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`dpkg-query` and virtual packages: how to read or interpret `${Provides}`?

Background During my periodic auditing of installed packages, I encountered an error. For this auditing, an application generates a graph of installed packages, using dpkg-query. During this process, ...
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Install sublime text 3 on digitalocean droplet running ubuntu os

Using Ubuntu for the first time and getting some errors that I would appreciate help with. First two commands to get Sublime Text 3 installed work just fine: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Is it possible to find all the config file replacements done during apt-get?

When you perform a do-release-upgrade, or just a dist-upgrade, if a package contains a new config file for a program, you get prompted what to do. Now, you can pick whether you want to accept ...
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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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Some errors with dpkg

This is related to my previous unsolved problem. After I run sudo dpkg --configure -a, I get the following error information: Thanks a lot for your help! Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... debconf: ...
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Unmet dependencies when uninstalling a package

I want to remove a package which I have previously installed (well, I tried to install it, but it never installed correctly). The package name is "cuda", and so I tried the command: sudo apt-get ...
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Install linux package in iso into ubuntu [duplicate]

here I want to ask, I am familiar with ubuntu, with unity, shortcuts, etc. I have learned about Kali linux, I have installed Kali linux in my PC but I am not familiar with the environment, I've had ...
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dpkg error processing package

How do I get rid of this error: dpkg: error processing package libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0:amd64 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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Download a package and all it's dependency tree even if one is installed already or not in 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

You see no matter a package or one of it's dependency is already installed I want all of them to be downloaded to my system, how to achieve that in ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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How to resolve dpkg: error (--configure)

So this error occurs when installing Prey Anti-theft software: Installing init scripts. dpkg: error processing package prey (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned ...
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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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Problems installing packages from one system to another via scripts

System -> Ubuntu 14.04 System in VM -> Ubuntu DEV 14.04 I'm using the following scripts : Back up packages #!/bin/bash dir=source_files # if directory doesn't exist then make it if [ ! -d ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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I'm trying to install programs/apt upgrade and this group of libs aren't allowing me to do so

I can't apt-get upgrade, I also tried installing software with the software center but no luck since those libs need dependencies. I tried removing them but that didn't work and I also tried various ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade problem

After upgrading to 14.04 L version, I have problems upgrading my system. I cannot figure out the problem by googling. Thank you very much for your help! Here is the error information: Reading ...
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Trusty on SD card under Crouton - corrupted disk? [closed]

This question relates to Crouton only in that Ubuntu is running under it on my Chromebook. I've installed 14.04 with xfce on an ext4-formatted SD card. I seem to be having all kinds of problems, and ...
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Unmet dependencies unable to fix

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I cannot use software center to install anything, even a local deb package so I have to rely on Terminal. Recently I was trying to install mysql-server which generated error ...
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Unable to install tor, access to directories denied [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission ...
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I've signed a deb package multiple times, now how can I remove a signature?

How can I remove signatures from a deb package signed with a gpg key by dpkg-sig? I have a particular apt repository that I've set up, which through research and testing led me to manually sign my ...
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Do not gave up on lock while running apt

I have a script that uses apt heavily and currently it faces a locking issue, as: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Problem while installing oracle-java8-installer

I am trying to install Oracle's Java8, but I get the following errors. How can I fix those? Translated from Spanish. For original text, please see the revisions. r06xd@uers1-H61MLV2:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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14.04 update hangs on bluez

I am having trouble doing a software update on 14.04. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The terminal hangs indefinitely after outputting: Setting up bluez (5.23-2ubuntu0trusty1) ... I ...
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Uninstall LaTeX and reinstall from official site

Ubuntu 14.04 Texlive info : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 Following this post I'm thinking about completely removing LaTeX and reinstalling from the official tug ...
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How do I fix dependency and tar problems with linux-image-extra* package?

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty Tahr linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic_3.13.0-49.56 is current package The Ubuntu Software Updater is set to check for updates daily. The last set of updates included ...
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Solving “E:dpkg interrupted … run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'” with disk full

Installing a package with apt in a server failed with a "No space left on device" message. I removed a few hundred MB and ran sudo dpkg --configure -a again, just to get another "No space left on ...
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I type sudo apt-get install g++ ,But nothing is installed [duplicate]

I type: sudo apt-get install g++ but,I get message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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dpkg: error processing php5-mysql (-configure): the thread installed the script post-installation error 10 exit code returned

I'm trying to install php5-mysql but when I put the command apt-get install php5-mysql I get this error of dpkg. http://pastebin.com/ZEn4fydB Note: the operating system is in Spanish.
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How to manage package from previous Ubuntu versions

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). This output should clarify what I'm referring to $>dpkg -l | grep raring ii ezame 0.5~raring-1 ...
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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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Cannot install anything! Unmet dependencies. Libre Office

Please help, I've searched around loads and can't seem to find a solution that works. I recently removed libre office and installed open office. After trying to reinstall libreoffice. I now can't ...
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multiarch support with ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I have tried to install armhf packages in ubuntu 14.04 64-bit machine. I have added armhf architecture using dpkg --add-architecture armhf. Then I installed like apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev:armhf ...
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postinst always fails because of debconf

I am having some trouble using debconf for my package. I ask for the mysql pw in the package.config file: . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_input high mypkg/mysql_root_pw db_go Then, in postinst, ...
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remove package with broken pipe problem

I installed qupzilla today to replace chrome (it was hogging WAY to much ram). I liked it and I wanted to update it to the latest version using there repository but as I tried to update it an error ...
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Package operation failed : The installation or removal of a software package failed

OS Ubuntu 14.10, I'm installing the netbeans via ubuntu software centre and the following error occured. And I want to uninstall an application the same error comes.. installArchives() failed: perl: ...
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Cinnamon desktop environment is not allowing me to install or remove programs

I have come across a problem where, whether I try it with the Software Store or the Terminal I can't install or remove programs or software. Whenever I try to remove Cinnamon straight out it won't let ...
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Unable to install or remove package

This specific message is displayed in the terminal $ sudo apt-get remove bio-linux-cdbfasta Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Dependency problems with wkhtmltopdf when trying to install latest version

I'm trying to install the latest version of wkhtmltopdf on an ubuntu server 12.04. apt-get install wkhtmltopdf only installs version 0.9.9 and I need the latest version, 0.12.2.1. I was having trouble ...
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could not exec dpkg! e: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100) - I cant fix it

I have tried installing PHPMyAdmin via terminal by using the next command: sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin, the results of the terminal are as shown: > root@ns382469:~# apt-get install phpmyadmin ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports is ...
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How to fix dpkg error [2]?

Every time I try to install or remove a package, I get this error. I thought maybe it was the hard disk, but a disk check gave me a clean bill of health. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Installing VirtualBox gives “dpkg : error processing package”

dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-4.3is displayed on the terminal while installing VirtualBox. What can I to do install it properly? I tried downloading different versions of VirtualBox, but ...
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apt-get paralyzed by failed dropbox install

I tried to install dropbox on my system (Linux Mint 13). apt-get proceeded to download the 'dropbox' package. It says it installed it properly, but if I try to run dropbox from the GUI, it does not ...
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checkinstall working, but start scripts from debian folder missing and not installed

I am trying to install a debian package (tinc 1.1 pre11) from source to ubuntu: wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/t/tinc/tinc_1.1~pre11-1.dsc wget ...
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dpkg: error processing procps (--configure)

How can I fix this issue? user@server:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages ...
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apt-get update doesn't work gives an error

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl2_2.0.3+z4~20140315-8621-1ppa1trusty1_i386.deb ...
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Problem installing apache 2 in ubuntu 14.04: dpkg:- error processing package javascript-common (--configure):

I was trying to reinstall my apache 2 after un-installing it. But on installing it using command- sudo apt-get install apache2 i am getting error- rahul@rahulpc:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error when remove & install broken packages

I tried to remove unstable openoffice and reinstall libreoffice however I accidently removed directory of openoffice under /opt before I purged it. Now I cannot clean the broken package, and cannot ...
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apt-get update: Clearsigned file is not valid, got 'NODATA'

I'm getting the following error on running sudo apt-get update : sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable InRelease 100% ...
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Can't install Code::Blocks plugin wxsmith

I am trying to install wxsmith plugin for codeblocks. I have a running Code::Blocks 13.12 in my computer. This is what I did: sudo apt-get install codeblocks-contrib codeblocks-wxcontrib-dev It ...