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broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:10 am
by HappyLinux
there were some updates to Mint 17. When I clicked to install them, it said that it will uninstall a bunch of programs. These for the most part are not big programs. 1 I use daily, another a little less often, the others are just card/board games etc.

Basically, they of KDE origin.
knode - daily use
ktorrent - been using lately to download Linux ISOs
kate
kmahjongg
kreversi
and other games

I thought I could simply reinstall them, so thought no biggy. I was mistaken.

Software Manager says that the programs are not available and to use apt-get to install them. Synaptic Package Manager says "Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first."

I tried searching for an answer, but could not find a straight answer. one result said to install and run "aptitude" instead of "get-apt", another gives instructions for Fedora. A couple of results gave instructions for Mint 6.

Can someone point me in the correct direction please? I can do without the games, but I need knode and ktorrent.

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:14 am
by zerozero
can you post the output

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inxi -r

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apt policy knode ktorrent kate 

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:52 am
by superninja1981
Hi, I had the same problem after the update. In my case was Okular, K3B and another one I don't remember now. It seems to do with all KDE packages:

I can't get any KDE based programs installed now.

Here is a couple of screenshots.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2vvm6h1.png

http://i59.tinypic.com/20ggpp0.png

I'm using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bits.

Thanks.

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:59 am
by hendrack
Fresh install of Linux Mint 17 XFCE 64bit, can't install any KDE application.

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chris@Dimotion-MINT ~ $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org qiana main upstream import
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main
           deb http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty partner
chris@Dimotion-MINT ~ $ apt policy knode ktorrent kate
knode:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1
  Version table:
     4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1 0
        500 http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
     4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
ktorrent:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.3.1-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
     4.3.1-2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
kate:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1
  Version table:
     4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1 0
        500 http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
     4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ftp.fau.de/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
chris@Dimotion-MINT ~ $ 

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:02 am
by WinterTroubles
Hi guys

I don't run KDE, but....

I've just done a little checking on other forums.. so far there is no mention of this issue on the KDE forums yet, there is a topic about this over on the Kubuntu forums though, not a solution though at the time of writing. I know this doesn't help, but, it does at least show the issue affects other Ubuntu based KDE releases as well.

The link for the Kubuntu forum topic in case anyone posts anything useful later http://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread ... -s-upgrade

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:15 am
by zerozero
Thanks for the link, WT.

from what i can see the problem is the update from 4.13 to 4.13.2 that is coming from trusty-updates.
the real solution has to come from ubuntu/kubuntu devs and finish the 4.13.2 upload (it shouldn't take long)

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:28 am
by woschtl
Seems to be OK now. I can now install all the updates and the system no longer wants to remove important packages.

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:35 am
by sirvival
Yes. Did apt-get update and now I can install everything fine.

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:40 pm
by HappyLinux
Gonna be replying to a bunch in one go. So please bear with me.
  • Hi, I had the same problem after the update. In my case was Okular, K3B and another one I don't remember now. It seems to do with all KDE packages:

    I can't get any KDE based programs installed now.
    Darn it. I didn't realise that k3b had also been removed. I agree, it's KDE programs alone.
~ $ inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana main upstream import #id:linuxmint_main
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main #id:linuxmint_extra
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty partner
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
deb-src [arch=amd64,i386] http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
apt policy knode ktorrent kate
knode:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1
Version table:
4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
4:4.13.1-0ubuntu0.1 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
ktorrent:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 4.3.1-2ubuntu1
Version table:
4.3.1-2ubuntu1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
kate:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1
Version table:
4:4.13.2-0ubuntu0.1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
I see this thread is linked in the kubuntu forums on this problem. If the KDE 4.13.2 is up and running, why can't I get them?? Do I need to do that apt-get update thingy which also doesn't work because I don't know if I'm doing the command wrong?

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:47 pm
by HappyLinux
Update.

I've now sorted it. The command for apt-get update was incomplete. Yes, it was meant to be sudo apt-get update. It's one of those pet hates where commands are only half mentioned.

Well, I can close this thread as solved now.

[Update again]
Sorry folks, I can't add [SOLVED] to the thread title, but this thread is now closed because the problem no longer exists until next time it happens.

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:56 pm
by colyn
HappyLinux wrote:Do I need to do that apt-get update thingy which also doesn't work because I don't know if I'm doing the command wrong?
The right method is to open the terminal and enter

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sudo apt-get update
Once finished click the update shield in the sys tray and click refresh. It takes a minute or so but if there are any updates they will show up. You then can click install..

Re: broken packages after update unsintalled many programs

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:02 am
by mr_raider
Be careful. The problem is a lot worse today. It wants to remove half of KDE.