Originally Posted by cigtoxdoc
$ sudo apt-get remove procps
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:
adduser : Depends: passwd (>= 1:4.0.12)
Recommends: ecryptfs-utils (>= 67-1) but it is not going to be installed
openssh-client : Depends: passwd
openssh-server : Depends: procps
upstart : Depends: initscripts
Depends: ifupdown (>= 0.6.10ubuntu5)
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
this looks like apt-get allowed you to uninstall procps, although that results in unmet dependencies?!
i hope i'm misunderstanding this.
please make sure your packet management isn't borked.
in any case you MUST reinstall procps, it's a very important package.
then run a full update and clean/autoclean (i don't know the exact options for apt-get. try "man apt-get")
i'm sorry, in my last post i wrote "try again" and meant "reinstall procps again".
if you need more assistance, answer the second question in my last post, too.