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Post upgrade to 22.04 facing problem with package update

I recently upgraded to 22.04 and since then I am facing to problems while using command sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade. Running sudo apt update gives me following error about slack key Hit:1 ...
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NextCloud - MySQL Broken Packages Error

I'm still pretty new to the Linux/Terminal world, but I've really fallen in love with all the neat tools and doors open to this OS. I am trying to set up NextCloud on Ubuntu Server 20.04.3, following ...
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Cannot install build dependencies of qemu: "you have held broken packages" [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get build-dep qemu on a ubuntu 20.04 machine, I got the following errors: Reading package lists... Done Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Cannot Install Wine Using Apt, As I Am Holding Broken Packages

I recently decided to install Wine on my computer so I could run some Windows programs on Kubuntu 21.04. However, whenever I install package winehq-devel, I get the output below: darkbrave_@darkbrave-...
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apt showing 2 packaged not upgraded, how do I know which ones?

apt reports that there are 2 packages that were not upgraded and does not tell me which ones those are. apt list --upgradable shows nothing. I tried apt update then apt upgrade as well as apt dist-...
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apt : Differences between packages “held back” et “automatically held in their current state” and how should I manage this?

In aptitude, when I type g for go, I get amongst the proposed changes, a list of both "Packages being held back (232)" and "Packages being automatically held in their current state (48)&...
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mariadb-server : Depends: mariadb-server-10.3 (>= 1:10.3.25-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed

Recognizing that this is basically a FAQ: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo apt --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Held Broken Packages

Some things i try to install give me a "held broken packages error", eg. MyCroft (and quite a few others) I have tried the usual: apt-get update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, autoremove & -f ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. Unable to install libx11-dev. Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages [duplicate]

So I'm trying to compile Aseprite, and I'm unable to install a package I need in this process: libx11-dev. Here is the output for "sudo apt install libx11-dev" sudo apt install libx11-dev Reading ...
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Error when installing Wine on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

When I am installing Wine on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 5.0.0~xenial) E: Unable to ...
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Code blocks not loading "The following packages have unmet dependencies "

Codeblocks installation I tried this but it didn't work. I'm new on Ubuntu, can you help?
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apt-get does not proceed with package installation if one package is held

I have put a hold on one of the packages via apt-mark hold cmake but when installing some dependencies for some software, the software's automatic package update script is trying to update lots of ...
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libsensors5 or libsensors-config upgrade problem

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 18.10 to 19.04 some packages were held back but I didn't really care since I thought the issues will be resolved in a few weeks when dependencies will be upgradeable to ...
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why libpython3.6 is not installing?

sudo apt-get install libpython3.6 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - another "held broken packages" issue

Was trying to install "unity-tweak-tool" and get: $ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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The following packages have been kept back [duplicate]

Here is a long list of packages that have been kept back: The following packages have been kept back: aptdaemon fcitx-frontend-qt5 gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0 kde-style-breeze kde-style-breeze-...
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Can't install MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.10 [duplicate]

I was following this instruction https://askubuntu.com/a/765458/490870 duke@ostrov:~$ sudo apt install mysql-server-5.6 [sudo] password for duke: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Blacklist only one specific version of a package for upgrades

Let's say we have a package mypackage that is available in different versions from different sources. I do not want to disable any of these sources though. However, the currently latest version of ...
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Issues with Unity Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently installed 16.04 on my desktop, and one of the first things I did was install the Unity Tweak Tool (via the Ubuntu Software app store). It was working fine for a while. Later, after making ...
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Problem with installing php on Ubuntu 16.04

Entering this into the terminal: sudo apt-get install php7.0 php-pear libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mysql gives me this output: it@it-Latitude-E6410:~$ sudo apt-get install php7.0 php-pear ...
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Hide hold back package from being listed in software updater and apt

I'm running 16.04 but downgraded the gedit package from 3.18.3 back to version 3.10.4 because of the new ugly and badly usable design, following this great answer by @Videonauth. His script installs ...
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couchdb : Depends: couchdb-bin (>= 1.6.1-0ubuntu4) broken packages

I encountered a problem trying to install couchdb on my Ubuntu 14.10 (GNU/Linux 3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 x86_64) server. When I run apt-get install couchdb, I've got the following mistakes : The ...
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Firefox stuck on old version and problems with held packages

I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2 two months ago and I noticed recently that firefox was stuck at version 36. I uninstalled it and then the system showed version 35 as the latest. The same ...
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The following packages have been kept back [duplicate]

I have already tried all the usual fixes to this .. no luck so far sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Why do dist-upgrade and upgrade give different held packages?

sudo apt-get upgrade gives: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Can't install a bunch of packages starting with lib and ending in :i386[not actually a duplicate] [duplicate]

This is definitely NOT a duplicate. The "possible duplicate" I even said I tried in the original question. As for anything else, well, 16 comments and 1 answer that didn't work. It's clearly not a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server - build-essential install not possible [duplicate]

Have found this question multiple times on the forum, but none of the answers were serious enough. So the problem with ubuntu 12.04. LTS server is that after a fresh install you can not install build-...
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You have held packages error when trying to install e17

I received the following error when trying to apt-get install e17 (enlightenment window manager): curios:~$ sudo apt-get install e17 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to re-install compizconfig-settings-manager

While attempting to fix a problem with compiz settings manager, I got an idea from someone to purge compiz - sudo apt-get purge compiz. The compiz core packages are still intact however, the gui ...
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Update unresolvable problem

When I am try to update my system , I am getting the following error: Could not initialise the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initialising the package information. ...
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