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This is the output after sudo apt-get -f install

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded.
21 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/9,182 kB of archives.
After this operation, 24.6 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 580974 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libboost1.49-dev 1.49.0-3.2ubuntu1 (using .../libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libboost1.49-dev ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/inspect', which is also in package libboost1.53-tools-dev 1.53.0-6+exp3ubuntu8
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Run the following commands on terminal,

sudo dpkg -P libboost1.53-tools-dev
sudo apt-get -f install
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I have run sudo apt-get -f install and still have same error – manolovaza Jan 31 '14 at 10:15
Post the output of 'sudo apt-get -f install' – Avinash Raj Jan 31 '14 at 10:41
The following packages have unmet dependencies: libboost-chrono1.49-dev : Depends: libboost1.49-dev (= 1.49.0-4) but 1.49.0-3.2ubuntu1 is installed libboost-date-time1.49-dev : Depends: libboost1.49-dev (= 1.49.0-4) but 1.49.0-3.2ubuntu1 is installed libboost-filesystem1.49-dev : Depends: libboost1.49-dev (= 1.49.0-4) but 1.49.0-3.2ubuntu1 is installed libboost-graph-parallel1.49-dev : Depends: libboost1.49-dev (= 1.49.0-4) but 1.49.0-3.2ubuntu1 is installed – manolovaza Jan 31 '14 at 11:11
try sudo aptitude -f install. – Avinash Raj Jan 31 '14 at 11:13
I am not able to paste all the code but here is something more that keeps appearing: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: collada-dom-dev collada-dom2.4-dp-base collada-dom2.4-dp-dev freeglut3-dev g++-4.7 hddtemp html2text libassimp-dev libassimp3 libcf0 libcolumbus0-0 libcolumbus0-0-common libcppunit-1.12-1 libcppunit-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdns95 libeigen3-dev libfltk1.1 libfltk1.1-dev libfreeimage-dev – manolovaza Jan 31 '14 at 11:15

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