I've been having some major issues lately trying to install various software either by compiling from source or via apt-get and aptitude.
I keep getting unmet dependancies which result in never-ending loops and run-arounds when I try to fix things. There is no end to it, and I don't know what to do.
The latest of these issues, trying to install
simplescreenrecorder, gives this output:
$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder 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: libstdc++6 : Breaks: gnote (<= 3.16.2-1) but 3.14.0-1 is to be installed python3-pyqt4 : Breaks: eric (< 6.0~) but 5.4.5-1 is to be installed simplescreenrecorder : Depends: libavcodec-ffmpeg56 (>= 7:2.4) but it is not installable libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 (>= 7:2.4) but it is not installable Depends: libavformat-ffmpeg56 (>= 7:2.4) but it is not installable Depends: libavutil-ffmpeg54 (>= 7:2.4) but it is not installable Depends: libswscale-ffmpeg3 (>= 7:2.4) but it is not installable Recommends: simplescreenrecorder-lib but it is not going to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
If I'm having such issues with Cinnamon, and they cannot be fixed, then what am I supposed to do? Aptitude wants to remove all the packages entirely. Won't that just completely snafu the system to hell?
Here's some info. I have no clue what's important or not. (Once again, the brain things making me really foggy.)
$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 (jessie) Release: 8.6 Codename: jessie $ ps -e | grep tty7 934 tty7 00:17:43 Xorg $ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION lightdm-xsession $ wmctrl -m Name: Mutter (Muffin) Class: N/A PID: N/A
Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A
- DISPLAY SERVER: Xorg 1:7.7+7
- DISPLAY MANAGER: lightdm
- WINDOW MANAGER: Mutter (Muffin)
- DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT: X-Cinnamon
- CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
- RAM: 8gb
Edit: Also, for some reason the guy who helped me replace Ubuntu on this system with Debian (which I do like much better) installed the X86 Debian when I have the X86_64 intel core i7 processor, which I 64 bit. The info online says 64 bit instruction set.