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I am trying to install screen in my Raspberry Pi. If I run sudo apt-get install screen, I get the following error:

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

However, if I run sudo apt-get install screen --fix-missing, I get this error:

E: Internal Error, ordering was unable to handle the media swap

I already tried sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get update, but none of those commands changed the errors. Any suggestions? I am running Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7+.

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  • try sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y && sudo apt-get install screen – SnakeDoc Jan 6 '16 at 17:42
  • I tried that, got the same errors =/ – Gabriel Ilharco Jan 6 '16 at 17:43
  • did you try the dist-upgrade? it sounds like you have a broken mirror, and that's why apt is failing. it could be temporary, or it could be you have a very old list of mirrors. Does it do it with any other programs you try to install? – SnakeDoc Jan 6 '16 at 17:44
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    I'm fairly certain this is just a broken mirror that's giving you issues. There was a similar issue with another app here: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/1722 It may just clear itself up after a while. Basically it looks like the server is up, so apt tries to download the file, but partway through the download, the server cuts the connection. so apt freaks out... – SnakeDoc Jan 6 '16 at 18:00
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    Here's another related issue, with more cmd's to try out: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/issues/628 – SnakeDoc Jan 6 '16 at 18:01
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I was facing the same problem. I manually downloaded the package screen_4.5.0-6_armhf.deb from http://raspbian.mirror.net.in/raspbian/raspbian/pool/main/s/screen/screen_4.5.0-6_armhf.deb.

Then I pasted the file in the pi and fired up my terminal. The with the command sudo dpkg -i /path/to/the/file That's it...

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