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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...
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Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg?

Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg, for installing on a 64 bit OS? Is it because this is a i386 binary? sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 and then to 14.04. Now I'm getting some weird problems: When I boot my machine from the grub menu using the normal "Ubuntu" option, my Caps Lock key ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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Deleted the python binary, and can't recover using apt-get, what can I do?

Well. Yep. Wanted a fresh start because I was having dependency confusions, so I ran "whereis python" and literally erased all of the files and directories that came up. Then when I go to run apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Allow deb to be installed in custom directory

I have to create a .deb package that can be installed on any system (with non-root user as well). I am following this create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries to create a package from binaries. ...
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dpkg error while running apt-get autoclean

I was installing android studio through the terminal but I had to stop the installation by pressing Ctrl+Z. Now I am trying to run autoclean (after a restart) but it won't run.Why is this happening? ...
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Right way to completely clean up old kernels in terminal

I have been going through various questions about how to clean up old Linux kernels. They all seem to have different answers and they are old, so someone is bound to say the question is too old and ...
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dpkg --status package_name

I'm just playing around with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I installed emacs, and wanted to double check if it was. ~ 1496 $ dpkg --status emacs dpkg-query: package 'emacs' is not installed and no information ...
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battery died during update from 13.10 to 14.04

Apologies for a deeply rookie error, but any help much appreciated; Whilst updating from 13.10 to 14.04 the power died and now only boots a blank screen. In recovery mode I've tried 'repair broken ...
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Problem with dpkg -p

I'm trying to have informations about kernels installed with dpkg -s but the return is weird (and in french), but not seems to work: $ dpkg -p linux-image-3.16.0-28-generic dpkg-query: le paquet « ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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Dependencies issues linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

Was setting up Postfix but didn't get too far, because Ubuntu returned an dependencies error. Tried to fix this but I cant find the cause to the problem. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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debian package unmet dependancies

I have created a "Simple" Debian package of my own with few dependencies. While installing the Debian package I get dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of Simple: Simple depends on XYZ; ...
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fake initctl called, doing nothing

ubuntu 12.4 stuck on fake initctl called. doing noting. I've tried to reinstall initctl in rescue mode but giving dpkg path error. I've update path with export command but still showing same path ...
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dpkg configure -a fails after trying to install gnome-desktop

After trying to run aptitude install gnome-desktop im getting this failures in dpkg ubuntu:~⟫ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.6: tk8.6 depends on ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Error to install svn on ubuntu 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn apache2-utils * udev requires hotplug support, not started ... fail! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) How to solve ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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How do I repair dpkg and apt-get?

Every time I do: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I get all these with in the end the error reports: Ign http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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Fix extracted but not configured package blocker

Problems started after an unexpected power loss while executing apt-get dist-upgrade. When I now run command (as root) apt-get dist-upgrade and got the following output: Reading package lists ... ...
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libtiff4:i386 is not available [duplicate]

The package: "libtiff4" is now unavailable. So, for people who have problem trying to install libtiff4:i386 And came out with this output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Install vs Conffiles

I want to add a default configuration file to my .deb package I tried to do this by putting /path/to/file/relative/to/debian/tmp /global/path/where/i/need/to/put/the/file to Debian/install ...
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I am no able to install any package of openstack due to dpkg error, what should i do?

dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 41363 package 'openstack-dashboard': 'Depends' field, missing architecture name, or garbage where architecture name expected E: Sub-process ...
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DPKG is not responding [closed]

I was installing wine in my Ubuntu 14.04. I got a pop-up and It was not responding . So, I have closed the Terminal. Then after when ever I am trying to execute sudo apt-get install then I am getting ...
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Can not delete the old linux-image-

Can not delete the old linux-image-.... Tried sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic But I'm having error (Reading database ... 278185 files and directories currently ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Unable to reset the dpkg

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I have tried to install wine Mean while my system got hanged So, I have close the command prompt. While, Installing 2nd time, I got an error status was unable to open like ...
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dpkg processing issues

I have been trying to install a few prog and it doesn't seem to work. For example with skype, I use the sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.de and it all seems to work fine apart from ...
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'' dpkg -l '' shows the list begin with p but not any previous alphabet

when i use this command '' dpkg -l '' output of terminal is like bellow ii python-gobject 2.28.6-12bui amd64 deprecated static Python bindings ii python-gst0.10 0.10.22-3ubu amd64 ...
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unable to install anything on ubuntu 14.10 with apt-get says files list file for package 'libgnutls-deb0-28:amd64' is missing final newline

when I try to install anything with apt-get its showing same error for all I just installed, nothing yet install yet user@system:~$ sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Xubuntu apt-get Errors

when i try to use the command apt-get update these errors appear: E: No se pudo abrir el fichero de bloqueo «/var/lib/apt/lists/lock» - open (13: Permiso denegado) E: No se pudo bloquear el ...
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Apache2 is not running

dpkg: error processing package openstack-dashboard-ubuntu-theme (--remove): subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Dropbox Installation Broken, Laptop Running Hot - unable to Update [duplicate]

I'm having few problems with Ubuntu 12.04. This occurred after trying to install dropbox. Now, I'm unable to install dropbox or any update. I've tried following commands, but it doesn't fix anything. ...
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Problem while upgrading (dependency problems)

When i try to upgrade with apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, i get this log: Click here for the log It says that there are some problem with the dependencies of these packages: udev ...
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Mobo problems? Multiple failures in multiple OS's

I recently put together my first build and loaded it up with the most recent Ubuntu 14. Everything was working untill 1 package wouldn't install; ttfmscorefonts. I installed it but about halfway ...
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package system broken (14.04)

I tried installing Google Earth this morning using this code: Terminal Commands: sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 ...
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Perl may be unconfigured?

Hi I have error when I want to install,remove or configure my package this is the error debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Debconf/Log.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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How do I create a local repository accessible from a local chroot environment for O/S building?

I am interested in building my own custom Ubuntu remix, and have been doing so with the Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO. To do this, I mount the disk image and chroot into it, in a manner similar to this ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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How to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 14.10?

After unsuccessful installation of the latest version of MariaDB through repository that is offered by official page (for Ubuntu 14.04) I've tried to install mariadb-5.5 which is already included in ...
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dpkg error while trying to extract a file

I am getting an error while trying to extract a package and I have no idea why this is happening Is the data corrupted ? sudo dpkg -x ti-openmpacc_1.1.1_cortexa15hf-vfp-neon.ipk /evmk2h_nfs/ ...