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

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Dependencies problem with x2go

I need help with my Ubuntu Server 12.04 64-bit. I can't update Ubuntu, because I always have problems with x2go. See message below: dependency problems prevent configuration of openssh-server: ...
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Upstart Job (.conf) Fails to Install

I have a simple package (.deb) wherein the main goal is to create an Upstart job. Call it Foo. It fails to create the job file /etc/init/Foo.conf. Package Definition I have created the package ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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How to call a script to remove apt-get cache when DPKG installation fails while checking for dependencies in control file provided to equivs-build?

I have created a deb package abc.deb which successfully installs one application (web-server) when all dependencies (like python-dev, python-pip, etc) specified in Depends: <list of ...
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broken dependencies [duplicate]

I am currently running Lubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 server version. Whenever I try installing any software, be it from the software center or from the internet, I receive an error saying: your system ...
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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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conffile 'file.conf' is not in sync with other instances of the same package [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. The cause of the problem was that I installed gkrellm.i386! I can see out there that there are many many ideas of possible solutions to this problem, but I have tried ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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How to get apt after I accidentally uninstalled it

Is it possible to use dpkg to install apt? It was uninstalled accidentally. If not, how can I get apt without reinstalling Ubuntu? Edit: The following is what I get when I try to install apt with ...
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Unable to open Software Center or Update Manager

I am current running Xubuntu 12.04 64bit. I noticed that I am unable to open the software center or update manager. When I attempt to open the Update Manager it reports that a problem occurred while ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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slapd not installing on Ubuntu 13.10

This problem has been bothering me for quite a while. I have spent hours trying to find out what is wrong but I just could not solve it. When I try to do sudo apt-get install slapd with all the other ...
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what is the difference between which gcc and dpkg -l | grep gcc

based on Ubuntu 12.04 man page for which which returns the pathnames of the files (or links) which would be exe- cuted in the current environment, had its arguments been given as com- ...
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Dpkg remains configuring moodle

When I tried to configure moodle like: root@server:~# dpkg --configure moodle It remains like that indefinitely. Whatching this process on "top" I realized that it does not use any Memory ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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How to remove/install a package that is not fully installed?

I went to install bsnes the other day and for whatever reason the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this ...
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Error on dpkg -L Command Result

My dpkg -L * gives me this result: Package `20140123_002246.mp4' is not installed. Package `20140123_002246.mpg' is not installed. Package `anu' is not installed. Package `anu.cpp' is not ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 29579 package 'gnome-terminal-data': [duplicate]

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 29579 package 'gnome-terminal-data': EOF during value of field `Description' (missing final newline) Error in ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-generic unmet dependency error [duplicate]

dpkg: error processing linux-generic, un met dependency error when sudo apt-get install -f Setting up linux-image-generic (3.2.0.60.71) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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can't install hardly anything…winbind unstable

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done winbind is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 ...
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How can I remove a package

I have encounter a problem when I install a package, The error message: $ dpkg -i 116667-Ubuntu\ xsplash\ clean\ theme.deb (Reading database ... 265031 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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i want to install java on Ubuntu 13.04, but i got this type of problem during installing java [duplicate]

problem is that: apt-get install default-jre E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is ...
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installing libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

04 (32 bit) precise version.While i'm installing this libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 its shows the following error........ The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx : Depends: ...
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segmentation fault when installing librsvg2-common and libgdk-pixbuf2.0 [closed]

If you are also affected, upvote the question so it causes more attention. My system is ubuntu 12.04 on Linux 3.8.0-37-generic. I got some crash report after a system update today (seemly from ...
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“ztemtvcdromd: no process found” when removing crossplatformui

When I am doing sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install (any software) then this is showing in terminal Extracting templates from packages: 100% (Reading database ... 146237 files and directories ...
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Why the apt prompts me to enter the full phrase while purging a package?

Don't try this command. While i'm trying to purge the package login, terminal asks me to enter the whole text rather than [Y/n]. avinash@avinash-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get purge login Reading ...
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unable to change 64bit architecture to 32 bit architecture while using dpkg command

i am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit architecture. i want to install skype in order to do this first i need to convert 64 to 32 bit architecture.. so i type the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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owncloud -problem installing packages

I have just installed these packages for building my owncloud, but always get an installation aborted error: rqie@rqie-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php5-gd php5-sqlite ...
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dpkg opporations fail: Failed to run depmod, error processing linux-image-generic

My Laptop had lost power a couple of times recently, and now, whenever I try to do a package operation I am getting the following error code. I tried searching for a solution on the forums, but these ...
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cannot install python3 after dist-upgrade

How can I install python3? I try to install python3 like this: sudo apt-get install python3 But I get the error below: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to create `file' (while processing ): Read-only file syste

I am trying to update my softwares but I get the following error: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Problem to install LibreOffice

When I install LibreOffice Appear vitor@vitor:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb dpkg-split: erro: erro lendo LibreOffice_4.2.2.1_Linux_x86_deb: É um diretório dpkg: erro ao ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu to remove apt-get and dpkg?

I need to completely remove any methods for making changes to my system. Is there a way to remove apt-get and dpkg? Is it possible to also disallow changing executable bit to any files copied into my ...
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Package system broken after attempting e18 compile [duplicate]

I recently came across a problem and can't seem to find a solution in any forums. I recently attempted to compile enlightenment e18 from source. As I went along I took care of any dependencies that ...
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Check dependencies and generate download script before installing by dpkg [duplicate]

I used to install packages with dpkg -i *.deb command for off-line installation. Because all deb files are in one folder. I want to avoid dependency error and stop installing packages as broken. ...
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apt-get dkpg problemns

People, help me. =/ sudo apt-get install sublime-text Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências Lendo informação de estado... Pronto sublime-text já é a versão mais ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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Letting system updates know that I already have a newer kernel

I am running Elementary OS (basically Ubuntu 12.04). I had to upgrade my kernel to 3.13. I did this using dpkg. However, system updates still shows kernel 3.2 as available. Is this because apt does ...
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problem with dependencies after uninstall dpkg-dev [duplicate]

I installed manually some drivers and since then I can't install nothing more. So I tried to reinstall dpkg with this: sudo dpkg --purge --force-d But now I cant do anything... Please, does anyone ...
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broadcom wireless driver broke apt, can't fix it

I just got an old laptop and in an attempt to get the wireless working, I searched for a way to get the wireless working. I found a way, but somewhere in there, something went wrong and I didn't know. ...
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I was trying to install virtualbox-guess-additions-iso, and got the following error: sudo aptitude install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso The following NEW packages will be installed: libgsoap1{a} ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Fix dpkg error 1 in python-minimal [duplicate]

I have seen a number of fixes on these forums, but they all seem to involve removing the offending package. in my case, that's python-minimal, and if I remove that it will break everything. Can anyone ...
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Ubuntu fails to complete chroot setup during installation, how do I resolve this? [duplicate]

I am trying to download Ubuntu using crouton but I keep getting the same error message: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/smbclient_2%3a3.6.3-2ubuntu2.9_amd64.deb ...