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 Windows. 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 http://the-solomons.net Claws Mail 3.16.0 - Kubuntu 18.04 _______________________________________________ Linux-il mailing list Linuxemail@example.com http://mailman.cs.huji.ac.il/mailman/listinfo/linux-il