Re: ”Package dependencies can not be solved”

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sat Dec 3 17:22:12 UTC 2011

2011/12/3 Liam Proven <lproven at>:
> On 3 December 2011 16:47, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at> wrote:
>> ”This error could be caused by required additional software packages
>> which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a
>> conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be
>> installed at the same time.”
>> Details:
>> ”The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>> language-pack-gnome-sv; language-pack-sv;”
>> First time I got this was when doing one of those updates using the
>> update manager. I thought that maybe some of the stuff I installed
>> myself could be the reason, so I installed Ubuntu 11.10 again, but
>> from scratch this time (except that I kept my old /home partition).
>> When starting up I was informed that the Swedish language support was
>> not complete and I was asked to fix it. I said yes and after a while
>> this error message popped up again.
>> Is this fixable or should I just wait for the next update and hope
>> they fixed it…?
> Have you tried to do this?
> sudo apt-get install -f

I tried it in my old install and it didn't help. I didn't try it since
the fresh install though, but I will now. Wait… :)

Reading package lists... Done
Reading state information... Done
0 to upgrade, 0 to install, 0 to remove and 252 to not upgrade.

(The last line was in Swedish, so the above is my translation of it).

Nothing more happened, so I'll try to install complete language
support again now:
Clicking Language Support
A dialogue box pops up, saying something like this, I translate from Swedish:
”Your language support is not fully installed
Some translations are available for your selected languages and they
are still not installed. Do you want to install them now?
[Remind me later] [Install]”

I clicked Install.
By the way, why are language-pack-sv mentioned twice…?

”Package dependencies cannot be resolved” and so on, in other words: FAIL.

Thanks for the input, though.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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