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Re: [tlug] Install languages

Thomas Blasejewicz writes:

 > 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.

My first guess was that the comment above ("some required packages
[don't exist]" applied.  However, it appears that you are using Ubuntu
14.04, a long-term support release IIRC, so that problem should not

 > 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.

This suggests that for some reason the package manager think you have
explicitly removed those "depends" packages, and don't want them.  I
can't insist on that; but the package manager's message suggests that.

    sudo apt-get update

to try to get the package system itself into a consistent state,

    sudo apt-get upgrade

to try to get the installed system into a consistent state, then

    sudo apt-get check

If that doesn't complain, 

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

which should either work, or give you a more precise error message,
and then

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

If that doesn't succeed, besides any messages from the various stages,
it would help if you run

dpkg -s language-pack{-gnome,}-ja{-base,}

(the braces and commas have to be typed exactly as above -- that
notation expands to a list of all four packages that have uncertain


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