ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 88, Issue 19

Roy Strachan rdstrac at shaw.ca
Sat Dec 3 18:53:43 UTC 2011

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> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 18:22:12 +0100
> From: Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions"
> 	<ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: ?Package dependencies can not be solved?
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> 2011/12/3 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
> > On 3 December 2011 16:47, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> 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?
> language-pack-sv
> language-pack-gnome-sv
> language-pack-sv
> [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
> ????????????
Hi Johnny

I'm not sure if this is the answer but not updating 252 packages on a
new install sounds suspicious and at least this is something simple you
can try.  The language packs thing *might* be error messages coming from
two different repositories.  That's also a guess...

In update-manager->settings make sure  install from CD-ROM is *not*
checked and any required repositories *are* checked.  If in doubt check
everything except source code. Close update-manager to make sure the
sources list is updated.  In a terminal run sudo apt-get update then
sudo apt-get upgrade.  This should fix things if your problem was not
having the proper repositories available.

Hope that helps

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