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How to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 14.10?

After unsuccessful installation of the latest version of MariaDB through repository that is offered by official page (for Ubuntu 14.04) I've tried to install mariadb-5.5 which is already included in ...
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Can't install any package with apt-get [closed]

I'm running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi I just set up this day, the problem is that every time I try to install any package I get an error , for example, sudo apt-get install samba gives me : The ...
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I cannot open exe files

I have tried installing wine but this fails. I use, sudo add-app-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Then sudo apt-get update Finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks It ends up by saying error ...
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Way to get apt-cache search to work as well as Synaptic search?

Say I want to uninstall the Dash item "Ubuntu Software Center". To uninstall it via CLI, I have to know what the .deb package is called. So I apt-cache search ubuntu-software-center but the only ...
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Software updater shows updates but not apt-get

This popped up: When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How can I find out if there is actually a cuda-toolkit-6-0 or similar in the apt-get repository (it should exist, but apt-get doesnt see it)?

On my NVidia Jetson TK1 I ran this command: sudo apt-get install cuda-toolkit-6-0 But got this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Installing LyX on ubuntu 14.04 offline? [duplicate]

Since my school's firewall have blocked downloads exceed 150 MB, I can't install lyX using terminal. It's giving me a 404 and 403 errors. But I can download anything from my home machine literally. ...
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Installing package(s) from local repository [duplicate]

I used following method to install packages by local-repository mkdir /var/my-lcaol-repo and put all debs inside this folder Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/my-local.list with deb ...
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E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00aptitude:4: Extra junk at end of file

ubuntu 14.04 Update manager: “A problem occurred when checking for the updates that is what appear when using terminal
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How to install Mesa 9.2 on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install at least mesa 9.2. I am running 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Lots of places suggested xorg-edgers and oibaf, but every time I type sudo apt-get install mesa, it says package missing. I ...
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Install a list of packages and replace all errors

I have a list of packages I would like to install on a fresh Ubuntu. Since those is a quite old list, I would like so see the outcome, If I would replace the suggestions automatically. So all ...
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How to fix error temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'

I'm trying to install openvswitch on a Ubuntu VM(virtualbox) After executing sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch I get the following errors: err http //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main ...
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Difference between package and source on http://packages.ubuntu.com/

I wonder what difference there is between source and package at the top left corner here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/utopic/devel/gcc It says: - Source: gcc-defaults - Package: gcc I am aware ...
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Deleted /var/cache

My computer was slowing down, and I saw that deleting /var/log and /var/cache could help, so I did it... I didn't know /var/cache was so important, I tought it would just rebuild itself and deleting ...
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Xboxdrv driver corrupt. Will not let me install, or remove

PLEASE NOTE! I know this same question has already been asked, however none of the answer found on this site solved my problem! I have already gone through multiple answers on this site, and even ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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apt-mark Holding a pacakge to a major version (not a specific minor)

I want to hold versions of packages on my servers to prevent breaking changes in infrastructure from breaking our code (Changes from mongodb 2.4 to 2.6 for example..) I know I can (for example) ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc | 101MB will be freed?

Here's the output of apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc on my system. $ sudo apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Why doesn't tsocks work with apt-get?

I am using tsocks to socksify my connections. When I run the following commands, apt-get isn't socksified: $ . tsocks -on $ sudo apt-get update However, when I run the whole thing in one line like ...
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Unable to install `ubuntu-sdk` because of unmet dependencies

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 because I wanted to be able to use the newest version of the ubuntu-sdk packages. However when I try to install it after adding the ppa with sudo ...
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Unable to install software--Getting error code 1

I am unable to install any new software, and any apt-get command returns error code 1. In the Ubuntu Software Center, I get the error "New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with ...
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Using gcc 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

By exactly following this post, I was able to install gcc 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. But, when I try to compile a program, it fails with the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Using apt-get autoremove with Missing Dependencies

My Ubuntu server instance's /boot partition is currently at 100%, and I want to remove some unused/unneeded dependencies using sudo apt-get autoremove. However, it appears that I am missing some ...
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How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...
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gnuplot package not found

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried installing Gnupolot, gfortran using sudo ap get install, but the terminal shows 'unable to locate package gnuplot-x11' and 'The following package cannot be ...
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Can't delete all unused kernels

I am trying to remove all my unused kernels but it is not working. My dpkg --list | grep linux-image result is as follows: ii linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic 3.13.0-24.46 ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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How to install MySQL in Ubuntu Minimal 12.04

How can I install MySQL in Ubuntu Minimal 12.04? When I try to apt-get install mysql-server (as root) even after apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in a fresh install, I receive this: # Setting up ...
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Error installing applications

I've installed a Ubuntu live install with persistence mode on a USB stick using Linux Live USB creator. (Windows got corrupted while changing a .sys file, partition table was saved.) I'm not able to ...
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Why `apt-get dist-upgrade` in EC2 image does not update the kernel?

I've built a system running Ubuntu 14.04 on EC2, using the AMI from Ubuntu's cloud-images repository. The AMI includes kernel 3.13.0-37, but 3.13.0-39 is available as an update. After running ...
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Where can I find the softwares/programs that I installed from USC and can I change where apt installs programs? [duplicate]

I just recently Installed Ubuntu, and as you can guess, I'm not good at it. Questions: 1.) I just want to know where to locate the programs/softwares I installed from the Ubuntu Software Center. ...
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How to install Postgresql 9.3 instead of default 9.4 in Ubuntu 14.10?

I'm on Utopic Unicorn and I need to install Postgresql 9.3 server and client. When I try to autocomplete sudo apt-get install postgres, I see only 9.4 packages: postgresql ...
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How to resolve locales dependency on 12.04

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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Install software with its dependencies from a local repo over LAN [duplicate]

I have a couple of Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit boxes. One of them can talk to internet (say Machine1) and the other can not due to network restrictions (say Machine2). Machine 2 needs some specific software ...
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Repository problems [closed]

I have a fairly longstanding repository error that won't let me install software, among other things. I have avoided dealing with it, as I do not fully understand how the repository/verification ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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Error when try to apt-get update

I searched for my problem in the forums a lot and I couldn't find the same problem nor a solution . If I've missed a thread don't ban me . So , I am using Backtrack 5 R3 which i ubuntu 10.04 based , ...
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How to link to 32-bit SCTP package on a Lucid 64-bit machine?

I am running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I need to build a 3rd party 32-bit program. The build of this program is failing: gcc-4.4 -m32 <snip> /usr/lib/libsctp.so.1: could not read ...
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unable to install from terminal [duplicate]

Everytime I install any software or update i get this message as below: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00aptitude:2: Extra junk at end of file How can I fix that?
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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I cannot install wondershaper on ubuntu 10.04 [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install wondershaper gives me the error unable to locate the package. I tried: sudo apt-get update, output was: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can someone explain package manager leftover script after nginx update meaningless failure?

I recently fixed this nginx update related issue and would appreciate someone to explain why does the update manager leave this sort of things to be fixed later by package manager during a non related ...
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package manager odd behavior after ubuntu failed update wich included an nginx update

So, yesterday I updated ubuntu and that included an nginx update, the process warned about diffs/changes to the default file under sites-available, I reviewed the changes and prepared a new file which ...
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Verbose debugging from apt-get

I've created what I THINK are correct local mirrors of the Ubuntu repositories locally. When I attempt to do an apt-get install on a package that SHOULD be there, it always returns: Reading package ...
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How to make apt fail less often?

I'm doing a lot of deploying and tearing down of VMs locally and on several cloud services (on the order of two or three a day) and my biggest problem with this is that apt-get install often fails ...
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apt-get update error after dpkg --add-architecture i386

I have recently put Chrubuntu on my HP chromebook 11 (it's ARM). I currently have Xubuntu-desktop lts, checking version gives Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following this tutorial: install kingsoft office ubuntu ...
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Repository Update Error [duplicate]

I have a fairly longstanding repository error that won't let me install software, among other things. I have avoided dealing with it, as I do not fully understand how the repository/verification ...
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Unable to profile django app

I am trying to profile my Django application. I installed the django-extensions which include a hotshot profiler. I am able to profile using the Django shell. But, I want to create a script for doing ...