for years in other distros, just didn't think of it.

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