In aptitude, I selected the xubuntu-desktop task and was presented with a large number of package conflicts, per this example:
It seems that both the 32- and 64-bit versions of packages are being selected and the resolver doesn't seem to know what to do about it.
I can manually de-select the i386 version of each of the conflicting packages but that will be a lengthy task.
Is there a way to do one or both of the following?
- bulk-deselect the 32-bit versions wherever a 64-bit version has also been selected ?
- prevent this situation in the first place ?
per @Luis Alvarado's suggestion below, I ran
aptitude install xubuntu-desktop direct from the command line and it seems to have not hit any conflicts - so my immediate issues have been resolved.
Still, I'll leave this question open for now as I'm interested as to why I'm encountering this behaviour in the curses ui.
Even with using the command line rather than the ncurses gui I now have a problem where the updates for all the stuff that had been selected in the gui won't apply because of the conflict between the 32-bit and 64-bit packages.
How do I get around this without manually resolving the conflicts 1 at a time ?