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Software updates failing with dependency issues 16.04 LTS

Recently a software update failed with dependency issues and now they're all failing. The same four modules appear to be the root cause: Errors were encountered while processing: udev apport ...
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distribution upgrade 14.04 to 15.04 halted due to multiple errors

During distribution upgrade 14.04 to 15.04, process halts due to many dpkg errors, here are a few of them. dpkg: too many errors, stopping Errors were encountered while processing: udev gnome-...
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How do i fix dependency issue with apport and apt-get (ubuntu 16.04 upgraded from 14.04)

I'm having trouble with dependencies and apt-get upgrade. I've looked around and tried a group of approches from this site and other stuff found on google. b@asus:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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Can't install pgadmin3 on ubuntu 16.04

After I try sudo apt-get install pgadmin3 I get this message: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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Error on Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 installation [duplicate]

I am trying to install Skype from the deb package (skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) on my 16.04 Ubuntu. What is causing the error? How can I fix the problem / install it?
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'libpeas-1.0-0-python3loader' dependency issue after upgrade

I ran the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Today and this was how it went: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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installing ubuntu touch -unmet dependancies when installing ubuntu-flash-packagr using Precise or Trusty

in trying to install ubuntu-flash-package (tried on both Precise and Trusty) I get The following packages have unmet dependencies. ubuntu-device-flash : Depends: click-ubuntu-policy but ...
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Error in software installation

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and when I want to install any software I encounter this error: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-6-jre [sudo] password for ali: Reading package lists... ...
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Failure while removing unwanted packages/configurations/dependencies

I have a minor problem which occurs everytime I'm installing a new application. Basically there must be some unused packages/configurations/dependencies which make some troubles. What happens is, that ...
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Package dependencies

I am installing vlc in ubuntu 14.04 then its showing some error.. This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be ...
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Query for dependencies [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-libav: Depends: libavcodec-extra-54 (>= 6:9.13) but 6:9.18-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: ...
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I have a version dependency that I don't understand

Nautilus threw a SEGFAULT, the Ubuntu bug handler caught the crash and generated a crash report. So far, so good. In the bug report, it said that there some packages that were out of date. Okay, I'...
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E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

So I am making this post because I have a special case. There are like four questions like this and the right answer seems to be to just do apt-get update, but that does not work for me. So let's ...
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can't install ubuntu-software on 16.04

I did a clean install of 16.04. When I opened the software center, it showed the categories, but everything inside them was empty, no software was listed, any search turned 0 results. So I decided I'...
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Error on installation of apache2 and php5

This error occurs when I install the apache2 & php5 around the time that libapace2-mod-php5 is installed: root@ubuntuServerASC:/home/asc# apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 Reading package lists....
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Newbie: problem with building dependencies

I am trying to read video file in Octave(previously in Windows I am running the same program in Matlab with some inbuilt functionalities and works fine),but in Octave it is not able to read the video ...
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Getting Error while installing epad

sudo dpkg -i epad_2.3-11907_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package epad. (Reading database ... 211800 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack epad_2....
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gstreamer dependencies problem

When I try and install gstreamer I get dependency errors. I already followed this thread and it did not work. Here is the error output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-...
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held broken packages after purging and trying to reinstall skype

I use 16.04 64 bit desktop and had skype installed from the partners repository. Because of issues with sending messages, I wanted to reinstall it. I ran: sudo apt purge skype sudo apt autoremove ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libwxgtk3.0-0 (>= 3.0.0) 16.04

I'm trying to install a .deb file that requires libwxgtk3, but it isn't anywhere in the repositories. I have libwxgtk3.0-0v5 installed, but I still get the error. Is there any way to install the ...
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14.04 --> 16.04 failed; apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed

(This question was not resolved. Due to time constraints Computer was restored to factory settings.) I was attempting to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, but apt threw this error: The required ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Purging libglew1.13 broke Ubuntu

I'm on the latest Ubuntu distro (Xenial?) and was installing libglew1.10. Before doing so I wanted to get rid of 1.13 so they didn't clash. However after running a apt-get purge libglew1.13, and ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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hplip missing dependencies after hp-doctor

I encountered problems with my printer HP Laserjet 6p. I run XUbuntu 16.04 So I downloaded the latest hplip, and I installed it. Unfortunatelly when I run hp-doctor and hp-check, I have 2 errors : ...
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How do I install a specific lower minor version of gcc using package manager?

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04-4 64bit. gcc --version returns (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) 4.8.4 Yet, I need version 4.8.2-10. What I tried: I found the specific gcc version in a debian snapshot ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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What does the aptitude `why` and `why-not` mean?

From the manuals: The command why finds a dependency chain that installs the package named on the command line, as above. Note that the dependency that aptitude produced in this case is only a ...
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Can't install package: dependends on gcc-4.8-base 14.04.01

I'm trying to install all the dependencies to run ASP.Net Core applications on a linux system. I basically have no experience with linux or the linux platform. I found a tutorial explaining the ...
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dpkg: error processing archive - kmod (--unpack)

I am trying to upgrade an old debian system (Ubuntu squeeze) to 14.04. I updated the /etc/apt/sources.list with the sources for ubuntu trusty. I have some troubles installing the package kmod where a ...
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Dependency Is not satisfiable : libstdc++6 (>=4.8.0) [duplicate]

When I try to install Chrome through the Ubuntu Software Center, I get the message Dependency Is not satisfiable : libstdc++6 (>=4.8.0) How can I fix this? I am running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Steam Install Problems

No matter how many times I try, I just CANNOT install steam. I've tried installing, uninstalling, installing random dependencies, typing all kinds of commands in the terminal, and even using Wine to ...
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Installing brackets needed libgcrypt11 on Ubuntu 16.04

I was trying to install Brackets on Ubuntu 16.04. It seeks the dependency on libgcrypt11. I installed that as well from the link. Now everything is working fine. But I just wanted to know if I can ...
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Could not install GNU Octave

I am getting below error while installing ocatve. Command I run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install octave Error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: octave: Depends:...
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Unable to install libmotif4

While installing dependencies for Oracle 11g setup on Ubuntu, I got the following error: Package libmotif4 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How can I fix dependency problems in Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm trying to install Ring and have run into dependency problems. I have no idea how to fix this. Would you have any ideas about how to approach this problem? I have attempted sudo apt-get update, ...
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Unable to install wine1.7 due to broken packages

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I'm trying to install wine1.7 on my computer but sudo apt-get install wine1.7 but I get these errors : - sidhu@sidhu-Inspiron-5521:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-...
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Erlang error: while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.6

After installing Elrang/OTP on a server with Ubuntu 15.10, sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get --fix-missing -y install build-essential m4 libncurses5-dev libssh-dev unixodbc-dev ...
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Broken Packages Issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VM on Windows. I am trying to install OpenGL. I am getting the following error: vinayak@Vinayak:~/VinGL$ sudo apt-get install freeglut3 freeglut3-dev [sudo] password for ...
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How can I solve this dependency problem installing Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need to install the current version of Chrome on my 64-bit Intel box running Ubuntu 12.04. When I follow the steps at: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_chrome everything goes fine until the ...
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Installing libpoppler.so.28

I'm so new to this and I know I'm going to ask this all wrong. I'm also scared that I've missed the correct answer somewhere already posted, and I'm very sorry if that's the case! I've been trying to ...
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IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 packages errors after upgrading to 16.04

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 on my laptop and now I have errors with IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 related packages. There seems to be a problem with dependencies. Can someone tell me how to get rid of ...
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how to resolve dependencies building caffe on ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to build caffe from a git checkout on ubuntu 16.04. If found the gcc5 workaround and have sorted the hf5 issues but am now stuck. I've resolved most of the dependencies but am stuck ...
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apt-get autoremove does not see dependencies of a removed package?

I had ubuntu-sdk installed, /var/log/apt/history.log has to say this about it: Commandline: apt --no-install-recommends install ubuntu-sdk Install: python3-simplejson:i386 (3.3.1-1ubuntu6, automatic),...
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New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed--trying to install Loggerpro for Ubuntu

When I try to install loggerpro, this is the message I get. I looked on the forum and tried the following commands: sudo apt-get install --reinstall deconf and then it says: unable to access ...
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How to make Apt/Aptitude prefer a more recent virtual package over a real one

I've recently built a package which provides multiple virtual ones, more specifically snmp which provides libsnmp-base, libsnmp30 and so on: Version: 5.8~git20160427.8d07349f-14 Depends: ... ...
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Samba won't install becuase of broken packages

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 and I didn't install Samba with the original OS setup. I would like to install it now but I keep getting a error about broken packages. It appears that the main ...
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How to make pre-depends install packages in debian packaging

I am building a package that depends on package X, Y, Z. So i put them into the control file und der Pre-Depends: X, Y, Z However, this doesn't install the packages it just says my package can't ...