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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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Unable to install any software or packges on ubuntu 13.10

hey i am new on Ubuntu i am trying to install flash plugin , packages and other software etc but finding these errors. rabia@rabia-N150P-N210P:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] ...
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Cannot install lazarus after fixing broken packages

I'm trying to install lazarus from here. I had broken packages, but I fixed the problem by removing sources in gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status as described here. Then I tried to install lazarus again, ...
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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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Installation of i386 Deb(Hangul 2008) into AMD64 architecture; dpkg/library error

I'm using chrubuntu 12.04 LTS on acer chromebook c720. As I'm korean, I'm trying to install 'Hangul 2008 Linux', Korean style 'MS-word' software made for linux users. Becuase it is only for i386 ...
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“package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.”

Recently, i was installing the new version from 13.04 to 13.10 ubuntu while also watching a video. Well, guess what happened, my desktop crashed for like 4 minutes and then upon gaining access to the ...
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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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How to get back the /var/lib/dkpg folder?

My friend deleted the /var/lib/dkpg folder of his 12.04 installation. Without it apt-get is not working. I'm new to Ubuntu and don't know much. How do I get it back?
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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How To Uninstall Failed 'dpkg -i xorg_7.6+12ubuntu1_amd64.deb' Command

I was attempting to fix a dual monitor issue with an install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on a Sony Vaio VGN-NS135E. I ran the following command (downloaded the deb from - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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How to remove kernel installed using dpkg command?

I am using i386 architecture of Ubuntu 12.04,I downloaded latest kernel 3.12.7 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12.7-trusty/ & installed it using dpkg -i. Installation was all ...
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How can I get a list of the biggest packages currently installed in order? [duplicate]

I am running out of disk space on my root partition, and I'm attempting to remove some packages and not others.
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'trying to overwrite file already in shotwell-common package' while installing shotwell from the PPA

I am trying to update my version of Shotwell. Well, my Ubuntu system is. I am getting the following apt-get error. Can anyone tell me how to resolve it? I have tried a few different things so now ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Package Manager Error [duplicate]

This error started to appear. Any assistance would be great. Thanks. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad....
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What exactly does `dpkg` remove?

I recently installed Kingsoft Office just for trying it out.When I tried to purge it, I faced some problems. Writer, Presentation etc.. can be opened with commands like et, etc.. So, my first trial ...
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File “/usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader”, line 29, in <module> import debconf

So, I'm trying to install the Flash player plugin, but it says update-notifier-common is not configured. So I do sudo dpkg --configure update-notifier-common and it displays Traceback (most recent ...
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Unable to upgrade through sudo apt-get upgrade or through Software Center

I have tried upgrading the software through Software Center however the software center keeps on crashing. When i tried through the terminal I got the following message:- sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of “package”

Every time I attempt to use the Ubuntu Software Center, I get an error message that says "Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired". When I try to repair, it then ...
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My ubuntu decided to remove itself

One week ago, my ubuntu has died. That day, I decided to do smth (I can't remember, what exacly I wanted to). And to do this I was informed by system to update libc++ to newer version. As aptitude ...
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unable to access dash after uninstalling google chrome

After i removed the package google chrome through command sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable. I couldnot access dash. I tried sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home command, but it gives me ...
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Install Java 8 dpkg was interrupted

I'm trying to install Java 8 following the bellow links http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-oracle-java-jdk-678-on-ubuntu-13-04-12-10-12-04/ http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/install-oracle-...
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How to manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'?

I was trying to remove Adobe flash player and then install again but terminated the process. Later when I tried to repeat, it doesn't allow me to sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer. I get this ...
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E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory)

When I use sudo apt-get update I get following error. E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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Setting up gconf2 , Problem [duplicate]

Recently I removed Mono Develop . After that every time when I install new packages it show's me the below message . I tried sudo apt-get install -f but it didn't work . How fix it ? Reading package ...
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how to solve dpkg: warning: 'tar' not found in PATH or not executable [duplicate]

I tried your solution but still the same problem exist. gaja@gaja-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo su [sudo] password for gaja: root@gaja-System-Product-Name:/home/gaja# sudo apt-get install apache2 ...
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I'm trying to install a program (synergy) but it wont install

I'm trying to install synergy but when I type in sudo dpkg -i synergy-1.4.15-Linux-i686.deb it wont install. It just tells me that there isn't such file on the system. Am I doing something wrong? ...
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Unable to locate any i386 package

I've been messing with my system for a while to get it work after upgrade and now it kind of works, but is not healthy. When I try to remove any i386 package on my 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 it returns an ...
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How to solve “dpkg: error: 1 expected program not found in PATH or not executable”?

I have installed the LAMP Server using the command sudo apt-get install lamp-server^. Thereafter, whenever I open the terminal the following error started to appear: bash: /home/gaja/.bashrccu: No ...
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subprocess error while installing xdman and oracle java8

sudo apt-get install xdman [sudo] password for xxxx: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done xdman is already the newest version. The following ...
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Fix dependency when apt-get -f install fails [closed]

I'm trying to get cgminer 3.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04 to work but it fails because libudev.so.1 is missing. I tried to install libc6 and now I have unmet dependencies. Even when I try to run sudo apt-get -...
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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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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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How to avoid “trying to overwrite X which is also in package Y”

I'm setting up a large number of Ubuntu 12.04 devices. I have a custom .deb I wrote and which will be installed on each device. As part of that .deb, there are several system files I need to ...
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Build data.tar.gz instead of data.tar.xz inside deb

I just updated to dpkg 1.17 and it now defaults to compressing data.tar with xz instead of gzip. That creates a problem when I'm remastering CD's for older versions of ubuntu. Is there a way to tell ...
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How do I create a multiarch deb?

I am trying to make a package that will install on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.* on 1386 and amd64. I've figured out that on the amd64 the only difference is that I need to install the 32 bit libraries. ...
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GitLab dpkg-buildpackage error

This is a question related to my other question I am following these instructions to build a Debian package out of gitlab management software. I got the following error dpkg-buildpackage dpkg-...
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xserver-xorg-core update failed. Not fully installed or removed

I tried to update xserver by downloading xserver-xorg-core_1.14.5-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb from packages.ubuntu.com, and when I tried to install it it said: (Reading database ... 266118 files and ...
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“/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: *: not found” error when removing kernel packages

I need to install some stuff but it says I need to remove Linux Kernel Image for version 3.11.0-12-generic and Linux Kernel extra for version 3.11.0-12-generic. Please help. miles@Ubuntu-PC:~$ sudo ...
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Where is iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb?

I'm trying to set up the scanner driver for my Epson WF-3520 printer. I started with sudo dpkg -i iscan-network-nt_1.1.1-1_amd64.deb after downloading that `.deb' file from the Epson website. ...
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trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/inspect', which is also in package libboost1.53-tools-dev 1.53.0-6+exp3ubuntu8

This is the output after sudo apt-get -f install The following packages will be upgraded: libboost1.49-dev 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded. 21 not fully installed or ...
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Does Update Manager show updates for software in PPAs?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I have some basic knowledge of how it works. I have a question about PPAs, and installing an application/program/script via PPA. When I add a PPA to the system, and install the ...
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apt-get moodle ERROR 1045

When in Ubuntu and I try to install a program not related to Moodle I get an error message that refers to Moodle processing errors: # apt-get install screen Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Reinstall ubuntu keeping data

I have done 2 distribution upgrades in the past and each time I ended up with grave problems after that, so I decided not to do any automatic upgrades. However, I do want the newest distribution, ...
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How to start Mysql server after installing from MySQL deb package?

I installed the mysql-5.6.15-debian6.0-i686.deb file on a MySQL site,and I installed it using the dpkg command but after that when I am writing: 1)sudo service mysql start The Answer is: mysql: ...
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Rhythmbox updates failing

I am having trouble updating with Rhythmbox. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 I have purged it and did a new install and I keep getting an error message: When I attempt an upgrade: vividvibe@vividvibe-...
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apt-get is broken

When I do the following command, sudo dpkg --configure -a I get the following error: Setting up cpufreqd (2.4.2-2) ... * Starting CPU Frequency daemon cpufreqd *** buffer overflow detected ***:...
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How to remove packages listed by dpkg

I apologise in advance: this question has probably been asked about 100 times but I can't seem to find a solution. My problem: I'm trying to remove Qt Creator (and everything else Qt-related) from my ...
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if i manually compile php, should i uninstall it in dpkg first?

Around 2 years ago I attempted my first PHP compile and succedded. I occasionaly upgrade my compile script as I add modules and new versions come out. However, I'm finding that apt-get unattended ...