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File containing a list of all installed software, including dependencies?

All the guides I've seen recommend the use of the command dpkg --get-selections and redirecting the output to a text file. Isn't there a file somewhere on the filesystem that contains a list of all ...
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How can I backup packages from an install I can't currently boot

My ssd had a partition problem and I've been unable to repair grub. I can still access the partition with my files on it though so what I want to do is backup the installed packages and reinstall ...
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Wifi keeps on dropping in Ubuntu 12.04, how to uninstall update

As per Wifi keeps on dropping in Ubuntu 12.04?, I followed the instructions: Copy it to your home folder and run sudo dpkg -i rtlwifi-new-dkms_0.5_all.deb . Having done that to 3.13.0-70, my connect ...
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error with runit and upstart\

Yesterday i try to install some package and i get error about runit . So i search on Internet and a fix was to sudo dpkg --force runit i did it but as i tried today sudo apt-get update i got ...
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Help me with dependencies [duplicate]

When I try to install .deb file it says: Selecting previously unselected package guitarpro6:i386. (Reading database ... 182150 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Broken pkg install - howto fix?

Below see attempt to remove pkg; synaptic is unhelpful and I don't know enough to go further...any way to FORCE removal of a pkg when necessary? $ sudo dpkg --remove libwayland-dev dpkg: dependency ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get upgrade, Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/python-libxml2_2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.5_amd64.deb [duplicate]

first of all I am totally new to UNIX and I do learn through do and see what gonna happen and now I have problem every time I run upgrade command. I did try to force installation, autoclean, ...
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dpkg is confused since I manually removed installation files for spotify with sudo rm recursive

So I was reading to learn on how packages and package installation works in Ubuntu in general and where do the files responsible for the existence of any application (installation files) reside in my ...
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How to list all manually installed packages? [duplicate]

I want to list all packages that are not automatically installed as dependencies. E.g. I've installed build-essential, whose dependencies include gcc. I want to output a list that contains ...
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List Installed Program Using C/C++ [closed]

I need to complete a short audit program written in C / C ++, which list the programs / apps installed on machines running Ubuntu, at first I could accomplish the task using "system (" dpkg -l> / tmp ...
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Instalation of virtualbox-guest-dkms fails

Recently I installed ubuntu into VirtualBox. The problem was that resolution was really small and it stayed small even when I enlarge it by view->switch to full screen. So I googled and found solution ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 The installation or removal of a software package failed

I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and when I try to install application from software center after installation I got this error.when I click Ok I can see that application on my pc but I can't open it.Help me ...
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PROBLEM - “update - dependency problems - leaving unconfigured”. Plus - boot 0 bytes

I am a newbie at wits end. I have cleaned /boot using many different methods suggested on this site without success. /boot is still 0 bytes free with all old kernels removed. uname -r returns ...
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Could not exec dpkg!

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100) while update or install any package i got this error. i heaved tried everything and read so many threads but unable to solve the problem. ...
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How can I revert libavcodec-extra-54 to libavcodec54?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32bit platform. I want to compile opencv, it requires libavcodec-dev. I want to install it but it needs a long list of packages. It would be easy if I could just install them ...
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Difference between 64 bit.rpm and 64 bit.deb packages

What is the difference between software installation files called 64 bit.deb and 64 bit.rpm? I want to understand which one is best for my computer so that I am downloading and installing the correct ...
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I cant install any new updates i get the error dpkg: error: info database format (2) is bogus or too new; try getting a newer dpkg

arun@arun-RD405-L-CDA1A2:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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How to install a deb file and its recommended dependency [duplicate]

I want to install a deb package but also its recommended dependecies. There is a lot of examples on how to install a deb package with its required dependecies but I can't find a way to install a deb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot after (failed) update, udevadm trigger is not permitted

I get stuck trying to boot Linux 3.13.0-68 after running Software Updater, which failed on this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-release-upgrader/+bug/1457353 Where it failed to run ...
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Please advice how to get rid of unmet dependency issue

I faced the problem of installing the software. It was stated something about unmet depedencies with the bitdefender-scanner:i386 package (its antivirus that I was trying to install the day before but ...
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When creating a deb package, can I have it depend on a file instead of on a package

I'm building a deb file to deploy to a machine that may have a dependency satisfied by a non-deb deployment. I want to have my package depend on the existence of a file rather than a specific (or ...
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Unable to synchronize mmap - msync (5: Input/output error)

yesterday, I tried installing Minecraft and for that I needed Java. I ran: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer The first two ...
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Not update to “apt-get update” [duplicate]

I was trying to upgrade the PHP packages on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and I keep getting errors. I know there is a duplicate of this Qn but i removed the error causing file from ...
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dependency problems, when updating

I have got a problem with dependencies and do now regret, that I have installed Ubuntu in german... Hope someone is able to help me anyway: Every time I try to update something I get several ...
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Problem installing elementary desktop on Ubuntu

I was trying to install elementary desktop on Ubuntu but I get the following error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libecore-dev: libecore-dev depends on libglib2.0-dev; however: ...
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Missing packages during manual package install

Sometimes I download a deb, say for Google Chrome, or the Github atom.io editor. I then run sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb I then get the error: Errors were encountered while processing: ... ...
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Can't install or uninstall software. Unmet dependencies. apt-get -f install does not work

I seem to have plenty of space on boot. I have whole disk encryption. First: $ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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I cannot install anything in terminal

Someone was working with my desktop and now i cant install anything via terminal. I used apt-get install s.th and it responds E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure ...
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'sudo dpkg --configure -a' giving error message [duplicate]

dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.16.0-52-generic ...
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Having trouble installing i-nex

This is what happens when i try install it. fraser@fraser-All-Series:~$ sudo apt-get install i-nex [sudo] password for fraser: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why does package size during installation differs from package size reported during removal?

Let me detail what I try to ask. When I use sudo apk-get install blablabla I get the output After this operation, 39.6 MB of additional disk space will be used. but when I execute sudo ...
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Debian Package: Freshly Made New Package

I want to debug my self made package. I've installed it but there were a little bug. Now, I can't install my new fix because there are problems with the old one. the program tries to delete old ...
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failed package update for linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic (3.13.0-65.106)

Unable to update this old kernel. It isn't all that necessary, but I'd really like to figure out why apt-get update won't work. Here is a copy of the terminal output. Unpacking ...
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Problem with packages after upgrading to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04

I upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04 this morning and now I can't install any packages or anything. Indeed when I run a sudo apt-get install I get : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Is there any way to map Ubuntu package name to CPE/USN/CVE?

I have list of packages from multiple Linux systems. From Ubuntu boxes I get them by using dpkg. Because I have it in form of large string (one per device) I'm using regex to get precise package ...
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How to unistall utorrent server and libtorrent

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32bit. I downloaded utserver.tar.gz file today from utorrent.com and converted it into deb file using alien by sudo alien -d utserver.tar.gz. It worked well and I installed it ...
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Unable to remove 'Unmet dependencies' in ubuntu precise

I am neither able to install nor remove any package through apt or dpkg. I don't have aptitude installed. Here are unmet dependecies on my ubuntu version - 12.04 precise: The following packages have ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-install on Ubuntu 15.10 is broken and cannot be repaired conventionally

I have a new install (about 1 week now) of Ubuntu 15.10. The short story here is that ttf-mscorefonts-install is broken and is completely constipating the process of trying to install or uninstall ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 minimal: Missing udpkg for keyboard-configuration

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 minimal on my CubieBoard, I would like to reconfigure the keyboard to German layout. However, I get an error message when installing the keyboard-configuration package: ...
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dpkg error processing-dependency problems

When an application installs on Ubuntu 15.10 64bit using dpkg, dependency errors occurred. The application needs libboost-thread1.54.0 but it is not installed. However libboost-thread1.58.0 is ...
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How do I get rid of stale uninstalled entries in dpkg?

I see stale previously uninstalled packages in dpkg: $ sudo dpkg -l *boost* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ ...
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dpkg: error processing package djview-plugin (--configure): [duplicate]

After installing some apps I am getting this error while trying to upgrade : package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration its happening for ...
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update unity after interrupted “do-release-upgrade”

I ran the do-release-upgrade command in my Ubuntu laptop in order to update to version 15.10 It asked me if I wanted to keep some configuration file and answered to view the differences. When I ...
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Package operation repair failed? [closed]

I don't understand what's happening, but I have a strange problem with the install of CodeBlocks under Ubuntu 15.10: On the Software center: New software can't be installed, because there is a ...
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Code Blocks Instalations Dependencies (apt/dpkg remove impossible ?)

I was trying to install code blocks but I think I made a bad manipulation so now I can't install anything... Problems to install with the sudo apt-get install -f
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'error: BrokenCount>0'

it says this on the bottom right of my computer, its says ''this usually means that you installed packages that have unmet dependecies.'' I did Run df -i in terminal and it gave me this : udev ...
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MySQL 5.6 dpkg install error, even after complete uninstall

I am having a error whilst installing MySQL 5.6 from downloaded deb and from apt: nginx@LBNginx:/tmp$ sudo dpkg -i mysql-server-5.6_5.6.27-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 121037 ...
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dpkg error message upgrading from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10

I hope you can help me. I am upgrading to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04 following the process described here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade. In the Installing the upgrades process and almost ...
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Will Ubuntu replace dpkg with snappy?

My apologies for being uninformed, but I couldn't find the answer through Google or read/understand a definite answer out of Mark's announcement. Are there plans to replace dpkg in its entirety with ...
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Nothing will install and /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure:not found

I've had an issue when trying to bot up ubuntu, I reach a screen where it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode”. I've found the thread with a bunch of fixes and I've tried the ...