Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have tried removing programs, including the unfinished gcc 4.8 install, but i get the error unmet dependancies. All the files I have left are really important so i cant delete them. Is there any other way I can fix this?

share|improve this question
gcc is already installed by default, why were you installing it again? – Alvar Mar 14 '14 at 15:36

Start by running sudo apt-get install -f. This should cater for the unsolved dependencies.

Then you could recover space with sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get autoclean.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.