I had a bunch of held packages and attempted to fix it using Aptitude as suggested here. It mentioned removing a bunch of packages, but I accepted that after seeing a few of the packages being updated in the background.
After that was all done I thought I had fixed all of my "issues", but when I clicked the applications menu (Slingshot) a file browser popped up. Slingshot was no longer installed and when I tried to reinstall it via apt I got the following
Depends: libplank0 (>= 0.10.1) but it is not going to be installed.
I get similar errors when I try to install plank (an attempt to fix this problem).
I restarted my machine but now after login all I get is my background image. All my other attempts to reinstall the missing packages have been via ssh.
Is there any way to roll back? Or run a repair, that won't compromise my data
Please help me!
The output from
apt-cache policy libplank0 plank slingshot is:
libplank0: Installed: (none) Candidate: 0.10.1-0elementary1~ubuntu14.04.2 Version table: 0.10.1-0elementary1~ubuntu14.04.2 0 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages 0.10.0+bzr1396-0ubuntu1~14.04~ricotz1 0 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status plank: Installed: 0.10.9+bzr1464-0ubuntu1~14.04~ricotz1 Candidate: 0.10.9+bzr1464-0ubuntu1~14.04~ricotz1 Version table: *** 0.10.9+bzr1464-0ubuntu1~14.04~ricotz1 0 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/docky/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 0.10.1-0elementary1~ubuntu14.04.2 0 500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages slingshot: Installed: (none) Candidate: 0.9-1 Version table: 0.9-1 0 500 http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages`