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

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MPlayer not working after update

After an update with update-manager in 12.04, MPlayer is not working anymore. It needs ffmpeg, but it can't be installed due to unmet dependencies. I added a PPA for ffmpeg, but did not solve the ...
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How to fix “apt-get upgrade” errors?

I get these errors when I try to upgrade the packages installed on my Ubuntu system: m@m-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why are softwares not packaged in a single file?

We see Most of the Windows softwares are packaged in a single executable file. When I double-click Setup file, it sets up all the files, binaries and libraries with it. I understand the dependency ...
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Why can't I watch video after installing the original ffmpeg fork from Jon Severinson's PPA?

I just installed the Jon Severinsson ffmpeg PPA, and I cant watch any video and get audio only, I get a need extra plugins needed install? and then packaged dependencies could no be resolved . Here ...
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How do I install or get the dependency libexiv2-12

I am trying to install UFraw as a Gimp plug-in and can't because I need the Libexiv2-12 dependency. How do I install this file so I can install UFraw. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (i386)
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Why do some commercial apps have a section called 'also requires' and free apps don't?

In the Ubuntu Software Center paid (commercial) applications get a section called 'Also requires' which is quite neat. Why don't the free applications get this feature? For example Amnesia: The Dark ...
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Adobe reader x64 missing dependencies

I get the error after executing acroread: acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Dependencyproblems libdirectfb-extra

I want to install openssh-server, so i do this: erik@workstationubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Package has unmet dependencies: gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme

I followed the instructions from here but I got the following error when trying to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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dpkg dependencies for a custom Ubuntu CD

Recently I have been working on some projects where I need to add extra packages to default Ubuntu install CDs. I have managed to add these packages successfully and make their icons show up on the ...
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libssl Dependencies

Alright, so I was messing around with libssl and I manged to mess up libssl pretty well. It looks like I installed a separate version of libssl 64 than I've for libssl32 and now I can't use apt-get at ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

How do I resolve unmet package dependencies? Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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How to list all dependency problems?

Like being able to filter broken packages in synaptic, is there a way to list (CLI or GUI) all dependency problems? Or would dependency issues show up as broken? I'm confused because each time I ...
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Trouble installing gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme, dependency/PPA conflict?

I installed gnome tweak tool, and am trying to set up custom themes and whatnot. So, trying to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme. me@computer:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to re-install GIMP 2.6 after trying GIMP 2.8?

Ok... I tried GIMP 2.8, but felt more comfortable with 2.6. I removed the PPA's from Ubuntu Software Centre, removed and purged GIMP, and even rm the .gimp-2.8 folder. But when I go to install GIMP ...
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Can't install libssl-dev, dependency problem

I'm trying to install the package libssl-dev, but I get the following error: libssl-dev: Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.1-4ubuntu3) but 1.0.1-4ubuntu5 is to be installed the package libssl1.0.0 is ...
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How can I determine why apt-get will install a package?

This question is similar to How can I find out why a package was installed?, but in my case I'd like to know before actually installing a package, why it will install a particular dependency. So for ...
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Is it necessary to have openjdk 6 installed in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is it necessary to have openjdk 6 installed in Ubuntu 12.04 or will openjdk 7 provide all the support I will need for Java functionality (generally speaking)?
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How do I install cinnamon on Ubuntu server?

How do I install cinnamon and mate on ubuntu server 12.04? What are the dependencies? When I install cinnamon it doesn't start when I start the system and when I try to use it with startx command i ...
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Ubuntu-restricted-extras conflict: feature or bug?

On a fresh 12.04 installation I wanted to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras. Therefore it needs to remove libavutil51 and libavcodec53. So, as there will be installed libavutil-extra-51 and ...
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Unmet dependencies after attempting to install Skype. Now I cannot install any package

I tried to install Skype by downloading the .deb file from their website. The installation aborted due to unmet dependencies and Skype was not installed by Ubuntu Software Center. From then on, I ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...