jason corcoran <jason at jcorcoran.net> writes:
> For some reason the dapper Ubuntu version installed on my virtual machine has a borked binutils and I have to revert to breezey's version to compile some 'stuff'.
>>> I was recently upgrading some packages (and selected not to upgrade binutils) the upgrade failed . Now when I try any apt commande I get the following error message.
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> libc6: Depends: tzdata but it is not installable
> libc6-i686: PreDepends: libc6 (= 2.3.6-0ubuntu20) but 2.3.6-15 is to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
>>> Doing a apt-get -f install gives me the same error.
>> Is there some way to *clean down* what teh upgrade tried to do?
I was getting the same errors, I think due to having Debian
unstable repositories in sources.list.
I fixed it by removing the entries for libc6 and tzdata from
/var/lib/dpkg/status, apt-get update-ing and apt-get -f install-ing
again (with edits to sources.list also, of course).
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