View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot install openssh-server on 18.04

December 11th, 2018, 06:07 PM
I am trying to install openssh-server through Synaptic. Synaptic wants to uninstall a large set of packages, almost everything that I have installed after OS Installation, which looked quite odd (and unsettling).
The output of apt-get -s install openssh-server is

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:
openssh-server : Depends: openssh-client (= 1:7.6p1-4)
Depends: openssh-sftp-server but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ssh-import-id but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I have openssh-client 1:7.6p1-4ubuntu0.1 installed.
I have absolutely no clue how to proceed. Any help would be appreciated.

December 11th, 2018, 07:02 PM
I got the solution to this problem from the Ubuntu IRC channel. I had the bionic-updates and security repos disabled. Enabled these, and it worked fine.