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libapt-inst1.4:i386 fais to install [closed]

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: libapt-...
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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 --add-...
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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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Dependency errors when trying to install VirtualBox 5.0 on 15.10

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am trying to install VirtualBox 5.0 on my system, I have followed all the instructions in the Debian-based Linux distributions installation ...
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unmet dependencies linux-server depend on linux-image-server

on my Ubuntu server 12.04.2, LVM partition, I have this problem when I run apt-get -f install : apt-get-f install Reading package lists ... done Building dependency tree Reading state information ... ...
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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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what is sudo apt-get -f install

what is the usage of apt-get -f install . when I run sudo apt-get update I got some errors at the end It says try apt-get -f install. What is this command? the last part of my error is : . . . ...
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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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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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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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Azureus runs fine on latest java but its dependency check asks for dated version of JRE. How to tell Ubuntu to stop naggin me for “unmet dependency”?

So I force installed Vuze (and its dependency Azureus) via apt-get, and it is working fine on default-jre. Even though the default-jre works as a dependency for Azureus (at least for my use-case ...
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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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How to list all packages installed as dependencies in Terminal, and what installed them?

Is there a way in Terminal to list all programs which have not been installed by me, but other programs as necessary dependencies? And can I at the same time view which programs they were installed by?...
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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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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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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= 2.2....
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How to repair a broken package?

My libboost package is broken. I don't know how to fix it. I tried: sudo apt-get autoremove and it was the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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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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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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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: compizconfig-...
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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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Apt not installing most known packages

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.03 and I am running into a problem I have never had before. First thing I did when logging into the new install was apt-get update and upgrade. Then I wanted to ...
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How can I install Wine in 15.04 when there are unmet dependencies?

When I try to install Wine in Ubuntu 15.04, I get the following message: >sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Unmet dependencies - cannot remove package libgbm1

In this case I have the libgbm1 being held, giving me message like: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. Since I carefully read How do I ...
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how to get all gitg 0.3.3 dependencies

I want to install gitg (0.3.3) and followed the steps explained here: How to install gitg 0.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04? ...but I seem to miss dependencies, that are not in the repositories of the package ...
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Quick question about installing multiple versions of the same package

So two pieces of software that I need on my system have dependencies for libfltk1.1-dev and libfltk1.3-dev . I tried installing both, as when I installed one, it would remove the other. I put in this ...
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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 ubuntu-...
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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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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 get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Webex on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to get Webext to work. I read this http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Use_WebEx_with_Linux which tells me to check for missing dependencies via ldd *.so | grep "not found" It gives me this ...
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How to install Octave in Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal

sudo apt-get build-dep octave is not working. The error message is E: Build-Depends dependency for octave cannot be satisfied because the package automake cannot be found I have modified the /etc/...
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Problem while installing vlc player

I can't install vlc player on my Ubuntu(14.04). I have read this and try to run the commands, but while I run this command: sudo apt-get install vlc I got something like this: Reading package ...
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Failure to install any updates (problems with apport and insserv)

Lately the updates are not installing, and when I try sudo apt-get upgrade (obviously, after update), I get the errors below. I tried to find solutions on the internet, but most of the explanations ...
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winconn dependencies issue

I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I have legacy apps I need to run in Windows, so I installed Windows 10 on another PC. For integration, I want to use winncon and therefore also need ...
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Unmet dependencies error

So some unmet dependencies are there and I cant install anything without getting rid of them. When i type in: sudo apt-get install -f I get this: patrick@patrick-Z97N-WIFI:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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How can I fix this dependency issue that broke Makerware with my last update?

Today I updated Ubuntu 14.04 and Makerware was removed! I tried to install it and got his message: $ sudo apt-get install makerware Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Not able to install g++ in ubuntu 13.10 because of broken packages

When I try to install g++ in my machine I am getting the following message. support:/$ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information....