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

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Steam Not Working. It needs a 32-bit libraries [duplicate]

Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-raring:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-raring:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for gedwards: E: Could not get lock ...
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Why the kernel doesn't update automatically?

I have two servers running 12.04 LTS. #1 has upgraded to kernel 3.2.0-57. #2 is stuck on 3.2.0-34. #2 is getting all other package upgrades. BUT, the kernel is never upgraded. This is what I have ...
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Cannot update ubuntu

Whenever I try to update through the Update manager it fails and says Package operation failed. The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I try: sudo mv ...
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Rhythmbox updates failing

I am having trouble updating with Rhythmbox. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 I have purged it and did a new install and I keep getting an error message: When I attempt an upgrade: ...
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apt-get is broken

When I do the following command, sudo dpkg --configure -a I get the following error: Setting up cpufreqd (2.4.2-2) ... * Starting CPU Frequency daemon cpufreqd *** buffer overflow detected ...
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How to remove packages listed by dpkg

I apologise in advance: this question has probably been asked about 100 times but I can't seem to find a solution. My problem: I'm trying to remove Qt Creator (and everything else Qt-related) from my ...
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if i manually compile php, should i uninstall it in dpkg first?

Around 2 years ago I attempted my first PHP compile and succedded. I occasionaly upgrade my compile script as I add modules and new versions come out. However, I'm finding that apt-get unattended ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins

I get these error messages when I try to update or install programs on Linux 13.04 installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins: rhythmbox-plugins ...
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How to list installed package and its details on ubuntu?

I am new to ubuntu and trying to find out the way to list all installed packages and its details like version, release, install time, category on Ubuntu. Found that following commands will help me get ...
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trying to overwrite 'file', which is also in package '*', how to solve? [duplicate]

I'm not able to update anything. I'm on 13.10. When I try to install updates I get this: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/librhythmbox-core7_3.0.1-0~13.10~ppa1_amd64.deb (--unpack): ...
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“Waited for * || true but it wasn't there ” apt error [duplicate]

I have run into an error with apt that seems to occur every time I update. The error outputs every time I try to install something via apt. Here is the output; E: Waited for ...
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Error pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my machine, I tried to install a new version of libc6 which I downloaded from here I made that because a new version of libcv depends on it, I thought after ...
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Installing packages from terminal

So, I tried installing a lot of packages that are in one of my folders. In the terminal I chose directory and did: "sudo apt-get install *.deb" I've gotten a lot of errors that say "couldn't find any ...
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Files with [ square brackets ] in the name have been deleted from ~ via apt-get

The day before yesterday I uninstalled virtualbox 4.1.18 from the repo and installed virtualbox-4.2 from the virtualbox website as well as vagrant from the vagrant site. I installed the two new .debs ...
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unmet dependancy that seems impossible to fix as system is stuck in a loop (to do with acroread)

I need to install acro-bin to sort out a dependency issue and have followed the amazingly detailed advice on the unmet dependencies thread (How do I resolve unmet dependencies?) but still no luck. ...
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trouble in dpkg says no space left on device

" E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. " then it say no space left on device, and when ever I try another thing, it return same problem
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file triggers record mentions illegal package name

Im having problem installing and removing programs. I get the following error dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `install-info/noawait' (for interest in file `/usr/share/info'): ...
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Trying to install no-ip, but getting error

I am trying to install noip dynamic update client on ubuntu server 13.04. I am able to get through the auto config up to the point where it tries to create the debian package. Here is the error log. ...
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“trying to overwrite *, which is also in package *” how to fix it? [duplicate]

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.79.9_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/ar3k/ramps_0x31010000_40.dfu', which is also in package bt-dw1705-firmware ...
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“Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)”, how to fix?

when i try, ali@ali-office:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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dpkg-divert: error: rename involves overwriting `file` with different file `file` not allowed [duplicate]

I can't install programs from Ubuntu Software Center. I am asked to remove xserver-common-lts-raring I have tried to purge and remove but to no avail. You would consider me a NEWB so any help would ...
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files list for package 'patch' is not a regular file

Linux av-projects 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:04:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Ubuntu 14.10 I had a strange boot yesterday with some files little corrupt. I could ...
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E: Mysql-server-5.5 Installation Error

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install mysql-server for a while on my ubuntu vps During a fresh install (Fully purged all mysql related packages) partway through the installation it asks ...
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Can't update, no space left on device [duplicate]

I tried to update but it suggested I use sudo apt-get -f install. I tried using that command, but now it gives me this error: no space left on device Below are the results of running: sudo apt-get ...
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dpkg: “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” how to fix it?

When I run command sudo apt-get -f I get this error dpkg: error processing gcc-4.8-base:i386 (--configure): Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before ...
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How to see all installed softwares? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 operating system . Can you please tell me what is the command to see all installed softwares in my system ?
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How to recover deleted “dpkg” directory? [duplicate]

Unfortunately I've deleted dpkg directory while removing the lock. By mistake I typed root@sam:~$ rm -r /var/lib/dpkg Now when I am trying to install/uninstall packages it shows me following error. ...
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Error while installing update [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu. I have Installed today only. I tried to update software by typing comnmand in Terminal as pranay@Hom-lnx:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... ...
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dpkg: error processing openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0-9714_all.deb

Trying to install openoffice on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. The install goes with out a hitch but the application does not show up in my GUI applications window. Is this because of desktop integration? When I ...
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Can't Reinstall Ubuntu-Desktop due to strange error with printer-driver-pnm2ppa

I've been trying to fix this error for hours with no avail. My apt-get seems to be paralyzed by an error I'm receiving with this printer-driver-pnm2ppa. I don't actually need the driver but it's a ...
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`apt-get upgrade` stalls with zombie `dpkg` - what to do?

During an apt-get upgrade on a server, output stalled and in investigation I found a zombie dpkg process, but the apt-get process still alive. What is the best way to handle this? The dpkg log shows ...
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`usermod: user 'mahmoud' does not exist dpkg: error processing kismet (--configure)` error when installing kismet

I am kind of new to Ubuntu, and I had nothing wrong until I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 13.10. While the upgrading process I got an error message that kismet can not be downloaded, and when I figured ...
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Libc6 missing or wrong version [closed]

After my laptop shut down in the middle of an update, my ubuntu 12.04 installation is seriously messed up. When starting Ubuntu, it complains " running in low-graphics mode, screen, graphic cards qnd ...
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Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-56-generic-pae

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-56-generic-pae (i686) Consult ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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How can I resolve apt-get dependencies when partial upgrade failed?

I am unable to run the Update Manager. When I start it, I get the following pop-up box: Not all updates can be installed Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible. ...
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unable to install any software using sudo command

I am unable to install any software using sudo command; rahul@rahul-VPCEA33EN:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: ...
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dpkg is broken, how to recover?

When I ran apt-get, the system said that dpkg is broken, use sudo dpkg --configure -a to recover, but when I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a, it showed the following error message: dpkg: error: ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyways, ...
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How to fix dpkg configure errors?

I get the following error. How to fix it? root@santanu-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/santanu# sudo dpkg --configure gconf2 dpkg: error processing gconf2 (--configure): package gconf2 is ...
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How to fix the apt-get -f install error [duplicate]

I am getting continuous error when I run the command sudo apt-get -f install The output of the command is as follows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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while installing kde 4.11 through terminal showing error while 'processing initramfs-tools'

the full output is------- Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.2.1) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: ...
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Installing a .deb package to /usr/local directory using dpkg(1)?

I want to install a binary .deb package under the "/usr/local" directory rather than the default "/usr" directory but I can't because the database "/usr/local/var/lib/dpkg" doesn't exist: $ sudo dpkg ...
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Using dpkg to install upgrade and dist-upgrade packages

So I'm playing around with offline package installation on 12.04 Server, having downloaded packages by retrieving and wgetting their URIs using the instructions here: ...
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non interactive reconfigure x11

I need to be able to allow all console users to call xinit in a non interactive way. So I would like to "automate" (meaning find a way with no user interaction) that runs dpkg-reconfigure -f ...
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An error occurred. Please run package manager. Broken dependencies I can't fix or remove

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and everything seemed to be working great for about a day and 1/2. Then, programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird, synoptic etc. started crashing. I notice a red circle on ...
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Can't (re)install lazarus

I had Lazarus installed (from website, not USC), while upgrading to 13.10 and after that, it posted some error message (which I can't remember) at every start. I decided it shouldn't suffer, so I ...
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apt locked by corrupt library package in ubuntu 13.10

I have tried a little hacky way to solve my question by downloading some Debian library file directly from lunchpad. And after that my apt is locked and I can't move forward. I have tried, sudo ...
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dpkg Unmet dependency linux-image-generic 13.10

I've upgraded a few of my boxes to 13.10 and have started to see the following error on them when running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade: Setting up linux-image-3.11.0-13-generic (3.11.0-13.20) ...