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sudo dpkg --configure -a freeze my system

When I'm trying to update or remove (didn't try anything else) I get a message telling me that i need to do this manually: sudo dpkg --configure -a When I do this Ubuntu 14.10 freeze and I can only ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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What is dpkg-reconfigure and how is it different from dpkg --configure?

I was recently given an answer to another question Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? which included running the commands sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a and sudo dpkg --configure -a That all ...
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I am unable to install octave packages related to octave 3..8.2

I am trying to install octave 3.8.2 on ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) with packages for dicom and image. I was previously running Octave 3.8.1 but ran into issues installing image so that I could read dicom ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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dpkg was interuppted [duplicate]

I tried to install Times New Roman font on my Ubuntu. I used this code formulation: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts. Everything looked fine, until the screen showed a kind of agreement statement. I ...
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Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a "aptd" process running as root (which I understand is correct) but eating 95% CPU (which is definitely not right). As per one of the answers here How to stop ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Can i use “gksu” to became root for CLI operation?

I don't care if this is unsafe, because i'm only doing it as a programming exercise, but that's what i want to do: I want to create a C program that, with the "system" command, will call dpkg and ...
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Issues with firefox, localized storage, and dpkg SOLVED

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and this started after I restarted my computer. What happened originally was it wouldn't wake up so to speak after I left it idle, and logged out. It was just a black screen, ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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dpkg hangs when updating / reinstalling postgresql after restarting postgresql during installation

I restarted postgresql during the process of upgrading it and now the upgrade process hangs for postgresql. I've tried everything including removing/purging postgresql but now it hangs on install. ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Unable to install package using dpkg

I'm trying to install chrome on ubuntu 14.04. Mine is a 64 bit system. I'm getting this error. $ sudo dpkg –i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error: need an action option` `Type dpkg ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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Error while installing php-pear , dpkg error returned error code 1

I was trying to install mongo php driver on ubuntu 14.04 on x64 system. I used this tutorial and when I was trying to install pecl to install the php driver I got an error at the end of the ...
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Missing /var/backups directory on ubuntu

I have moved /var to another existing partition with more space . After that when i do sudo apt-get install , it says following error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (2: No ...
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dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server

I had this error when I tried to upgrade the packages, my computer shut down in a previous upgrade before completing the process thank you for helping dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server ...
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Problem with upgrade [duplicate]

After running apt-get upgrade I got an error. Next I tried apt-get install -f However, it still gives me an error and I do not have a clue how to solve this. Especially because a kernel is ...
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Unable to install/unistall because of python3 broken package

Unable to install or uninstall any package through both terminal and software center. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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Can't upgrade : Old linux image issue

Upon running sudo apt-get upgrade I'm getting and after running sudo apt-get purge linux-image-extra-3.13.0-35-generic I'm getting
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Unable to install any package using apt without the need of an extra package

I wanted to install Android Studio. So, I followed this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio But then this started ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) : PKG_CONFIG_PATH : Command not found

$ sudo apt-get install bless Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: cli-common libgdiplus ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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unable to install apache2 on precise

Below is the error while running the command: root@mycompanyname:~# apt-get install apache2* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Unable to install mysql-server-5.6 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

when i install mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04 san@san-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 Output: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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I can't get dwww to work - Keeps getting 404 Not Found

When I try to click on a link on the web page produced by dwww - I get the following error: Not Found The requested URL /cgi-bin/dwww/usr/share/doc/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.10 ...
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error processing package debhelper [duplicate]

When i try to install or remove applications or update and upgrade my Ubuntu 14 i get error messages and the installation fails. This is an example on what happens: kardac@SidFolio-9470m:/$ sudo ...
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How to fix unmet python3 dependencies [closed]

I was trying to get mysql working on my computer so I tried to install the necessary packages with: sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev And ran into the errors: E: Failed to fetch ...
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JAVA ca-certificates error

I try to install some things but i keep getting this error: Error occured during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Could not create the JAVA virtual machine. dpkg: ...
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atlas lib symlink stuck in master-slave deadlock

after a few rounds of installs and removes, trying to get Atlas and OpenBLAS to be friend with each other, i have this update-alternatives error, which i think is really a master-slave deadlock, ie. ...
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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 unpack ...
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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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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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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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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 ...