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Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release

I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of ...
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removing debianpackage does not remove files

When I use the following command to uninstall the debian-package i made: dpkg -r mydebian its successfully removed according to the command line. .. but the problem is that the program i ...
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How can i install HPLIP Missing Dependencies along with some brokern packages through terminal?

I run a command " $ python install.py" then the following message prompted on the screen: MISSING DEPENDENCIES -------------------- Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if ...
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No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure

I was trying to install PDF Acrobat in ubuntu 14.04. I used the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get dist-upgrade error on bcmwl-kernel-source

A dist-update I just did hung (froze) after printing line: DKMS: install completed. I had to close the terminal to kill process, and to carry on did sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock kill -15 THE-PID ...
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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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(kubuntu) Can't Remove KaliTools from system

I have problem with Kali tool it can not remove and when a type in terminal sudo apt-get upgrade it does not work It say that when I type sudo apt-get upgrade or when I type anything ...
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How do I determine the location of the debian package for an installed application?

Using dpkg, I see that Chef version 11.2.0 is currently installed: $ dpkg -l | grep -i 'chef' ii chef 11.2.0-1.ubuntu.11.04 The full stack of chef I'm ...
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What is the command for focus of debconf popup window?

I have created a script to show a debconf popup for my custom deb package to warn the user that he has not installed java-oracle. When I run the install through the Ubuntu Software Center the ...
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MySQL Installation Issues on Ubuntu 15.04

Firstly, I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (Velvet) on my local machine. I recently uninstalled the LAMP stack due to several config issues I was experiencing (especially when I tried working with ...
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Update errors Ubuntu 14.04

For a while after using the update manager, each time I get a message saying "the installation or removal of a software package failed." When using a lot of apt-get commands I also get an error ...
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dpkg a linux-image package fails with character `~' not allowed

sudo apt-get download linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic will download the package: linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic_3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1_amd64.deb and trying to list (or install) with: dpkg --listfiles ...
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software center “install” buttons greyed out

Running ubuntu 14.10 with software center 13.10 on my laptop. All the install buttons are greyed out. When I try to install stuff with apt-get I get the following error measage; ...
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Uninstall terminal [closed]

I ask here, because googling about is quite chaotic (you fall to 'how to uninstall via terminal). I wonder how to uninstall terminal ? Cause I want to add some hardness in playing with a delivered ...
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dpkg-buildpackage ignores Vcs-Git in debian/control

I'm building a Debian package and have the following debian/control file: Source: custom-package Section: custom Priority: optional Maintainer: Dusan Rychnovsky <dusan.rychnovsky@gmail.com> ...
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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About Mail `Authentication Request`?

I've installed Evolution, after that I've opened it, from that on-wards still I'm getting the mail Authentication Request as given below, I've uninstalled Evolution though,still at each time of ...
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Resolving Wine Dependency Errors

Here's the broken package problem I get from wine: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1:1.7.12-0ubuntu1) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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Broken “unment dependencies” list won't let me purge or install anything

I tried installing Steam today on my laptop, and to no surprise it's broken and needs tweaking just like every single time I have ever installed Steam on linux. In my process of trying to fix the ...
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Build individual package from multi package control file

I have a control file with multiple packages defined in it. Is it possible to build only one of the packages? For example; Source: debconf Section: admin Priority: optional ... Package: debconf-doc ...
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Fix “half-installed” package

I have the latest google chrome but accidentally tried to install the .deb package i downloaded two years ago, then cancelled with ctrl-c when it was unpacking, now it keeps telling me its half ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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Linking to different versions of a library with cmake

When using cmake to link code to a library, I am trying to understand how Ubuntu finds the correct library when there may be more than one version installed. For example, in my case, I have installed ...
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Brother MFC 9700 brscan and mfc9700lpr dpkg returned an error code (1) 14.04

I have an Brother MFC9700 and I want to make it scan in ubuntu 14.04. I am able to print to this device (with MFC 9600 driver) but cannot scan. I downloaded and installed the drives below from ...
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Confused about packages libc6-amd64 and libc6:amd64

While debugging (on a 64-bit system), gdb told me: warning: the debug information found in "/lib64/ld-2.19.so" does not match "/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2" (CRC mismatch). Trying to track down ...
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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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Error when creating debain source package with dpkg

When entering this dpkg-source -b <packagename> into the terminal to create a debian source package, I get the following error: dpkg-source: error: syntax error in ...
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How to install Brosix secure instant messaging on an Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone

I have already installed the Brosix .deb app on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop without any problems. I copied the app to the downloads folder on my Aquaris E5 Ubuntu touch phone, downloaded the terminal from ...
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How to install bimp for gimp 2.8 on ubuntu?

$ sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Can not install steam: E: Unable to locate package

I've ran update and upgrade and are working fine. But when I try sudo apt-get install steam all i get is Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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installation failed with linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb [duplicate]

I have an issue with installation of linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb. I am not able to install this update which is needed for all other updates and for many programs running on ...
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Getdeb : Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

I am getting error while Updating/Installing like below : N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension But I have tried this: ...
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open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory)

When ever i install a new application using terminal command, i get this error E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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How to reinstall mysql-community-server on Ubuntu?

I am trying to install mysql server on Ubuntu. I am getting this error message which says: root@ujenlinux:~# apt-get -f install -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" Reading package lists... Done ...
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Installing “texlive-fonts-extra”

I am new to using ubuntu. I currently have ubuntu running on my Mac laptop through VirtualBox. I have had a problem come up a couple times when downloading various packages (ghostscript, auctex, ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved VLC and other softwares

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to ...
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apt-get and Software Center tries to remove core packages

Recently(before I got Ethernet wired on 12.04.01) I tried to install build-essentials and its dependences through .deb files, and failed ultimately so I gave up. Now, I tried to apt-get it now that I ...
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Graphics Driver installation problem

I have Ubuntu 14.04.02 installed on my computer. I wanted to install AMD graphics driver file fglrx_15.200-0ubuntu1_amd64_ub_14.01.deb and i tried the command : sudo dpkg -i ...
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Is there a way to create debian source packages through dpkg?

Is there a way to create debain source packages (.dsc) through dpkg? I've spent ages messing about with other tools, such as dh-make and cowbuilder but my efforts have been without success. Is it ...
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Offline installation of libzmq3

I need to install the IRkernel on an off-line Ubuntu server at work. I followed these instructions (https://github.com/IRkernel/IRkernel). As part of the process I tried to install libzmq3 but I ...
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Can not uninstall VSFTPD

When i try to uninstall VSFTPD it shows me the same error: sudo apt-get purge vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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dpkg: error processing archive with texmaker

I am trying to install the latest version of texmaker, by following this answer. It failed and I tried some solutions posted on the internet like this, but with no luck! Check my output: ...
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What does status pi of package mean in aptitude?

Packages can be searched and listed using the command aptitude search foo. The status of these packages are listed in the leftmost column. The values of these status is explained in the Aptitude ...
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How to set a default option for dpkg --configure -a?

How can I send a command like following, but with default parameters (without user input). I want to use this in a shell script. dpkg --configure -a ... ==> Modified (by you or by a script) ...
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dpkg reports gtk is installed, but make can't find it

I'm trying to compile a non-commercial biological database system on an AMD64 ubuntu machine (running 14.04), and I can't get it to work yet. The database relies on gtk+-2.0, but can't find it. I ...
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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How to install rpm package in ubuntu?

This package is a driver for some usb device and deb package for it doesn't exists. Alien gave me bunch of errors as usually. Lost of error: db5 error(-30969) from dbenv->open: BDB0091 ...
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upstart conf file not being copied

Ubuntu 14.04 chroot apt-get install cgroup-lite invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/cgroup-lite not found. If I download source files (tarball), decompress it, there is a ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: ca-certificates

I'm not sure what is causing this error. Any help would be appreciated. I'm attempting to run: sudo apt-get install git python-dev python-pip python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib When I do ...
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dpkg-query vs apt-cache

I noticed an interesting phenomenon and I am looking for an explanation. On my Ubuntu system, dpkg-query cannot find some uninstalled packages which apt-cache can find. For instance, dpkg-query -l ...