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    how to get rid of a package with unmet dependencies?

    It seems I have installed skype using the wrong command. I was trying to install something and here is the result

    HTML Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     exaile : Depends: python-mutagen but it is not going to be installed
              Recommends: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg but it is not going to be installed
              Recommends: python-cddb but it is not going to be installed
              Recommends: python-mmkeys but it is not going to be installed
     skype:i386 : Conflicts: skype-bin
                  Conflicts: skype-bin:i386 but 4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed
     skype-bin:i386 : Breaks: skype:i386 (< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 4.1.0.20-1 is to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
    I then run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      gir1.2-timezonemap-1.0 libipc-run-perl realpath moreutils
      libdmraid1.0.0.rc16 libdebconfclient0 kpartx-boot gir1.2-json-1.0
      libio-pty-perl user-setup kpartx rdate libdebian-installer4 btrfs-tools
      apt-clone localechooser-data archdetect-deb dmraid python-pyicu
      gir1.2-xkl-1.0
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      skype:i386
    The following packages will be upgraded:
      skype:i386
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/15.9 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 36.7 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:i386:
     skype-bin:i386 (4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) breaks skype (<< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) and is installed.
      Version of skype:i386 to be configured is 4.1.0.20-1.
    dpkg: error processing skype:i386 (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     skype:i386
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    how to get rid of this?
    Last edited by abelito8; May 31st, 2013 at 09:29 AM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: how to get rid of a package with unmet dependencies?

    Use the follwing:

    sudo dpkg --purge skype skype-bin:i386
    sudo apt-get remove --purge skype skype-bin:i386
    sudo apg-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get install skype
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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    Re: how to get rid of a package with unmet dependencies?

    Thanks, it worked

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