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Old 06-27-2020, 05:36 PM   #1
frankschroeriv
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sudo apt-get install git NOT WORKING


When I try to execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install git

I end receiving the following message and am unsure as to what to make of it:


Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
git : Depends: liberror-perl but it is not going to be installed
Depends: git-man (> 1:2.17.1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: git-man (< 1:2.17.1-.) but it is not going to be installed
guvcview : Depends: libguvcview-2.0-0 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
 
Old 06-27-2020, 05:43 PM   #2
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Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages
Have you tried this?
 
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Old 06-27-2020, 05:45 PM   #3
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Yes I have tried this.
 
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:10 PM   #4
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Looks like Lubuntu 18.04. Am I right? Try
Code:
sudo apt install aptitude
aptitude why git

Last edited by shruggy; 06-27-2020 at 06:14 PM.
 
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:23 PM   #5
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Looks like Lubuntu 18.04. Am I right? Try
Code:
sudo apt install aptitude
aptitude why git
This worked, thank you.
 
Old 06-27-2020, 06:27 PM   #6
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did you update and upgrade before trying to install? perhaps you are dealing with outdated info.
 
Old 06-28-2020, 04:55 AM   #7
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This worked, thank you.
No, this did not work.
All it does is show us why git cannot be installed.

If you managed to install git now, I guess it was the apt -f install command that did it after all.

BTW, you should always run an 'apt update' before installing anything.
Additionally, it is highly recommended to upgrade all packages regularly with 'apt upgrade'.
 
  


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