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

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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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Dependency Problems installing Google Chrome package due to xdg-utils error

Trying to install Google Chrome on my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have run a full apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on this system before installing Chrome. I downloaded the 32-bit deb package from ...
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How can I mark all packages with installed dependents as “Automatically Installed”?

There are some similar questions, but here is precisely what I would like to achieve and the dots which I am having trouble connecting: Query a list of "Manually Installed" packages (apt-mark ...
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How to install iodbc in Ubuntu 12.10

I need to install the library iodbc (depends on libodbc2) in my Quantal machine. Yet there is creepy dependency problem. This was replaced somehow by unixodbc which I don't have, installed. Here is ...
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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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Try to install gnome shell in saucy

I try to install gnome-shell in saucy but it won't work. And I installed the 13.10 in parallels desktop on a Mac. sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Kolab groupware(Mail Server) fails to install because of dependency problems

I need some help. I'm trying to setup a kolab sever to be used by computer science students at my college, starting this fall. I had a bit of some trouble setting up ldap, bur after some experimenting ...
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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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apt-get: you have held broken packages

Everything was working normally, but now libstdc++ seems to be broken. So I try to reinstall it. Things like: sudo apt-get remove stdc++ sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get -u ...
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libc6-amd64 dependency problem

I'm trying to install fglrx manually from the AMD website however it keeps complaining that it's missing the dependency "libc6-amd64". When I run the fglrx package through gdebi I get this message: ...
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Problems updating and re-installing VLC in Ubuntu 11.10

I can't seem to fix or update, upgrade VLC at all; this is what I get when trying to install, I had VLC before, but was not working properly so I uninstalled it; then I tried to install it again to ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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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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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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MEncoder Install on Ubuntu

I am writing this after checking almost all the posts but none of those solved my problem. I am trying to install mencoder to process some videos but there are strange errors coming. For examples when ...
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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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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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Broken dependency after upgrading ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 LTS but few packages are broken. I tried to run the command apt-get -f install and dpkg --configure -a but nothing worked for me. Please help .. here is the output ...
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How to solve unmet dependencies when installing Nvidia drivers?

I keep getting this error when I try running sudo apt-get install nvidia-current: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1) but ...
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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 ...
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How to diagnose package dependancies?

I want to install postfixadmin on trusty. I'm confused about dependencies. http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/postfixadmin shows (I think) that it needs apache2 OR lighttpd OR the httpd to be ...
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libqt4-opengl:i386 has unmet dependencies

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I have an error in my system tray: sudo apt-get update runs normally. But sudo apt-get upgrade returns the following: Reading package lists... Done Reading ...
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Unmet dependencies problem on 12.04 - libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev

I'm having troubles with unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 12.04: libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev Here is what I've got after running sudo apt-get -f install which suggested running apt-get ...
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Depending on postgresql-plpython for every installed version of postgresql

I'm working on a project which gets installed as an Ubuntu package. This is part of the code for generating the database (modified): CREATE EXTENSION plpythonu; CREATE FUNCTION foo (str text) ...
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How can i download softwares in offline pc with all dependencies, library without command line [duplicate]

i have removed ubuntu more than 5 times due to the inability of ubuntu to just install softwares from my pendrive...i have internet in college but internet is very cosly for my home to afford in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS initramfs-tools dependency issue

I know this has been asked several times, but each issue and resolution seems different. I've tried almost everything I could think of, but I can't fix this. I have a VM (VMware I think) running ...
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why when I'm removing package, apt trying to install 40 extra

Removing pulseaudio because alsa can work without it. And I want to make things simpler. Those not Suggested nor Recommended. Why apt wants them installed and how to avoid that? ... Suggested ...
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Translating from Red-Hat to Ubuntu

I am starting in linux because I need it for my reseach. Since I have little time and no local expert support, this is a need based self-learning experience. I have to install a tool and I got this ...
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PostGIS dependency conflicts (ubuntu 14)

I asked this over on SO, but now I'm thinking the problem is mainly package management and belongs here. Subsequent to all the detail that can be found in the original post, I have tried (sudo ...
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Why does apt-get install Skype easily while aptitude complains about MAJOR dependency errors?

I was trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the Canonical repositories. With apt-get it worked easily, while aptitude had a huge problem with dependencies and proposed a complicated solution. ...
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How to reinstall Terminal?

While fixing package dependencies, the terminal application went missing, and now I cannot locate the application. Is there a way to reinstall the terminal application?
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Can I see why a package is installed?

For a specific package, can I find out why it is installed? So, can I see or it's manually installed, or that it is installed as a dependency of another package? Or that it is installed as part of ...
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How to build dependency list for deb package

I want to pack my qt application to deb. During investigation dependencies with ldd i got ~50 libraries. Full list below: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0, libgstreamer0.10-0, libglib2.0-0, ...
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Download a package with its all dependencies for later offline use

I would like to download package with its all dependencies to my computer and when I need it I would run command dpkg -i *.deb. All I need is to download everything necessary to install, say vlc or ...
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dpkg: error processing package mariadb-server-5.5

Ok, I think I royally screwed up my laptop. I was trying to replace MySQL with MariaDB and accidentally installed MariaDB v10.1 (I should've used MariaDB v5.5). I decided I'd just "downgrade" to ...
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apt-get won't install dependency

File A, version 12, has a dependency on file B, version 12. However, in the repo, there exists a B_12_all.deb and B_13_all.deb. The dependency in A_12_all.deb's control file is the following: ...
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Bugged software center catalog - dep paradox

I had not installing any packages recently, but when i launched Software center, I saw a message: "Item cannot be installed or removed..." /i am translating dumps from foreign language, so it might ...
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Resolve Unmet dependencies

vikiboy@BatCave:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-openni-launch Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ros-indigo-openni-launch is already ...