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

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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem [on hold]

I was installing nautilus-dropbox on ubuntu 12.04. It never got installed. Also while installing some other application(package) it is giving error E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ...
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How to seed the apt and/or dpkg database of packages?

I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Can't Install Anything Ubuntu 13.10 11 not fully installed or removed, somebody please help [on hold]

Every single time I try to install or remove or upgrade, I get this: Errors were encountered while processing: udev systemd-services libpam-systemd:i386 initramfs-tools ...
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Install dpkg-depcheck in 12.04

I'm attempting to compile a deb package using 12.04 but am unable to run a dpkg-depcheck on ubuntu 12.04. The command doesn't exist on the server I'm using and isn't a package in the repositories ...
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Checking for dependencies when creating a .deb

I'm working my way through the documentation on how to build a .deb package and I've hit something of a snag. When I need to spell out the dependencies for the package (dillo right now, just for a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, apt-get install build-essential fails [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64), but apt-get install build-essential not works, here's aptitude install log. root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# apt-get install build-essential ...
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Error while trying to install mongoDB

I want to install mongoDB on Debian. The problem is when I try to do that the output is like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Resolving pkg-config to packages

I'm trying to build something from source, and the configure tells me something like this: checking for foo... Package foo was not found in the pkg-config search path. So I have to go and install ...
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Getting error while installing python-kivy packages in Ubuntu

I'm not able to install python-kivy, I got this error: dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Processing triggers for ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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“Cloning” a server [duplicate]

I have recently been tasked with making a dev version of one of my production servers (both 12.04LTS). If I could create an image on my cloud service, it would be simple. Problem, these are both ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) suggest [on hold]

After upgrade I followed the steps and received this error. Kindly suggest sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf during generation of ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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successful installing packages but dpkg has error [on hold]

happy Ramadan I'm live in Iran and Some corporation ban us like ORACLE so I installed Oracle Java SDK 8 manually and after it my "dpkg" has been showing error always. no different between ...
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Having a hard time intalling apps

So I did a full install of Ubuntu and I have been having a hard time installing apps through ppa. Whenever I go through terminal to install it always hangs at connecting to us . archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to set version numbers and package file names via dpkg-buildpackge for automated builds on a build server?

Our build server builds ubuntu packages (*.deb) via dpkg-buildpackage. The server checks out the source code via git and runs the build via make <target>. The source directory contains the ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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How to install libinput 0.4.0?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I tried installing libinput package from source. export WLD=$HOME/install git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/wayland/libinput cd libinput ./autogen.sh ...
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Can't use Ubuntu Software Center or update Ubuntu 14.04

I can't seem to be able to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center or update my Ubuntu version. When I run sudo apt-get -f install this is the output: matt@Bessie:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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How to install pipelight after closing the terminal the first time [duplicate]

I opened the terminal and did everything right, but accidentally exited out of the process while it was asking for the license and agreements. Now, whenever I try to redo the process, it isn't able ...
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Failed to load the package list Ubuntu 14.04

When attempting to install sublime text 3, I get this message. Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the ...
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What is the best way to build a package that targets a single Ubuntu release only?

At the moment I build and package our software for Ubuntu 14.04 aka 'trusty' via dpkg-buildpackage. I get a .deb package that can be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but also on other Ubuntu releases e.g. ...
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How to install android studio?

I have used the following command to install android studio to Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install android-studio However, the following message appears : E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ...
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How to find out which package a particular file under /usr/share came from? [duplicate]

How do I find out which (apt-get-installed) package a particular file came from?
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How to manage kernel upgrades with ubuntu-zfs installed

I have ubuntu-zfs installed. Periodically my system downloads minor kernel updates, but does not rebuild the ZFS module. On the next reboot, none of the ZFS filesystems can be mounted. In the past ...
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apt-get autoremove: getting error and not “autoremove” anything

Please need some help to fix this error when i run apt-get autoremove. Everthing that i do with apt-get i get the same error. Can help me? Thanks, A ler as listas de pacotes... Pronto A construir ...
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GTK: Warning cannot display

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I am experiencing problems with my dependencies as follows sudo apt-get install gives You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these. The ...
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Synaptic stuck - showing a dpkg error

I was installing Dropbox when, for some reason, the process got stuck. Synaptic (and apt-get) stopped working after that. I tried some hacks I found on the net and ended up deleting ...
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dropbear failed to restart

I have been got this when I use at-get dist-upgrade :: ahmad@elvina-TA890GXE:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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dpkg dependency error, even when said dependency is installed

I'm trying to install some software on Ubuntu 14.04 (BlackMagic Desktop Video version 10.1.1). My command is: dpkg -i <packagefilename>.deb I get the following error: Preparing to unpack ...
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Install glogg package with dpkg command and no root privileges

I'm trying to install a package called glogg without root privileges. I have successfully downloaded the .deb file (to $HOME/packages/glogg). But when I run dpkg -i --force-not-root ...
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Can't download apps through the software center [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu , I'm using the latest version. I've been trying to download apps from the software center but I keep getting this error notification(below). Can anybody tell me how to fix this ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Sublime Text 2 Installation Error /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [closed]

I found a few topics on AskUbuntu regarding this problem but I'm not sure how to solve it specifically towards Sublime Text 2 Below is a question I asked on StackOverflow and a few attempts to fix ...
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E: Package 'xgraph' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

I want to install ns2 on my Ubuntu 12.04. As usual am trying to install some essential software before installing it. I tried to install: sudo apt-get install perl xorg-dev g++ xgraph libxt-dev ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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Doing a fresh ubuntu install without having to reinstall packages

I'm currently on debian wheezy and I want to install Ubuntu. I'm on a slow broadband connection and I do not want to download all the packages again that I installed on the debian installation. Is ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at ...
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Running sudo apt-get upgrade gives error [duplicate]

After running sudo apt-get upgrade I got the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-user-guide : Depends: yelp (>= 3) but it is not installed lintian : Depends: ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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“unable to securely remove '/lib/modules/3.11.0-13-generic/build': Not a directory” while upgrading the kernel

When I try to upgrade Chrome by running google-chrome-stable_curent_i386.deb or if I try to do it through software updater I get get a "package operation failed - The instalation or removal of a ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure ...
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dpkg problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I am on 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 . Laptop: Inspiron N5110 I tried to intall pepperflashplugin using Ubuntu-software-center, but it froze after some time so i closed the Ubuntu-software-center. then ran ...
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: ...
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Downloads & updates fail, error message says ESP missing

ESP seems to be lost. Where can I get it, where and how can I install it? I sure hope someone here can offer suggestions for a fix. To start, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 6605 ...
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Dropbox Stuck on Computer, Eating up CPU [duplicate]

Having some trouble with Dropbox on my new Ubuntu 12.04 computer. No other threads have helped :/ Dropbox installation corrupted I think. Interfering with all other commands I try to do through ...