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

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Can I call other dpkg or apt-* commands within my preinst scripts?

As part of my custom (in-house) .deb file that will be deployed to Ubuntu 12.04 devices, I need to add several PPA repositories, run apt-get update, and then install packages from those PPAs. Can ...
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How to avoid “trying to overwrite X which is also in package Y”

I'm setting up a large number of Ubuntu 12.04 devices. I have a custom .deb I wrote and which will be installed on each device. As part of that .deb, there are several system files I need to ...
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Build data.tar.gz instead of data.tar.xz inside deb

I just updated to dpkg 1.17 and it now defaults to compressing data.tar with xz instead of gzip. That creates a problem when I'm remastering CD's for older versions of ubuntu. Is there a way to tell ...
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How do I create a multiarch deb?

I am trying to make a package that will install on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.* on 1386 and amd64. I've figured out that on the amd64 the only difference is that I need to install the 32 bit libraries. ...
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syntax error: unknown group 'crontab' in statoverride file

I am getting an error when I try to download playonlinux (in order to download Itunes) from both the Software Center and at the command line using sudo apt-get install playonlinux. Preconfiguring ...
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GitLab dpkg-buildpackage error

This is a question related to my other question I am following these instructions to build a Debian package out of gitlab management software. I got the following error dpkg-buildpackage ...
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Old entries in dpkg.log after Ubuntu re-installtion

I recently re-installed Ubuntu 12.04. Today I took a look at the System File Viewer and saw entries in dpkg.log from 2012. Was the system uninstalled incompletely?
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xserver-xorg-core update failed. Not fully installed or removed

I tried to update xserver by downloading xserver-xorg-core_1.14.5-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb from packages.ubuntu.com, and when I tried to install it it said: (Reading database ... 266118 files and ...
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“/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: *: not found” error when removing kernel packages

I need to install some stuff but it says I need to remove Linux Kernel Image for version 3.11.0-12-generic and Linux Kernel extra for version 3.11.0-12-generic. Please help. miles@Ubuntu-PC:~$ sudo ...
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Where is iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb?

I'm trying to set up the scanner driver for my Epson WF-3520 printer. I started with sudo dpkg -i iscan-network-nt_1.1.1-1_amd64.deb after downloading that `.deb' file from the Epson website. ...
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trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/inspect', which is also in package libboost1.53-tools-dev 1.53.0-6+exp3ubuntu8

This is the output after sudo apt-get -f install The following packages will be upgraded: libboost1.49-dev 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded. 21 not fully installed or ...
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Does Update Manager show updates for software in PPAs?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I have some basic knowledge of how it works. I have a question about PPAs, and installing an application/program/script via PPA. When I add a PPA to the system, and install the ...
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apt-get moodle ERROR 1045

When in Ubuntu and I try to install a program not related to Moodle I get an error message that refers to Moodle processing errors: # apt-get install screen Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Reinstall ubuntu keeping data

I have done 2 distribution upgrades in the past and each time I ended up with grave problems after that, so I decided not to do any automatic upgrades. However, I do want the newest distribution, ...
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How to start Mysql server after installing from MySQL deb package?

I installed the mysql-5.6.15-debian6.0-i686.deb file on a MySQL site,and I installed it using the dpkg command but after that when I am writing: 1)sudo service mysql start The Answer is: mysql: ...
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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 ...