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  1. #31
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    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    its due to multiarch actual config, dont worry. But i feel like you have pushed the bigest mess there, and i doubt you will get it working back smootly now

    if you still want to try fixing it before doing a fresh clean reinstall, then try:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg gcc cpp udev ubuntu-desktop
    Didn't really do anything.

    Code:
    (k3)gaurav@gaurav-gamma:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg gcc cpp udev ubuntu-desktop
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      gnome-user-guide man-db ubuntu-docs yelp
    Suggested packages:
      groff ttf-dejavu
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      gnome-user-guide man-db ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs yelp
    0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 4 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 47 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/6,206 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 65.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
    (k3)gaurav@gaurav-gamma:~/Downloads$
    Yeah, I'm just gonna suck it up and try upgrading to 12.10 over the weekend, if even the dist-upgrade fails, I'm bracing for a clean re-install

  2. #32
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    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    It could be caused by some package, installed manually or from some ppa repository which conflicts with other base system packages from official repositories. Everything cold be OK while installing it, but now it still depends on some older versions of packages and prevents system upgrades, causing this failure.
    Try to remember which packages you have installed not from the official repositories and remove them.

  3. #33
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    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    Just read through this thread and am having the same problem. It occurs when I try to upgrade and when I try to get pretty much anything from any repository, but specifically with java and OpenMPI. It is driving me nuts!!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2076329

    Good luck with the upgrade/clean install. It will be interesting to see if that fixes the error.

  4. #34
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    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    Like mentioned before, I updated my system to 12.10 today and it seems to have fixed the APT dependency hell. Being careful not adding new PPAs now. Thanks for the help everyone!

  5. #35
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    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    I have been trying to install fslview with the command the error msg comes "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages"
    I am sending the details also


    sudo apt-get install fslview
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    fslview : Depends: libvtk5.4 but it is not installable
    Depends: libvtk5.4-qt4 but it is not installable
    Recommends: fslview-doc but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


    please suggest appropriate ely

  6. #36
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    Re: Broken packages on Ubuntu 12.04

    I had a similar issue with nvidia-current see This thread. What I did to solve it was to download the package manualy and install it with dpkg -i.
    Ubuntu Québec Loco team
    Étudiant en certificat en informatique à l' UQAM

    Ubuntu 12.04 on Asus G73JW-A1

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