I have download teamviewer.deb and click on it . It opened in Ubuntu Software center. And it shows the error

cant install libc6:i386 

so i found this below command and i tried it on terminal.

sudo apt-get install libc6-amd64 libc6

but it shows some error.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libc6 is already the newest version.
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:
  libc6-amd64:i386 : Depends: libc6:i386 (= 2.19-0ubuntu6) but it is not            going to be installed
 E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

this is the output of `apt-cache policy libc6:i386'

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.19-0ubuntu6
  Version table:
 2.19-0ubuntu6 0
    500 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages

Here is the screenshot of exact one.

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  • what is output of apt-cache policy libc6:i386
    – Ravan
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:00
  • this is the output No command 'apt-cahe' found, did you mean: Command 'apt-cache' from package 'apt' (main) apt-cahe: command not found
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:22
  • your command typo man :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:24
  • @Kvvaradha you mistyped it - it's C A C H E
    – user3
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:24
  • sorry , now i typed it again, but it shows like this N: Unable to locate package libc
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:29

1 Answer 1


Open terminal and run:

sudo apt-get update #updates packages
sudo apt-get install -f #installs any missing packages if any
sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9-base:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386
  • still the same error . mine is 64 bit. while downloading debian. i see both 32 and 64 will work.
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:21
  • @Kvvaradha Please run: sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 and try instaling again :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:34
  • still i am seeing the same errors. do i need to restart and try again ?
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:35
  • Can you add exact output of sudo apt-get install libc6:i386
    – Ravan
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:39
  • I can see it . but mine doesnot look like this. see it, i have edited the question
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 7, 2015 at 10:44

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