Comment 6 for bug 1754294

Marcos Jacoby (marcosjacoby) wrote :

The libcurl4 package was not showing up for me in Ubuntu Package Search and a few minutes ago it appeared!
What I can suggest is a workaround that applies to users of Ubuntu Bionic Beaver that is still in beta.
Download the files libcurl3_7.58.0-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb and libcurl4_7.58.0-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb.
Unpack the contents of each one at a time into a folder and modify the control file in the DEBIAN folder by removing the constraint in the conflict and replace fields.
Repackage the files and install them with dpkg with the --force-all option as they modify some common files.
Take a hold on these packages with apt-mark and dpkg selections.
I gave the following commands to hold:
sudo apt-mark hold libcurl3 libcurl4
echo "libcurl3 hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
echo "libcurl4 hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

Recalling that this is a workaround only applicable to version 18.04 since these versions of libcurl3 and 4 only exist in it and version 18.04 is still in development.
Remembering that this workaround is to allow the installation and operation not only of the applications mentioned, but also curl and uget but that side effects not yet observed can manifest themselves.
Use at your own risk!