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Skype 4.3: Ubuntu 15.04 64bit cannot install i386 library

uname -m returns x86_64 dpkg --print-foreign-architectures returns i386 dpkg --print-architecture returns amd64 sudo aptitude install skype-bin returns: Note: selecting "skype-bin:i386" instead of ...
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Installing scratch in ubuntu

have been trying to download scratch 2 on ubuntu howere I got this far and I dont know what to do: getlibs -1 libhal-storage.so.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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False disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

I encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package. Unpacking linux-headers-3.13.0-62 (from ...
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Custom debian package is empty

I'd like to create a custom debian .deb package for some in-house scripts and things. I'm having the same issues as described by by in the thread Unable to create custom debian package on this site ...
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Multiple GCC version problem

I'm having a lot of problems with GCC. First, I tried to install an app (ginga) and I got a GCC depends issue. The depend is about have an gcc version, but the application needs other one. I installed ...
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How to upgrade libfuse-dev from 2.9.2 to 2.9.4 Ubuntu Server 14.04?

I have been trying all day to upgrade my version of libfuse-dev 2.9.2 to libfuse 2.9.4. I am on Ubuntu Server 14.04 (headless) But it seems that it has a TON of dependencies which need to be upgraded ...
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How can I fix application installer?

I recently tried to install code:blocks using the 64 bit binary from this link, and it was apparently the worst thing in the world I could have done to my machine. I ended up not able to install the ...
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How to install Ncurses 6.0?

Using: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I compiled Ncurses 6.0 from source and used checkinstall in order to install it. However, as Ncurses 5.9 already exists, it fails: # dpkg -i ncurses_6.0-1_amd64.deb ...
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Installation error with Java (JDK 7) [duplicate]

I was trying to install JDK7, got everything done, download completed, but then I got faced with this error: Download done. Removing outdated cached downloads... sha256sum mismatch ...
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Unable to do any sort of apt-get: Unmet Dependencies

I am trying to do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. The first command runs fine without problems but the upgrade returns with the following : Reading package lists... Done ...
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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 ...