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When I install gnome-shell in ubuntu 11.10, The following error appear

gnome-shell : Depends: gnome-icon-theme-full but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 3:38

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Have any PPAs around that you added manually? – Bruno Pereira Oct 20 '11 at 22:00
I did resolve it by changing my update server. I did not notice that the FPT Server in Vietnam is not up to date. That causes the error – user29388 Oct 28 '11 at 13:38

You should install Synaptic Package Manager with sudo apt-get install synaptic, and then open it. Then, go to Edit > Fix Broken Packages. Then try to install Gnome Shell again.

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