Failure to download extra data files - ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Today we are looking at an error you can receive, I received it often in Ubuntu 16.04 but not so much anymore in Ubuntu 18.04, but if you receive an error like this, I have a solution for you!

Here is the error message and you will find the solution below:

Failure to download extra data files

The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed.

ttf-mscorefonts-installer


The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download again now.  Running this command requires an active Internet connection.

Instructions:
Download the ttf-mscorefonts-installer manually and then install it, as seen in the video.

wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb 

sudo apt-get -f install

Do you need remote help, setting up your system, installing programs or general troubleshooting?  Hire me on Upwork! Click here!

Subscribe to our weekly Linux Round-Up: SUBSCRIBE


Curios about Chromebooks have a look at our Chromebook Comparison Chart!

Want to buy us a cup of coffee, thank you!

Do you want an ad-free, secure web experience, that pays you?  Look here for more information!

Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/linuxmadesimple

Comments