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My build-essential command is failed. I really don't know why and how to solve it. Please help me.

I am using ubuntu 13.10, x64.

The command is this.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

and the result is this.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 build-essential : Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.4.3) but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What is the problem? help me plz... I tried to install dpkg-dev manually, but my computer suggests to use build-essential...

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consider this askubuntu.com/a/332939/192102 –  Sushantp606 Dec 2 '13 at 18:41
    
do you have any ppa in your system? –  Stefano Mtangoo Dec 2 '13 at 19:14

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