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Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed

Postby dani3l_554 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:28 am

Hi all. Ubuntu was running updates while I was away from my computer, but when I came back it said that FlightGear had failed to update. When I click on FlightGear to run it, it says that the base data files are missing, and directs me to https://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/ for me to downnload the files myself. The trouble is, the base files for flightgear aren't on the page yet, it only goes as recent as 2018.2. The website actually gives an error saying: "The "/release-2018.2.1/Fl..018.2.1-data.tar.bz2" file could not be found or is not available. Please select another file."

After finding that FlightGear had yet again screwed itself whilst updating, I went to remove it via apt-get to then reinstall it at 2018.2. It then moaned at me about unmet dependencies, in particular flightgear-data-base and flightgear-data-aircrafts, the same damn files that FlightGear wants me to download, but can't.

Has FlightGear been released onto Ubuntu without the necassary files available, or should I just use the base files for 2018.2? Is anybody else experiencing the same thing?

INFO:
OS: Ubuntu 18.04
FG Version: 2018.2.1
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
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Re: Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed

Postby bugman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi dani, welcome to the FlightGear forum! Could you quickly check and see if you haven't run out of disk space? That seems like the most obvious issue when failing to update a large component.

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Re: Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed

Postby V12 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:52 pm

I had same problem. And solved it manual uninstall that file by Synaptic package manager by mark package to complete remove, then Apply. After that sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get install -f.
That steps shoul be enough to remove packages with broken dependencies. And last step sudo apt-get install flightgear.
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Re: Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed  

Postby dani3l_554 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:42 pm

V12 wrote in Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:52 pm:I had same problem. And solved it manual uninstall that file by Synaptic package manager by mark package to complete remove, then Apply. After that sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get install -f.
That steps shoul be enough to remove packages with broken dependencies. And last step sudo apt-get install flightgear.


I tried installing Synaptic, but it failed, again complaining about flightgear. Now I took some drastic measures. I looked online for a use-only-in-an-emergency command that I could use to forcefully get rid of flightgear. This was
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sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq flightgear
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sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq flightgear-data-all
This got rid of flightgear, but I saw that this command is not recommended as it can mess up your system.

Then, after the broken installation was gone, I reinstalled flightgear, and it's working a treat!
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Re: Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed

Postby V12 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:26 am

What Ubuntu are You using ? Synaptic package manager is standard system tool for Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu. For default Ubuntu should be too.
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Re: Installation of 2018.2.1 seems to have failed

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:34 am

@V12: synaptic wasn't the problem... a fouled install from the PPA was the problem... once that was corrected and dani31_554 cleared their fouled install and tried again, everything worked fine :)
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