[ubuntu-uk] Aptitude dependency hell

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 22:27:22 GMT 2007


Tony Travis wrote:
> Tony Arnold wrote:
>> 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
>> [...]
> Hello, Tony.
> Try running aptitude in command-line mode:
> 	aptitude -f install

I tried this and it gave me a long list of packages it wanted to remove
including stuff like evolution, gconf-editor, gnome-menus and lots of
others that are fundamental to my system. I can post the output if
anyone is interested.

The packages it said were broken almost all of the installed ones!

Something very wrong here or I'm missing something.

Looks to me like I need to re-install.

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