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Can't install i3 4.11 on Ubuntu 14.04

asked 2015-11-01 23:23:03 +0000

fahs23 gravatar image

Hi guys,

I get the following error-message when trying installing i3 through provided repositories for Debian and Ubuntu on

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
i3 : Depends: i3-wm (= 4.11-1~~trusty1) but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: i3lock (>= 2.2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I hope someone can help me solve this problem.

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answered 2015-11-15 17:14:41 +0000

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Enable the repository, then run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install i3

You might need to first run

sudo apt-get install -f

to fix your broken packages.

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To clarify where this repository comes from and why it can be trusted. From the i3 documentation ( "This Ubuntu repository is provided by sur5r and contains the latest stable release of i3."

apoc gravatar imageapoc ( 2015-11-15 17:27:40 +0000 )edit

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