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Error installing Samba4

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 Wily. When I run: apt-get install samba In the end it generates a error, can someone help? Note: There was a samba compilation before and I have performed one # make ...
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Unable to install “google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb” pakage?

~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--install): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) ...
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Newbie: problem with building dependencies

I am trying to read video file in Octave(previously in Windows I am running the same program in Matlab with some inbuilt functionalities and works fine),but in Octave it is not able to read the video ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages (multiverse/...
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Getting Error while installing epad

sudo dpkg -i epad_2.3-11907_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package epad. (Reading database ... 211800 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack epad_2....
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP MySQL dpkg install problems

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 MySQL server install problems tried to set up LAMP system on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following instructions. howtoforge ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies Apache and PHP installed and ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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error while doing sudo apt-get -f install

I am doing the sudo apt-get -f install and I am getting the following error. I have another ongoing discussion in here. The error I am getting after running apt-get -f install is given below : ...
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too many errors while executing dpkg --configure -a

I am not an expert in Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for my work purposes only. I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 and while doing lots of dpkg error occurred. Then I restarted the computer ...
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ignore-depends options passed from apt-get not behaving as expected

A package being installed with apt-get has a dependency on java that I want to ignore. $ apt-cache depends some-package some-package PreDepends: <java7-runtime-headless> default-jre-...
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How can I learn all the options I can pass to DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS?

I'm compiling debian packages with xdeb, and I'm trying to understand how this variable DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS works and I might be able to specify 32-bit over 64-bit for a userspace app. The best way I'...
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Reinstalling critical files in Recovery Mode

I might have accidentaly purged some critical files, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo. By entering the recovery mode from a LiveUSB, and running sudo apt-get install -f, I ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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How to find installed kernel image metapackages?

I have used this, but is there a better way? dpkg-query -W -f='${Package} ${Status}\n' | awk '/^linux-(.+-)?image-[^0-9]+(-lts-[^ ]+)? [^ ]+ ok installed/{print $1}' How to find kernel metapackages ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Is `dpkg-reconfigure --all` still available in 16.04?

After upgrading to 16.04, I tried to use that command, but it seems that dpkg-reconfigure (or dpkg --reconfigure) doesn't understand the option --all. Is it still available? If not, is there an ...
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How to do the equivalent of a --force-overwite via a preseed file during installation?

I need to do something like this: Force apt-get to overwrite file installed by another package on a package that is auto installed at installation time via the preseed file. That means there is no ...
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How can I install a subversion of gcc using a .deb file

Actually I have gcc version 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3 installed on my PC. Now I need to install gcc version 4.8.2-10ubuntu1 instead. Everytime I try to install the other version, the compilation ...
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Is there any apt-get/dpkg/aptitude option to get apt cache folder location?

apt cache folder default location is /var/cache/apt/archives. i work in a python script. is there any way to know cache folder location in code. like run a apt-get option. like: apt-get --cache--...
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dpkg: error processing archive - kmod (--unpack)

I am trying to upgrade an old debian system (Ubuntu squeeze) to 14.04. I updated the /etc/apt/sources.list with the sources for ubuntu trusty. I have some troubles installing the package kmod where a ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code in16.04LTS

During install of git-all error code (1) is displayed. after on running the following commands the output are: sudo apt-get install git-all [sudo] password for yash: Reading package lists.....
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Error on installing applications

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. When I run dpkg in the terminal, I get the following ...
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lsb-release package broken in 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully ...
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GRUB shows kernels from previous ubuntu version

I have just updated Ubuntu to 16.04 version and when I boot, grub shows the kernels from the previous Ubuntu version. How can I delete them? (not only in the grub list but to actually free that space ...
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Apt-get not working after attempting to install kde desktop [duplicate]

So, I tried to install the KDE Desktop in Ubuntu, but it failed (I couldn't grab output for here). Now whenever I try to use apt-get , it says that it fails, and to use sudo apt-get -f install . ...
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Why 'apt-get install' acquires /var/cache/apt/archives/lock during download

The apt-get upgrade and apt-get install <packagename> commands acquire /var/cache/apt/archives/lock while both downloading and installing. I think it should be possible to download packages ...
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Install problem indy 10.2.xx on ubuntu 16.04 - lazarus 1.6 - fpc 3.0.0

I'm use Lazarus for programming I upgrade Ubuntu and lazarus from 15.10 -> 16.04 and 2.6.x -> 3.0.0 but now I can't install indy 10.2.xx again. the help tell us: http://wiki.freepascal.org/...
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libdvdcss2 depackaging error (12.04 precise)

I previously asked a question regarding DVD playback and after much back and forth with David Foerster, he was able to narrow down the problem. With that in mind, I am now asking for further help! ...
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Unable to install wine1.7 due to broken packages

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I'm trying to install wine1.7 on my computer but sudo apt-get install wine1.7 but I get these errors : - sidhu@sidhu-Inspiron-5521:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 was interrupted towards the end. What can I do to fix/clean up?

The upgrade was in the "upgrading" stage, and literally got to about 98% before my computer froze, the progress bar was almost at the end (alas, I opened too many tabs in Chrome...). The last thing it ...
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After Ubuntu update from 15 to 16.04, error in keyboard-configuration package

So I just started the automatic upgrade of my Ubuntu distribution this morning, from 15.xx to the new 16.04, everything went smoothly except for an error I got at the end: something prevented the full ...
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dpkg error code (1)

I got this error code while installing JDK 9 on my ubuntu 16.04 machine : Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution : /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-9-jdk_9~b114-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: Sub-...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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unable to configure oracle 10gxe

I was trying to configure oracle 10g by executing this command : /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure. I got following message dell@dell-pc:~/Downloads$ /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure bash: /etc/init....
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Can not install 'openjdk-9-jdk' because it tries to overwrite file aready included in 'openjdk-9-jdk-headless'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial desktop, 64 bit, and wanted to install openjdk-9-jdk (Java 9 development kit). The version available from the universe repository is 9~b114-0ubuntu1. Running the ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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Upgrade dependencies while upgrading a package not included in a distribution

I am using a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and don't want to upgrade the OS. However I wish to upgrade a specific package to the latest version. The package in point is spyder: The version ...
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Is there a way to set up some sort of flag or tag to a command instead of referring to its full name in terminal?

I'm trying to figure out if theres a way to rename or use some sort of tag that points to a package instead of having to write the whole name of the package in the command line? because some packages ...
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Terminal no longer opens

(First off this is my first linux download to a virtual machine) Basically I followed a step by step YouTube guide I installed everything until the updates There were originally 1300 updates Now ...
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apt-get autoremove does not see dependencies of a removed package?

I had ubuntu-sdk installed, /var/log/apt/history.log has to say this about it: Commandline: apt --no-install-recommends install ubuntu-sdk Install: python3-simplejson:i386 (3.3.1-1ubuntu6, automatic),...
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Virtual box dependency issue

I am newbie in ubunut and I am really confused in the installation of virtual box for college assignments. I am asking this on a new thread intentionally even though many existing threads try to ...
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New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed--trying to install Loggerpro for Ubuntu

When I try to install loggerpro, this is the message I get. I looked on the forum and tried the following commands: sudo apt-get install --reinstall deconf and then it says: unable to access ...
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(K)Ubuntu 16.04 can't install mysql server unmet dependencies

When I try to sudo apt-get install mysql-server I keep getting following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server : Depends: mysql-community-server (= 5.7.12-1ubuntu15....
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Can not install kvm on ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop. when I tried installing kvm with **kvm-ok INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used** and when I tried installing **sudo apt-get ...
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Problem upgrading unity mail - dpkg error

I was trying to update unity mail but it kept failing saying it couldn't delete packages. I got the following error when I ran sudo apt upgrade and sudo apt install unity-mail Errors were encountered ...
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Cron script runs but dpkg command fails

I have a cron script that updates a package with dpkg. This is an oversimplified version of a much larger script. But this is the part that is not working. I copy the update cron script to /etc/...
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How to install StarUML and it's dependencies?

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and want to install StarUML. I downloaded StarUML from http://staruml.io/download/release/v2.0.2/StarUML-v2.0.2-64-bit.deb, then in the terminal: dpkg -i StarUML-v2.0....
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apt-get install fails because of libmagic1

my apt-get install is failing because of following error with respect to libmagic1. My Ubuntu version is 12.04 LTS. Can you please help if anyone aware of it? I need to fix this to update some ...
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How to make pre-depends install packages in debian packaging

I am building a package that depends on package X, Y, Z. So i put them into the control file und der Pre-Depends: X, Y, Z However, this doesn't install the packages it just says my package can't ...