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will apt-get autoremove break other dependencies?

I want to use apt-get autoremove to remove liba for instance, but I'm not sure whether it is smart enough to preserve other dependencies. For instance, if liba depends on libb, while libc also depends ...
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Role of dependencies while installing software??

What is the role of dependencies while installing any software?I was installing vlc player and it were closed by giving me error something like check dependency . What is to solution of this and how ...
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apt-get and dependencies

I thought apt-get was a package manager that installs all dependencies by default when it installs an application. But when I tried installing gcc-4.7, I get this: sudo apt-get install gcc-4.7 ...
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Problems installing Nitro Application?

I installed Nitro using apt-get. However, it is dependent of gir1.2-launchpad-integration-3.0 and is missing. How can I get the source code of gir1.2-launchpad-integration-3.0 somehow and install it ...
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Do I need linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev?

I removed the stock 3.8.0-19-generic kernel (and meta packages for the stock ubuntu kernel) and installed the 3.9 mainline kernel, do I need these 2 packages or can I remove them? ~$ apt-cache policy ...
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12.04 64-bit how to solve, pcscd : Depends: libccid (>= 1.4.1~) but it is not going to be installed or pcsc-ifd-handler?

I need to install a package but its failing in 12.04 64 -bit. root@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:/var/tmp# apt-get install pcscd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Install a Program from a Directory with All of Its Dependencies

Suppose I have a directory in which I have .deb packages for two programs with all there dependencies. I want to know if there is a apt or dpkg command, or another program to install one out of these ...
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Unmet dependencies (libgssapi-krb5-2: Depends: libkrb5-3 (= 1.10.1 + dfsg-4) but 1:10 + dfsg ~ beta1-2 is installed) [duplicate]

How do I solve this dependency? root @ server :/ # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists ... ready Building dependency tree Reading state information ... ready You might want to run `apt-get-f ...
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Cannot install GTK+3.6.4

When trying to run the ./configure for gtk+-3.6.4 I get the following: Requested 'glib-2.0 >= 2.35.3' but version of GLib is 2.34.0 Requested 'atk >= 2.7.5' but version of Atk is 2.4.0 ...
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How to solve unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Nitro with this : sudo apt-get install nitro And then I get this : Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if ...
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Trying to install cinnamon and getting a dependency error [duplicate]

Trying to install cinnamon 1.6.4 using apt-get install cinnamon and I'm getting this error. How can I resolve this error? cinnamon : Depends: gir1.2-muffin-3.0 but it is not going to be installed ...
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How do I install sasl2-bin dependencies?

I'm trying to install sasl2-bin on Natty. However, it depends on db4.8-util, which could not be installed because the default package on Natty is db4.7-util. If I try to install the 4.8 version either ...
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How do I get Glibc >= 2.16.0?

I know there are already built packages for Pidgin. I need to build Pidgin so I can build plug-ins. I need Glibc >= 2.16.0. Unfortunately, I get stuck in an endless dependency loop. I need ...
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Cannot install libglade2-ruby dependency for Grism

Hey Guys I'm trying to install Grism. I've followed installation steps from http://www.grism.org/install.html, which are fairly simple, just need to install dependencies and than install the deb ...
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Why am I getting the error E: Package php5-gd has no installation candidate when trying to install php5-gd?

I am trying to install php5-gd and receive this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package php5-gd is not available, but is referred to by ...
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I get dependency issues with linux-image-pae while upgrading

justsmit1@moodle:~$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade The following packages will be upgraded: linux-image-generic-pae 1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 ...
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Gwoffice 0.97 has a dependency issue and won't install

When trying to install the latest version of gwoffice 0.97 I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gwoffice : Depends: libgranite1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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Dependency error while installing cinnamon

I get following error while installing Cinnamon sudo apt-get install cinnamon Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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I cannot run DOSBox SVN-Daum on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got the DOSBox SVN-Duam from its homepage. Maybe I have solved the dependency problems, $ ldd ./dosbox linux-gate.so.1 => (0xb776d000) libSDL_sound-1.0.so.1 => ...
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“apt-get -f install” not working [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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How to deal with “not installable” dependencies?

I ran sudo apt-get install -y unity-dictionary-lens and received a warning of unmet dependencies: unity-dictionary-lens : Depends: unity-singlet (>= 0.2.0) but it is not installable I found the ...
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Installing Miramath in Ubuntu 12.10

I tried building this application via downloading from http://sourceforge.net/projects/miramath/?source=dlp & in the process have already downloaded +500mb data but at one point I am constantly ...
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Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors; dpkg doesn't install dependencies [closed]

I'm trying to install the newest Skype version (4.1) on my Linux. I have downloaded the skype-ubuntu-lucid_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb package from the official Skype site. I removed all installed versions ...
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I can not install wine on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Can anyone help me to install Wine? I can not install it on Ubuntu 12.10. I always get the following message in the terminal: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.5 : Depends: ...
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How do I not resolve unmet dependencies?

I followed the answer to How do I install gedit without Zeitgeist? and installed gedit without zeitgeist (in fact, zeitgeist is completely removed). gedit runs happily without zeitgeist. Now I can't ...
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How can I fix “The package system is broken”? [duplicate]

These are the updates: -Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla firefox -Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla- Unity menubar integration firefox-gobalmenu -Safe and easy web browser from ...
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Unable to install qt4-designer under ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I failed to install qt4-designer under ubuntu 12.10 because I got this error message: qt4-designer: Depends: libqt4-designer (=4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu3.1) but 4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu4~quantal1~test4 is ...
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Unmet dependencies installing Catalyst [duplicate]

I've been trying to install the Catalyst stuff as per this web site and I get 'unmet dependencies...'. I'm an old man and I just want to use Mythbuntu. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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I'm having dependency problems with wine and multiarch on 12.04x64. I need a solution

EDIT 3: See bottom, for TL;DR-ish version. I want to install wine1.5, from the ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa repository. Fair enough right? (I'm running 12.04 x64 and a custom kernel.) I added their ...
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Dependency error while installing own cloud on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS [duplicate]

While truing to install owncloud client on ubuntu I am hiting the wall because of dependencies!! I googled it and checked everywhere but no remedy, can anyone help? Info: Tried everything on here: ...
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Trouble installing libflann1.7-dev on ubuntu

I am trying to install libflann1.7-dev I have removed libflann1, so now I have no libflann at all. Next I ran: sudo apt-get install libflann1.7 which installed fine, I then try to install ...
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Wine 1.5 Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get wine1.5 I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Unable to install libc6 specific dependencies

I am unable to install libc6 specific dependencies in Ubuntu 11.10. sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
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How do I install ia32 libs, the multi-arch packages? [duplicate]

I cannot install ia32 libs no matter how hard I try. Here is the error I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Why do many GNOME application packages depend on `libunity9`?

When investigating this question, I discovered that many GNOME applications' packages depend on the libunity9 package. If I try to uninstall libunity9 on Precise, it tries to uninstall lots of ...
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Package dependencies errors?

I have some problems with Lubuntu. When I tried sudo apt-get update: Fetched 1,222 kB in 7s (171 kB/s) ...
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How to determine if a package is safe to uninstall?

I know that there are many recipes/strategies for getting a "minimal Ubuntu", but they are too extreme for what I'm trying to do. Still, I suspect that I have a ton of packages installed that I don't ...
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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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How do I make my current installation of 12.04 like when I first installed it?

I recently did a project involving a lot of messy installs. After manually undoing what evil I have done I realize I have broken a lot of dependencies and instead of manually slaving over each one, ...
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cannot install goldendict because of package dependencies

I'm running 32-bit Ubuntu 12.10. Software Center fails to install Goldendict because of some package dependencies. The error message looks like this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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declaring dependencies in upstart

It seems as if the accepted way to specify a dependency of service A on service B in upstart is to work in the reverse dependency direction: give service B a start on starting A stanza. I'd like to ...
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If i install ubuntu 12.04.1 will I receive all updates without upgrading to ubuntu 12.04.2 due to bumblebee issue?

I ran into the problem with the bumblebee dependencies for the Ubuntu 12.04.2. To know more about the problem you can head to this thread Ubuntu 12.04.2 won't boot after bumblebee instalation ...
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how to install websocket++ dependencies?

I'm trying to develop websocket applications in c++. I've chosen to use websocket++ since it's a no-nonsense #include that doesn't try to fallback to ajax and could potentially be used with any other ...
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Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?

I have a simple question. When you install a package using apt-get install, oftentimes, it will install several dependency packages as well as the main one. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Is it safe to change my Lucid sources to Maverick, to get one app, then revert to Lucid?

I am considering to temporarily change my repositories to Maverick, on a Lucid system. I want to install a newer version of Evolution because it has a particular feature I want. I don't want to ...
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Source package: precise build dependencies policy for Software Centre

I was seeking for a detailed specification of what's allowed as build dependencies for sources packages to be published in the Software Centre. I found Ubuntu Policy Manual — Chapter 4 - Source ...
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Problem updating packages on Ubuntu Server

I'll start by saying I'am a total beginner in Linux. I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installed on a separate machine and I use it for storing data and hosting some services. I usually use Webmin to update ...
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Old ubuntu 10.10 [closed]

Explanation: I have a VPS that comes with ubuntu 10.10. I'm using it for a webserver that runs a bunch of sites. My problem is that I cannot upgrade the distribution (which I really want) . I ...