Questions concerning software and package dependencies.

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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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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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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 ...
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How to install only the dependencies of a package?

Running sudo apt-get install <PACKAGE> will install the package, its dependencies, and any other recommended packages. However, there does not seem to be a way to install only the dependencies ...
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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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./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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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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Cannot startx, protocol not found

Good afternoon, I cannot startx, I get an error "Protocol not found". (Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64 install was messed up after libjpeg was removed, had to reinstall ubuntu-desktop) Is there anything I can ...
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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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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. The ...
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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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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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I downloaded Dwarf Fortress. Why won't it run?

I downloaded the version of Dwarf Fortress for Linux onto my computer, but when I click on the df file, it doesn't do anything. When I run it in a terminal, it gives me this message: error while ...
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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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How do I install Geomatica?

I wanted to try the latest version(trial) of Geomatica, Geomatica 2012 on Ubuntu 11.10 beta. When I tried to run the bin file I got a whole list of dependencies. It also seems that it is a RPM ...
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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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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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How can I completely remove xfce4 when apt-get remove --purge doesn't work?

Starting with a Ubuntu server, I wanted a window manager, so I installed xfce4. I used sudo apt-get install xfce4 to do this. To remove it, I used sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4 which ...
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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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Can't install package libglib2.0-dev because it depends on some unknown version

I have 10.04.2 LTS and I want to install libglib2.0-dev. So I do: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Cannot install wine on Ubuntu natty 64bit [broken dependency]

I've just installed Ubuntu natty 64bit. Now I'm trying to install wine and no matter how I do it (Software center/synaptic/terminal), it fails. Here's what I tried on terminal: sudo apt-get update ...
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How to automatically fetch missing dependencies when installing software from .deb?

I'm trying to install MySQL Workbench on my Ubuntu box (11.04). The website has a Ubuntu .deb available for download (for 10.10 and 10.04 so I chose 10.10). However, sudo dpkg -i ...
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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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Building Awesome WM, missing dependencies

Trying to compile Awesome Window Manager on 11.04, I've done apt-get build-dep awesome but still get errors about missing dependencies: $ make Running cmake… -- cat -> /bin/cat -- ln -> /bin/ln -- ...
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Package Dependencies Error in almost every install

New to Ubuntu. In the other sofware sources i have "Debian 4.0 eth" officially supported "non-us.debian.org/"; etc ... "ppa.launcpad.net" and installing applications has stopped working. I think i ...
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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 ...