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Here is a full bug report I filed 7 hours ago in Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/1327169

When I try to install any software from the software center (not just synaptics package manager), the little window appears telling me that those items must be removed. Its always those same 3 items.

ubuntu version:
ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit

software center version:
software-center:
  Installed: 13.10-0ubuntu4.1
  Candidate: 13.10-0ubuntu4.1
  Version table:
 *** 13.10-0ubuntu4.1 0
        500 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     13.10-0ubuntu4 0
        500 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

the expected result is to install the synaptics package manager (or any other software) and make it available for me to use without a hitch. Instead, I get that annoying pop up window telling me i need to remove those items to install anything. It is followed by other pop up windows

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: software-center 13.10-0ubuntu4.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-27.50-generic 3.13.11
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-27-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Jun 5 13:35:07 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-04 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

I think everything is covered there, but I'll write some stuff here too. Basically, when I go to the software center and click Install on any program I want, a really nasty message pops up telling me that I must remove 3 multilib files to download that software. It does this for anything I try to install, with the same 3 files in the list. When I click on Install Anyway, another nasty message pops up this time telling me that "New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" I click on Repair, enter my password and it starts downloading something. Then another pop up message appears, this time "Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed." I click OK on that, and the whole process starts anew.

Please help me as much as you can, I am really keen on this Ubuntu release, I would love to use it properly once again.

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from the look of your output, the packages are only half installed, so try sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoremove and see if you can install packages again. –  Frank Thomas Jun 6 '14 at 19:36
    
i tried but nothing happens. this is the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. –  mee Jul 3 '14 at 0:59

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