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

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How to upload package with dependencies to my PPA?

I made a package for my PPA and uploaded it. It built without any problems. Then I made another package that depended on the first and uploaded it. It failed because it couldn't find the files in the ...
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Why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error when trying to install WINE?

When trying to install WINE (sudo apt-get install wine) I get the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are ...
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Google Chrome update won't install due to unmet dependencies

There was an update for Google Chrome today, and it wasn't installable due to unresolved dependencies. How can I correct this?
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How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)?

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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How do I install Steam 64-bit when package dependencies cannot be resolved?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 on Wubi, and am trying to install Steam. Notably, when I am trying to "buy" steam from the store, it reads Package Dependencies cannot be resolved This ...
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Identifying and Downloading Dependency for an Offline PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? My pc have no internet connection. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition. I always download the package from another pc having net ...
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How to automatically fetch missing dependencies when installing software from .deb?

I'm trying to install MySQL Workbench on my Ubuntu box (11.04). The website has a Ubuntu .deb available for download (for 10.10 and 10.04 so I chose 10.10). However, sudo dpkg -i ...
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How to remove an uninstalled package's dependencies?

I want to install a package (DigiKam), but it has a lot of dependencies. If I decide I no longer need this software and uninstall it, will the now unnessary dependencies be removed? If not, how can I ...
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How to install Google-Earth 64bit in Ubuntu 13.10, ia32-libs Dependency error

I want to install Google-Earth & it requires ia32-libs. So, I did apt-get install ia32-libs but error pops as Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I install Draftsight CAD?

I've installed the 11.04 64bit version and now i can't install Draftsight (32bit with force architecture option) because there is an error with the library libexpat1.. anyone know how solve? ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

when i try to open avidio file like .mkv extension with mplayer it requires some multimedia plugin like gstreamer and and Ubuntu 12.01 freshly installed and when i tell him to install them that ...
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Every attempts of installation returns error code (1)

mihirm3m@mihirm3m-HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install steadyflow [sudo] password for mihirm3m: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I install a package without installing some dependencies?

I'm trying to install the package LaTeXila, and the output looks like this: $ sudo apt-get install latexila --no-install-recommends Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How can I find out why a package was installed?

How can I find out why a particular package was installed? Is it part of the default installation? Was it specified manually, or was it chosen automatically to meet dependencies? Which packages are ...
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How can I completely remove xfce4 when apt-get remove --purge doesn't work?

Starting with a Ubuntu server, I wanted a window manager, so I installed xfce4. I used sudo apt-get install xfce4 to do this. To remove it, I used sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4 which ...
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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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Why can't I watch video after installing the original ffmpeg fork from Jon Severinson's PPA?

I just installed the Jon Severinsson ffmpeg PPA, and I cant watch any video and get audio only, I get a need extra plugins needed install? and then packaged dependencies could no be resolved . Here ...
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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolves [duplicate]

When I try to install Wine, PlayonLinux, and some other programs, I get the following message: At the terminal: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine : Depends: wine1.5 but it is not ...
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Can I see why a package is installed?

For a specific package, can I find out why it is installed? So, can I see or it's manually installed, or that it is installed as a dependency of another package? Or that it is installed as part of ...
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Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?

I'm working on some machine setup instructions, and I was surprised to find out that apt-get install A B can behave differently than apt-get install A && apt-get install B. My specific ...
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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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Why do many GNOME application packages depend on `libunity9`?

When investigating this question, I discovered that many GNOME applications' packages depend on the libunity9 package. If I try to uninstall libunity9 on Precise, it tries to uninstall lots of ...
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the epiphany browser. how to do it? PS : I want to remove firefox becouse I want to use and only use google-chrome ...
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How to create a .deb file with dependency?

I have a game made with the LÖVE framework and i want it into a .deb file so it can be easily installed by others and easily findable through the Unity dash for example. I also have the LÖVE framework ...
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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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'teamviewer depends on (…)' while trying to install TeamViewer

I recently got Ubuntu installed on my server, I wanted to install TeamViewer so i could easy manage the virtual machines, However, I get errors when installing it from App store?, And I also get ...
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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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./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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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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The following packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2: Depends: apache2-mpm-worker (= 2.2.22-1ubuntu1) but 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.2 is to be installed or apache2-mpm-prefork (= ...
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Unmet dependencies error when installing wine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Wine not installable on my system? The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.5-i386 (= 1.5.16-0ubuntu1) but it is not installable ...
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Can't install libssl-dev, dependency problem

I'm trying to install the package libssl-dev, but I get the following error: libssl-dev: Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.1-4ubuntu3) but 1.0.1-4ubuntu5 is to be installed the package libssl1.0.0 is ...
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How do I find the build dependencies of a package?

I'd like to find out which packages sudo apt-get build-dep <package> would install (if I already got some dependencies installed, I'd also like to see those → so running or simulating the ...
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Install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I try to install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server with apt-get install gcc, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gcc : Depends: cpp (>= 4:4.6.1-2ubuntu5) ...
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How to remove a deb without removing its dependencies

I would like to install the most recent version of boto, which I do via python setup.py install Yet when I try to remove the old version the following packages also get removed: apt-get remove ...
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Can't install g++ on 13.10 (dependency problem) [duplicate]

I'm a newbie and I'm trying to make some c++ codes. I installed eclipse, but I can't install g++ and really don't know why. My command is this. sudo apt-get install g++ However, it doesn't work. ...
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How to install only the dependencies of a package?

Running sudo apt-get install <PACKAGE> will install the package, its dependencies, and any other recommended packages. However, there does not seem to be a way to install only the dependencies ...
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Initialising the Build Environment for Android on 64-bit 12.04

I am looking to initialise the build environment for the AOSP codebase (or for that matter, any Android source), and one of the first steps in the process is to; $ sudo apt-get install git gnupg flex ...
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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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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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Ubuntu-restricted-extras conflict: feature or bug?

On a fresh 12.04 installation I wanted to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras. Therefore it needs to remove libavutil51 and libavcodec53. So, as there will be installed libavutil-extra-51 and ...
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How can I downgrade packages without removing their dependants?

I have a number of mesa packages that I had upgraded to a PPA version, before purging the PPA so I could upgrade my system. The differences in the versions are minor (they are technically the same, ...
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“Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable” - Solution

I noticed this on 12.10 trying to get the Android SDK working. For 64 bit versions, it is required to install: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs However, under 64bit 12.10, I got the following error: ...
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I cannot install any package (linux-image-server, linux-server dependencies errors) [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I messed up something and I cannot install any packages with apt-get install. Initially I got this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Is it safe to change my Lucid sources to Maverick, to get one app, then revert to Lucid?

I am considering to temporarily change my repositories to Maverick, on a Lucid system. I want to install a newer version of Evolution because it has a particular feature I want. I don't want to ...
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Correct way to install virtual dependency

I'm in the process of creating a .deb package of our Java-based application (see this superuser-question). I'm now using following dependency information: Depends: java-runtime-headless (>= 1.6) ...
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Adobe reader x64 missing dependencies

I get the error after executing acroread: acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond ...
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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 ...