whenever i try and install anything i get

Reading package lists... 0%

then about a second later

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ts... 0%

it appears to print **pi@raspberrypi ~ $** over **Reading package lists... 0%**

to get

 ***pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ts... 0%*** 

when i did df -h i get:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs          3.6G  2.9G  591M  83% /
/dev/root       3.6G  2.9G  591M  83% /
devtmpfs        180M     0  180M   0% /dev
tmpfs            38M  232K   38M   1% /run
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            75M     0   75M   0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1   56M   19M   38M  34% /boot

Iv'e done sudo rpi-update and fsck too, but no success.

Why cannt i install new software.

Any ideas?

  • Does running 'apt-cache clean' yield a new error?
    – user12634
    Feb 28, 2014 at 22:38

1 Answer 1


I tried apt-get autoclean, but that made no difference, then i tried apt-get clean which did the job!

Thanks Rune Vikestad for suggesting this, I can now install packages again. Does this suggest i had too much installed on my 4GB sd card or something else?

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