Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [tlug] Install languages

On 2015/10/28 18:12, Raymond Wan wrote:
Hi Thomas,

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 4:57 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz <> wrote:
Someone on the Japanese Ubuntu list just happened to mention something
similar and I tried the command given there:

sudo apt-get install language-pack-gnome-ja language-pack-ja
[sudo] password for thomas:
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:
   language-pack-gnome-ja : Depends: language-pack-gnome-ja-base (>=
1:14.04+20150804) but it is not going to be installed
   language-pack-ja : Depends: language-pack-ja-base (>=
1:14.04+20150804) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I don't know the technical answer since I've always been too lazy to
dig too deep.  But within Ubuntu/Debian's package management system,
it probably says what package depends on what other package(s).  i.e.,
you need to install A before you install B.

Sometimes, it might be wrong or your system might be in a state that
creates some dependency problem that the developers didn't think of.

If you try to install A but it says B is required first, then just try
installing B.

sudo apt-get install language-pack-gnome-ja-base language-pack-ja-base

I've had problems (a few Ubuntu/Debian versions ago) where a message
likes that came during some software uninstallation.  So, I actually
installed B to make it happy and then uninstalled A and B right after.
I don't know the reason for this...


I also tried (... probably a mistake ...) sudo apt-get upgrade.
The computer did lots of things I do not understand for almost an hour.
At the end of which there was a short message:
"Warning: no support fo the locale en_US.utf8"
And something (sorry, I did not take notes about those) about packages already on the system, where the default choice was "maintain current package". I chose that option.

After restarting the computer not only does the language install still not work, but LibreOffice, at least Writer,
has also gone haywire.

Is there a way out of this, or do I have to try reinstall from scratch everything ... again, for the millionth time?
Having all these problems thrown at me all the time is really frustrating.
I would very much prefer something like: Install -> let's go.


Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links