when trying to install mate desktop, after running command :

sudo apt-get install mate-core

I get a message that I have held broken packages.

How can I solve the problem?

Current answer in Ubuntu is not solving the issue.

  • Is it snowlinux mate? – user224082 Dec 25 '13 at 10:10

Mate Desktop can be installed with following :

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu [UBUNTU VERSION] main"

sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mate-core

sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

** Replace [UBUNTU VERSION] with your Ubuntu version. Ex: saucy,raring etc.

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