Totem will not reinstall (Movie player)

In 11.4 this was my preferred media software. It vanished when I upgraded to 11.10 when I try to reinstall I get the following message.

Depends: totem-common (= 3.1.0-1~ppa2~natty) but 3.1.0-1~ppa2~natty is to be installed

And I am unable to install any thoughts.

Tried installing via a Terminal and received following information.

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
totem : Depends: libffi5 (>= 3.0.4) but it is not installable
Depends: libtotem0 (>= 3.1.0-1~ppa2~natty) but 3.0.1-0ubuntu7.1 is to be installed
Recommends: totem-plugins but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: totem-mozilla but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

2 things … first start up synaptic, and click Edit > Fix broken packages

then send the output from

dpkg -l | grep totem

Looks like totem is picking up on some old stuff for natty … possibly from a PPA.

in Synaptic … search for totem-common, is it listed as installed ? … right-click it, and select “Properties” > “Versions” … what is listed ?

still in synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories > Other Software (tab) … are there any PPA’s listed ?

Hi Readout -
userone@office2:~$ dpkg -l | grep totem
ii gir1.2-totem-1.0 3.0.1-0ubuntu7.1 GObject introspection data for Totem media player
ii gir1.2-totem-plparser-1.0 2.32.6-1 GObject introspection data for the Totem Playlist Parser library
ii libtotem-plparser17 2.32.6-1 Totem Playlist Parser library - runtime files
ii libtotem0 3.0.1-0ubuntu7.1 Main library for the Totem media player
rc totem 3.0.1-0ubuntu7.1 Simple media player for the GNOME desktop based on GStreamer
ii totem-common 3.1.0-1~ppa2~natty Data files for the Totem media player

totem-common is listed there 3 versions starting with 3.1.0-1~ppa2~natty 3.0.1-Oubuntu7.1 (oneiric-updates) 3.0.1-Oubuntu5 (oneiric)

Other Software yes other PPA’s are listed all natty ones were disabled during update.

Seems parts of totem were added from a Natty repository … those parts are now conflicting with the Oneiric bits.

As the Natty PPA’s are now disabled, probably the easiest way to sort this would be to uninstall totem and it’s dependencies, then reinstall it.


sudo apt-get remove totem totem-common


sudo apt-get autoremove


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install totem

Told you upgrades can be a PITA … and it’s normally PPA’s (and software installed through them) that are the problem :wink:

Working fine now thanks…