i'm trying to install the microsoft .netcore using these instructions (https://www.microsoft.com/net/core#linuxubuntu) on ubuntu 17.04. When I try to install dotnet-dev-1.0.4 it says

myadmin@hadoopnode0:~$ sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.4 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: dotnet-dev-1.0.4 : Depends: dotnet-sharedframework-microsoft.netcore.app-1.1.2 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. myadmin@hadoopnode0:~$ I found a web page that talks about similar problems (https://shazwazza.com/post/installing-net-core-101-on-ubuntu-1610/) but after following all the steps successfully it still says there is a problem.

any ideas? This is frustrating...

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At the time being, Ubuntu 17.04 is not yet supported with .NET Core... :-(

The supported versions of Ubuntu are
(according to Get Started with .NET Core as of 2017-05-17):

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10

Also, Linux Mint 17 is supported, which raised my hopes until I noticed the missing zesty feed from https://apt-mo.trafficmanager.net/repos/dotnet-release/.

  • thanks Flo. The crazy part is though that it actually installs fine on the GUI version of ubuntu 17.04. But not the server version. :/ Wish I knew what the difference was.
    – DevSlave
    May 18, 2017 at 20:21
  • I could not find from which Repository to install package dotnet-sharedframework-microsoft.netcore.app-1.1.2 from. Could you find that package somewhere in the GUI version?
    – Flo
    May 19, 2017 at 19:32

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