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So, mate-core depends on mate-desktop-environment-core which in turn depends on mate-terminal. A depend cannot be broken easily. Nor apt-get nor aptitude supports a --without or --exclude option and "holding" the packages won't help: $ echo "mate-terminal hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections $ sudo apt-get install mate-core [...] Some packages could not be ...


Quoted from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS LTS is an abbreviation for “Long Term Support”. We produce a new Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server release every six months [diagram below]. That means you'll always have the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer. Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. You get free ...


You have two options Change the dependencies and use the latest libgcrypt libgcrypt20 does not exist without reason. Install libgcrypt11 and use an old version of libgcrypt Change the dependencies First, remove the previous installation of Springseed: sudo apt-get remove springseed Download the latest Springseed version here, eg: cd wget ...


The final release of Ubuntu 15.04 no longer keeps the package libgcrypt11, rather libgcrypt20 as you have come across by the Synaptic Package Manager. All you have to do is to download the package from here and then install it prior to Springseed. You may earn additional knowledge from this source pointing out similar problems with other apps besides ...


If you use aptitude or a graphical package manager (Synaptic, etc.), then you can unselect which packages should be installed as long as it doesn't cause a dependency issue. In the case of aptitude, before installing a package (in the graphical view), it will show you why a dependent package is being installed. In my case, I use KDE, and so don't have any ...


Another method Download main package which depend on the other. Extract the package, remove the unwanted dependencies, repack it. Now open the new package with gdebi package installer. It will install new dependencies for you.


For what it's worth, I fought this issue for a while before I landed on this as a solution: sudo apt-get install steam -y This took care of all of the nasty package issues. Steam started right up.


According to Ubuntu Community Help Wiki, try running: sudo apt-get -f install From the help page, This command does the same thing as Edit->Fix Broken Packages in Synaptic. Do this if you get complaints about packages with "unmet dependencies". Then if you still experience problems, run sudo apt-get check and report back.


Indeed there is no specific answer. The answer would bw related to each package unique. The master guidlune to your choice is what you care about. Installing from Ubuntu main repositories ensure you security, stability but with some versions, since to ensure the policies put by ubuntu packaging system would take some time. So as a guidline, don't add third ...

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