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I was running Apache on Linode. I recently shifted to Lighttpd and removed apache, now whenever I try to install any application I get the following error.

    ivineet:~# apt-get install subversion
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libapache2-mod-php5: Depends: apache2-mpm-prefork (> 2.0.52) but it is not going to be installed or
                                apache2-mpm-itk but it is not going to be installed
  subversion: Depends: libsvn1 (= 1.6.12dfsg-6) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
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Have you tried adding the dependencies, then trying to install the package again? – TylerShads Nov 20 '11 at 6:42
The dependencies are related to Apache and I don't wont to install Apache again – Vineet Sharma Nov 20 '11 at 13:14

As the output suggests it, try to execute apt-get -f install in order to solve the dependency problem. As soon as it is fixed, installing the subversion package again should be working.

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I got this (Reading database ... 18773 files and directories currently installed.) Removing libapache2-mod-php5 ... touch: cannot touch /etc/php5/apache2/.start': No such file or directory dpkg: error processing libapache2-mod-php5 (--remove): subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-php5 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)` – Vineet Sharma Nov 20 '11 at 13:15
Try creating the folder /etc/php5/apache2 manually using mkdir -p /etc/php5/apache2 and execute apt-get -f install again. Have you removed this folder manually before removing the package libapache2-mod-php5? If you have removed the apache folders manually, you will probably have to repeat this operation until dpkg can cleanly remove the package. – uloBasEI Nov 20 '11 at 18:38

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