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playonlinux installation failed how do I fix it? [duplicate]

So I was installing playonlinux as I wanted iTunes. I typed in the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux and it went well. But I can't find it on my laptop anywhere. When I try to install it again ...
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How to find applications installed today?

Is there any command to list which applications have been installed today via apt-get or dpkg? Is there any other way to find this information?
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how to remove a foreign architecture?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, we'd like to remove the i386 foreign architecture it comes with, but I don't see a "dpkg" command to do this cleanly. In Stuck with foreign-architecture=i386 when using ...
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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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Problems with linux-headers and apt-get -f install

It has been a long time since I've asked for help, but I'm in dire need now. Some time ago, I set up a friend's computer with 10.04. He's still running it but somewhere along the way, he started ...
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otrs gives an “Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”

I installed otrs like so: sudo apt-get install otrs And in the end it gave me this error below. Setting otrs2 (3.1.7 + dfsg1-5) ... dbconfig-common: writing config to / ...
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How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6

How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6, Like that will show If I do: $ sudo apt-get upgrade or $ sudo apt-get install package This is example : $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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Failed Kernel install results in apt and dpkg failure due to dependencies and configuration issues

I have seen some similar questions but none that I have seen have resolved my issue. An error occured durring a kernel upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 from linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic to ...
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Configuration of dropbox-nautilus package hangs while downloading dropbox binary

While installing dropbox from the repositories, my laptop ran out of power, and so the system went into a broken state. When I rebooted, I tried two methods to set it right. One was sudo dpkg ...
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howto install compiled package

I compiled an upgraded source for a lesser package already installed. How do I use dpkg or another to install and let the system upgrade system know about it In system: hdf5-tools 1.8.8-9 ...
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What is a tainted binary package?

Using dpkg I created some debian packages containing self-written libraries that install without problems. But when I try to run lintian on one of them, I just get the following error: warning: ...
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Removing and re-installing texlive 2012

I have a problem with texlive. For some reason I couldn't load the siunitx package anymore. Because I had problems with Texlive before, I accidently installed 2 versions next to each other with them ...
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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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dpkg: invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed

I have read a number of the posts here and they all state to run the following commands: Apt-get -f remove ** apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get -f install ** I have seen these in various ...
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Unmet dependencies: linux-generic

Today I went over to my grandma because she had some problems with her computer, running Xubuntu 12.04LTS. After fixing 'the problem' (Firefox was set fullscreen..) I ran the usual apt-get update ...
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How do I update an individual package without breaking future updates?

I'm on a LTS release and want it to remain LTS. However, I have an individual package called libmlx4-1 that I need to update to version 1.04 (i.e. libmlx4-1) . This is in the Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) ...
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Installing using dpkg -i

I was trying to install some aplications after downloading the file x.deb and after doing: sudo dpkg -i x.deb The result is always: Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing ...
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Major issues trying to clean up /boot

12.04 LTS here, first off let me start with a uname -a output for you 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux So my boot partition was at 100%. ...
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Openfire 3.8.0 cannot find JRE 7

I've installed the official Oracle Java on my Ubuntu machine. For that I did the following: Download the latest JRE for x64 (.tar.gz) Unpacked this archive on my Windows machine Uploaded the folder ...
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Manually Adding Installed Package

i built some packages myself using make & make install instead of apt-get because some packages in ubuntu repositories are not the latest version, sometimes not new enough to build some package ...
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What packages on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 are need?

After I had some troubles with apt-get I added too much packages with the ubuntu-desktop package. Unfortunately, this happened on a ubuntu-server, so there are many unused packages now. Because I'm ...
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How can I tell which package an executable came from?

I'm answering a question with a suggestion to use rename, and I realize I don't know what package it comes from (as part of the answer, I imagine saying something like "if you don't have rename, it's ...
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get dpkg --get-selections equivalent list from dpkg.status.0

My SSD crashed, and I can't find the output from dpkg --get-selections that I created recently. However, I could make a copy of the /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 file from the broken ssd. I feel like ...
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dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

I got this error while installing ubuntu-restricted-extras: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. So I ran that in terminal: ...
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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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How to revert libdrm without causing dependency issues?

I've been experiencing severe stability issues for the past couple days, and I've narrowed it down to being a part of X, since everything goes back to normal for a bit when I restart lightdm. I use ...
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Weird output when running “dpkg -l linux-image” (12.04 LTS)

When I run "$ dpkg -l linux-image" I get: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required ...
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sudo dpkg --configure dpkg: error processing default-jdk (--configure):

default-jre depends on default-jre-headless (= 1:1.7-43ubuntu3); however: Package default-jre-headless is not installed. dpkg: error processing default-jre (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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How to display all apt-get Dpkg::Options and there current values?

There is apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" or apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confold" and many more. How can I get a list of all Dpkg::Options and there current set values?
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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Stuck at dpkg and can't upgrade anymore

gaith@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. gaith@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up ...
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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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cant install yaml-cpp because it conflicts with yaml-cpp?

It appears that no yaml-cpp is installed sudo apt-get remove yaml-cpp Package yaml-cpp is not installed, so not removed But when I try to install yaml-cpp I can not because apt-get all of a sudden ...
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dpkg error code (1) while trying to re-install Firefox

I removed Firefox by the following command: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox Then, I used Chrome browser for a while. Now, I want to re-install Firefox on my system, but I get the following ...
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Where is virtualenvwrapper.sh?

I don't know what's more embarrassing: that I don't know how to go about finding the answer to this question myself, or that it has to be asked at all in the first place, but... where does apt-get ...
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Installing a package works, but then I have to wait for 10 minutes for several “dpkg: error processing linux-headers…” errors

Whenever I try to apt-get install something or use the Synaptic Package Manager to install / uninstall something, I have to wait for > 10 minutes and the following report is generated: (Reading ...
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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 do you find the licenses for everything installed on your system?

I want to write a script that outputs the license for every software package installed on my system. Using dpkg --get-selections I am able to get list of everything installed. However, I don't see a ...
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What does this info mean when I fire `dpkg -l lxpanel`?

When trying to see the version of LXPanel and fire dpkg -l lxpanel, I get ~$ dpkg -l lxpanel Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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Splitting a large package into smaller ones/upgrade path for users?

I maintain a couple of large packages that we use internally and starting with the next release I would like to split those into smaller packages. These packages are already installed in a number of ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with `Permission denied`

I have recently installed 12.04 and all seemed to be well, until today when I got a series of errors when trying to run apt-get upgrade: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Error while installing package - Ubuntu 12.04

Below is the error i am getting. when i install or upgrade , i have been struggling for a while to solve . sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.2.0-35

Whenever I install, update or uninstall a program in the terminal, this comes up sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Half installed package error

Received the following error when attempting to install from Terminal: Selecting previously unselected package dassault-systemes-draftsight. (Reading database … 211618 files and directories currently ...
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Debconf errors when configuring mysql-server

When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the error below. I also get similar error when running sudo reconfigure postfix, which I relly need to run since outgoing e-mail is not working any more. ...
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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 ...
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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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nginx dependency problem trying to upgrade

Trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 vps I get the following error: henrik@neung:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for henrik: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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apt-get install git-core failed

After running sudo apt-get install git-core, I get Unpacking git-core (from .../git-core_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_all.deb) ... Errors were encountered while processing: ...