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How to re-install GIMP 2.6 after trying GIMP 2.8?

Ok... I tried GIMP 2.8, but felt more comfortable with 2.6. I removed the PPA's from Ubuntu Software Centre, removed and purged GIMP, and even rm the .gimp-2.8 folder. But when I go to install GIMP ...
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Removing Empathy from 12.10 wants to remove the Gnome-Core package

I would like to remove Empathy from my Ubuntu system, (I am currently running Quantal without Unity, just Gnome). When I try remove it in Synaptic it also wants to remove Gnome-Core, which I assume ...
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How do I play FreeSpace 2 Open

I went to the download-page downloaded the fs2_open_3.6.16.tar.bz2 package, extract it. runned it like so ./fs2_open_3.6.16 but i get the below error: ./fs2_open_3.6.16: error while loading shared ...
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Skype installation problem 12.04

After an sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, the following error appear: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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How do I install cinnamon on Ubuntu server?

How do I install cinnamon and mate on ubuntu server 12.04? What are the dependencies? When I install cinnamon it doesn't start when I start the system and when I try to use it with startx command 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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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Download a package with its all dependencies for later offline use

I would like to download package with its all dependencies to my computer and when I need it I would run command dpkg -i *.deb. All I need is to download everything necessary to install, say vlc or g++...
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How can I fix dependency problems with firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I can't do anything from Ubuntu Software Center or from Terminal This is what i get from command line: deus@comp:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Python dependencies in Debian packages

I created my first Debian package today by following the accepted answer at this AskUbuntu question. Everything went fine, and it installed properly afterwards. However, my script is written in python ...
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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...
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Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?

I have a simple question. When you install a package using apt-get install, oftentimes, it will install several dependency packages as well as the main one. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Unmet dependencies unable to fix

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I cannot use software center to install anything, even a local deb package so I have to rely on Terminal. Recently I was trying to install mysql-server which generated error ...
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Gwoffice 0.97 has a dependency issue and won't install

When trying to install the latest version of gwoffice 0.97 I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gwoffice : Depends: libgranite1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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Missing /lib/libc.so.6

Software that I'm installing requires /lib/libc.so.6, but it's not in place: $> ls -l /lib/libc* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2011-10-09 06:02 /lib/libcap.so.2 -> libcap.so.2.20 -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Cannot install glib-dev

I tried to build dasher, but I got it needs glib. So doing so this came up: Checking for GLIB... configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0>= 2.6) were not met: No package 'glib-2.0' ...
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apt-cache unmet shows non-existent packages

Running apt-cache unmet outputs a 1.2 MB file of missing dependencies of packages, none of which exist (the packages themselves). This is possibly due to restoring old configurations to a fresh ...
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Error dependency is not satisfiable yad(>=0.24.1)

I am trying to install newsup (http://newsupapp.weebly.com) but I get this error. error dependency is not satisfiable yad(>=0.24.1) I get this error in gdebi and the software center. I have ...
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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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Why does pretty much everything depend on gstreamer phonon backend?

I’ve just installed and configured a minimal KDE distro based on the Ubuntu 13.04 minimal CD. It’s working really well but I have 1 gripe with it. After installing kde-plasma-desktop gstreamer was ...
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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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ffmpeg unmet dependencies

I faced an issue recently when tried to install ffmpeg on my Ubuntu computer. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit, all latest updates are installed and system runs perfectly, however i feel need in ...
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How can I get APT to ignore unmet dependencies?

My apt-get is currently complaining about unmet dependencies (and refuses to do anything until I fix them): Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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apt-get autoremove dangerous?

I was compiling a tool called Rejoystick so I installed a few packages and dependencies. But now I don't need it any more so I removed those packages. Running apt-get shows that I have some packages ...
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Cannot install Wine (held broken packages)

I 'm trying to install Wine on my Ubuntu system, but cannot complete the installation. I have read countless other Q & A but none of them seems to fix my problem. When I try to install it with ...
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ROS won't install on 14.04 (dependency hell)

I tried installing ROS on Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide. When doing sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full I get the following dependency error which results in a nightmare of dependcies as soon ...
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Why do I get unmet dependencies installing spotify on 12.10?

I followed the instructions to install spotify as on various forums & sites, pretty much the same steps everywhere. But when I get to the install spotify line, this is what happens: The following ...
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libssl Dependencies

Alright, so I was messing around with libssl and I manged to mess up libssl pretty well. It looks like I installed a separate version of libssl 64 than I've for libssl32 and now I can't use apt-get at ...
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Not able to fix the error “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

I am trying to install python-pip. But I am getting the following error: root@w.x.y.z:~# apt-get install python-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to determine if a package is safe to uninstall?

I know that there are many recipes/strategies for getting a "minimal Ubuntu", but they are too extreme for what I'm trying to do. Still, I suspect that I have a ton of packages installed that I don't ...
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dependency problem prevent upgrade

After falling into a root disk full issue due to the automatic updates installing new kernel with removing of old ones, I am now facing a dependency issue that prevent any upgrade of my system. the ...
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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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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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Dependency issues while trying to upgrade 12.04.2 to the 12.04.3 HWE stack

While trying to upgrade my system to the latest hardware enablement stack from Ubuntu 12.04.2/Linux 3.5 I get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-raring ...
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How to install libsane-perl >=0.05 in Lubuntu 12.04?

After reinstalling my Lubuntu 12.04 system I want to get back some programs, amongst which gscan2pdf When I try to install the deb file in gdebi I get this in synaptic I have tried to install ...
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VLC instalation problem (Installing through Terminal)

I wanted to install VLC on Ubuntu, it wasn't working, updated system, than upgraded it, but still it isn't working. I used both the Ubuntu Software center and the Terminal for that. In the terminal ...
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will apt-get autoremove break other dependencies?

I want to use apt-get autoremove to remove liba for instance, but I'm not sure whether it is smart enough to preserve other dependencies. For instance, if liba depends on libb, while libc also depends ...
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How can I know the dependencies of a certain package?

Is it possible to list out the dependencies of a software/package in Ubuntu?
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Can not install openssh-server on Ubuntu 16.04

As a fresh new install of Ubuntu 16.04 sudo apt-get install openssh-server outputs Also it is a fress install I could not understand why this happens. dpkg -l openssh\* Output is If ...
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Unmet dependencies while adding right click “nautilus-refresh” in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to add "Refresh" button on right click by using command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nae-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-refresh But I ...
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Schemas missing - Unity Tweak Tool

I understand this is very similar to this question and this one, but none of the answers there have worked for me. When trying to install the packages mentioned in those questions, apt-get throws up ...
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Cannot update/install other software after failing to install LibreOffice

I tried to install LibreOffice through the software centre but an error occurred and the installation failed. Now it is shown as "installed" in software centre while it's actually not. I realised it ...
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libqt4-opengl:i386 has unmet dependencies

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I have an error in my system tray: sudo apt-get update runs normally. But sudo apt-get upgrade returns the following: Reading package lists... Done Reading ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS initramfs-tools dependency issue

I know this has been asked several times, but each issue and resolution seems different. I've tried almost everything I could think of, but I can't fix this. I have a VM (VMware I think) running 12....
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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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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. dpkg:...
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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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Question regarding installing after building from source (pros and cons)

This question has nothing to do with the pros and cons of compiling from source, it simply has to do with the single step of installing, example: make install or waf install. The normal routine ...
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Problems with apt dependencies after install of python 3.5

I downloaded and compiled the latest python, 3.5, and installed it with checkinstall. Now I am getting a ton of packages that have missing dependencies in apt. apt-xapian-index : Depends: python (&...