Trying to install etcher

Briefly describe your issue below:
i am really new to parrot os and semi new to linux in general and im trying to install parrot os on my new raspberry pi 4
im already running parrot os on my laptop but im trying to install etcher and i keep getting an error message

$sudo apt-get install balena-etcher-electron
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
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:
libpango1.0-0 : Depends: libpango-1.0-0 (= 1.42.4-8) but 1.44.7-4 is to be installed
Depends: libpangocairo-1.0-0 (= 1.42.4-8) but 1.44.7-4 is to be installed
Depends: libpangoft2-1.0-0 (= 1.42.4-8) but 1.44.7-4 is to be installed
Depends: libpangoxft-1.0-0 (= 1.42.4-8) but 1.44.7-4 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version (e.g. 4.6), edition(e.g. Home//KDE/OVA, etc.), and architecture (currently we only support amd64)
Parrot Security MATE ISO 4.9.1
What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
i used a usb idk
Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

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Welcome to the ParrotOS Community :hugs:
you need to have an additional Stable OS (Windows or any other Stable Linux Distribution)
because Parrot OS is a Rolling Distribution ,this means it uses “Testing” & “unstable” packages.
due to which if a application/package Build for/on Stable base may not work on Rolling distributions.

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hi. I use etcher but chose not to install. I keep it as a zip file and just pop it open when I need it. Simple clean and efficient.


Alternatively you can use Appimage
you can get it from Here


deb file here


Ok do you have any recommendations for another os I could use and could I use a virtual machine to achieve this as well edit: (id like to use a Linux distro)

you can find a top list of Stable Distributions : Here

(*Tails = Advance Knowledge Needed)

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You can run etcher from the appimage, instead of installing.

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Thx I’ll try that

The is no etcher on repository. WTF are you trying to do?

@p0ni tried installing Etcher from the repository but it is not possible due to Dependencies
thus we(@ bing thomas ,I & prince pro) suggested him to use Appimage instead of Installing it.

There is no etcher on repository. How can it be installed from repository?

its not in the default repository but there is a repository which needs to be added manually

3rd source list is always not recommended.

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