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ARM ubuntu fails to get certain packages

I have ARM ubuntu running under a chroot and everything seems to be set up and working well, however when I go to install certain packages I end up with failing to fetch errors, this does not happen ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit computer. When I try to install anything, the following happens: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Leyendo lista de paquetes.0.. Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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Unable to locate VLC package in my repositories? [duplicate]

When I try to install VLC using apt-get, I get the following error: parameswaran@parameswaran-Compaq-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for parameswaran: Reading ...
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Can't uninstall klibc-utils

I'm beginer of the linux and I have got the following problem on Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm trying to uninstall the klibc-utils, I get the following error. The following packages have unmet ...
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“W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/” when I run apt-get update

I have the following error when I do apt-get update Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/precise/mainTranslation-en Fetched 1 B in 7s (0 ...
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Update Manager - Not all updates can be installed - partial upgrade [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS. When I was running the update manager, it was interrupted. When I restarted the computer, and tried to run the update manger, I received the message "Not all updates can be ...
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apt-get doesn't work behind a proxy

My company uses an HTTP proxy and our various Ubuntu 12.04 servers therefore need to be configured properly, namely by setting \etc\apt\apt.conf.d\80proxy to: Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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“ Unable to fetch some archives” when trying to install phpmyadmin

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main mysql-common all 5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 404 Not Found [IP: 194.169.254.10 80] Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Problem installing apt-proxy

I have ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to make this machine a mirror for apt-get requests. I made successfull installation of apt-proxy using sudo apt-get install apt-proxy i followed following link: ...
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Install latest stable version of Firefox [duplicate]

Just a few hours ago, I have noticed that there is a new version of Firefox. Firefox 27. I have tried updating my Ubuntu 13.10 system using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Contributing to Ubuntu packages

I'm using the SFML library which - wasn't at all tedious but - took about 30 minutes to get it configured properly. Now the library is available using apt-get, but it installs an earlier version. Is ...
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Unable to correct dependencies [closed]

I have a 11.10 ubuntu server machine located on a VPS that has package problems. I think this all started with my do-release-upgrade failed part way through. In any case, I can no longer use apt-get ...
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Reading package lists… Error! [duplicate]

I'm getting the following message on using apt-get commands. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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ubuntu ns-3 openflow module installation

I only get install this module in ubuntu 13.10 with boost library version 1.54: sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev sudo apt-get install libboost1.54-all-dev So, in $NS3_PATH/ns3/openflow: ...
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Encountered a section with no Package: header (32bit) [duplicate]

I am haveing an error when trying to do any for of CLI updates. I keep getting this error: Problem with MergeList ...
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Dependency Broken [duplicate]

Can Any One Please help me how resolve this problem The following packages have unmet dependencies: libav-tools: Depends: libavdevice-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8.9) but it is not installed ...
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'E:Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)' [duplicate]

I've gone through all of the other reports of this but when ever i follow the instructions and it opens my sources.list there are no numbers lines and there is barely anything in it. i saved my ...
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“sudo apt-get update” command won't work [duplicate]

I am trying to install azenis icons and it won't work. whenever I type "sudo apt-get update" this is what I get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Installing Epson Printer but Interrupted by lsb Dependency Error

I am installing the Epson XP-310 driver from this website. When I attempt to install the downloaded .deb file, I get the following error: The Package System is broken ...
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How to resolve Unmet dependencies with libminiupnpc-dev specificly?

I have checked other pages with unmet dependencies and applied the solutions but I still receive the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libminiupnpc-dev : Depends: ...
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apt-get won't upgrade old generic-pae

Running #apt-get upgrade I am told to run sudo apt-get -f install. I do that and see: The following extra packages will be installed: linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic-pae ...
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How can I downgrade packages without removing their dependants?

I have a number of mesa packages that I had upgraded to a PPA version, before purging the PPA so I could upgrade my system. The differences in the versions are minor (they are technically the same, ...
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Prevent packages 'on hold' to show up when I upgrade

I did sudo apt-mark hold nameofthepackage on 3 packages, but now I have an annoying remark when I upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade : Following packages have been holded : package1 package2 ...
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How to get latest Wordpress on 12.04.4 LTS

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 , and want to install latest wordpress. I have two options use apt-get to install the package (sudo apt-get install wordpress) install the latest version ...
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Will apt-get upgrade upgrade all my installed software?

This question is probably already asked but I could not find clear answer. I am using Lubuntu 13. 10. How do I fully update via terminal? I do: sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo ...
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What purpose does this ppa file in sources.d serve and why did they create errors on apt-get update?

Earlier, I was getting the following error when execuing apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deb/dists/http/ppa/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I found the ...
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Unable to install any software or packges on ubuntu 13.10

hey i am new on Ubuntu i am trying to install flash plugin , packages and other software etc but finding these errors. rabia@rabia-N150P-N210P:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] ...
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Permission denied…? [duplicate]

I tried apt-get update and upgrade together and this is what I got. E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Is upgrading a PPA through Synaptic normal behaviour?

I just downloaded a PPA for LyX with the commands from the wiki sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lyx2.0 I expected LyX to be upgraded with ...
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How can I be careful installing node.js via apt?

I want to install EtherPad on my Ubuntu Server. The Etherpad installation instructions say: Additionally, you'll need node.js installed, Ideally the latest stable version, be careful of ...
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How can I install ubuntu-restricted-extras without having to confirm the ttf-mscorefonts-installer licenses manually? [duplicate]

Whenever I do a fresh install of Ubuntu, I have a whole lot of programs I install and remove by using a few big apt-get commands. I use the --assume-yes flag so I don't have to confirm the ...
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How to install m23 server on Ubuntu?

I would like to use m23 to maintain a cluster of other Ubuntu machines, but unfortunately I can't find any documentation how to install m23 server on an Ubuntu machine. Neither are there any packages ...
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How to put back unity lens?

I did sudo apt-get autoremove unity-lens-music unity-lens-photos unity-lens-gwibber unity-lens-shopping unity-lens-video How can I put it back please - Using Ubuntu 13.04.
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Can't install libav-tools or ffmpeg in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I'm trying to follow the instruction given here How to generate a MOV-file from PNG images? to make a video out of a bunch of PNG images. All packages are installed except for libav-tools. When I ...
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Not exactly a question: whoopsie problems during dist-upgrade in saucy

It's not a question but I think it can be useful ... While dist-upgrading a saucy custom DVD, I've got an error about whoopsie: invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/whoopsie not found. ...
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Are Key files for repositories fetched over HTTPS?

I'm connecting to the internet through a public internet connection. I want to know if some one can do a MITM attack and give wrong Keyfiles when I update and upgrade. The difference here would be ...
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Cant install WINE [duplicate]

Have problem to install wine 1.6 or 1.7 doesn`t matter. The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.6 : Depends: wine1.6-i386 (= 1:1.6.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1) E: Unable to correct problems, you ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 apt-get update errors (404, W: Failed to fetch…)

I have a new instance of 12.04 server and have been having issues running sudo apt-get update The update seems to work fine then it will stop and sit waiting for headers then start spitting 404 ...
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How to installation startup-manager on Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to install startup-manager on Ubuntu 13.10. I want to enable an older kernel, to see installed services, etc. I typed the code sudo apt-get install startup-manager but I get the following ...
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Installing specific Package (New Version)

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my current version of Open Blas is 0.1alpha2.2-3. There is a bug in this version that has been fixed by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openblas/+bug/817212 How ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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Answering debconf questions from a custom GUI in Python? (Custom Front-end)

I'm writing an app that should enable the user to install some additional packages when needed. I'd like to create a custom GUI that collects the packages debconf questions along with some other ...
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how to separate installed packages based on their installation type?

Consider a case that I have few list of packages installed in my Ubuntu. Among them few are installed from apt-get,aptitude & few from source tars. How can I group them separately based on ...
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Setting up a local repository: need help

I am attempting to set up a local Ubuntu repository following this, but I need some help. To test if I did everything correctly, I tried sudo apt-get install chrome or sudo apt-get install nodejs but ...
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How to fix Libreoffice and Python3-uno

I cannot install any new packages because of python3-uno dependency problems. Apt-get said that python3-uno depends on libreoffice-core (=1:3.5.7-0ubuntu4) but 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu5 is to be installed. I ...
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Can't upgrade nginx on ubuntu 12.04

I'm stuck on nginx version 1.1.19! Following the instructions here http://www.jeffmould.com/2013/10/19/upgrading-nginx-ubuntu-12-04/ I did: service nginx stop add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable ...
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apt-get not working on Ubuntu VPS

I couldn't install any software using apt-get command in my VPS and the terminal prints: root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install python3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Duplicate chromium repository removal

Somehow I added this repository someone suggested to install chromium (I am a new user) and now every time I update it shows this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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efibootmgr install failure - how to fix dependencies?

I'm trying to get rid of an extraneous/fake "ubuntu" UEFI boot option (per this thread). I am running a Ubuntu 12.04.3 live USB created using Windows uNetBootin tool. When I attempt sudo efibootmgr ...
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Dropbox (different) installation error in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install dropbox from terminal (using How to install Dropbox? guide), and trying to install the repository key I get the following: ~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu ...