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

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Trouble Installing MySQL workbench [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu Linux. My Professor asked us to download Ubuntu 10.10. I have made several attempts to download MySQL as 32 and 64 bit in Debian packages and it keeps failing. See below for what i ...
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Software Center Redownloads Zotero in any software installation

I have just installed Zotero Standalone by running these commands in Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone and now I see ...
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dpkg-divert: error: rename involves overwriting `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt' with different file `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt', not allowed

I just installed Ubuntu (12.04.4) and I upgraded to 13.10 I have no idea how to fix this :/ $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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unable to download deb packages from a private repo

I am trying to setup a private apt repo using this. Have followed the instructions closely. After setting up everything sudo apt-get update works fine (I see Packages file being fetched from apt-repo) ...
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How can I downgrade packages without removing their dependants?

I have a number of mesa packages that I had upgraded to a PPA version, before purging the PPA so I could upgrade my system. The differences in the versions are minor (they are technically the same, ...
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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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Sub-Process /usr/bin/dpkg returned error code (1) [closed]

I run the command sudo apt-get -f install to fix the libraries. It started downloading fglrx-experimental-13_2%3a13.101-0ubuntu0.0.2_amd64.deb and instead of installing given the following error ...
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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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Packages that are architecture independent won't install

I'm using the 64-bit install, but whenever I install something i386 and have a dependency which is architecture in dependent any it fails to install through the normal apt-get method. Please correct ...
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Kernel panic on dpkg -a --configure

I got 'Kernel panic' error when run dpkg -a --configure. Error says Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! dpkg.log says: ... 2014-01-20 10:41:57 status unpacked libc-bin:amd64 ...
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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 - ...
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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?

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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Problem in installing Claws-mail

I tried to install claws-mail; but got the response that follows. Please help me fix the error. baranidaran@baranidaran-LIFEBOOK-AH502:~$ sudo apt-get install claws-mail [sudo] password for ...
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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 ...
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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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Revert dpkg interrupted operation without installation

My question is little bit different. I was installing xdg package. After downloading the required packages dpkg was installing java-8-installer. And i found that java-8-installer start to download ...
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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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E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with /var/lib/dpkg/status file. I will upload the link. Before this I installed x-unikey but It failed so I enter /var/lib/dpkg/status and fix it again (delete it). After I deleted it ...
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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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E: The package libavahi-client3:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Now i have a problem. When i try to install some programm i have a error. E: The package libavahi-client3:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. i try : sudo dpkg ...
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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/ ...
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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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Unable to install apache2

I installed apache2 using command sudo apt-get install apache2 in ubuntu 13.10 and got the following the error. dpkg: error processing apache2 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation ...
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dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory [duplicate]

When I use sudo apt-get install lamp-server I get following error. dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned ...
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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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How to remove package that gives error on remove? [closed]

I'm trying to install ocenaudio32bits. The 64bits version was installed but was preventing me from installing skype. So when skype was installed the 64bit version of ocenaudio was also removed, but ...
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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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OpenERP Not allowing other things to be installed

I have an OpenERP server set up for testing purposes on my computer. Since the setup, whenever I try to install other applications I get an error caused by OpenERP, When trying to install packages ...
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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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Compile multiarch packages for some mingw architecture

I want to install some generally used cross compilation libraries (iconv, boost, …) on my Ubuntu system using multiarch. I remember that I saw a tutorial for that but I cannot find it at the moment ...
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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 - ...