I have followed exactly the same instructions for installing xkcd-browser but facing the dependency issues

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:brianrobles204/xkcd-browser; 
sudo apt-get update; 
sudo apt-get install xkcd-browser 

Source : http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/08/20-must-have-ubuntu-showdown-apps

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

xkcd-browser : Depends: gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2 but it is not going to be installed 
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Can anyone help me in resolving this issue because its short of dependency-hell?

  • Are you running either 11.10 or 12.04? – tgm4883 Aug 23 '12 at 19:42
  • @tgm4883 i was using 12.04 but now upgraded to 12.10 & i think now this its ppa doesn't work anymore. Still for people using 12.04 this needs to be solved. – kkdeep Nov 6 '12 at 15:27

Find these packages and replace existing files with these.


One place where you could find them is


You can use dpkg -i to install these.

  • But @razor aren't these packages specific for amd64 architecture? mine is i386 so i don't think this will work. – kkdeep Sep 9 '12 at 15:59

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