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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 ...
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Why does dpkg fail with “unable to execute new pre-installation script (…): Permission denied”?

When I type sudo apt-get install -f on the terminal, I get following error: prathamesh@Tamhane:~$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Scala With Oracle Java removing openjdk dependencies apt-get

I would like to use Oracle JDK and refrain from installing OpenJDK. I attempted to install Scala via the dpkg command on the .deb file but ended up just unpacking the binaries (manually installing) ...
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Failed update 14.04 server version 3.13.0-39

I tried to upgrade my 14.04 server using dist-upgrade. Unfortunately the update failed and after some manual tinkering myself with broken packages I am kind of out of ideas. I already tried to ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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mariadb 10 install error on ubuntu 14.04

when trying to install mariadb on ubuntu 14.04 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_10.0.14+maria-1~trusty_amd64.deb (--unpack): libmysqlclient18:amd64 ...
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dpkg returns to error code one

I had a proble with dpkg before and I corrected it using this answer. After correcting that issue everything was good. But now dpkg has another problem sudo apt-get install xix-media-playe Reading ...
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I am facing an ubuntu upgrade issue [duplicate]

I am facing error in ubuntu when I upgrade to apt-get command and I am also facing a problem when I want to install a new program. this error appears: najeeb@najeeb:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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Why Does Software Updater Say No updates Available, but apt-get upgrade Shows updates available?

I normally use Software Updater to keep the system updated. However I occasionally will run apt-get upgrade from the terminal and I've notice there are times when Software Updater says there are no ...
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Problem installing software from Ubuntu software-center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install anything from the Ubuntu software-center, I can't because an error get's in my way. How I can fix it? Also when I do this in a terminal. It doesn't fix my problem: $ sudo ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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i have upgraded ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but when i log in there is blank screen

i have upgraded ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but when i log in there is blank screen. Then I googled it and tried fix it by following advice below apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop apt-get install ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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It's safe to remove linux-image with autoremove command?

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and this list of packages came up: The following packages will be REMOVED: fonts-horai-umefont fonts-wqy-microhei gnome-exe-thumbnailer icoutils ...
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List packages by section [duplicate]

I can run these commands to show the "Section" of certain packages $ apt-cache show bash | grep Section Section: shells $ apt-cache show procps | grep Section Section: admin I would like a command ...
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Update manager fails to initialize and gives an error message [duplicate]

I am trying to update my os from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS but the update manager fails to initializegiving this error message. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Installing packages meant for previous versions of ubuntu

I was trying to install everpad from rep using apt-get to no success. I am guessing this is because the everpad repos haven't been updated for 14.10 yet. Considering the minimal differences in 14.10 I ...
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apt-get searching for binary-armhf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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ubuntu bootup problem .while staring ubuntu

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports/multiverse i386 Packages ...
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Software Centre locked up

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Software Centre has locked up during install of krita. Problem seems to be corrupted download of krita-data. Can't remove or install anything and have followed onscreen instructions ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...
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Getting Software Alien from Terminal

I used sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential to get alien package for Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 . But I got this Error Message and couldn't find a Solution... This is what I ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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How to install software from 14.10 repositories?

At work I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) with KDevelop IDE. I saw there is a new version of KDevelop available, 4.7 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdevelop). On my computer I have version 4.6 ...
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How to get a list of packages I installed? [duplicate]

I have a Kubuntu 14.10 install that I am considering backing up and recreating as I've been upgrading it since 12.04 and I'm having a few issues that might be due to age. Since I've been using it for ...
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program windows fade to grey and get then normal again

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop (Toshiba C50D-A-133). After installation i open a terminal, and run apt-get install with some packages. i remember playonlinux , gimp etc. During the packages were ...
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How to undo graphics driver install

I have an AMD A8 5600K with the Radeon 7000 series graphics. Last night, I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Graphics were not running properly after the upgrade, so I ran the following commands: ...
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smbd starts during Samba installtion, makes installation fail. Safe to delete some stuff?

My Setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Server 64 Bit with all updates What i have done so far: Installed Samba via tasksel Removed it via tasksel because i got an error about a missing python library when ...
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Vlc player not getting istalled in ubuntu 12.04. I am getting the below error [duplicate]

ubunt@ ubuntl01: ~$ sudo apt - get install vlc Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Some packages could not be installed.This may mean that you have ...
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Unable to install Box2D package

If I try to run sudo apt-get install python-box2d I get this nonsensical error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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apt-get working with organization network but now with home network (Ubuntu guest Virtual Box)

I am using cntlm to get apt-get working. This works fine when I am connected to my organization's network but I am unable to get this working with my home network. The apt-conf file contains: ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 Failed really bad

I got a popup saying i had updates, and a new release. I clicked on to do the upgrade. Things went ok for a bit, then i started getting popups talking about problems .. like 10 or so, saying i should ...
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Install list of packages using apt-get

I have a fresh install of Lubuntu and would like to install packages from a given list, without having to type sudo apt-get install package_name. Is it possible? I'm not talking about the ...
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“cannot create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list: Directory nonexistent” while upgrading getdeb-repository package

whenever I try to intall any packages the following bug comes up (OS in ubuntu 14.04). anil@anil-HP-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for anil: Reading package lists... ...
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Fresh Server 14.04 install: “Unable to locate package (xyz)” for everything; How do I edit sources.list?

I can't install anything with apt-get on my fresh 14.04 Server installation. I get Unable to locate package [xyz] for everything I try. sudo apt-get update does nothing. This page implies that I need ...
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apt update stuck

I've been trying to update my system using "apt-get install". But the console is stuck at 100% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] [Connecting to s What should/can I do? ...
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backing up software installed from repository

I have installed kubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu reposiitory. It seems to have messed up my unity GUI. SO i want to uninstall it,but I want to create a backup of the app before I remove, because I do ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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Can you change where apt installs software?

After 3 months of using Ubuntu I realized that apt is installing software to my SSD instead of my HDD. Presently I'm booting from my SSD but I have my home directory installed on the HDD. Is there ...
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Can not install packages after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 (desktop ed) I can't install new packages or update the existing ones. The system boots but when I do a sudo apt-get upgrade I get some error saying that some ...
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Installing packages without docs

I want to install a bunch of packages, but I don't want to install the documentation of them. How can I do this?
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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Problems with USB devices

I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I've been using it in quite a while and I'm enjoying so much! But since I edited my /etc/apt/sources.list file I've had a problem with downloading packages, ...
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What does apt-get install do under the hood?

What does the apt-get install ... command do? When I enter apt-get install ... command, there are some texts appearing on the screen, but that does not have enough information for me. I want to know ...
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Unmet dependencies installing wine

I've did all solutions in here But I cannot solve this error vahid@DEMON:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...