[ubuntu-uk] Aptitude dependency hell

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Feb 6 22:28:55 GMT 2007

I've just run aptitude in full screen mode for the first time on my
Dapper system and in the third line down it tells me:

#Broken: 235 Will free 915MB of disk space  DL: 5576kB

and at the bottom of the screen with a red background is says:

Suggest 5 installs, 32 removals, 133 keeps.

I've run apt-get check which reports no errors and I've tried apt-get -f
install, which again does nothing. My repository information is all up
to date.

So are these real problems? The few I've looked at suggest not, but it's
not that clear to me. And if so, how can I fix it?

Note this system started out as Warty and has been upgraded to Dapper
usually by editing sources.list file and running apt-get update&&apt-get

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
IT Services Division, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
E: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk, H: http://www.man.ac.uk/Tony.Arnold

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