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Old 03-02-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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what does f stand for


what does the command below do and what does f stand for?
sudo apt-get install -f
 
Old 03-02-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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See "man apt-get"; basically, it means that apt-get should try to fix broken packages.
 
Old 03-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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From the apt-get man page:

Quote:
-f, --fix-broken
Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place.
This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages
to permit APT to deduce a likely solution. If packages are
specified, these have to completely correct the problem. The option
is sometimes necessary when running APT for the first time; APT
itself does not allow broken package dependencies to exist on a
system. It is possible that a system's dependency structure can be
so corrupt as to require manual intervention (which usually means
using dselect(1) or dpkg --remove to eliminate some of the
offending packages). Use of this option together with -m may
produce an error in some situations. Configuration Item:
APT::Get::Fix-Broken.
Search string: "man apt-get"
 
  


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