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Recently (I don't don't know when, might have been after and update) the sound indicator disappeared from my panel, in addition I haven't been getting any sound either. I tried installing the indicator-sound package, but all I got was this error message:

  The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  indicator-sound: Depends: libido-0.1-0 (>= 0.1.1) but it is not going to be installed
  E: Broken packages

Seems to be a bug, but how do I get around it? Could I install and older version of libido? If so, how do I do that?

Everything had worked fine until a couple days ago, so I'm sure that the package is the problem.

EDIT:The command $ dpkg --get-selections | grep libido returns the following output:

libido-0.1-0                    deinstall

EDIT2:Ok, that's embarassing. Yesterday I uninstalled and reinstalled the libido package half a dozen times, and the indicator-sound package kept reporting the same error. Today, however, I just installed the libido package and now the indicator-sound package installed with no errors. Maybe the system needed a reboot or something.

(Should I answer my own question or just wait for a moderator to close it?)

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What (if any) version of libido do you have installed? (From commandline: dpkg --get-selections | grep libido) – Marco Ceppi Sep 2 '10 at 12:55
@Marco Ceppi: Answered your question. – Malabarba Sep 2 '10 at 13:26
Go ahead and answer your question with the steps it took you to resolve this - it's still a valid question and may come in handy for another user. – Marco Ceppi Sep 2 '10 at 13:38
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Ok, I manage to solve it. I just installed the libido package and now the indicator-sound package installed with no errors. Maybe the system needed a reboot with the package uninstalled or something. If someone's having this problem, you can try:

sudo apt-get remove libido-0.1-0 
sudo apt-get remove indicator-sound

Restart your computer (this is the part that seems to have solved it). And then reinstall both packages.

sudo apt-get install libido-0.1-0 
sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

It's worth mentioning that, even after the reboot, the terminal kept reporting error messages when I tried to install indicator-sound. But after I reinstalled libido manually, the indicator-sound installed without issues.

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