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touchdry
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where is the Broken Filter?

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Hi,
Just re-installed Mint ... a messaged flagged up saying "You have a broken package - use Broken Filter to find it" ... but I cannot find 'Broken Filter'! Please can someone tell me where it is? Mint appears to be running OK. Any info will be appreciated ... I am not linux savvy so please use laymens language. Thanks.

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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I think the following command in a terminal should present a list of broken dependencies:

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sudo apt-get check

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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And here is more..
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/482, old as it may be. AFAIK still doing its job.

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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Via GUI, Menu-Package Manager-Edit-Fix Broken Packages
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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open synaptic package manager and select custom filters, Broken is there
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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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philotux wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:15 am
I think the following command in a terminal should present a list of broken dependencies:

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sudo apt-get check
This is what I get:
touchdry@touchdry:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

That looks like there are no broken packages - then why was I told there were? So far I have no sound, cannot two finger scroll ... otherwise so good so far ...

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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touchdry wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 am

This is what I get:
touchdry@touchdry:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

That looks like there are no broken packages - then why was I told there were? So far I have no sound, cannot two finger scroll ... otherwise so good so far ...
I am not sure why got that message. You could also try running:

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sudo apt-get install --fix-broken
which normally takes care of broken dependency issues.

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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itsme4401 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:22 am
And here is more..
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/482, old as it may be. AFAIK still doing its job.
I've got as far as the 'beautiful interface' ... lots of things have happened (dependency trees growing all over the place!) ... is this information before me about what has been done - or is there something here I have still to do?

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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philotux wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 am
touchdry wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 am

This is what I get:
touchdry@touchdry:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

That looks like there are no broken packages - then why was I told there were? So far I have no sound, cannot two finger scroll ... otherwise so good so far ...
I am not sure why got that message. You could also try running:

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sudo apt-get install --fix-broken
which normally takes care of broken dependency issues.
Thanks for the quick response philotux ... unfortunately it informs me that everything is OK! So why I got the message is a puzzle. I was hoping it was to do with not having any sound or not being able to two finger scroll (even after enabling it!) I'll ask the specific questions on another thread.

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Re: where is the Broken Filter?

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touchdry wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:42 am
Thanks for the quick response philotux ... unfortunately it informs me that everything is OK! So why I got the message is a puzzle. I was hoping it was to do with not having any sound or not being able to two finger scroll (even after enabling it!) I'll ask the specific questions on another thread.
You are welcome! It's good news that there aren't any broken dependencies on your system. Why you got the message, I hope more knowledgeable forum members can shed some light on that.

Good luck with the other issues!

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