Questions concerning package dependencies, in dpkg/apt, which are used as Ubuntu's package manager.

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How to install gems for while developing rails?

Resolving dependencies... Could not find gem 'coffee-rails (~> 3.2.1) ruby' in the gems available on this machine. bj@bJ:~$ rails new my_app2 create create README.rdoc create ...
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Package depencies error for 12.04

I'm getting these depency issues while downloading VLC media player and other depency issues for other downloads too. I'm on 12.04 lts. I'm a noob at this. tried a lot of things. help me out. the ...
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Freeradius installation on ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS

I'm new to ubuntu and just set up today a server with ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS on a 32-bit VM. I'm trying to install freeradius but I keep getting the following error: root@RadiusServer:/home/hisham# sudo ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies caused by a conflict between Open Office and LibreOffice? Software Update is broken and will not update

I recently uninstalled LibreOffice to install OpenOffice and experienced no problems in using Open Office. Later, I installed a file preview software known as Sushi. When trying to view .odp files, ...
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Not able to fix the error “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

I am trying to install python-pip. But I am getting the following error: root@w.x.y.z:~# apt-get install python-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unmet dependencies that cannot be fixed

I've been trying to fix theese for 2 days now, but none of "trafitional" methods work. What methods? Well… For example I tried running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade First command works ...
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Need to delete packages from '/boot' directory

I'm very new to Linux so please bear with me. I attempted to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04.02 I received the error: "The following packages have unmet dependencies" I ran apt-get -f install and ...
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libnspr4-0d unmet dependencies ( spotify client)

Trying to change ( improve in quality) spotify wingpanel indicator( currently using elementary os freya beta 1 based on ubuntu 14.04) gave problem with skin, so I removed and --purge spotify-client. ...
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Packages Broken not able to Play Videos [duplicate]

Hi not able to play videos getting and unable to install video players too gstreamer1.0-libav : Depends: libavcodec54 (>= 6:9.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or ...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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Unable to install Any media Player [duplicate]

Getting Following error while trying to install media player This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...
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How to install packages in ubuntu without internet connection? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu since last 2 years but still I couldnt find better way to install Ubuntu packages offline. As each package needs multiple dependencies its harder to find & get all the required ...
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Installing PCSX2 on trusty with gregory ppa has dependency error with libsoundtouch0

I executed the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gregory-hainaut/pcsx2.official.ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pcsx2 Running the last command gives Reading package ...
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How do I resolve these unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

Opening the Ubuntu software center yields an error that says: Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? After clicking repair, the ...
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in ...
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Dependency is not suitiable: ffmpeg

trying to install a program called PYMAXE and this message appears as an error. What should i do?
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gameranger client for linux

I found this gameranger client made for linux!! But sadly it's not working because of dependencies since it dates back to 2005 and hasn't been been developed since. or so they say! Is there a way ...
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fresh install, python-software-properties unmet dependencies

attention: This might be more a question for "gis.stackexchange" but it is Ubuntu-related Geonode 2.0 is available for Ubuntu 12.04 but not for Ubuntu 14.04. According to the docs it should be ...
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What are the troubleshooting steps for installing missing dependencies using apt-get? [duplicate]

Instead of creating a thread relating to a specific package I am trying to install it would be more beneficial to have a list of common troubleshooting steps for unmet dependencies. Questions: How ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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Apt-get unmet dependencies

I´m using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and MySQL 5.5. When I try to install libsml2-dev I get the following message : root@myserver:/usr/local/php5516/php-5.5.16# apt-get install libxml2-dev Reading package ...
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How to remove dependency problem?

I'm trying to install offline g++ software on Ubuntu 14.04: $ sudo dpkg -i g++-4.4.4_4.4.3-4ubuntu5.1_i386.deb [sudo] password for ecil: dpkg: error processing archive ...
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apt-get upgrade doesn't work [duplicate]

I tried to install some package called ibimobiledevice2 to resolve IOS devices bug in Linux but the package could not get installed because some dependencies problem. It suggested to do apt-get -f ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install build essential packages on Amazon EC2 instance having Ubuntu 14.04. It doesn't have some essential packages which comes in normal Ubuntu desktop edition.Every time I try to ...
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Trying to install cifs-utils - the attempt created dependency hell

Trying to mount a smb share in Linux (12-10, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) - I tried to install mounting utils sudo apt-get install cifs-utils response / error: ... Preparing to unpack ...
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Dependency Problems after updating to 14.04?

I can't seem to install or uninstall anything after updating to 14.04 because emacs and LaTeX was broken. I think I removed all the corrupt LaTeX files, but the emacs ones won't go away. Anyone know ...
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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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How to upgrade a repository package from source without also upgrading its dependencies?

I tried to upgrade python3-sip from 4.15.5 (latest version in Ubuntu 14.04 repository) to 4.16.2 (latest version from source). However, the version being imported in python3 is still the old version: ...
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Unable to find phonon library

I am trying to build an application that requires the phonon library... I got an error because the lphonon was not found. so I tried to look for it... there is no "phonon" on my system. I tried ...
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My systems a mess.. multiple dpkg problems

Sorry in advance, my first post so not sure how much to elaborate. Also novice bioubuntu user. Our Machine 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Linux version 2.6.32-57-generic (buildd@brownie) (gcc version 4.4.3 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Rhythmbox, missing gstreamer1.0-libav (i386) plugin dependencies

I've recently updated Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit version). The problem that I've noticed is that Rhythmbox cannot play ALAC (m4a) files. Also, when I run some radio stations, the systems complains ...
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Dependencies | not able to install from Ubuntu Software Center | Ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to download and install programs (including vlc and unity tweak tool) from the Ubuntu Software Center. Every time i try to get them, there is a dependency error and i am completely lost ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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Trying to install wine on 14.04, have tried removing all wine related but still no joy

After alot of dependency problems decided to remove all wine related packages from synaptic. Recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Do not understand what is happening. Get depends wine1.6-i386, ...
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Dist-Upgrade - LibreOffice dependencies later than required

When I try to update my Ubuntu box, I get this error : dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libreoffice-base: libreoffice-base depends on libreoffice-base-core (= ...
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unresolvable broken packages

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Wine error, packages being held, help please :S [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 lts OS. So when I go to installed mysql server using below command sudo apt-get install mysql-server I have some error message. This is the error message: Reading package ...
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How to get out of dependency hell

I am doing this from memory from work. Basically, I have libjpeg-turbo8 installed. But I have libjpeg-turbo8:i386 installed at version xxx4.4 and libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 installed at version xxx4.3. I ...
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Unable to install Inkscape on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Hi I am new to Linux Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to install Inkscape but it has shown following error(Dependencies as it says): inkscape: Depends: python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is a virtual ...
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unable to fix dependency error

I cannot update and install any software. I've tried apt-get -f install and some other methods as suggested in this site but none of them worked. prios@shrsth:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading ...
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Status of dependencies upon update

I'm currently running 12.04.5, the 64 bit version. Now, I have a few projects and for them I have a number of dependencies installed. I'm thinking of an upgrade to 14.04, but I'm worried about the ...
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“Unmet Dependencies” when trying to install vlc (via Software Center) [duplicate]

I am trying to install vlc media player (Ubuntu 14.04), but when I write in terminal "sudo apt-get install vlc", or trying to install via Software Center, this is what I get: The following packages ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Packages go missing after bootup and certain indicators don't seem to install anymore

I'm running an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04, which I frankenstein'd into Xubuntu and up to this point it's been working just fine. When I booted my computer up today, I noticed that a few icons on my dock ...
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Trying to install ncview on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The package ncview requires X development headers and headers. On Ubuntu 12.04 I tried the following command sudo apt-get install xorg-dev and I got the below error message. This looks like a very ...
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The package system is broken… unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Some will say this is duplicate but it is not :) Basically, I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS and I removed LibreOffice to install OpenOffice. Then I was trying to re-install Libre again (so that I have ...
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Unable to reinstall apache on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Unfortunately, What I did: Updated apt repository to install apache244 and installed it. Uninstalled apache2.4 using following commands: apt-get remove apache* apt-get purge apache* apt-get clean ...