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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 ...
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Why does Flash Player need “ttf-mscorefonts” in order for flash player to work?

Could someone tell me why Flash Player needs ttf-mscorefonts to work?
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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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Can't install GNOME due to an unmet dependency on gnome-core

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, then found that when I try to download the Gnome Desktop Environment from the Software Centre, I get the following message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved. ...
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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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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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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 install upstart?

I use ubuntu 10.04. I install upstart with failed dependencies. sam@sam-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install upstart Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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Simple-CCSM won't install

I'm trying to install simple-ccsm 0.8.2-0ubuntu1 in Natty Narwhal, but I receive an error: simple-ccsm: Depends: python-compizconfig but it is not going to be installed Depends: ...
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Is there a way to test packages I build for correct dependencies?

I'm absolutely new to packaging, so forgive me if I am asking something obvious for an experienced packager... How can I be sure that mentioned all the dependencies correctly in my package? Say that ...
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./configure: Mono version not recognized during MonoDevelop config

I want to install MonoDevelop 2.10 and I have cloned the current release with git clone git://github.com/mono/monodevelop.git however running ./configure I get the error: checking for ...
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Adding apt-get packages to a usb boot drive (and storing them on the drive)?

I want to compile some 3rd party software and install it on a bootable usb drive...there are several packages that I need to install with apt-get before I compile it. How could I store the apt-get ...
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How can I free up disk space by removing files that aren't needed?

How can we free disk space by removing unwanted data on the system? How do we detect that the files are not necessary for the programs to work?
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Package emacs-snapshot-nox has unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install emacs24 for an external repository, but I receive an error regarding unmet dependencies and wonder how I can continue the installation and resolve this error? The output looks ...
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X-server doesn't start properly: No window boundaries, close buttons, or unity sidebar

Good afternoon, Earlier today I removed libjpeg (because I felt it needed to be reinstalled to fix this ghostscript related error). Unfortunately it removed a bunch of software along with libjpeg. ...
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Dependency problem for pdftk

Under Ubuntu 11.04, when I try to install pdftk via apt-get or synaptic, I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond ...
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Packaging best practices for third-party dependencies

I'm packaging an application for the first time for Ubuntu. I have a few dependencies, the primary ones being Qt and ICU. I'm just not clear how to deploy these applications without getting into a ...
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Integrating source-compiled package into ubuntu

For performance reasons, I compiled GSL with icc (intel C compiler). I ran ./configure with some flags, make, make check and sudo checkinstall. I had to remove libgsl0ldbl, which is used by a ...
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A driver depends on OpenGL, what package provides it?

My device software dependencies are: dkms opengl gcc glibc kernel-headers. But when i install opengl it fail. What i have to use in 10.04 and 11.04 (i have both installed side by side for learning) ...
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How to Install rpm with dependences [closed]

I've an .rpm file that I need to install on ubuntu 11.04 x64 bits on my core i5 laptop (it is actually some device driver). I've tried to convert it using alien but reports an error for me stating ...
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How do I install Gournal?

I am trying to install Gournal and I can't because of a missing dependency which doesn't appear to be in natty? gournal : Depends: libgnome2-print-perl but it is not installable
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GIMP Package dependencies cannot be resolved

I need a little help from some friends. I installed GIMP-2.7 via PPA when I already had GIMP-2.6 installed via software center, and then I wanted to use 2.6 again. I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I removed ...
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apt-get install python-software-properties dependency problems

So, I was trying to add a repository using add-apt-repository and I got this error: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gijzelaar/opencv2 [sudo] password for foo: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I remove ia32-libs from the Depends line as generated by shlibs:Depends?

I've created a package which contains 32-bit libraries for compatibility with 32-bit applications on 64-bit systems, stored in /usr/lib32. This causes the ia32-libs dependency being added to my ...
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Getting Error while trying to install liferea RSS Reader

Once I Press install I get: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could ...
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Why is plymouth required?

Why is plymouth so important that cannot be removed on ubuntu desktop 11.04? It has priority required and mountall and cryptsetup depend on it. I do not have really any need to remove it, but a ...
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vtg-plugin dependencies not met

I am trying to compile the vtg-plugin from source however I am getting the error "vtg-dependencies not met" which complains about libpeas and gedit. The version of gedit it is asking for is 2.91.0, ...
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Trying to install Phatch getting dependency issues regarding blender, try to install blender more dependency issues

So I am trying to install the latest version of Phatch using the .deb for ubuntu available on their site and installing through the Ubuntu Software center. I get the message "Cannot install blender". ...
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Missing Build Dependencies when upload to Launchpad

bit of a different question. I'm trying to upload a package to a repository that I just started on Launchpad. Launchpad accepts the upload happily, and everything seems good up until the build. It ...
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Software center stopped working after I uninstalled kpackagekit

I uninstalled kpackagekit using Ubuntu software center. When it uninstalled, it also uninstalled some dependencies. I was not aware it would do that. Now, if I try to install any software using Ubuntu ...
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Install packages with unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I am trying to install some applications but some of them fail to install. The three applications I tried are Vim, Emacs and GNOME-Do. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 installed as a guest OS in VirtualBox. ...
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Dependency Walker for ubuntu

Is there a tool like Windows DependencyWalker for Ubuntu ? I would like to see all shared libraries my executable depends on.
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Do I need to install Japanese TrueType font, Ume-font

I have an English Ubuntu. Today suddenly the update manager asks me to download 48 MB of "Japanese TrueType font, Ume-font". It says it is a new install. Do I really need this for something? I can not ...
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What do the dependencies of 'Finch' (CLI IM client) do

Bug #395001 is currently giving me a headache. The OP is attempting to install Finch, a text-based instant messaging client, but is upset about the amount of dependencies that are being installed. ...
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How do I find the build dependencies of a package?

I'd like to find out which packages sudo apt-get build-dep <package> would install (if I already got some dependencies installed, I'd also like to see those → so running or simulating the ...
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How can I specify a dependency between 2 versions of a package?

In a debian/control file, how do I specify a dependency on a package between 2 versions of that package? For example: python 2.5 or higher but lower than python 2.7. Depends: python ...
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Is there a way to find out which package was responsible for a DependecyPackageInstallation? [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out from which Package-Installation a certain package was installed as Dependency?
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How do I install TweetDeck?

See question here: ===============> http://superuser.com/questions/218868/tweetdeck-adobe-air-on-ubuntu-10-10 Getting the issue: sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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unable to install gnome

Hey! I have ubuntu server 10.10. I am trying to install gui. I have installed these packages: xserver-xorg xinit I tried installing gnome but I always get this error: The following packages have ...
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Identifying and Downloading Dependency for an Offline PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? My pc have no internet connection. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition. I always download the package from another pc having net ...
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the epiphany browser. how to do it? PS : I want to remove firefox becouse I want to use and only use google-chrome ...
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meta-package dependencies

I've got a pure vanilla Lucid Desktop installation on a severely RAM limited laptop (with a slow drive for extra happy swapping). I'm trying to remove packages that snuck in on ubuntu-desktop which I ...
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Why would removing gnash also remove gnome-desktop-enviroment?

I've been having flash troubles with my firefox. someone from some place suggested trying gnash. It worked for a while but while it re-enabled flash player on youtube, it is still incompatible with ...
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PPA build failed because of unmet dependencies of another package in the same PPA

I have 2 packages swami-2.0.0 and libinstpatch-1.0.0 in my PPA where the first one depends on the latter. The swami-2.0.0 control file contains libinstpatch-dev (>= 1.0.0) but it seems this is not ...
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How can I find out why a package was installed?

How can I find out why a particular package was installed? Is it part of the default installation? Was it specified manually, or was it chosen automatically to meet dependencies? Which packages are ...