After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are listed under Installed (local or obsolete) even though these packages are in the Utopic repositories. A large number of packages on my system depend on these two packages so removing them is not an option.

Is there anything I can do to correct this? I'd like to be able to receive any updates that may become available for these packages.

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In order to fix the situation I simply removed the two packages using dpkg and re-installed using apt-get install -f. The commands I used were:

sudo dpkg --force-all -r libcairo2 libcairo-gobject2
sudo apt-get install -f

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