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Ubuntu 16.04 AMDPRO-GPU not installing

Question asked by yurtesen on Mar 3, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2018 by ethical2012

I am trying to install amdgpu-pro-16.60-379184 on Ubuntu 16.04 following instructions at How-To Install/Uninstall AMD Radeon™ Software AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Linux® on an Ubuntu System


But it ends with:


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:

amdgpu-pro : Depends: libvdpau-amdgpu-pro but it is not going to be installed

              Depends: clinfo-amdgpu-pro but it is not going to be installed

amdgpu-pro-dkms : Depends: dkms (>= 1.95) but it is not going to be installed

amdgpu-pro-lib32 : Depends: libdrm-amdgpu-pro-amdgpu1:i386

                    Depends: libgbm1-amdgpu-pro:i386

                    Depends: libgl1-amdgpu-pro-glx:i386

                    Depends: libgl1-amdgpu-pro-dri:i386

                    Depends: libgles2-amdgpu-pro:i386

                    Depends: vulkan-amdgpu-pro:i386

                    Depends: libvdpau-amdgpu-pro:i386

                    Depends: libopencl1-amdgpu-pro:i386

                    Depends: opencl-amdgpu-pro-icd:i386

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I don't know how to proceed from here, it seems to want to install things like libc6:i386 and that requires libgcc1:i386  but trying to install libgcc1:i386  causes system to ask if I want to replace 100s of packages with i386 versions and says


The following NEW packages will be installed:

  gcc-6-base:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386

WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.

This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!

  apt libapt-pkg5.0 (due to apt) libc6 (due to apt) libgcc1 (due to apt) libstdc++6 (due to apt) init-system-helpers (due to apt) gpgv (due to apt) gnupg2 (due to apt) adduser (due to apt) base-files base-passwd

  libdebconfclient0 (due to base-passwd) bash dash (due to bash) libtinfo5 (due to bash) debianutils (due to bash) bsdutils libsystemd0 (due to bsdutils) coreutils libacl1 (due to coreutils) libattr1 (due to coreutils)

  libselinux1 (due to coreutils) dpkg (due to dash) diffutils libbz2-1.0 (due to dpkg) liblzma5 (due to dpkg) zlib1g (due to dpkg) tar (due to dpkg) e2fsprogs e2fslibs (due to e2fsprogs) libblkid1 (due to e2fsprogs)

  libcomerr2 (due to e2fsprogs) libss2 (due to e2fsprogs) libuuid1 (due to e2fsprogs) util-linux (due to e2fsprogs) findutils grep libpcre3 (due to grep) install-info (due to grep) gzip hostname init systemd-sysv (due to init) libc-bin

  login libaudit1 (due to login) libpam0g (due to login) libpam-runtime (due to login) libpam-modules (due to login) mount libmount1 (due to mount) libsmartcols1 (due to mount) libudev1 (due to mount) ncurses-bin perl-base sed

  libfdisk1 (due to util-linux) libncursesw5 (due to util-linux) sysvinit-utils (due to util-linux)

0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 819 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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Why I am not able to install amdgpu-pro?