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

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Unmet dependencies for Media Players

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 while it was in beta2 stage. Since then I have been receiving regular as well as partial upgrade (I don't understand why I am provided this option though I am on the latest ...
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Can't install FlightGear after upgrading to ubuntu 12

I upgrade ubuntu to v12 and flightgear quit working. So I uninstalled it and tried the reinstall it but it will not install. This is what happens when I try to install it. "Package dependencies cannot ...
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How to enable packages from older ubuntu releases?

There's a time I'm wanting to enable MSN with empathy (as you can see on my other question Did Empathy lose support to Windows Live in 12.04?) but I always get problems with dependencies while ...
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How can I know the dependencies of a certain package?

Is it possible to list out the dependencies of a software/package in Ubuntu?
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Graphics corrupt after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I'm stuck at the moment with an ubuntu that boots into an unusable white screen after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04. I've tried booting into safe X mode but it just throws me back to the safe menu ...
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Canot resolve package dependencies

Ive fresh installed ubuntu 12.04 and wanted to look for updates. An error occurred and asked if i want to repair dependencies. So I did what it asked for but it failed again and again and again. Same ...
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How do I correctly install ffDiaporama (slideshow software) on Ubuntu 12.04

Background I had some issues with dependencies etc and I thought it would be useful if I posted the correct solution here so other community members could benefit. I am not sure it appropriate to do ...
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How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)?

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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Update Manager offers update for ibus-hangul & nabi packages but they can't be installed

Update Manager offers update for ibus-hangul & nabi packages but they can't be installed (i can't check their checkboxes). Why? What unmet dependencies they have and how i can met them? Thank ...
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Totem was deleted in upgrade process and now it have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? What can I do to solve this problem? Error: totem: Depends: libnautilus-extension1a (>= 1:2.91) but 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1 must be ...
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How does one go about satisfying dependencies for a package in a ppa that rely on packages with binary components?

Simplest explanation of the question is, you can't put any binary components on ppa. How does one go about satisfying dependencies for a package they could put on ppa if they could satisfy ...
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Folding@Home missing dependency for libssl.so.1.0.0 et alii

I'm trying to run F@H on my Maverick machine. I've downloaded and installed the three .deb files from their official download page (fahclient_7.1.52_i386.deb, fahcontrol_7.1.52-1_all.deb and ...
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Help finding missing mumble-server dependencies

I'm trying to install the mumble-server package using apt-get install mumble-server on Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition on Rackspace Cloud. Problem is it can't find dependencies it should have found ...
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ubuntu 11.10 install 4.4.3-0ubuntu2 package dependencies

before sudo apt-get install gnuplot I sudo apt-get build-dep gnuplot to resolve package dependencies. ~$ sudo apt-get build-dep gnuplot Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Dependencies Error

I recently installed OpenOffice.org because LibreOffice wasn't working. I removed LibreOffice with this command: sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core And then installed OpenOffice. Now I get an ...
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Error installing Rails on Ubuntu 11.10 (Gem::DependencyError)

I'm trying to install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 11.10, but receiving this error: $ sudo gem install rails ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::DependencyError) Unable to resolve dependencies: ...
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unmet dependencies and broken count>0 problem

I tried installing fbreader, following all the steps, but ended up with unmet dependencies, i also think a file is referenced in two locations at once and hence killing it.. any ideas how I can fix ...
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How to install Oracle 11g [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Oracle 11g? How can I install oracle 11g in Ubuntu 11.10? I followed a link and it did not work. I migrated from Red Hat to Ubuntu and am more familiar ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing imagemagick on Ubuntu 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I was trying to install imagemagic on 10.04 $ sudo apt-get -f install imagemagick Go the below error Reading package lists... ...
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Exactly what are these 2 error messages telling me?

Heimdall is program used for rooting a Samsung Galaxy S II phone (and other Android phones). When I attempt to open (with the GDebi Package installer) the Heimdall Frontend 1.3.1 binary for Debian ...
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How do I install the older GTK version of the Ubuntu One Control Panel?

I am using the precise beta and totally hate the new qt based ubuntu one control panel. I would like to switch back to the old, pretty, gtk based control panel, and expect that it would still work. ...
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ffmpeg unmet dependencies

I faced an issue recently when tried to install ffmpeg on my Ubuntu computer. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit, all latest updates are installed and system runs perfectly, however i feel need in ...
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How can I get APT to ignore unmet dependencies?

My apt-get is currently complaining about unmet dependencies (and refuses to do anything until I fix them): Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I fix these package dependency issues? [duplicate]

I can't install anything right now (or upgrade anything). When I run `sudo apt-get upgrade I get this list of unmet dependencies. At the end it says E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f. When I ...
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Downgrading VLC 2.0.1 --> 1.1.12

VLC 2.0.1 is behaving oddly, and since it does not appear to offer any increase in performance over 1.1.12 I would like to downgrade to the latter. However, this appears to be non-trivial. After ...
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arora browser in lucid

I tried opening a particular webpage in the Arora browser and it crashed - I had a debugger attached but I couldn't make much sense of it as there were no debugging symbols installed. With help from ...
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I cannot install any packages from terminal or software centre. Please help!

Whenever i try to install software from software centre, it says package dependencies cannot be resolved. I have tried restarting, sudo apt-get update/upgrade/clean. I am very new to ubuntu, and I ...
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I messed up my local package system, how can I repair it?

After removing a PPA recently my local package system got messed up. It now asks me to run sudo apt-get -f install to fix dependencies. Having waited a couple of days for the issue to resolve itself ...
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No contacts in Empathy after upgrading to 3.3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10 x64) [closed]

I recently upgraded to empathy 3.3.2 per the ppa:telepathy/ppa repository and suddenly all the contacts I had from Facebook chat, GTalk and MSN Messenger dissapeared even though the accounts window ...
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How apt-get selects from a list of alternative dependencies?

I understand that in the Depends: section of the deb control files, a package may specify alternative dependencies separated by | symbol to satisfy a single dependency. My question is, how does ...
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10.10 to 11.04 upgrade unmet dependencies

I was trying to upgrade my system from 10.10 to 11.04. The following packages have unmet dependencies: plymouth : Depends: libdrm-nouveau1a (>= 2.4.23) but it is not installed ...
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libnotfy1(>= 0.4.4) and libnotify1-gtk2.10 for Ubuntu 11.10

I have recently downloaded the latest version of Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 but whenever I try to install it, it shows the following dependencies. Can anybody tell where I can find these dependencies. ...
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How do I install javahl _without_ pulling in all the openjdk stuff?

On my linux box (oneiric, 64bit) I'm running Eclipse and java straight from the Eclipse/Oracle tarballs. I'd like to install the javaHL subversion libraries, which according to the subclipse wiki are ...
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LibreOffice won't start?

Every time I click LibreOffice in the menu, it returns this error: Failed to execute command "libreoffice --writer %U".Failed to execute child process "libreoffice" (No such file or directory) ...
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GIMP Package broken, Ubuntu Software centre not working

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and have installed GIMP last night. But today, my update manager is showing that your system has broken packages and dependencies. When I try to install the GIMP update that is ...
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How do I install UltraStar Deluxe?

I'd like to install UltraStar Deluxe in Ubuntu 11.10. On the project homepage and in this PPA there are some packages, but they seem to be for an older release of Ubuntu, because when I try to install ...
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Cannot install wine because of broken dependency

I am trying to install wine on a 64-bit Natty. It was installed, but one of my regular update & dist-upgrades removed it (didn't pay enough attention to which packages would be removed). Now ...
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Cannot download softwares from the Software Center

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer that has Windows7 on it as well. I was first trying to upload Chromium and I got this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error ...
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How do I fix these LibreOffice unmet dependencies?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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Packages have unmet dependencies, why? [closed]

I get this error while trying to install a package as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/pcl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libpcl-all The first two ...
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Problem with installing GNOME Shell: unmet dependencies

When I tried to install GNOME Shell (using Ubuntu Software Center) this error showed up. The message says: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required ...
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Is there a way to see the installed versions of all dependencies of a package?

I'd like to be able to output a list of all the dependencies of an installed package, including the version numbers of the dependencies that I have installed.
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How to make a deb install only when the dependency is installed, or the conflicting packages aren't? [closed]

I'm making a package for Cydia, but since it uses APT/dpkg, I thought I'd ask this question here. I want my package to only install if gsc.wildcat (represents an iPad) is installed, or if ...
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Can't install nodejs-dev: unmet dependencies

I need to install nodejs-dev package. But sudo apt-get install nodejs-dev throws The following packages have unmet dependencies: nodejs-dev : Depends: nodejs (= 0.4.9-1ubuntu3) but ...
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How do I overcome these package dependency problems?

I upgraded to 11.10 and lost power during the upgrade. After bringing the box back up, I attempted to continue the upgrade and at one point did a partial upgrade to resolved dependency issues that I ...
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Avoiding installation of certain dependency packages (texlive)

As Ubuntu's TeXLive is quite old (version 2009), I always hear TeX people recommending installing the latest TeXLive directly from CTAN. (Yes, I need the same package mentioned in that question.) I ...
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libc6-dev unmet dependency [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I am trying to install libc6-dev on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04-server. apt-get reports the following error: The ...
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How to install 32-bit deb package on 64-bit ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit installed and I have to install 32-bit deb package on it. It depends on other 32 bit libraries. I overcome this with getlibs: sudo getlibs -i ...
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How can I install a package without installing some dependencies?

I'm trying to install the package LaTeXila, and the output looks like this: $ sudo apt-get install latexila --no-install-recommends Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...