Re: Removed Unity, updates want to reinstall it
'dselect-upgrade' is like the beefed up version of 'upgrade', it will update all packages just like 'upgrade' but also has the ability to install additional packages if an existing package needs a new dependency. It in effect will run a partial upgrade.
Partial upgrades are a messy situation where one package has been removed but another package that is installed must have the first one installed in order to function, you need to try and get out of the partial upgrade loop as soon as possible to avoid getting deeper into 'dependency hell'
the -y flag just assumes the answer to any yes/no questions as yes
EDIT: just to reiterate this is not something you have done wrong, you should be able to remove any package and apt-get should clear up any dependency conflicts but something obviously went wrong
Last edited by CaptainMark; September 16th, 2012 at 10:34 PM.
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