Unresolvable Dependencies while installing Kopete

Asked by Vishak on 2009-04-03

I uninstalled Kubuntu from Ubuntu 8.10 last evening using http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome.php

It removed KDE alright along with host of applications that I normally use! I was able to reinstall Amarok, VLC Player, Skype, Opera but not Kopete!

If I try installing Kopete from termianl, this is the error I get:

sudo apt-get install kopete
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kopete: Depends: kdebase-runtime (>= 4:4.2.0) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: kdelibs5 (>= 4:4.1.96) but 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu10 is to be installed
          Depends: kdepimlibs5 (>= 4:4.2.2) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: libmsn0.1 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

I tried installing kdepimlibs5, this is what I get

sudo apt-get install libmsn0.1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package libmsn0.1 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libmsn0.1 has no installation candidate
vishak@Ubuntu-vishak:~$ sudo apt-get install kdepimlibs5
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kdepimlibs5: Depends: kdelibs5 (>= 4:4.1.96) but 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu10 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

I am not sure how to proceed from this point. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks,
-Vishak

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Vishak
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2009-04-05
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2009-04-05
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2009-04-04
Vishak (vishaknagaraj) said : #1

Here is the output of sources file

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security multiverse
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu intrepid main

# PulseAudio Fixes - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/psyke83/ubuntu intrepid main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/psyke83/ubuntu intrepid main

Andy Ruddock (andy-ruddock) said : #2

Do you have any apt lists in /etc/apt/sources.list.d which may be causing conflicts?
If not, I'd recommend commenting out everything that isn't an official Ubuntu repository in sources.list then run

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Cruncher (ubuntu-wkresse) said : #3

libmsn0.1 sits in intrepid-backports, so you need to remove the leading '#' from the lines containing "intrepid-backports" in your sources.list. Then you should be able to fix your broken packages/dependencies with:
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Vishak (vishaknagaraj) said : #4

Guys, appreciate your response. Unfortunately, I noticed several other problems and I took rather a crude approach to solve it. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu :)

I never had any opportunity to test those things....
Thanks guys anyways. I will try to close this thread.
-Vishak