Just finished fixing some “unmet dependencies” that had removed some programs on my mother’s computer.
Interestingly, it wasn’t corruption like the Google results suspected. Well… not on our end. I ended up finding an interesting solution.
Install aptitude. Instead of apt-get’s “Can’t meet dependencies. We’ll just keep these uninstalled.”, you’ll get “Can’t meet dependencies. I propose we just keep these uninstalled. Ok?”
In our case, when I said “No, it’s not OK”, it then proposed downgrading half of KDE from the version provided by the maverick-security repo to the (insecure, I assume) version provided by the plain, ordinary maverick repo.
Now I finally know why some people prefer aptitude to apt-get. “Error?” is preferable to “error” any day.