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I want to install npm. I've updated everything but I can't fix the problem.

The message I get is:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 npm : Depends: node-gyp (>= 0.10.9) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Could you help me?

marked as duplicate by karel, Fabby, Charles Green, Eric Carvalho, N0rbert Nov 15 '18 at 19:22

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  • Run sudo apt install -f to fix the dependencies! – George Udosen Oct 30 '18 at 18:14

I was able to install npm by doing following:

sudo apt-get install nodejs-dev node-gyp libssl1.0-dev


sudo apt-get install npm
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    This is what fixed it, you rock – bhappy Feb 21 at 8:25

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