Broken dependencies

Helder Terra at
Tue Sep 7 02:08:18 BST 2010

Thanks, Clay,

I've installed a few (maybe trhee or so) twitter clients through package 
manager. At that point, I could install it, test it and, if I didn't 
liket, remove it. I've never downloaded a .deb package for it.

The problem is, once I tried to unistall the lastest (if I'm not 
mistaken, it was GTwitter) my package manager said it couldn't remove 
some of the dependencies, for they were broken. And so I got that error 
message for the first time.

Now, I'm running Aptitude and it listed to me what I tink are two broken 


But it seems I can't remove it using aptitude as well (I use the command 
to remove it and nothing happens).

Kinda frustrating.

Em 06-09-2010 21:53, claydoh at escreveu:
>> Since KDEuBlog stopped authenticating, I've been trying to find a new,
>> good twitter client for my desktop. So, in the search for this, I've
>> searched the web, installed and uninstalled a few (didn't like most of
>> them, by the way) but, the last time I removed one of these programs (I
>> guess it was GTwitter), I got an error message.
>> It said: "There are broken dependencies on your system. Please use an
>> advanced package manager e. g. Synaptic or aptitude to resolve this
>> situation." Don't I have a software manager already?
>> Since that've happened, I can't update or install anything without
>> getting that same message. If anyone could help me solve this, I
>> appreciate it.
>> Thaks,
>> Helder Terra
>> --
> Did you install all the packages via the package manager, or did you
> download random deb files? This could cause a breakage if you did so.
> Any recent ppa additions would be good to list in case one of these is the
> culprit.
> You will need to try installing the program from the command-line to see
> the full error message:
> sudo apt-get update
> and then
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> this will make sure your package list is up to date
> Then try to fix the problem using this:
> sudo apt-get -f install
> It should also tell at some point you what package is broken. You can
> paste the error message here and we can see what needs to be done next.
> the 'apt-get -f install' might fix the problem for you, but if not you
> will still have good messages to post here and we can take it from there
> (and have you install a better package manager like synaptic or Muon :))
> clay

Helder Terra

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