This problem is posted all over the web with no consistent solution.
Post after post with no result users can rely on.
In my case, I had a distribution upgrade after I had unmet dependencies.
Obviously apt doesnt work nice if these unmet dependencies persist.
$] dpkg --audit The following packages have been unpacked but not yet configured. They must be configured using dpkg --configure or the configure menu option in dselect for them to work: libegl-mesa0:amd64 free implementation of the EGL API -- Mesa vendor library libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 transitional dummy package libglapi-mesa:amd64 free implementation of the GL API -- shared library libglx-mesa0:i386 free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX vendor libra libnss-winbind:amd64 Samba nameservice integration plugins libosmesa6:i386 Mesa Off-screen rendering extension libpam-winbind:amd64 Windows domain authentication integration plugin mesa-vdpau-drivers:amd64 Mesa VDPAU video acceleration drivers The following packages are only half configured, probably due to problems configuring them the first time. The configuration should be retried using dpkg --configure <package> or the configure menu option in dselect: winbind service to resolve user and group information from Window
Since I already tried to reinstall these packages, and it failed, how do I completely remove them from the apt/dpkg database ?
I am careful with --purge as it can uninstall other programs willy nilly.
What would be great is to bulk remove all these unmet dependencies so they are not reported or relied on anymore as the contingencies are unresolvable.
If we can get a simple solution it will help not only me but a lot of people in all the unresolved threads.