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I was downloading themes last night on Synaptic and came across a package called emerald-themes. Every time I try to download it, Synaptic flags it as having broken dependencies. When I check the 'Dependencies' tab it says it needs emerald (>=0.9.5). I did a search in Synaptic for emerald and I have version 0.9.5.

So why am I getting this message?

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I don't see any package called emerald-themes in the Ubuntu repositories (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/emerald-themes).

You probably are getting this package from a PPA. Unfortunately, without knowing which PPA you are getting this emerald-themes from, I can't help you further.


I see on ubuntuforums that a certain Ian-weisser suggested something (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2172293) :

Here is one way I would try to solve it:

1) Disable all PPAs except the one containing emerald and emerald-themes

2) Uninstall the packages with sudo apt-get autoremove emerald

If they won't uninstall, then remove them manually with sudo dpkg --remove emerald and sudo dpkg --remove emerald-themes

3) Clean out the offending packages from the cache with sudo apt-get clean emerald emerald-themes

4) Reload and reinstall the packages with sudo apt-get install emerald emerald-themes

If they still won't install due to a dependency issue, then contact the PPA maintainer directly. They need to fix at least one package.


I also suggest that you try thoses packages from Webupd8team : http://www.webupd8.org/2013/05/how-to-install-emerald-in-ubuntu-1304.html and have more luck.

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In the thread I posted on ubuntuforums I list which PPA it is the emerald-themes is coming from and I stated that I have the webupd8 PPA in my repository that is mentioned in the article posted in that thread. I wound up talking to the creator of the PPA and he stated he couldn't fix the PPA right now and directed me to www.gnome-look.org to find the themes that are included in the PPA.

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