Questions related to dpkg, the system that powers most software installs. (Note: apt-get is a very similar tag.)

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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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Unable to unpack opensemanticsearch solr package // missing LSB information

i am trying to install opensemanticsearch Solr based .deb. This is the error i get. I have a solr-tomcat installed on AWS ubuntu 14.0.4 instance Preparing to unpack .../ubuntu/solr_14.09.06_all.deb ...
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. i get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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Simple instructions for creating a pacakge

I am about to give up creating a package for Ubuntu even though it is my development platform. I have a GPL app based on Qt, it has several sharelib to include and a few lib dependencies. I have ...
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Installing DEBS Packages At Once

Wanna asked something... I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies... How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library... Thanks for advances!
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unable to install softwares from software center and chromium browsersuddenly shuts down

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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MaxReports reached

I regularly get this message every time I update software or install new packages. Can someone please help me rectify this annoying feature? My packages usually perform satisfactorily, as far as I can ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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libc6 broken: wrong version [on hold]

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libc6-dev:amd64: libc6-dev:amd64 depends on libc6 (= 2.19-0ubuntu6.3); however: Version of libc6:amd64 on system is 2.19-0ubuntu6.1. How do I ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)? 'Kate-data' error?

username@username:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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Trying to install cifs-utils - the attempt created dependency hell

Trying to mount a smb share in Linux (12-10, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) - I tried to install mounting utils sudo apt-get install cifs-utils response / error: ... Preparing to unpack ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0001' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I was try to install mono using the following command: sudo apt-get install mono-* I closed the terminal while it was installing. I restarted the install, and I got the error message: Could not ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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There is a unknown initscript error when I use uck to customize ubuntu

The organization I am working for want to use ubuntu as the main system, When I use uck2.4.7 to costomize ubuntu 14.04.1,there is a error as follows: (Reading database ... 165056 files and directories ...
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chroot: Ubuntu 14.04 - udev upgrade Problems!

im running Ubuntu 14.04 (x86) on a OpenELEC (x64) host system. Everything worked great until a few days ago when it tried to upgrade the "udev" package after running apt-get upgrade. apt-get upgrade ...
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Upgrade from firefox 31 to 32 fails

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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My systems a mess.. multiple dpkg problems

Sorry in advance, my first post so not sure how much to elaborate. Also novice bioubuntu user. Our Machine 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Linux version 2.6.32-57-generic (buildd@brownie) (gcc version 4.4.3 ...
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Is there a way to pass arguments to be parsed when dpkg --configure <package> requests user input? [duplicate]

I'd like to run dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 from within a shell script so it can answer N to the following question. $ dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
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lsb-graphics in very bad inconsistent state

I was trying to install the printer driver for Brother HL-2280DW, but I had to stop it due to the printer not appearing to any of the PCs anymore. After I stopped it I noticed this error when I ...
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Too Many Kernel Images

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools ...
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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic (3.13.0-35.62) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later) The link /initrd.img is a dangling ...
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dpkg unable to read triggers file - not found

I have an issue while trying to upgrade my system. When I run sudo apt-get update and then upgrade I get following output: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Extracting: 100% Preparing ... dpkg: error: ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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Frostwire Installation Problem

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now but am not very proficient with some of the more technical stuff. Recently I have had trouble with Skype and Frostwire, two programmes that used to work ...
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could not instal nitroid kernel

I try to instal nitdroid on my N900 cellphone and I got this error while installing nitdroid kernel, "creating item file for multiboot /var/lib/dpkg/info/ nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07.postinst: line 97: ...
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Apt-get and dpkg not working due to mono-complete

After installing the mono-complete package, no matter what I do in apt-get and dpkg, even apt-get -f install and the likes, except for apt-get update, I ALWAYS get the following errors: Setting ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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/var/lib/dpkg/lock…help! [duplicate]

I had to reinstall the entire OS a little while ago and I have been trying to reinstall all of the programs I had before but I got a bit a of a problem now. I was trying to download dropbox from ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no dependency information found for /usr/local/lib/libwebsockets.so.4.0.0

I'm packaging my c++ application using dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b I've installed libwebsockets from the source rather than the debian package libwebsockets3 or libwebsocktes-dev. In the ...
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Why does DPKG Status file get corrupted

I have had over the past 2 weeks 3 times a problem with the /var/lib/dpkg/status file. I normally grab the "old" version or edit the file to clean it from corruption, but I wanted to know, what ...
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dpkg unsatisfied dependencies, now apt-get wants to remove whole system

firstly, I'm sorry for my terminal output in portuguese, but I guess it is still understandable. I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and I tried to update the GNOME Online Accounts packages by downloading ...
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dpkg reporting as installed, uninstalled kernels

I have run the following command to remove old kernels: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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How does dpkg install a package?

The dpkg manual states: This manual is intended for users wishing to understand dpkg's command line options and package states in more detail than that provided by dpkg --help. ...
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Ubuntu 13.1 apt-get installs fails with every install/remove command inux-image-3.11.0-26-generic

including sudo apt-get --purge autoremove etc and after trying sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, dpkg reconfigure etc I've been around this problem for days, read everything I could find there, or other ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - Provides in a package not working

I have recently switched over to 14.04 64bit from 12.04 32bit. I use packages that are built by my company and I have added architecture dependency in the sources.list file like: deb [arch=i386] ...