hi guys when i rty to install or update my ubuntu syste, i get this message :

command and message :

mrrobot@mrrobot-pc:~$ sudo apt-get -f install upstart

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 teamviewer:i386 : Depends: qtdeclarative5-controls-plugin:i386 (>= 5.2) but it is not installable or
                            qml-module-qtquick-controls:i386 (>= 5.2) but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: qtdeclarative5-quicklayouts-plugin:i386 (>= 5.2) but it is not installable or
                            qml-module-qtquick-layouts:i386 (>= 5.2) but it is not going to be installed
 upstart : Depends: mountall
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

1 Answer 1


Try using:

sudo apt install -f

Do not add upstart to the end.

You should not be trying to install upstart in the first place because systemd is the preferred system of booting and monitoring your system.

What you probably intend to do is:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

But as the error message states run sudo apt install -f all by itself first.

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