I read some good things about UCC (Ubuntu Control Center) earlier today and decided to check it out. The author of this page wrote some instructions for installing UCC. I followed these instructions perfectly but when I ran the command to install UCC I encountered an issue. I received errors about packages not being installed (see below).
sudo dpkg -i ucc_051_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 127247 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace ucc 0.5.1 (using ucc_051_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement ucc ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ucc:
ucc depends on bum; however:
Package bum is not installed.
ucc depends on gufw; however:
Package gufw is not installed.
ucc depends on simple-ccsm; however:
Package simple-ccsm is not installed.
ucc depends on startupmanager; however:
Package startupmanager is not installed.
ucc depends on gparted; however:
Package gparted is not installed.
ucc depends on deja-dup; however:
Package deja-dup is not installed.
ucc depends on libglew1.5; however:
Package libglew1.5 is not installed.
ucc depends on libnotify-bin; however:
Package libnotify-bin is not installed.
dpkg: error processing ucc (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
Shortly after this happened Update Manager asked me to install some updates. I said yes and I received a "Update Manager is broken" error. The error suggested I run the following command:
sudo apt-get install -f
The command fixed the broken packages. I completed the installation procedure for UCC successfully. I did not dig into this tool too much but from what I can see it can be useful. I like how the majority of the settings in Ubuntu can be changed from one place.
More information about apt-get can be found in it's man pages.