Normally sudo apt-get install gets me what I want with no issues, it installs dependencies and takes away a lot of the hassle. For some reason it's stopped working now.
$ sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that the package is simply not installable and a bug report against that package should be filed. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libssl0.9.8: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7) but 2.6.1-1ubuntu10 is to be installed E: Broken packages
It seems like it's having trouble installing libc6 which it depends on, but when I run apt-get install libc6 it tells me it's installed and up-to-date.
I having similar issues with installing openssl.
I've tried running apt=get update but that didn't help.