Dependencies problem

Eduard Bonet bonedu at
Tue Oct 24 08:32:44 UTC 2006

2006/10/23, Rebel Lion <obsidion at>:
> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:12:00 +0200
> "Eduard Bonet" <bonedu at> wrote:
> > After updating i cannot install some programs because of "broken
> > dependencies". When i type
> >
> > sudo apt-get upgrade
> >
> > nothing occurs. But when i type, for example
> >
> > sudo apt-get install mplayer
> >
> > I get a message saying that mplayer depends on libdirectfb-0.9-22 but
> > it is not installable (E: broken packets -i am translating from
> > catalan and it could be another thing instead of "packets").
> >
> > How can i solve this?
>   Ok for a start have you both the multiverse and universe repos
> enabled. With broken packages like this it can sometimes be a bit of a
> mission to fix them. First thing to try is sudo apt-get install -f just
> to make sure that there aren't any half installed packages breaking
> things. If none or that fixes them make sure you have both multiverse
> and universe repos enabled sudo apt-get update and try again.
> David

Thanks David. I've already tried what you say and the problem remains there.
I really don't know what to do. Some time ago I heard there is a program
that corrects for dependencies, do you happen to know its name?
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