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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Cannot update google-chrome-stable with apt, even using dist-upgrade

I'm attempting to upgrade the package google-chrome-stable installed from the deb available on google's website. I originally installed the package a few months ago, then stopped using this machine ...
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Unable to download numpy and scipy packages on my ubuntu 13.04

I want to install numpy,scipy packages but every time it is giving me an error: E: Unable to locate package numpy I have tried these commands: sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-sciy sudo ...
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I keep getting the GPG error, I've tried almost all the solutions but none are working in my case [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://ubuntu.ntc.net.np utopic Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32 W: ...
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New Apt tool vs. Aptitude

Ubuntu Utopic has recently introduced a new package management frontend named apt (manpage) which provides a sort of high-level interface to tools apt-get, apt-cache and some other tools in the apt-* ...
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Unable to reset the dpkg

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I have tried to install wine Mean while my system got hanged So, I have close the command prompt. While, Installing 2nd time, I got an error status was unable to open like ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies for libgl1-mesa? [duplicate]

How do I resolve the following unmet dependencies, reported when I run sudo apt-get -f install? The following packages have unmet dependencies. libegl1-mesa : Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= ...
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Cant Install Python-software-proper or Icehouse on server 12.04.5 LTS (Hash Sum mismatch)

Following a fresh install of server 12.04.5 i need to install python-software-properties and icehouse to build a HP SDN server. apt-get install -y python-software-properties add-apt-repository ...
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Unable to locate package libc6-dbg:i386 in docker

I am trying to install libc6-dbg:i386 inside a docker container based on Ubuntu because I need it for Valgrind, but I can't. Given the following Dockerfile: FROM ubuntu:14.04 MAINTAINER Me ...
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`apt is not found` when trying to install software on a new Ubuntu laptop from Dell

I have purchased a new Ubuntu system from Dell. To install Latex, we tried the following commands: sudo apt -get update sudo apt -get install texlive -full Both the commands do not work. After ...
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Failed to exec method /usr/lib/apt/methods/http

For some reason, when I do sudo apt-get update I get this error: sem@sem-VirtualBox:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get update Failed to exec method /usr/lib/apt/methods/http E: Method http has died unexpectedly! ...
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apt-get stopped working because of dependancy issue - libegl1-mesa

tl;dr: Every apt-get command fails because of this: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.5~git1411191810.9460cd~gd~u) but 10.4~git1411171930.920f87~gd~u is to be installed I cannot remove or install ...
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cant update error message [duplicate]

Every time i type sudo apt-get update it gives this error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/docky-core/stable/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to ...
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Ubuntu wants to remove 400+ packages to install skype [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.10, 64 bit, everything was fine until I installed amarok (hello Qt) just to listen ONE song in .aac format. This thing have deleted skype, and updated/downgraded/removed ~15 other packages, ...
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What to do with rogue apt-get process

While SSH'd into a server, I was running sudo apt-get upgrade and I accidentally caused the session to quit (Write failed: Broken Pipe) by doing nothing while the installation was waiting on a prompt. ...
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Failed to install untrusted sources and failed to download update information

I changed my server from fastest available to main server, while trying to fix the issue with software manager (untrusted sources failing to install FYI) and I got an error. Here's an error I get: ...
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Can the program `Meep` be installed in Ubuntu 14.04.1 with apt-get

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on one of my laptops and I cannot install Meep like I used to install it in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with the single command sudo apt-get install meep h5utils ...
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unable to install anything on ubuntu 14.10 with apt-get says files list file for package 'libgnutls-deb0-28:amd64' is missing final newline

when I try to install anything with apt-get its showing same error for all I just installed, nothing yet install yet user@system:~$ sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I access files installed with sudo apt-get

I just installed Ubuntu a few days ago and I am trying to download and use VIM. So I went to terminal and ran sudo apt-get install vim, and everything went fine with running the command, the only ...
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i cant update at all [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found using ubuntu 14.10
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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Xubuntu apt-get Errors

when i try to use the command apt-get update these errors appear: E: No se pudo abrir el fichero de bloqueo «/var/lib/apt/lists/lock» - open (13: Permiso denegado) E: No se pudo bloquear el ...
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apt-get not found

i cannot able to install any package with sudo apt-get <packageName> $ sudo apt-get install apache 2 E: Invalid operation build-deb $ apt-get apache2 E: Invalid operation apache2 $ apt-get ...
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How can I re `./configure` on a package installed via `apt-get`?

I have installed PHP using apt-get. I need to enable PDO_OCI using: $ ./configure --with-pdo-oci=instantclient,/usr,10.2.0.3 as per http://php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-oci.php. How can I do so?
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how to approve ubuntu updates to slave pc?

I'm looking for a solution (webbased or cli) from which i can control which network computers receive an update and which will not. I curently setted up a local repository and i want to control push ...
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gconf2 error when apt-get upgrade [on hold]

I'm trying to set up an ubuntu / kali system to learn some pen-testing. After installing some packages and setting up the kali system, i'm getting errors on gconf package when giving the apt-get ...
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What can I safely remove from Ubuntu and still have a decent graphic interface?

I have come to like Linux, Unix, and the GUI's but sometimes I remove too many things and lose the ability to boot back into the same interface I was using before I rebooted. most of the time I have ...
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Access a local repository

I'm trying to access a local repository which happens to be a mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 trusty release. The stuff all downloads and looks good, but I can't get apt-get to install any packages from ...
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dvdnav-config command not found

I installed libdvdnav using the command sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4. I tried to run the dvdnav-config command but I get a command not found error.I tried uninstalling it and installing it again ...
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14.04 libavcodec-dev package

Any advise on the below problem (please note that this is not a duplicate of the provided link): $ sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) error while installing ns2 on ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I tried the solution you given. But still i am getting the error. Before trying your solution i tried to install ns2 as shown below: apt-get install ns2 apt-get install nam apt-get install xgraph ...
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Sigil: when will Sigil be available in the software center? [on hold]

Sigil seems to be THE e-book editor for linux as far as I have been able to find out. I'm a simple ubuntu 14.04 user (upgraded from 12.04). I do not compile source code. I do not install unofficial ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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PYTHONPATH env variable vs. where apt-get intalls packages

Hello I am new to linux generally and to ubuntu in particular. I'm trying to download data from the Python NLTK, which I installed via sudo apt-get install python-nltk. Apparently this put the ...
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sudo apt-get update problem for beaglebone black

I run ubuntu 14.04 on micro sd card for beaglebone black. I tried to update but i obtained a series of error and warning as follows ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get update sudo: unable to mkdir ...
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Problem while upgrading (dependency problems)

When i try to upgrade with apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, i get this log: Click here for the log It says that there are some problem with the dependencies of these packages: udev ...
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Install PHP 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without Compiling

ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable does not support PHP 5.4 for Ubuntu 13.10 and higher. There seems to be no official or a stable way to install PHP 5.4 instead of 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS currently. I've seen ...
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sudo apt-get command not found

I cant run apt-get update or anything involves apt-get command. I tried dpkg --configure -a and this is what it said. root@lxoric-AOD270:/home/lxoric# sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up ...
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apt-get install -f wants to remove linux-image-generic

I seem to remember doing the suggested autoremove earlier this year and bricking my system in the process. linux-headers-generic and linux-image-generic seem pretty important. phm@LuckyCompCo:~$ ...
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Getting 404 not found errors when doing `sudo apt-get update`

cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS \n \l I am getting the following errors when doing sudo apt-get update, I have tried sudo apt-get dist-upgrade as recommended here but nothing seems to fix the ...
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How do I create a local repository accessible from a local chroot environment for O/S building?

I am interested in building my own custom Ubuntu remix, and have been doing so with the Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO. To do this, I mount the disk image and chroot into it, in a manner similar to this ...
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ubuntu14.04 can not do update [closed]

执行sudo apt-get update结束时有下面这些信息: 忽略 http://cn.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-zh 忽略 http://cn.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-zh 忽略 ...
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Installing graphite-carbon via apt unattended

I'm trying to create an automation script that install Graphite without user interaction (unattended). I try with the following command: sudo apt-get -q -y --force-yes install ...
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Errors were encountered while processing please help

I installed nmap but when I use apt-get update this message appears: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/nmap_6.47-1~ppa1~u_amd64.deb
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Can't add cloud-archive:tools to repository

Trying to upgrade to MAAS 1.7, from 1.5, by updating apt-get repository; however, I am getting the following error: $ sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:tools Ubuntu Cloud Archive for cloud-tools ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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Seeing incorrectly 'Hash Sum mismatch' via apt-get on a mirror…anybody else? [duplicate]

anybody else getting this on sudo apt-get clean all ; sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Hash Sum ...
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Unable to resolve “E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

In Ubuntu 12.04,I am trying to install less and handlers using npm.While installing npm I found this error sudo apt-get install npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is boost in ubuntu repo broken?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS When I apt-get install libboost-all-dev, there are no libs in /usr/lib/ (I use find /usr/lib -name "boost") and nowhere else in my FS. However, when I downloaded ...
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Cannot build on launchpad

I have succesfully uploaded my app to launchpad:However it fails to build on both i386 and amd64. Here is the link: https://launchpad.net/~mkamenjak/+archive/ubuntu/bugappppa/+packages Here is the ...