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

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cant update or install anything tor geoipd not installed

when i go to the Ubuntu Software Center i get and try to update i get the error installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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size mismatch error while updating

I've been getting the following error: E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.2_amd64.deb Size mismatch E: Failed to fetch ...
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File collision between codeblocks-headers and codeblocks-dev

Whenever I try to run sudo apt-get -f install I get this error. Here is all of the output of sudo apt-get -f install: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to do build a 64-bit develop environment in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit? [closed]

I using the Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit. But now, I want to build 64-bit binaries & packages as same source of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit on it. I think that, If I use CLFS(Cross Linux From ...
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apt-get: how to make it keep old archives locally when upgrading packages

I know I can't install previous version without a local copy of the archive of needed version. But today I found out something surprising: I was sure that all previous archives are stored in cache. ...
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Upgrade ubuntu 13.1 security update fail

Ubuntu Security Kernel Update 13.10 I've been trying to install a kernel update for weeks, but I get the following message: Das Installieren oder Entfernen eines Software-Pakets ist gescheitert. ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Stopped an upgrade

So, I was doing an upgrade via the terminal. i think (Im not sure what I was doing. It was downloading updates for wine and libreoffice so I think it was an upgrade and i stopped it during the ...
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software update got interruped 14.04 x64

getting error: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. cannot install any new software. having the above error. tried running sudo dpkg ...
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How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility ...
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Update Manager Error - Invalid Package Name

I get the following error when trying to perform an update in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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Are you a root?

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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“libcups2:amd64 cannot be configured because libcups2:i386 is in a different version”

This is the output I get after issuing the command : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been ...
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sudo apt-get -f intall -> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [duplicate]

i want to install "ghostview" by using Ubuntu software center. however, the error message occurs and I type as sudo apt-get -f install after that, I can get this result Reading package lists... ...
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BOTH available-old & available missing from dpkg - “dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading”

Issue : Many threads try to solve the broken packages problem using the options as below. However my main problem is that BOTH the available & available-old do not exist . I have no clue how I ...
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Visualize the steps used to built a given package

When having the name for a package from the official Ubuntu repository, is possible to know all the steps that took place when building this specific package from sources ? All the commands that were ...
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useradd: cannot lock /etc/subuid; try again later

So, while trying to upgrade to 14.04 I encountered this error: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. Please report this bug against the ...
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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0013' near line 0: EOF after field name

installing ubuntu.desktop failed and I get message E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct. When I run that command I get the following message: dpkg: ...
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Why does package mercurial depend on x11-common in a chroot'ed environment?

In relation to a previous question I posed (Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files?) I came across a somewhat peculiar and hard to explain ...
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Which is exact method to install from source?

I have run (gradually) following command to install gdebi from source: apt-get build-dep gdebi apt-get source gdebi cd gdebi-0.9.5.3 dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b Which gives me error (posted last ...
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“package:amd64 cannot be configured because package:i386 is in a different version”

I have tried so many things, that I have no idea how to resolve this. I want to update my packages on my server. For that I do the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I then get ...
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dependency problems running apt-get -f install on Ubuntu

ON MY UBUNTU RACKSPACE SERVER UNAME -A # uname -a Linux myserver.com 3.2.0-24-virtual #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 18:44:18 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux APT-GET -F INSTALL /home# apt-get ...
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Remove .deb package from ubuntu

I installed a debian package libncurses5-dev:i386.deb using "sudo dpkg -i libncurses5-dev:i386.deb". However i realized that i needed another package libncurses5-dev_5.7+20100313-5_amd64.deb. When ...
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14.04 Dpkg Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin issue

Hopefully I'm not violating any rules by opening new topic for the issue I've encountered. Trust me, I've tried browsing all over askubuntu and bunch of other sites, but none of offered solutions have ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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“Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/*.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf” when installing tex-common

Im having a lot of problems with my Ubuntu after the update from the 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Every time I start the system, it shows a lot of dialogs saying that the system encountered problems, and ...
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Install Software with dpkg

I installed SME dpkg -i sme.deb, it installed it but I could not start it. However when I started the software center it told me that something was broken and it needed fixing, so I allowed it and ...
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dpkg doesn't function properly after upgrading an AWS EC2 to 14.04

After running do-release-upgrade -d on our staging EC2 instance, I've encountered a problem with dpkg. My original problem was that mkvirtualenv command was failing with the following error: Unknown ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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12.10 error upon bootup and upgrade

I upgraded to 12.10 in my quest to get to 14.04, but my computer (HP Pavilion dv 6c47cl) doesn't seem to like 12.10. It won't load to the gui, and so I am forced to go to the command line if I want to ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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“dpkg: trying to overwrite '…/gsettings/gnome-settings-daemon.convert also in package gnome-settings-daemon” when upgrading to Trusty

While upgrading to 14.04 I ran into a dependency issue gnome-settings-daemon-schemas which blocked the upgrade. After running sudo apt-get -f install I get: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Memory Allocation Problem

Recently did a fresh install on my laptop to 13.10 to prepare for the LTS release. I started the upgrade process when the updater prompted and read a book waiting for it. When I checked on the ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 on macbook problem [closed]

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 yesterday from 13.10 via terminal. The upgrade started out fine so I left my computer after it had downloaded all the packages and started installing them to let it run on ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [on hold]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Can't install skype in 14.04 64-bit (Solved) [duplicate]

I have a problem with installing skype in my fresh new Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, Using Ubuntu Software Center Solution: In Software & Updates set Download from: Main Server Download skype and install ...
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Do apps instaled via dpkg get updated?

I downloaded application which I did not add repository for (chrome or maxthon) and installed it via Software Center / dpkg (without adding the repo). Do those apps get updated automatically?
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Problem with deb installation alien converter

I tried to install unsupported jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04, I got the jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm from sourceforge and converted to deb with: sudo alien -k jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm then alien ...
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Subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 247

When i want to install any package i getting this: root@kd32206:~# apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done nginx is already the ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install tomcat7 with: apt-get install tomcat7 tomcat7-admin I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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How do I enable SSLv2 on openSSL

I have tried to enable openSSL with SSLv2 by downloading the sources, setting the 'enable SSLv2' options and compiling, as per the instructions here: ...
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er errors Given when installing libssh2-php

Hi I'm trying to install a mail server on my ubuntu 13.10 machine, I have LAMP server installed, and works great, I want for my computer to be able to send emails (working as a server) so I decided to ...
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Can't remove package [duplicate]

I guess I removed some files that package jetty required because when I try to remove it with apt-get remove jetty I get this: Removing jetty ... * jetty is not installed invoke-rc.d: initscript ...
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gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit [closed]

No matter what I do, I get the following error: gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit The original error(Dutch) Original Dutch sudo ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock [duplicate]

Iam a new Ubuntu user and get this mistake always! Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock Can help me everybody?? Markus
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...