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1answer
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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1answer
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Cannot purge roundup

I was trying to purge roundup, and aptitude has output the following error lines: update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/roundup exists during rc.d purge (use -f to force) dpkg: error processing roundup (--purge): ...
2
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1answer
270 views

How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility ...
0
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1answer
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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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3answers
881 views

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 ...
1
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0answers
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Cannot Install or update, problem with apt-get Ubuntu 12.04.03 Server

I am unable to install anything on my Ubuntu server. When I do, i get the suggestion to run apt-get -f install When I try running apt-get -f install I get: apt-get -f install Reading package ...
7
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1answer
328 views

What can cause “Missing Package: header, Problem with MergeList, The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” errors?

I write tests for my company's application. One of these tests tries to upgrade the application from a previous version to a new version to make sure nothing breaks. When I am installing an old ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between dpkg and aptitude/apt-get?

When installing a software via dpkg -i packageA.deb, will the dependencies required by packageA be downloaded and installed automatically? How is this different from using apt-get or aptitude?
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0answers
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
4
votes
2answers
704 views

list all suggested packages for currently installed packages

Every time I install a package: sudo apt-get install <pkg> apt-get displays a list of suggested packages. I have simply ignored these so far, but some of these suggestions are actually good ...
1
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0answers
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I'm having a multi-arch problem. How can I fix it?

Running the following commands give me the same abrupt ending, any ideas? 1. sudo apt-get -f install -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
1
vote
1answer
312 views

I Can't Install or Remove Any Application

when i try to install or remove an application via either software center or apt-get install they both fail and give some debconf errors below is the log please help.Sorry some of the text is not ...
2
votes
1answer
468 views

Why does aptitude list a package as not installed while dpkg says it is installed?

When I stat on my 11.10 machine aptitude search lightdm I get this: p gir1.2-lightdm-1 - Typelib file for liblightdm-1 p liblightdm-gobject-1-0 - LightDM ...
0
votes
3answers
515 views

Get list of recommended packages (suggestions) for touch screen support after apt-get install lxde

I was manually installing X server and lxde on my cellphone's chrooted ubuntu. There were a couple of packages suggested after install related to touchscreen support. I can't remember the name of ...
2
votes
2answers
363 views

Uninstalling package unrecognized by aptitude

Some times ago I installed qtikz on my system, but I don't remember if I did it via dpkg -i --force-architecture or directly from source (perhaps via checkinstall). In short, it is not working and I ...
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3answers
3k views

Why do some packages conflict with themselves?

After an upgrade to Oneiric I have had some troubles with the package manager (it wanted to remove half of my system, including libc6, zlib1g packages etc). During the fight with aptitude I've noticed ...
21
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1answer
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Restoring all data and dependencies from dpkg --set-selections '*'

So I can run on one machine: dpkg --get-selections '*' > selection.txt On another machine: dpkg --set-selections < selection.txt ... followed by either of the following: aptitude install ...
0
votes
3answers
525 views

Removing packages through a list [closed]

I'm running Peppermint OS Two and it uses natty packages. I want to introduce some oneiric packages. As I go along I backup my list of packages and /var/cache/apt/archives. The plan is if I install ...
2
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1answer
212 views

Why do dpkg and aptitude want to remove MOST of my system?

I was installing and uninstalling some packages on my home 11.10 system, when I suddenly noticed that dpkg and aptitude want to remove almost everything. Synaptic seems fine. At work, where I have an ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How do I remove a package with “rU” status?

I was trying to install some 32bit libraries with dpkg -i --force-architecture command. But it failed due to dependency problem. Now if I try to install 64 bit version of the same library, it says it ...
22
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3answers
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apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility

I had been a Debian user for almost 3 years... but memories have gone really fuzzy... I "kind of" remember that I should only use one of the package managers... Either apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic, ...
6
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8answers
2k views

Useful apt (dpkg) commands

Please post your less-known, but useful apt commands involving apt-*, dpkg, or aptitude.
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2answers
2k views

What does “selecting previously deselected package” mean?

Whenever I install software from the command-line using apt-get or aptitude, I see messages like this: Selecting previously deselected package foobar-cil-dev. I understand "downloading" and ...
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3answers
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Why would the aptitude binary be missing if its package is installed?

Yesterday I upgraded a laptop from Kubuntu 9.04 (Lucid) to 9.10 (Karmic). Then afterwards I tried to install some software $ sudo aptitude install dont-remember-what-it-was and I get sudo: ...