How to clean up apt-get

Al Byers byersa at
Thu Sep 15 23:48:11 MDT 2005

I tried using apt-get to install some packages and ran into dependency
hell. I don't want to continue working with them. How do I get them to
go away? I have tried "clean" and "remove" options, but nothing is
in /var/cache/apt... anyway. Where do these packages come from? Why do
they keep showing up and how can I get rid of them?

byersa at ubuntu:/var/cache/apt/archives/partial$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... failed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libssl-dev: Depends: libssl0.9.7 (= 0.9.7e-3ubuntu0.1) but 0.9.7g-2 is
  libssl0.9.7: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21) but 2.3.2.ds1-20ubuntu13
is installed
  ymessenger: Depends: libssl0.9.6 but it is not installable
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be
caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies



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