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I need a GUI beautifier for C code. I've found UniversalIndentGUI on sourceforge. Downloaded a .deb file.Opened it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it but the button is grey and unclickable and there is a line saying

Dependency is not satisfiable: libqscintilla2-3.

I've installed via the Synaptic Package Manager libqscintilla2-5 but that didn't help. Is there any way to install the UniversalIndentGUI, the libqscintilla2-3 package or to some how work around the problem?

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See answer below, the problem is solved. –  bodhi.zazen Apr 18 at 18:04

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I've installed the package "universalindentgui" with Synaptic Package Manager instead of trying to install the .deb file with Ubuntu Software Center.The Manager installed 8 other packages but I think all of them were the terminal tools used behind the GUI (such as astyle , uncrustify etc). The Manager didn't however installed a package with a similar name to "libqscintilla" or any of listed in blueXrider answer.The application seems to work fine.

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  1. Sourceforge may not be the best source for this. There is a PPA for UniversalindentGUI
  2. Usually dependencies for your distribution are not being met because it was compiled for a different distro version. ie: installing something from Natty instead of Precise.
  3. Refer to the Launchpad for correct documentation HERE
  4. Prior to installation download the build dependencies stated.

Current stable version:

Build dependencies

debhelper (>= 8.0.0)
quilt (>= 0.46-7)
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Thank you for answering blueXrider , but i found a very simple solutions tath works for me. Read my answer for details. –  DNikolov Sep 24 '12 at 9:06

Just wanted to mention my own solution, at this point you can just open the terminal and run the command:

sudo apt-get install universalindentgui

And that's it!

I experienced the same issue when trying to install the UniversalIndentGUI package from sourceforge. For whatever reason using apt-get instead works without problems.

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The OP has unmet dependencies ;) –  bodhi.zazen Apr 17 at 23:51
I had the same problem as the OP when using the .deb package with the dependencies. I did not experience these problems when using apt-get. The question is how to install this GUI utility and this answers the question. –  Jonathan Boudreau Apr 18 at 0:11
Can someone please explain to me why the downvote? –  Jonathan Boudreau Apr 18 at 17:57
I did not down vote your answer, but, from what I see, The OP is trying to install a package outside the repositories for reasons unknown (you could ask). As a result they have unmet dependencies. Your answer does not solve the problem and could well be a comment "why are you installing foo outside the repositories?" –  bodhi.zazen Apr 18 at 18:03
All I can say is that I've experienced the exact same issue with the exact same .deb package. I don't know what could be causing this, my impression is that there's a bug with the software center since running sudo apt-get install universalindentgui instead works to install the application. –  Jonathan Boudreau Apr 18 at 18:19

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