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

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How can I remove a package

I have encounter a problem when I install a package, The error message: $ dpkg -i 116667-Ubuntu\ xsplash\ clean\ theme.deb (Reading database ... 265031 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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i want to install java on Ubuntu 13.04, but i got this type of problem during installing java [duplicate]

problem is that: apt-get install default-jre E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is ...
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installing libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

04 (32 bit) precise version.While i'm installing this libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 its shows the following error........ The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx : Depends: ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) showing when installing any software

When I am doing sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install (any software) then this is showing in terminal Extracting templates from packages: 100% (Reading database ... 146237 files and directories ...
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Why the apt prompts me to enter the full phrase while purging a package?

Don't try this command. While i'm trying to purge the package login, terminal asks me to enter the whole text rather than [Y/n]. avinash@avinash-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get purge login Reading ...
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unable to change 64bit architecture to 32 bit architecture while using dpkg command

i am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit architecture. i want to install skype in order to do this first i need to convert 64 to 32 bit architecture.. so i type the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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owncloud -problem installing packages

I have just installed these packages for building my owncloud, but always get an installation aborted error: rqie@rqie-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php5-gd php5-sqlite ...
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dpkg opporations fail: Failed to run depmod, error processing linux-image-generic

My Laptop had lost power a couple of times recently, and now, whenever I try to do a package operation I am getting the following error code. I tried searching for a solution on the forums, but these ...
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cannot install python3 after dist-upgrade

How can I install python3? I try to install python3 like this: sudo apt-get install python3 But I get the error below: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to create `file' (while processing ): Read-only file syste

I am trying to update my softwares but I get the following error: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Problem to install LibreOffice

When I install LibreOffice Appear vitor@vitor:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb dpkg-split: erro: erro lendo LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb: É um diretório dpkg: erro ao ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu to remove apt-get and dpkg?

I need to completely remove any methods for making changes to my system. Is there a way to remove apt-get and dpkg? Is it possible to also disallow changing executable bit to any files copied into my ...
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apt-get dkpg problemns

People, help me. =/ sudo apt-get install sublime-text Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências Lendo informação de estado... Pronto sublime-text já é a versão mais ...
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Letting system updates know that I already have a newer kernel

I am running Elementary OS (basically Ubuntu 12.04). I had to upgrade my kernel to 3.13. I did this using dpkg. However, system updates still shows kernel 3.2 as available. Is this because apt does ...
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problem with dependencies after uninstall dpkg-dev [duplicate]

I installed manually some drivers and since then I can't install nothing more. So I tried to reinstall dpkg with this: sudo dpkg --purge --force-d But now I cant do anything... Please, does anyone ...
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broadcom wireless driver broke apt, can't fix it

I just got an old laptop and in an attempt to get the wireless working, I searched for a way to get the wireless working. I found a way, but somewhere in there, something went wrong and I didn't know. ...
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I was trying to install virtualbox-guess-additions-iso, and got the following error: sudo aptitude install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso The following NEW packages will be installed: libgsoap1{a} ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Fix dpkg error 1 in python-minimal [duplicate]

I have seen a number of fixes on these forums, but they all seem to involve removing the offending package. in my case, that's python-minimal, and if I remove that it will break everything. Can anyone ...
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Ubuntu fails to complete chroot setup during installation, how do I resolve this? [duplicate]

I am trying to download Ubuntu using crouton but I keep getting the same error message: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/smbclient_2%3a3.6.3-2ubuntu2.9_amd64.deb ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to update

Long story short, my Ubuntu 12.04 VM ran out of space and an update failed. I then increased the disk space but am no longer able to update anything using apt-get. This is the output of apt-get ...
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dpkg or something related is corrupted?

Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS I am having issues with package management system. I experienced a failed upgrade due to faulty RAM. I have replaced the faulty RAM but now having problems trying to ...
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Error while installing Catalyst 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I have Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730 Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV730/M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650/5165] I downloaded the AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 ...
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Cannot Configure kerio-control-vpnclient in ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I have a problem with configuring kerio-control-vpnclient in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit this command must work for me. the output says it is not installed. But it is installed: # dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Error while installing Catalyst 13.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit

I have downloaded Catalyst drivers from amd site, unpacked it and created a package with $ sudo ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy Created directory ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/doc/libfuse2/Makefile.gz', which is different from other instances of package libfuse2:i386

I have checked with update manager, it shows some simple updates of some useless software and that is also not getting installed and gives the message the broken package and it is irritating me with ...
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invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript,/etc/init.d/modemmanager not found

I booted Ubuntu 13.10 in my Android tablet and works good but after installing some programs I have this error u0_a206@Android:/ $ u0_a206@Android:/ $ su root@Android:/ # /data/data/com. Zpwebsites. ...
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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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DPKG: Error Processing (--unpack) (RaspberryPi Compiler - Ubuntu)

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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problem with lock and installation

I am getting to use Ubuntu recently. While installing Firefox flash plugin, it took too long that I could not install another package i.e. /var/lib/dpkg/lock permission denied I tried to interrupt ...
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How do I fix 'ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import'?

I keep getting this: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: opera The ...
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Error installing packages or updating due to dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

A few days back I tried to install 0ad, a game, through the terminal. I accidentally closed the terminal before it was finished and now I can't install or update any program on my machine. I'm running ...
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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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Apache2 re-install error

I am trying to re-install apache2 on my Ubntu12.X machine. I had apache2 before but due some reasons I have uninstalled. I use apt-get purge to remove apache tomcat but while re installing I am ...
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Error installing or updating due to dpkg and linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

I have tried searching and found many articles, posts, and discussions around this error but I have yet to find anything that tells me how to fix it. I have run the following: $ sudo apt-get ...
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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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Solving /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) with “are you root?” error

Error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? So, I've seen this error crop up ...
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Can't run “dpkg --add-architecture i386” on 12.04 64-bit to run eclipse ADT

Running ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I am trying to follow the steps written at the end of this page under the Heading : Installing Android SDK compat libraries. I am doing it in order to solve this problem. ...
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Package is in a very bad inconsistent state

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop.I wanted to install the "D-Link DWR-730" 3G modem drivers, but the default autoplay software for Ubuntu says "kernel not supported" for this. I ran the dpkg -i ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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apt-get not working. /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code?

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: aptitude-common libboost-iostreams1.53.0 libcwidget3 ...
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Installing generic headers without internet in ubuntu 13.04

I tried to install generic Linux headers without Internet by downloading them in .deb formats .. Based on the dependencies I installed one by one, then I encountered this .libc6:i386 depends on ...
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Failed to fetch file [..] binary-i386/Packages” error after adding and removing architecture [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I had call sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386, then install some 32 bit software, but finally call sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386. I got this error when I call sudo ...
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Exception: cannot get content of ubiquity-frontend-gtk error running python rtupdate hook ubiquity-frontend-gtk

Today, I upgraded my desktop from 13.04 to 13.10 and ended up with the following: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The ...
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ntop: INTERFACES is not defined, please run 'dpkg-reconfigure ntop' and ntop is broken or not fully installed

I am go into a dead loop of install and configure ntop. It tells me ntop: INTERFACES is not defined, please run 'dpkg-reconfigure ntop' on startup, but this command leads to ntop is broken or not ...
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zentyal on ubuntu 13.10

I tried installing Zentyal on my ubuntu 13.10-serve using the ppa-method (as I don't want to reinstall the OS). At first, I added deb http://archive.zentyal.org/zentyal 3.3 main extra to my ...