After installing a software, Ubuntu boots correctly but Unity does not show up (only desktop icons appear).

I tried: sudo apt-get -f install

user@pc:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for user: 
Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
Generazione albero delle dipendenze       
Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto
Correzione delle dipendenze... non riuscita.
I seguenti pacchetti hanno dipendenze non soddisfatte:
 libc-dev-bin : Dipende: libc6 (< 2.16)
 libc6 : Rompe: libc6:i386 (!= 2.18-0ubuntu4) ma la versione 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 è installata
 libc6:i386 : Rompe: libc6 (!= 2.15-0ubuntu10.13)
 libc6-dev : Dipende: libc6 (= 2.15-0ubuntu10.13)
 libc6-i386 : Dipende: libc6 (= 2.15-0ubuntu10.13)
 libnih1 : Pre-dipende: libc6 (< 2.16)
E: Errore, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ha generato delle interruzioni. Questo potrebbe essere causato da pacchetti bloccati.
E: Impossibile correggere le dipendenze

It's an Italian installation: "Rompe" = "Breaks", "Dipende" = "Depends"

How can I solve this?

EDIT translation

user@pc:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for user: 
Reading package lists ... Done
dependency tree generation
Reading state information ... Done
Correcting dependencies ... failed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies :
 libc - dev - bin : Depends: libc6 ( < 2.16)
 libc6 : Breaks : libc6 : i386 ( ! = 2.18-0ubuntu4 ) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 version is installed
 libc6 : i386 : Breaks : libc6 ( ! = 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 )
 libc6 - dev : Depends: libc6 ( = 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 )
 libc6 - i386 : Depends: libc6 ( = 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 )
 libnih1 : Pre -Depends : libc6 ( < 2.16)
E: Error , pkgProblemResolver :: Resolve generated breaks. This could be caused by held packages .
E: Unable to correct dependencies

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line:

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main 

update and type:

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get build-dep your_package_name



sudo apt-get remove libc6:i386=2.18-0ubuntu4


sudo apt-get install libc6=2.15-0ubuntu10.13
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386=2.15-0ubuntu10.13
  • I followed all the steps, but unfortunately it did not solve the problem. – user59114 Feb 27 '16 at 13:53
  • I also tried this: user@pc:/$ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: errore nell'elaborare libc6 (--configure): libc6:amd64 2.18-0ubuntu4 cannot be configured because libc6:i386 is in a different version (2.15-0ubuntu10.13) dpkg: errore nell'elaborare libc6:i386 (--configure): libc6:i386 2.15-0ubuntu10.13 cannot be configured because libc6:amd64 is in a different version (2.18-0ubuntu4) Si sono verificati degli errori nell'elaborazione: libc6 libc6:i386 – user59114 Feb 27 '16 at 14:08
  • You need to remove libc6:i386=2.18-0ubuntu4 – GAD3R Feb 27 '16 at 14:17
  • sudo apt-get remove libc6:i386=2.18-0ubuntu4</ br> Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto Generazione albero delle dipendenze Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto E: Version "2.18-0ubuntu4" per "libc6:i386" non trovato – user59114 Feb 27 '16 at 16:13

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