1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Download problems

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by MoeinHesam, Apr 23, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. MoeinHesam

    MoeinHesam Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    recently ive tried to download several softwares from the software centre and as soon as i press install, it says that it failed to download package files and to check internet connection, this happened many time whist connected to several different networks, it also says that it requires the installation of untrusted package from an unuthenticated source.

    please help me to resolve this problem because there are alot of softwares i cant download
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    45,577
    What software center are you referring too? Can you post the website or software you are trying to download?
     
  3. MoeinHesam

    MoeinHesam Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    the ubuntu software center itself, the ont that comes with it, im using Ubuntu v11.10, the icon is this this orange bag with light coming out of it
     
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    45,577
    I'll move your thread to the Linux section, we can see if anyone there can help you.
     
  5. arochester

    arochester

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    599
    Connect to the Internet.Open a Terminal. Issue the following commands one-by-one:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get update

    Does it work now? Do you get any error messages?

    Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!
     
  6. MoeinHesam

    MoeinHesam Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    i tried it and it still doesnt work, it gives me "failed to install packages" and the telling me that it requires the installation of untrusted packages. the internet is not a problem, its the software centre thats not working
     
  7. MoeinHesam

    MoeinHesam Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    and now my os is not allowing to update anything... same problem as before about the un uthorised source and stuff
     
  8. Antimath

    Antimath

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    The 'untrusted packages' error is related to gpg signature signing, and could mean you haven't the keyring setup.

    http://aplawrence.com/Basics/gpg.html

    But this is a non-crucial issue if you are using the offical Ubuntu mirrors.

    Try installing the same packages at the command line and paste the output here, and it will be easier to suss the problem:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install [I]nameofpackage[/I]
    It could be an issue with the mirrors that you are using. Is the 'untrusted packages' new to you then?
     
  9. randysvh

    randysvh

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    My question would be Do you have enough HD space and are you using the Root or admin authorization? Do you have more than one User and are you using the right password? You may want to boot and when you see GRUB go to the second line and go to the restore area and see if you can get it to do the updates that may be required to fix possibly some broken packages.
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1050523