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I had exactly the same issue on 14.04 and managed to solve it. The reason was some broken dependencies. In my case it was Java package so I removed it and then reinstalled after running tasksel. A one way to find broken dependency is to try to run apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop^ and see whether it will complain about unsatisfied dependencies or just list ...


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You can remove the packages, it's safe. And if you need NodeJS you can install the packages again with: sudo apt-get install nodejs The same for gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio and esound-common. The autoremove leaves your configuration in-place just in case you need it again afterwards.


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I just got the same error. I am running ubuntu 14.04 server. I determined it was because I had too many old packages hogging space. I have been running automatic updates for over a year straight. I guess it isn't so automatic! After running dpkg --configure -a and apt-get clean, I ran apt-get purge apt-show-versions and I am pretty sure that apt-get ...


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From the manpage: Unless you pass the -F option, the output of aptitude search will look something like this: i apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg pi apt-build - frontend to apt to build, optimize and in cp apt-file - APT package searching utility -- command- ihA ...


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man aptitude says in part: Unless you pass the -F option, the output of aptitude search will look something like this: i apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg pi apt-build - frontend to apt to build, optimize and in cp apt-file - APT package searching utility -- command- ihA ...



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