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

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Install Software with dpkg

I installed SME dpkg -i sme.deb, it installed it but I could not start it. However when I started the software center it told me that something was broken and it needed fixing, so I allowed it and ...
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dpkg doesn't function properly after upgrading an AWS EC2 to 14.04

After running do-release-upgrade -d on our staging EC2 instance, I've encountered a problem with dpkg. My original problem was that mkvirtualenv command was failing with the following error: Unknown ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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12.10 error upon bootup and upgrade

I upgraded to 12.10 in my quest to get to 14.04, but my computer (HP Pavilion dv 6c47cl) doesn't seem to like 12.10. It won't load to the gui, and so I am forced to go to the command line if I want to ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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“dpkg: trying to overwrite '…/gsettings/gnome-settings-daemon.convert also in package gnome-settings-daemon” when upgrading to Trusty

While upgrading to 14.04 I ran into a dependency issue gnome-settings-daemon-schemas which blocked the upgrade. After running sudo apt-get -f install I get: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Memory Allocation Problem

Recently did a fresh install on my laptop to 13.10 to prepare for the LTS release. I started the upgrade process when the updater prompted and read a book waiting for it. When I checked on the ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 on macbook problem

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 yesterday from 13.10 via terminal. The upgrade started out fine so I left my computer after it had downloaded all the packages and started installing them to let it run on ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Can't install skype in 14.04 64-bit (Solved) [duplicate]

I have a problem with installing skype in my fresh new Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, Using Ubuntu Software Center Solution: In Software & Updates set Download from: Main Server Download skype and install ...
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Do apps instaled via dpkg get updated?

I downloaded application which I did not add repository for (chrome or maxthon) and installed it via Software Center / dpkg (without adding the repo). Do those apps get updated automatically?
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Problem with deb installation alien converter

I tried to install unsupported jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04, I got the jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm from sourceforge and converted to deb with: sudo alien -k jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm then alien ...
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subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 247

When i want to install any package i getting this: root@kd32206:~# apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done nginx is already the ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install tomcat7 with: apt-get install tomcat7 tomcat7-admin I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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How do I enable SSLv2 on openSSL

I have tried to enable openSSL with SSLv2 by downloading the sources, setting the 'enable SSLv2' options and compiling, as per the instructions here: ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after installing octave

I was trying to install the octave signal package with sudo apt-get install octave-signal But I get the following wall of text. I have to idea where to begin and how to fix it. What would you ...
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Can't remove package [duplicate]

I guess I removed some files that package jetty required because when I try to remove it with apt-get remove jetty I get this: Removing jetty ... * jetty is not installed invoke-rc.d: initscript ...
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gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit [closed]

No matter what I do, I get the following error: gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit The original error(Dutch) Original Dutch sudo ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Use of uninitialized value $template in exists at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Template.pm line 81

I've been running into this error every time I try and update. I have unmet dependencies in my packages, but I have yet to find a way as to how to resolve them. giganticbrain@ubuntu:/usr/lib$ sudo ...
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Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock [duplicate]

Iam a new Ubuntu user and get this mistake always! Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock Can help me everybody?? Markus
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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Dependencies problem with x2go

I need help with my Ubuntu Server 12.04 64-bit. I can't update Ubuntu, because I always have problems with x2go. See message below: dependency problems prevent configuration of openssh-server: ...
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Upstart Job (.conf) Fails to Install

I have a simple package (.deb) wherein the main goal is to create an Upstart job. Call it Foo. It fails to create the job file /etc/init/Foo.conf. Package Definition I have created the package ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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How to call a script to remove apt-get cache when DPKG installation fails while checking for dependencies in control file provided to equivs-build?

I have created a deb package abc.deb which successfully installs one application (web-server) when all dependencies (like python-dev, python-pip, etc) specified in Depends: <list of ...
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broken dependencies [duplicate]

I am currently running Lubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 server version. Whenever I try installing any software, be it from the software center or from the internet, I receive an error saying: your system ...
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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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conffile 'file.conf' is not in sync with other instances of the same package [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. The cause of the problem was that I installed gkrellm.i386! I can see out there that there are many many ideas of possible solutions to this problem, but I have tried ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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How to get apt after I accidentally uninstalled it

Is it possible to use dpkg to install apt? It was uninstalled accidentally. If not, how can I get apt without reinstalling Ubuntu? Edit: The following is what I get when I try to install apt with ...
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Unable to open Software Center or Update Manager

I am current running Xubuntu 12.04 64bit. I noticed that I am unable to open the software center or update manager. When I attempt to open the Update Manager it reports that a problem occurred while ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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slapd not installing on Ubuntu 13.10

This problem has been bothering me for quite a while. I have spent hours trying to find out what is wrong but I just could not solve it. When I try to do sudo apt-get install slapd with all the other ...
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what is the difference between which gcc and dpkg -l | grep gcc

based on Ubuntu 12.04 man page for which which returns the pathnames of the files (or links) which would be exe- cuted in the current environment, had its arguments been given as com- ...
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Dpkg remains configuring moodle

When I tried to configure moodle like: root@server:~# dpkg --configure moodle It remains like that indefinitely. Whatching this process on "top" I realized that it does not use any Memory ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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How to remove/install a package that is not fully installed?

I went to install bsnes the other day and for whatever reason the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this ...
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Error on dpkg -L Command Result

My dpkg -L * gives me this result: Package `20140123_002246.mp4' is not installed. Package `20140123_002246.mpg' is not installed. Package `anu' is not installed. Package `anu.cpp' is not ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 29579 package 'gnome-terminal-data': [duplicate]

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 29579 package 'gnome-terminal-data': EOF during value of field `Description' (missing final newline) Error in ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 29579 package 'gnome-terminal-data': [duplicate]

Preconfiguring packages ... EOF during value of field `Description' (missing final newline) E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code
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dpkg: error processing linux-generic unmet dependency error [duplicate]

dpkg: error processing linux-generic, un met dependency error when sudo apt-get install -f Setting up linux-image-generic (3.2.0.60.71) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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can't install hardly anything…winbind unstable

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done winbind is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 ...