View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unmet dependencies

December 7th, 2009, 01:28 AM
I tried installing mysql and netbeans on ubuntu9.10 but got this error message. Please help. tried 'apt-get -f install', how do i get rid of this message forever? and download netbeans and mysql.

dedan01@dedan01-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server
[sudo] password for dedan01:
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.
mysql-server: Depends: mysql-server-5.1 but it is not going to be installed
sun-java6-jre: Depends: sun-java6-bin (= 6-15-1) but it is not going to be installed or
ia32-sun-java6-bin (= 6-15-1) but it is not installable
Recommends: gsfonts-x11 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

December 7th, 2009, 01:29 AM
did you run:

sudo apt-get -f install

December 7th, 2009, 01:31 AM
yes tried it got

dedan01@dedan01-laptop:~$ apt-get -f install
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?