Ubuntu 24.04 - Apache

Hello All, I upgraded a droplet recently to Ubuntu 24.04 yet apache is still depending on 22.04 packages and I am getting the following message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2 : Depends: apache2-bin (= 2.4.58-1ubuntu8.1) but is to be installed Depends: apache2-data (= 2.4.58-1ubuntu8.1) but is to be installed Depends: apache2-utils (= 2.4.58-1ubuntu8.1) but is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Would you please let me know how to solve this issue?

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July 9, 2024


You can get a list of actual held packages with:

dpkg --get-selections | grep hold

Try updating specifically those held packages and see if that would help.

If none of these help, you can try to re-install Apache but you’ll need to configure your configuration files again.

No matter what you try to do, create a snapshot prior to that so that you can revert back if something that you cannot fix breaks:

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