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Is it possible to limit Software Center or apt-get install downloading to a specific time of day?

I have free bandwidth everyday from 12 am till 7 am. That means I put everything that I want to download in the software center and go to sleep. I want the download process to stop at 7 am. For that ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Problem after installing gnome-desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and upgraded to Gnome 3.10. But when I was trying to install ubuntu-gnome-desktop I got error with Libreoffice. I was using Openoffice(I removed Libreoffice while installing ...
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How To Uninstall Failed 'dpkg -i xorg_7.6+12ubuntu1_amd64.deb' Command

I was attempting to fix a dual monitor issue with an install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on a Sony Vaio VGN-NS135E. I ran the following command (downloaded the deb from - ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Installation Error [duplicate]

nroot@MS-1762:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 [sudo] password for nroot: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Avoid callin automatically grub-install when installing grub

Somehow when installing grub for Ubuntu in this way: DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y --force-yes install grub grub-install is called automatically and that procedure prompts the user for ...
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How do I resolve a newer package dependency, when the old one is in a higher-priority source?

When trying to update the "unity" package (and a few other related packages, including unity-2d and libunity-2d-private0), apt-get tells me I cannot, as the required dependency is libxi6 > ...
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Installing Clang+LLVM 3.4 from llvm.org into Saucy 13.10

I'm trying to setup Saucy to install clang and llvm 3.4 from the official LLVM apt repo, but it doesn't work. I only get the 3.4 snapshots from Ubuntu's own repos. I followed the instructions from ...
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Does apt-get stop working after support ends? [closed]

I have a system with Ubuntu 10.10, and many packages will not install with apt-get anymore (the error says "not found IP") although those packages still install under 10.04 LTS. (This is after ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”" [duplicate]

When I run the software central to remove some package (desktop-unity) as mentioned in a similar post which helped the author there - I run into repair module of the software central which gives an ...
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Easy way to download package from a PPA?

I am wondering whether there is a command line tool that one can use to download a package from a source (standard Ubuntu or PPA sources)? I know that packages I just installed are found in ...
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apt-get update wanted to download much more MB worth of packages than the disk space will be used to install them

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox, ran apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade and faced the following message 246 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 194 ...
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How to update list of installed packages

I want to install a new distro KUBUNTU 13.10. Currently i'm running 12.04. I have separate partitions for /usr and /boot and / (root). I'll install with same config and will format only /. I want to ...
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node: command not found

I don't understand why the node command will not work, whereas nodejs works: $ node --version zsh: command not found: node $ nodejs --version v0.10.15 I tried apt-get install nodejs, but the latest ...
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libev4 installation error

I get dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 14 package 'python-pkg-resources': file details field `Size' not allowed in status file E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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How to choose install location using “apt-get install”? [duplicate]

I was about to play around on my virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed GIT-CORE using apt-get install git-core from repos. First I thought the apt-get command will install in the folder I ...
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Update only 1 package using a more recent repo

I have a package stunnel thats on version 3:4.42-1) [universe] for precise but on the a later version of ubuntu its on stunnel4 (3:4.53-1) [universe] I can update the package manually but is ...
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Removing apt sources not defined in sources.list

In trying to remove some services from my box I've discovered that for some reason old sources which I've removed from the /etc/apt/sources.list file are still being queried when I run apt-get update. ...
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What exactly does `dpkg` remove?

I recently installed Kingsoft Office just for trying it out.When I tried to purge it, I faced some problems. Writer, Presentation etc.. can be opened with commands like et, etc.. So, my first trial ...
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Revert dpkg interrupted operation without installation

My question is little bit different. I was installing xdg package. After downloading the required packages dpkg was installing java-8-installer. And i found that java-8-installer start to download ...
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How do I find the package name for an application that I want to uninstall?

I tried sudo apt-get --purge remove snipe2d But I guess 'snipe2d' isn't the name of the game....so how do I find out what it is and how to put it into my terminal? P.S. this is what it says when ...
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How to fix this error: “E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead”? [duplicate]

When I try to run the following command in Ubuntu 13.04: sudo apt-get update I got following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu- ...
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Unable to upgrade through sudo apt-get upgrade or through Software Center

I have tried upgrading the software through Software Center however the software center keeps on crashing. When i tried through the terminal I got the following message:- sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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Errors with sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I type in sudo apt-get update in a terminal, these are the errors I receive: Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main Translation-en_US Ign http://se.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Can't add NVIDIA apt-get repository

I can't add the needed repository to install nvidia-graphics-drivers-319. I don't understand why the key is not trusted. See the output of the needed commands: root@barry-III:/home/zombie# ...
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How to install latest version of tomcat on ubuntu using apt?

apt-get install will only install 7.0.26, what is the prescribed way to get the latest version which is 7.0.47. I'm on 12.04. I am trying to avoid manual download and install.
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My ubuntu decided to remove itself

One week ago, my ubuntu has died. That day, I decided to do smth (I can't remember, what exacly I wanted to). And to do this I was informed by system to update libc++ to newer version. As aptitude ...
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unable to lock admin dir [duplicate]

How do I fix a Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock problem? E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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update manager and it won't work [duplicate]

I'm trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 so I could update to most current Ubuntu. when I used the "update manager" it doesn't work. I read that it could be corrupted and to try the code: sudo ...
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Given a package name, how can I find out what will change if I install the package?

Given a set of apt commands and packages to apply (e.g. install foo bar baz, autoremove quux blerg bang), is there a way to calculate the diff of the system state that will be produced if I run the ...
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Can't install any SW

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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unable to access dash after uninstalling google chrome

After i removed the package google chrome through command sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable. I couldnot access dash. I tried sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home command, but it gives me ...
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“The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:” what to do?

After trying to open and install google earth through the terminal it keeps bringing up this message. The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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“Install” option disappeared from the software center

I cannot install anything from the Ubuntu software center (on 13.10). The "Install" button is missing and only the one fore "More information" is there. I suspect it is a problem with the software ...
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Why apt-get wants to install Cinnamon when I try to install Nemo?

My wallpaper in Unity started behaving strangely some weeks ago and after much searching I finally understood it was Cinnamon messing it. I never installed Cinnamon myself, but use - I mean used - ...
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Rerun missing command with apt-get [duplicate]

When I run a command on a new machine (or install that I'm testing) I often find that the package needs to be installed first. This leads, for example, to the following sequence: > colordiff The ...
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Steam needs libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

I have just installed Steam on my Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and it works well and I can play games but each time I launch it I get the following prompt: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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Got a single header line over 360 chars - “sudo apt-get update”

I installed Ubuntu a while ago. Recently, I ran the following command - sudo apt-get update and got the error Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg ...
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Replace packaged install with one from source

Ubuntu currently only has a package for OpenIPMI 2.0.18 - I need OpenIPMI 2.0.19 or later. How should I go about replacing the Ubuntu package with one from the OpenIPMI source itself? I am planning ...
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How can I free up space on my main partition and change target directory of apt-get installations?

Here's the situation: I'm using the tool "crouton" on an acer c7 chromebook to run xubuntu 12.04 alongside chromeOS. I mounted the 320GB partition onto "/media/test/", but the main partition which ...
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apt-get command not found [closed]

I was going to update all the software on a Linux server. I have root access into this server. I tried to type sudo apt-get update, I got an error says apt-get: command not found $ uname -a ...
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Can't connect to apt-get behind proxy

My coworker and I have struggled with this for a while through several reinstalls and here's where we are now. We put in our proxy info in the Ubuntu Server setup: http://user:pass@1.2.3.4:5678/ ...
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what is “Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)” [duplicate]

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 , the first thing I want to do is to update system but I got this error: E: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got ...
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dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory [duplicate]

When I use sudo apt-get install lamp-server I get following error. dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned ...
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E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory)

When I use sudo apt-get update I get following error. E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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apt-get not working behind socks proxy

I am trying to connect a Ubuntu 12.04 machine to a socks proxy server. I have my 192.168.30.0/24 lan, and dante socks proxy server is running on 192.168.30.134:1018. I have also an pfsense router on ...
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Updateand cdrom [duplicate]

after some time of use i got a red triangle on the upper right corner of the screen with an exclamation point telling me that something is wrong with the updates and that i should manually check what ...
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Why doesn't apt doesn't know that I have some applications already installed from sources?

If I install something through source, and install it, when apt-get something else, apt-get can't find the app I installed through source as dependency, How can I solve this problem?
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dpkg: error processing cgroup-lite (--configure)

i upgrade ubuntu 12.04 server today and i found with this error: # apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree....... Reading state information... Done The following ...
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How to remove package that gives error on remove? [closed]

I'm trying to install ocenaudio32bits. The 64bits version was installed but was preventing me from installing skype. So when skype was installed the 64bit version of ocenaudio was also removed, but ...