Let me start by saying that I'm not looking for a solution - I solved my
problem. I'm just angry and letting off some steam. 

I've been using Linux for over 20 years. I'm pretty sure a novice would
have just quit and either deleted the whole mess or gone back to

Fixing broken dependencies should not be that hard!!  

I won't bore you with what happened to me, but after trying GUI
tools and also numerous combinations of commands such as:

sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
sudo apt autoremove
sudo dpkg -P mono-complete
sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq mono-complete
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" upgrade
sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install
sudo dpkg -P --force-all mono-complete
sudo dpkg --configure -a

I discovered that there were some post removal scripts that were
crashing dpkg and the solution was to manually remove several files
from /var/lib/dpkg/info.

WOW - isn't that a "pretty" way to go.


Shlomo Solomon
Claws Mail 3.16.0 - Kubuntu 18.04

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