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Installing TeamViewer

Trying to install Team Viewer. Downloaded Deb package sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_10.0.37742_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 282424 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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Why I can't sudo apt-get -f install

These are the logs I was encountering Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be ...
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I can'nt correct mannullay sudo dpkg - -configure -a [on hold]

unable to correct and also upgrade. I can not understand the problem.
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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Removed python2.7, python2 python3, python3.4 from /usr/bin/

I was tinkering with my computer yesterday and, unaware of the importance of /usr/bin/, promptly removed all of the python files from there, and then proceeded to get rid of all the packages that ...
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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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System crash after Install Chrome

Yesterday, I crashed my system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) after to I was trying to install google-chrome with the following command: dpkg-deb -Xv google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb /usr/lib. System does ...
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How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

When trying to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04 in order to install skype gives "error: Unknown option" dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg --help for help about installing and ...
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apt want to downgrade to older package version

In ubuntu 14.04 I have just compiled lm-sensors ver. 3.3.5 and install it using dpkg -i, after that when running apt-get update, apt want to downgrade it to older (repository) version. How to resolve ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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How to perform apt-get operation on all installed packages?

I need to perform a dpkg-repack operation on everything to move to a new install on another hard disk, but the problem with this installation is that both I can't access any gui from a couple ...
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My amd64 package depends on another i386 package

I am creating my own amd64 *.deb package and want it to depend on another i386 package from public repositories. Is it possible to declare such dependency in deb control file or in some other way? I ...
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Getting a dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade

I am getting this dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade: dpkg: error processing package bash (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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Building deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to create my first deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. After this command - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot it stops with the following error - dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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How to fix dpkg error (1)

To be honest i'm not using Ubuntu but Debian (7.8), but as the commands are almost alike and this doesn't seem like an OS related problem to me, I figured I'd ask it on this glorious forum. I'm ...
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Error in sudo apt-get remove -f

I have installed kernel 3.18.2 with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04.1: john@john-G31M-S2C:~$ sudo apt-get remove -f [sudo] password for john: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Problem in installing wine 1.6/wine 1.7 on ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am trying to install wine on ubuntu (13.10v). I have run the following commands:- 1) sudo apt-get autoremove. 2) sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 \ ...
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Can't install new applications on Ubuntu, dpkg [duplicate]

I recently dual booted my computer. I had Windows 7 running on my comp. I installed Ubuntu 14.10. I have not been able to install any new application or software. I get an error which goes like this: ...
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unable to remove a program

I'm trying to remove bitdefender using the ubuntu software center.. and this is what happened next: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 188880 files and directories ...
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Unable to install packages in my VPS running with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

root@vps:~# apt-get install vim E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. root@vps:~# dpkg --configure -a Setting up libpam-cap:i386 ...
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Dpkg dependency problems on Unpacking a package for Docker

I am building a debian package atlantis-builder.deb with folder structure as: - deb - DEBIAN - control - postinst - postrm - usr - bin ...
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Root filesystem check failed

While updating ubuntu my system crashed and after restarting and entering to ubuntu I get the message Root filesystem check failed.Very much similar to the post Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 | I can't install Software

I can't install software after I installed Ubuntu 14.10 19 days ago. If I want to install Skype I get (in German): Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut. ...
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Serious dpkg problems

'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)' From this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642173 dpkg: error processing package unity (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...
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Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg?

Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg, for installing on a 64 bit OS? Is it because this is a i386 binary? sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 and then to 14.04. Now I'm getting some weird problems: When I boot my machine from the grub menu using the normal "Ubuntu" option, my Caps Lock key ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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Ubuntu update issue [duplicate]

Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? i will try to update ...
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Deleted the python binary, and can't recover using apt-get, what can I do?

Well. Yep. Wanted a fresh start because I was having dependency confusions, so I ran "whereis python" and literally erased all of the files and directories that came up. Then when I go to run apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Only God knows why I stupidly deleted php and apache2 from my ubuntu 14.04. First manually and then from terminal as well using several online tutorials and then when I tried to reinstall php, many ...
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Allow deb to be installed in custom directory

I have to create a .deb package that can be installed on any system (with non-root user as well). I am following this create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries to create a package from binaries. ...
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dpkg error while running apt-get autoclean

I was installing android studio through the terminal but I had to stop the installation by pressing Ctrl+Z. Now I am trying to run autoclean (after a restart) but it won't run.Why is this happening? ...
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Right way to completely clean up old kernels in terminal

I have been going through various questions about how to clean up old Linux kernels. They all seem to have different answers and they are old, so someone is bound to say the question is too old and ...
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dpkg --status package_name

I'm just playing around with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I installed emacs, and wanted to double check if it was. ~ 1496 $ dpkg --status emacs dpkg-query: package 'emacs' is not installed and no information ...
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battery died during update from 13.10 to 14.04

Apologies for a deeply rookie error, but any help much appreciated; Whilst updating from 13.10 to 14.04 the power died and now only boots a blank screen. In recovery mode I've tried 'repair broken ...
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Problem with dpkg -p

I'm trying to have informations about kernels installed with dpkg -s but the return is weird (and in french), but not seems to work: $ dpkg -p linux-image-3.16.0-28-generic dpkg-query: le paquet « ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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Dependencies issues linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

Was setting up Postfix but didn't get too far, because Ubuntu returned an dependencies error. Tried to fix this but I cant find the cause to the problem. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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debian package unmet dependancies

I have created a "Simple" Debian package of my own with few dependencies. While installing the Debian package I get dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of Simple: Simple depends on XYZ; ...
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fake initctl called, doing nothing

ubuntu 12.4 stuck on fake initctl called. doing noting. I've tried to reinstall initctl in rescue mode but giving dpkg path error. I've update path with export command but still showing same path ...
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dpkg configure -a fails after trying to install gnome-desktop

After trying to run aptitude install gnome-desktop im getting this failures in dpkg ubuntu:~⟫ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.6: tk8.6 depends on ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...