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  1. #1
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    Arrow Broken and unheld packages

    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

    I get a bunch of this stuff when I try to "Fix Broken Packages" in synaptic.
    Anyone know what is going on or can point me in a different direction? All I know is I have both unheld and broken packages.
    Thank you!


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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    Please post the output of:

    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates InRelease
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports InRelease
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
    Reading package lists... Done


    Does this help?

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    Nope, no help. Nothing wrong there. Try this in terminal:

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    I apologize for butting in here but, a very knowledgeable guy in this forum ranch hand told me to always get my updates via these commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    That way you can see if anything is held back. When I get a new kernel to install, it will be held back.
    So, I install the updates that those commands provide and then to get the kernel I enter
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and that installs the kernel that was held back.
    ranch hand called Update Manager Update Mangler. Update Manager and SPM will not show what is held back.

    Any way, that has always been the best method for me to update.

    Not trying to take over the thread jerrrys, just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    No problem. I do not own the thread plus your giving good advice.

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    No cavsfan dont be so apologetic, thanks for the advice. I still aparently have un-held and broken packages associated with gnome tweak tool. I ultimately just decided to scrap using that and go with dconf, which is really good too.
    Thanks to the both of you for your advice!

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    Re: Broken and unheld packages

    Glad to help and glad you got it figured it out.

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