I've been using Kubuntu for about a year and a half by now.
One of the main problems I keep encountering is unresolved dependencies which prevent me from updating my packages or installing new ones.
Typically I install things only from the repos so I don't understand why this should happen. Some packages regularly cause problems: skype, pgl and crossover but often also removing and reinstalling them doesn't help.
I'm also aware of the --full-resolver option in aptitude. I typically try to get around the issue of unresolved packages by runningbut this doesn't always work. Now for instance (and this happened before as well) the --full-resolver solution is to delete over 200 packages! all of them btw are of 32 bit versions (i386). I cannot imagine that this is the best way to solve this (and i find it hard to believe that my system will run again if I ever choose to do that). Prob. what's causing the problem is one or two packages. How could it be then that the solution such an overkill?Code:sudo aptitude --full-resolve upgrade
I'd appreciate tips on how to resolve my current situation and how to avoid it in the future.
Thanks in advance,
I'm running kubuntu 12.04.1 64 bit, but had the same issue with previous versions.