Help. php-mbstring : Depends: php7.0-mbstring, Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin php-mbstring php-gettext

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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 php-mbstring : Depends: php7.0-mbstring but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Asked By: Fadlur


It appears that you needed to install them in a sequence so any dependencies will be taken care, so the way aught to have been:

sudo apt install php7.0-common php7.0-mbstring php-mbstring
Answered By: George Udosen
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