How to fix held broken packages in ubuntu

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Fixing a held broken packages problem in Ubuntu by using aptitude, which can downgrade packages.

The program aptitude can (hopefully;-) be installed by:
sudo apt-get install aptitude


  1. Bullshit. No need to remember command line. MUCH simpler and effective method.

    1. start "synaptic Package manager". (you may have to install it first).
    2. Enter password (administrator).
    3. look at the bottom line for "Broken Packages".
    4. click on "edit/fix broken packages"


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