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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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Does dist-upgrade require PPA software to be uninstalled first?

I'm still running Ubuntu 10.04 with quite a few PPAs. Amongst the PPAs there is Guiodic (Guido Iodice) Lucid quasi-rolling :) PPA which brings most recent versions of many programs to my desktop. My ...
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PostGIS dependency conflicts (ubuntu 14)

I asked this over on SO, but now I'm thinking the problem is mainly package management and belongs here. Subsequent to all the detail that can be found in the original post, I have tried (sudo ...
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Fix dependency when apt-get -f install fails [closed]

I'm trying to get cgminer 3.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04 to work but it fails because libudev.so.1 is missing. I tried to install libc6 and now I have unmet dependencies. Even when I try to run sudo apt-get ...
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can someone tell me what this means and how do i fix it? [duplicate]

All i wanted to do was put vlc on my computer. This is turning into a real pain in the butt. I had to update and upgrade just to get the software centre to run, but when i try to install vlc i get the ...
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Add dependency from ppa to package

I'am building simple dropdown terminal emulator application with PythonGI + GTK+3.0, I am using libkeybinder3.0 and gir1.2-keybinder3.0 packages for global keybinding these packages not available in ...
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Cannot install Adobe or Skype due to ia32-libs error

I don't usually post on such forums, but I finally gave up on figuring out what's going on here and I need some help. I need to install Adobe Reader. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise x64 on Intel ...
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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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./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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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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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Cannot install Eclipse in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I cannot install Eclipse from the Ubuntu Software Center. I get error: The following packages are not yet satisfied with dependencies: eclipse-platform: Depends: eclipse-platform-data (> = ...
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How can I upgrade while having unmet dependencies?

I just install a package that has these unmet dependencies: Depends: sun-java5-jre but it is not installable or sun-java6-jre but it is not installable or openjdk-6-jre ...
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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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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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How can I mark all packages with installed dependents as “Automatically Installed”?

There are some similar questions, but here is precisely what I would like to achieve and the dots which I am having trouble connecting: Query a list of "Manually Installed" packages (apt-mark ...
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How do I create a .deb file?

Yes, I know that this question has been asked many times before, but none of the answers really helped. I'd like to package the Minecraft launcher (which has no proprietary code, AFAIK,) into a .deb ...
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DEB installer - Dependency Checks

Using a third-party install generation tool, I created a .deb package for my application. There are several dependencies that are required to be present on user’s Linux OS for my application to run ...
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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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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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Trying To Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have a machine on Ubuntu 12.04LTS I was looking to install skype on this system. I've tried all the possible solutions from getting the file from the official site to using Terminal. I seemed to be ...
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Unable to install libfreetype6:i386 Ubuntu 14.10 64-Bit

When trying to install some applications via ubuntu software centre I am getting the error: "cannot install libfreetype6:i386" So I tried to install it via terminal, and got this result: ...
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Unable to re install mysql on Ubuntu 14.04: Dependency problems

Ubuntu Unity 14.04 LTS with all lenses removed, except files. (Hate the dash.) I have a LAMP system for web site development. I want to put all my data files in a particular partition that I can ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Software Center

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 32bit with Gnome 3.8 but am missing the Ubuntu Software Center. I tried to install it via terminal: $ sudo apt-get install software-center But that tells me that ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: lib32gcc1 in Google Chrome [duplicate]

I've tried to install Google Chrome for 32-bit .deb package. But it gave me the following errors: depends: lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but it is not installable depends: ...
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Issues opening everything

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I had issues opening Skype. I looked at a few tutorials that I found from Google searches to no avail. I figured it may just be an issue and went to try and update ...
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Unable to install Skype due to “libxss1 not satisfiable” error

I'm in the UAE, so I can not install skype from the software center. I made my friend upload a deb file and i downloaded it. I ran it with Gdebi package installer and I get the error: libxss1 not ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 stuck in incomplete upgrade state [closed]

I started upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10 x64. All of a sudden, the upgrade process stops due to extra.ubuntu.com being unreachable. Any attempts to resume the process didn't give any ...
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libapt-inst1.4:i386 fais to install

Today I was notifed of updates, some of them being libapt. So I press "Install Updates", and I got this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libapt-inst1.4:i386: Depends: ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg ...
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repair broken packages-“dpkg: error: conflicting actions -f (--field) and -r (--remove)”

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. if more information will be needed, tell me and'll give. the main problem is: tzach@tzach-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install docky [sudo] password for tzach: Reading package lists... Done ...
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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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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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Translating from Red-Hat to Ubuntu

I am starting in linux because I need it for my reseach. Since I have little time and no local expert support, this is a need based self-learning experience. I have to install a tool and I got this ...
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I Can not install skype on Ubuntu 12.10

I can't install skype on Ubuntu 12.10, I need your help. This is the error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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To make or not to make…python-nautilus a dependency?

That is the question! Okay, all silliness aside, I really am forced to make a difficult decision here. My application is written in C++ and allows other scripts to invoke methods via XML-RPC. One ...
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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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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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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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Can I remove file-roller without removing ubuntu-desktop?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to remove file-roller (the built-in "Archive Manager" app) from my system as I now use ark (using Synaptic Package Manager), it asks me to also remove ...
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Does `apt-get install` install dependencies of dependencies?

Does apt-get install install dependencies of dependencies? For example, considering package clamsmtp, among other dependencies it needs clamav-daemon, and clamav-daemon, among other dependencies, ...
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Ubuntu fix dependency problems

I am having dependency problems, whenever I do an apt-get install, I get this error message: http://pastebin.com/dFnAgyK1 I already tried: apt-get clean, update, upgrade, install -f dpkg ...
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apt-get does not install dependencies

When i try to install the gnutls libraries (libgnutls26), and the generic linux kernel headers (linux-headers-generic), I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to remove openjdk-7?

I want to uninstall java 7 and install the version 6 (as some of programs I would like to use are incompatible with 7). I tried : $ sudo apt-get remove openjdk-7-jre [sudo] password for USER: ...
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How to check the required dependencies for a package?

I want to install the ndiswrapper packages (utils, -dkms and -common) in my Ubuntu 13.04 live-usb. However, since I don't have wi-fi while I'm on the Daily build, I can't install them directly, so I ...
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Why does Software Center report qt4 as unmet dependency, when I already have qt5 installed?

I installed qtspim which requires qt4 to be installed. As I already have qt5 installed on my system, qtspim is working fine. However, Software Center reports dependency error. When I run apt-get ...
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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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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 ...