3
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1answer
533 views

Bypassing excessive dependencies when installing r-base-core

I'm trying to install R (via r-base-core) on an ubuntu 10.10 server. It is trying to install all of the following: The following NEW packages will be installed: apt-xapian-index apturl ...
5
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1answer
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Force apt-get to overwrite file installed by another package

(I realize a similar question was asked before but the answers there don't handle these details) I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and need both python2.5 (coming from deadnsakes -- ...
5
votes
1answer
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Can't upgrade packages, it gets stuck on openjdk-6-jre-headless

I am using Ubuntu Maverick (server). When I run: apt-get upgrade it gets stuck on: Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b20-1.9.7-0ubuntu1) ... Why? And what can I do to stop it? I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
451 views

dpkg: error processing ttf-droid (--remove) [closed]

I have been installing various applications on my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop and I've been noticing a common theme. There is always an error in the terminal at the end of the install and it is as follows: ...
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vote
0answers
860 views

Upgrading to 10.10 [closed]

Hey guys, Ive had some problems with my linux system, slowly been figuring things out. But im quite stumped on this problem, ill copy a section of code for you... Errors were encountered while ...
0
votes
1answer
479 views

Package Manager Error: setting up language-selector-common

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and I wanted to install python-setuptools package. So I did a sudo apt-get install python-setuptools In the command line and It downloaded the package and went on to the ...
3
votes
1answer
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Update/Installs fails with unrecoverable dpkg fatal error because libc6-i386 is missing

I keep receiving this error every-time I try to do some updates. I tried sudo dpkg --configure, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install -f but they failed on me. installArchives() failed: ...
3
votes
2answers
423 views

Can I install Debian Unstable Scala 2.8.1 package in Ubuntu? Won't it cause problems?

I am coding Scala and would like an up-to-date 2.8.1 of it to be installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 system, but there is only obsolete 2.7 package available in Ubuntu repositories, so I have to go ...
7
votes
1answer
344 views

Cloud server stuck on dpkg --configure -a

I have an amazon micro instance which runs one or two things for me. The config is minimal, it mainly acts as a host for a java application and couchdb. I tried to install curl today and got this ...