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Errors were encountered while prosecessing:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/RaspberryPi/devel$ sb2 -eR apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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package operation failed. The installation or removal of a software package failed

When I try to download some software from Ubuntu center or from Synaptic, I get package operation failed. installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 refusing to install anything

It is saying "New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" I tell it to repair it and it fails with the ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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Fixing Broken Packages— /tesseract-ocr-osd_3.02-2_all.deb [duplicate]

I am trying to install the scanner driver of my new canon Pixma MP230 printer. I was getting an error message of a broken package. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade all when ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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Compile multiarch packages for some mingw architecture

I want to install some generally used cross compilation libraries (iconv, boost, …) on my Ubuntu system using multiarch. I remember that I saw a tutorial for that but I cannot find it at the moment ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Steam Not Working. It needs a 32-bit libraries [duplicate]

Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-raring:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-raring:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for gedwards: E: Could not get lock ...
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unmet dependancy that seems impossible to fix as system is stuck in a loop (to do with acroread)

I need to install acro-bin to sort out a dependency issue and have followed the amazingly detailed advice on the unmet dependencies thread (How do I resolve unmet dependencies?) but still no luck. ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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How can I resolve apt-get dependencies when partial upgrade failed?

I am unable to run the Update Manager. When I start it, I get the following pop-up box: Not all updates can be installed Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible. ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyways, ...
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Installing a .deb package to /usr/local directory using dpkg(1)?

I want to install a binary .deb package under the "/usr/local" directory rather than the default "/usr" directory but I can't because the database "/usr/local/var/lib/dpkg" doesn't exist: $ sudo dpkg ...
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An error occurred. Please run package manager. Broken dependencies I can't fix or remove

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and everything seemed to be working great for about a day and 1/2. Then, programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird, synoptic etc. started crashing. I notice a red circle on ...
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Can't (re)install lazarus

I had Lazarus installed (from website, not USC), while upgrading to 13.10 and after that, it posted some error message (which I can't remember) at every start. I decided it shouldn't suffer, so I ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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How to avoid installing custom packages twice on Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a custom packages using dpkg --build . In the DEBIAN dir I have placed all the required files for package installation namely control,preinst,postinst,prerm etc. When I try to ...
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Is it possible to know from apt if the package was installed explicitly or as a dependency of another package?

Let's say there are A, B and C package. A and C were installed manually with apt-get install, and B is a dependency of A and was installed by apt automatically. Is it possible to know that with some ...
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Package operation failed Errors were encountered while processing: xserver-common-lts-raring

Before starting with my problem description, I would like to say that this is my very first time using Ubuntu or anything related to Linux! Now my question! I have installed the very last ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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How do I list all installed packages with specific version numbers?

I would like to list all the installed packages, with specific version numbers on my system. I checked out dpkg --get-selections (How to list all installed packages?) but it doesn't show me what I ...
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Set difference of packages installed on 2 machines

Given two machines: ServerA ServerB which tool best outputs a "set", diff-like view of packages installed: Only on ServerA Only on ServerB On both machines
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Differences of: SoftwareCenter history, dpkg-query and /var/log/dpkg.log.*?

I have just again run across the problem "find out which packages I installed some certain days ago". I have read several Q&A on askubuntu and there are always different ways suggested to do this: ...
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apt-get install -f held packages

I am having trouble upgrading the packages in my Ubuntu system. I followed the solution in the question here by using it I was able to troubleshoot the error I was encountering while doing dpkg ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) — whats the problem with this? [duplicate]

error when installing any packages.. pls help.. thanks in advance.. been trying to solve this for days now.. still can't solve it.. Already tried $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get ...
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Repacked proprietary software keeps updating the same deb

I repacked a proprietary program delivered as tar file to a deb file for having a company wide repository. I used reprepro to set up a repository and signed it. A unix timestamp is faking a ...
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Synaptic pkg manager and dpkg is broken

I opened synaptics package manager this morning after booting up and it gave me an error after running what it said in the message box in terminal i got this bober@BoberBot:~$ sudo dpkg --configure ...
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Get list of installed packages?

I want to have a list of all packages that are installed on my server but the command dpkg --get-selections > ~/Package.list doesnt do anything! When i execute it there is no file called ...
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How to upgrade a particular package dependencies only?

Let's say I have a package A which has Depends: B (>= 1.0.0) in its control file. The B was installed as an A dependency some time ago with 1.0.0 version. Now B was updated in the repository to ...
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Debian package preinst not run before depends

I'm trying to run a preinst script in a self-created package that has a dependency not in the sources.list on a machine, however every time I've tried it it attempts to install the dependencies listed ...
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How to ignore dpkg-scanpackages all errors?

My command is: #dpkg-scanpackages repos /dev/null > repos/Packages There was a problem with some files in the repos folder: dpkg-deb: error: `repos/mint-debian-mirrors_2012.12.19_all.deb' is ...
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Cloning packages from dpkg -l

I'm setting up a new machine, and I need to make sure it has all the same packages as one in England being used for a similar project. To that end, I have the results of a dpkg -l call from the ...
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How to install recommend packages from a file (package.deb)?

I have a package.deb and want to install all dependencies (Depends field in debian/control) and all recommend packages (Recommends field in debian/control). Options considered so far: Gdebi ...
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Is there any YUM to APT-GET tool?

I have a big source code where it wants to install everything where shown of YUM (Fedora, CentOS, Red hat package manager). Example: $ yum install bzip2 cpio curl curl-devel fileutils gettext-devel ...
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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 ...
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apt authentication failure on self-signed package

I did create a gpg key using "gpg --gen-key", here is the listing: > gpg --list-keys /home/<user>/.gnupg/pubring.gpg -------------------------------- pub 2048R/99EDE0B7 2013-02-05 uid ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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Creating a multiarch meta package

I'm trying to create a meta-package to install various dependencies (for Android build system), some of the packages should use the i386 version so I tried to use the "Multi-Arch" option but it fails ...
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Update Manager cannot update due to dpkg error… (Ubuntu 12.10)

I just downloaded the updates to Ubuntu 12.10; however, when I attempt to install these packages, I get this error [via Update Manager]: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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Finding diff to conffile?

Suppose some package foo... $ apt-get install foo ..installs a dpkg blessed conffile /etc/foo.conf (ie package maintainer version) Now suppose after the package is installed /etc/foo.conf is ...
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How can I fix dependency problems with firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I can't do anything from Ubuntu Software Center or from Terminal This is what i get from command line: deus@comp:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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How to run ctags?

I've installed exuberant-ctags package, but when I run ctags, etags or exuberant-ctags, I always get command not found. Where can I find executable file to run exuberant-ctags?
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Having a Problem After Installing Mac-osx Theme and setting it up With Cairo dock

When i write sudo apt-get upgrade This message Shows Up:"dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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Install usblib package - Ubuntu

I need the package libusb for another package I am installing. I tried the following which seemed to install the package, sudo apt-get install libusb-dev but when I try to install the other ...
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dpkg error getting while upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

How to solve this error: dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 15356 package 'libogg0': package has field 'Multi-Arch: same' but is missing architecture