I have installed Ubuntu such that it is split into 2 partitions (mounted as
sudo apt-get install vlc, I get the following error on a near fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
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 resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: libgles1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) but it is not going to be installed or libgles1 E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
What would be the easiest way of correcting the problem?
I have tried
sudo apt-get clean,
sudo apt-get update, and
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade before running
sudo apt-get install vlc again.
I have also tried to install
sudo apt-get install libgles1-mesa but returns with an error (see linked question)
I'm not sure if this is possible, but can I just reinstall the core Linux files to the
/ partition from the original installer (that I still have) and hope that
(without losing any of my files or application settings)
Note: I appear to be having the same problem as the OP of https://askubuntu.com/q/889356/ but the Ubuntu versions differ.