packages have unmet dependencies:

Asked by r00k on 2015-08-17

cannot update and upgrade

sudo apt-get install shutter
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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 shutter : Depends: gnome-web-photo but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-vfs-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-wnck-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgoo-canvas-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-appindicator-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-imageview-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-trayicon-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-unique-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libnet-dbus-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libproc-processtable-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libwww-mechanize-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libwww-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libx11-protocol-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libxml-simple-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: perlmagick but it is not installable
           Depends: libpath-class-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libjson-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libjson-xs-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libnet-dropbox-api-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libfile-which-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libfile-basedir-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libproc-simple-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libsort-naturally-perl but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
anon@anon-TravelMate-4000:~$ sudo apt-get clean
anon@anon-TravelMate-4000:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
anon@anon-TravelMate-4000:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
anon@anon-TravelMate-4000:~$ sudo apt-get insatll shutter
E: Invalid operation insatll
anon@anon-TravelMate-4000:~$ sudo apt-get install shutter
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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 shutter : Depends: gnome-web-photo but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-vfs-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgnome2-wnck-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgoo-canvas-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-appindicator-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-imageview-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-trayicon-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libgtk2-unique-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libnet-dbus-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libproc-processtable-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libwww-mechanize-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libwww-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libx11-protocol-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libxml-simple-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: perlmagick but it is not installable
           Depends: libpath-class-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libjson-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libjson-xs-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libnet-dropbox-api-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libfile-which-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libfile-basedir-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libproc-simple-perl but it is not installable
           Depends: libsort-naturally-perl but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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r00k
Solved:
2015-08-17
Last query:
2015-08-17
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2015-08-17

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy shutter gnome-web-photo

Thanks

r00k (fernandpilar) said : #2

Actionparsnip thank you for your help but this afternoon i finally find out how to fix unmet dependcies
this is what i do to raring package

sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

grep -E 'archive.ubuntu.com|security.ubuntu.com' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

sudo apt-get update

finally i can install the shutter packages. thank you actionparsnip!!

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

If you look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases you can see that the raring ringtail Ubuntu release is in end of live status and not supported any more.
You should move over to a supported release as soon as possible, or you will end up with an operating system that is vulnerable to security bugs.

r00k (fernandpilar) said : #4

youre right Manfred but my problem is my pc is not supported by PAE.. I can't do anything but stick to non pae kernel.thanks Manfred

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/how-to-install-ubuntu-1204-on-non-pae.html

12.04 supports non PAE and is fully supported til April 2017

r00k (fernandpilar) said : #6

your awesome actionparnip! thanks a lot !!!!