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Old 10-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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How do I get past "libsystemd0 but it is not installable" issues when trying to intsall PostGres on Ubuntu?


Iím trying to install postgresql-9.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. Iím getting these baffling errors Ö

	laredotornado@remotebox:~$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.6
	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:
	 postgresql-9.6 : Depends: postgresql-common (>= 171~) but it is not going to be installed
	                  Depends: libsystemd0 but it is not installable
	                  Recommends: postgresql-contrib-9.6 but it is not going to be installed
	                  Recommends: sysstat but it is not going to be installed
	E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
I tried running these commands

sudo apt-get purge postgr*
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install synaptic
sudo apt-get update
and then I ran the above command again, but I still get the same error. What am I missing?
Old 10-22-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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What did you do to even see postgresql-9.6 on 14.04 ? Did you add a xenial repo or a trusty?

libsystemd0 isn't in 14.04, so it's not going to work as is.

I assume that if you add the trusty repo it will work, but I haven't tried. Alternately, update to 16.04.


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