Can't delete some apps

I tried to delete some apps I installed from the store but when do I get this answer "Unable to Remove (app name) the following packages have unmet dependencies" some programs did delete but with others I got that message ...

Can you please open a terminaland run:

sudo apt --fix-broken install

Once done, open gnome-software and try removing the packages yuo were removing.


Nope got the same thing was trying to delete VLC

Let's check it in terminal.

sudo apt remove --purge vlc


mike@mike-rog-strix-g731gt:~$ sudo apt remove --purge vlc
[sudo] password for mike:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra gstreamer1.0-vaapi heif-gdk-pixbuf libaribb24-0
libatomic1:i386 libbasicusageenvironment1 libbsd0:i386 libcddb2
libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2:i386
libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386 libdvbpsi10 libebml4v5 libedit2:i386
libelf1:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi7:i386 libglvnd0:i386 libgroupsock8
libixml10 liblivemedia77 libllvm12:i386 libmatroska6v5 libopenmpt-modplug1
libpciaccess0:i386 libplacebo7 libprotobuf-lite17 libproxy-tools
libresid-builder0c2a libsdl-image1.2 libsensors5:i386 libsidplay2
libspatialaudio0 libssh2-1 libstdc++6:i386 libupnp13 libusageenvironment3
libva-wayland2 libvlc-bin libvlc5 libvlccore9 libvulkan1:i386
libwayland-client0:i386 libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386
libxcb-dri2-0:i386 libxcb-dri3-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb-present0:i386
libxcb-randr0:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxcb-sync1:i386 libxcb-xfixes0:i386
libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxshmfence1:i386
libxxf86vm1:i386 mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386 vlc-bin vlc-data vlc-l10n
vlc-plugin-base vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-qt vlc-plugin-samba
vlc-plugin-skins2 vlc-plugin-video-output vlc-plugin-video-splitter
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 229 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 293338 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing vlc ( ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) ...

Looks good. You might run

sudo apt clean && sudo apt autoremove

to get rid of leftover junk.

Then test again in our buggy friend Software for the next tasty snack.


That was it ... you da man ... thanks again Aravisian I'll mark it it solved ... I tried several apps that woun't close before ... :+1: :+1:


Next time you can use the app "synaptic" to delete as well :slight_smile:


I agree Michel, I am a strong believer and user of the Synaptic Package Manager.

sudo apt install synaptic

This APP is the best package manager for Linux. There is a slight learning curve to using it, but is not as bad as learning how to use a video editor. So, it can install software, remove software, it can fix broken packages, and you can put locks on software to prevent updates.

It is the most powerful tool, and both I, as well as Aravisian, highly recommend it. So I second what Michel said.


Thanks guys I just installed synaptic and I will open it and play with it a bit later ...