I am trying to install a program (Stretchly), but get the following error:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of stretchly:i386:
stretchly:i386 depends on libappindicator1.

dpkg: error processing package stretchly:i386 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

When I try apt-get install -f, I get the following error:

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  geoclue-2.0 gtk-sharp2 ... libxml-sax-perl linux-headers-4.13.0-32 linux-headers-4.13.0-32-generic
  linux-image-4.13.0-32-generic linux-image-extra-4.13.0-32-generic monodoc-base monodoc-browser monodoc-gtk2.0-manual
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libappindicator1:i386 libindicator7:i386
Recommended packages:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  duplicati google-chrome-stable indicator-application keeweb-desktop libappindicator0.1-cil libappindicator1 libindicator7 wingpanel-indicator-ayatana
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libappindicator1:i386 libindicator7:i386
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 8 to remove and 18 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 43.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 362 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 

I understand that the programs will be removed because of dependencies being removed on which they rely. But how then do I install Stretchly without removing all those other programs?

  • 1
    No you can't, it wants to use libindicator7:i386 but it conflicts with libindicator7 for amd64. Why not try to use 64-bit stretchly? It does provide amd64 deb on its website. github.com/hovancik/stretchly/releases And appimage version may also run just fine. – Alvin Liang Nov 21 '18 at 8:35
  • Oh my word...I don't know how I missed that ha ha. Thanks so much! Working now :) – Guit4eva Nov 22 '18 at 10:16

I had the same problem and ran this command in my command line

sudo -s
dpkg --configure -a

that should do it but it might take a while

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