Ubuntu – Problem installing vim

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I tried installing VIM using terminal command sudo apt-get install vim but it didn't install and I got this message:

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:  flashplugin-installer   : Breaks: flashplugin-downloader (< but is to be installed
vim : Depends: vim-common (= 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1) but 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2 is to be installed  
      Depends: vim-runtime (= 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1) but it is not going to be installed

E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install'  with no packages (or specify a solution

I tried using apt-get -f to install, but it didn't work.

How can I fix it?

Best Answer

probably answering this too late. but try uninstalling vim-common too. I was facing a similar problem with the error message

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 vim : Depends: vim-common (= 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2) but 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I was able to solve it by uninstalling vim-common package first.

sudo apt-get remove vim-common

After that i was able to install it with no problems.

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