When I use the command

apt --fix-broken install 

I get the following errors:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... failed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libhogweed4 : Depends: libnettle6 (= 3.3-1+b1) but 3.4-1 is installed
mana-toolkit : Depends: dnsmasq but it is not installable
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies

I am unable to install anything because of this.
What can I do?


This is not a simple problem, and I faced a similar one just a minute ago. I solved it by running (a variation on):

  • dpkg --force-all --configure -a
  • dpkg --purge --force-depends libnettle6 (cf. this post)
  • apt --fix-broken install
  • apt-get -f install

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