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VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby OS Stuntman on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:40 pm

Hello,

I'm not sure what has happened, VLC was playing videos fine yesterday and today I get no video but VLC is playing the file, so I purged/reinstalled and got this message:
sudo apt-get install vlc
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:
vlc : Depends: fonts-freefont-ttf but it is not installable
Depends: vlc-nox (= 1:2.0.4-dmo2) but 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed
Depends: libavcodec54 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libxcb-keysyms1 (>= 0.3.9) but 0.3.8-1build1 is to be installed
Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 1:2.0.4-dmo2) but 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed
Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse (= 1:2.0.4-dmo2) but 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


How do I correct this?
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:38 pm

OS Stuntman wrote:I'm not sure what has happened

that is something that you have to tell us, for example why did you mixed debian and ubuntu sources.list together?
give us the output of
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby OS Stuntman on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:16 pm

I was trying to install Epiphany.
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby zerozero on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:20 pm

sorry, but let's start with the request i made above.
open a terminal and give us here the output of
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby OS Stuntman on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:16 am

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System: Host: vscape Kernel: 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian import main upstream
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian import main upstream
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexeftimie-ppa-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexeftimie/ppa/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freecad-maintainers-freecad-daily-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-mainta ... ily/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-mainta ... ily/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jockey.list
deb http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian/ lsb3.2 main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/legends2k-artha-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/legends2k/artha/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/legends2k/artha/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/otto-kesselgulasch-gimp-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparkers-daily-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sparkers/daily/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/sparkers/daily/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tsbarnes-indicator-keylock-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tsbarnes/indic ... ock/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tsbarnes/indic ... ock/ubuntu precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:23 pm

this is not looking good at all
unless this is an experiment install where you want to "play" and see how fast/when/ you break it, this install is broken afaik.

this
OS Stuntman wrote:[...]Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya

and this
OS Stuntman wrote:deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian import main upstream
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian import main upstream
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free

are absolutely incompatible you can't at any rate use debian repos in a ubuntu-based system [or the other way around]

save all your personal data and reinstall.
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby OS Stuntman on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:19 pm

Yeah, I like to play.

Aww, man, There is no way to get iceweasel on Linux Mint 13, even if I BELIEVE enough?
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby zerozero on Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:37 pm

ahh iceweasel :?:
i found this >> http://namakutux.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07 ... -1204.html
you have to use that just as a guide because the version now available is different and the links there provided are dead
- install the dependency libnspr4-0d from the ubuntu repo
- search in http://packages.debian.org/search?suite ... =iceweasel the iceweasel version you want (i believe that 17 would be a lot more difficult to get installed but 10.0.11esr-1 should be fine)
- search also the corresponding xulrunner and libmozjs
- follow the rest of the guide (the 2 installation commands)
- believe a lot :lol: :lol:

all this is just theory :mrgreen: there's a high possibility that it just won't work.
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Re: VLC problem: unmet dependencies, broken packages?

Postby seller83test on Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:10 am

On Ubuntu follow these steps

Open software center.

From edit click on software source

Under Ubuntu Software tab, enable all the repositories except source code and click on download from

Select other from download drop down

Now click on select best server

Once Ubuntu select best server for you click on chose server

Now click on other software tab.

Remove any entry if you found for VLC. And click on close.

Press ALT + CTRL+T key combination to open the terminal and run following command

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sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


After upgrading reboot the system.

After reboot try again to install VLC. Run following commands

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc


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http://computernetworkingnotes.com/ubuntu-12-04-tips-and-tricks/how-to-install-vlc-in-ubuntu.html
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