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    what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

    what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

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    Re: what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

    Code:
    man apt-get

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    Re: what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

    in theory it's supposed to fix borked dependencies.

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    Re: what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

    From the man page:

    -f, --fix-brokenFix. Attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place. This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages to permit APT to deduce a likely solution. Any package(s) that are specified must completely correct the problem. This option is sometimes necessary when running APT for the first time; APT itself does not allow broken package dependencies to exist on a system. It is possible that a system's dependency structure can be so corrupt as to require manual intervention. Use of this option together with -m may produce an error in some situations.

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    Re: what does sudo apt-get -f install do?

    thanks to everyone who replied. i'm not being lazy. i just didn't realize that i was supposed to search the manual for "apt-get". very useful command btw. have a great day everyone!

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