Questions concerning package dependencies, in dpkg/apt, which are used as Ubuntu's package manager.

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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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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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Problems updating and re-installing VLC in Ubuntu 11.10

I can't seem to fix or update, upgrade VLC at all; this is what I get when trying to install, I had VLC before, but was not working properly so I uninstalled it; then I tried to install it again to ...
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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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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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Is there a way to find out which package was responsible for a DependecyPackageInstallation?

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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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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error Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while running sudo apt-get install -f [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: error occured while running sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for rahul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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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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Dependency is not satisfiable error

I am a new user to Ubuntu and seeking for help on installing a mod for Nautilus. I am running 12.04 on 32 bit machine. I do not know hot to compile all these files or what I am doing wrong. I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Broken dependency after upgrading ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 LTS but few packages are broken. I tried to run the command apt-get -f install and dpkg --configure -a but nothing worked for me. Please help .. here is the output ...
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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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Getting dpkg-buildpackage depencency errors when using apt-get install source --compile [closed]

I was playing around with apt-get install source --compile And I used audacity: sudo apt-get install source --compile audacity However, I am getting a dependency error: ...
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Configuring wacom tablet on Ubuntu 12.10 by installing missing dependencies

I've been reading a book on Gimp. The book recommended that I visit the LinuxWacom Project for the drivers of a Wacom tablet I own. After extracting the tarball, I have to configure and make ...
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unresolvable (!) dependecy problems installing skype on ubuntu 12.04

I'm having trouble installing skype on a new 12.04 install (64 bit). Below are the results of three different attempts and the outputs. Any help will be greatly appreciated! 1.Download skype .deb ...
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interrupted upgrade

I was running ubuntu 11.10 without major flaws and somewhat adapted to my taste and decided to give upgrading another shot. Somehow I do so every couple of years and every time I face reinstall. This ...
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My system is broken I guess — issues with libqt4-test

So here's the problem, every time I try to install a package, I receive an error that says: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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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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Application Development - basic how to questions

After the Ubuntu app showdown is over, I would like to bring some of my tools programmed for Windows in the Software center. Since I'm new into programming for Linux I still have some questions: 1) I ...
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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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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 ...