JP Vossen via plug on 20 Feb 2024 18:34:46 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Jitsi Meet Install help.

On 2/20/24 02:54 PM, H Mottaleb via plug wrote:
Hello, I'm trying to install the Jitsi Meet server on a laptop at home. Despite researching and attempting various fixes, I have been unsuccessful in installing it. This group is my final resort. Here is the error message:

sudo apt-get -y install jitsi-meet

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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  jitsi-meet : Depends: jitsi-meet-prosody (= 1.0.7830-1) but it is not going to be installed
               Recommends: jitsi-meet-turnserver (= 1.0.7830-1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

That seems like a broken repository.  What repo are you using, because I don't see `jitsi-meet` in the stock Debian 12 or Mint/Ubuntu repos.  Also, if you have a lot of non-standard repos, something may be conflicting with something else in one of them.

"Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages" does not sound good, though it's possible that whatever is the problem may be directly causing it.  You might google for that error message and see if anything help.

But first, try:
	Remove any repos you don't REALLY need
	`sudo apt clean`
	`sudo apt update`
	`sudo apt install jitsi-meet`

And if that still fails:
	`sudo aptitude install jitsi-meet`
	Or even another try for `sudo apt-get install jitsi-meet`

You might have to `sudo apt install aptitude`.  That's a long shot, but the different higher-level tools (apt, apt-get, aptitude) all work *slightly* differently, and sometimes one works when others fail.  Sometimes.

Good luck,
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