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Broken package system in Linux Mint - Firefox looks like the culprit

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system. I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox 17.0.1 is the package causing all the issues. So I tried to use sudo apt-get -f install firefox and received these errors $ sudo apt-get -f install firefox Reading package lists ... Done Building dependency ratio Reading state information ... Done Suggested packages: latex-xft-fonts The following packages will be upgraded: firefox 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded. 1 (HowTos)