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How to parallelize dpkg for large dkms packages?

A lot of dkms modules which are installed as apt packages (e.g. zfs-dkms and openafs-modules-dkms) need a lot of time to build (> 5 minutes) and don't use any parallelization (at least not ...
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Errors were encountered while processing linux-image-3.2.0-54-virtual

I'm trying to install python-dev and I keep getting this error. What is going on? ubuntu@ip-XX-XXX-XXX-XX:~$ sudo apt-get install python-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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Problem installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python [closed]

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: Reading package lists... ...
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openjdk-7-jre-headless issue prevents updates/installs

was running 12.04 x64 just fine, decided to upgrade to 14.04. Several apps I use were not updated and were removed at the upgrade. ~$ uname -a Linux xxxyyy 3.13.0-34-lowlatency #60-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT ...
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apt-get -f install error code (prozilla) [duplicate]

I'm sure there's a super simple solution, but I'm not entirely certain what's wrong and my best guesses are below. All I know is I can't install anything else at all due to this error. I don't need ...
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How to remove “dpkg -l” line with “in” for unwanted i386 package on amd64 system?

I will really appreciate your help with this. When I run dpkg -l bash, I get this: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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dpkg add armhf architecture doesn't work - 404 not found

Inside a new ubuntu 14.04 docker container I'm trying to add the armhf architecture to dpkg in order to install some armhf libraries using apt-get. As a result of running: root@2a5e4bdf05b7:/# dpkg ...
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dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5

I have a problem at moment of use my apt-get/aptitude package manager When I want install some packages I get the following output: sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxml2 The following partially ...
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Can't install anything on ubuntu 14.04 nor updates

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 completely broken? It does not recognize root

When I install a package as root: Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.17) ... /usr/bin/ucf: line 341: test: !=: unary operator expected /usr/bin/ucf: line 630: test: =: unary operator expected ucf: ...
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Unable to install anything, filename too short

I'm fairly new to the Linux scene (installed yesterday), but have been having problems ever since. I've managed to get my touchpad working (for now), but am now unable to install anything. I have ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...
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Wine not installing, no matter what

Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm on ubuntu 14.04 xfce version, running on an Acer C270 Chromebook with crouton. This is a clean install of Ubuntu, not upgraded from a previous version, nor did it ...
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Can't upgrade for this E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [closed]

Errors were encountered while processing: libdbus-1-3:amd64 libck-connector0:amd64 upstart dbus libgnomevfs2-0:amd64 libgnome2-0:amd64 libgps20:amd64 consolekit libpolkit-qt-1-1 dbus-x11 ...
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Recent app install won't show up [duplicate]

I'm having the next problem. I never learned how to install .tar.gz files, so I installed Alien and convert the .tar files to .deb and install the apps with software center or by terminal. The problem ...
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Wine installation on Ubuntu 14.04 failed

Installation of wine failed, since migration on Ubuntu 14.04 (from 12.04). I precise that i have tried many things commonly suggest including : sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get ...
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dpkg is installing the wrong version of a package

I'm attempting to upgrade Graphicsmagick on Ubuntu 12.04 from 1.3.12 to 1.3.18 or newer. I tried to install it following these instructions, but Graphicsmagick did not upgrade and remained 1.3.12. I ...
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Unable to install GCDemu in Trusty Tahr

After trying to install gcdemu from ppa I always get this error and im unable to install it I get this error (synaptic:6595): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed ...
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Corrupt dpkg status file

After upgrading my system last week the S hits the Fan. Looked al over the forun but did'nt got the answer to solve my problem. Within DPKG the "status" file was corrupt, back-ups where empty so tried ...
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apt-get upgrade does not consider manually built and installed packages

I tried the following, since I apply custom patches to some packages: When apt-get upgrade shows packages to upgrade, I download the sources using apt-get source, apply my patches, rebuild, install ...
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I can't install unity8-desktop-session-mir

I try to install unity 8 on ubuntu trusty but when I type this command sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir , it not work and return this error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. I get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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Simple instructions for creating a pacakge

I am about to give up creating a package for Ubuntu even though it is my development platform. I have a GPL app based on Qt, it has several sharelib to include and a few lib dependencies. I have ...
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I downloaded a package and all of its dependencies, how can I easily install them all at once?

I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies. How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library.
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MaxReports reached

I regularly get this message every time I update software or install new packages. Can someone please help me rectify this annoying feature? My packages usually perform satisfactorily, as far as I can ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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libc6 broken: wrong version [closed]

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libc6-dev:amd64: libc6-dev:amd64 depends on libc6 (= 2.19-0ubuntu6.3); however: Version of libc6:amd64 on system is 2.19-0ubuntu6.1. How do I ...
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Trying to install cifs-utils - the attempt created dependency hell

Trying to mount a smb share in Linux (12-10, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) - I tried to install mounting utils sudo apt-get install cifs-utils response / error: ... Preparing to unpack ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0001' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I was try to install mono using the following command: sudo apt-get install mono-* I closed the terminal while it was installing. I restarted the install, and I got the error message: Could not ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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There is a unknown initscript error when I use uck to customize ubuntu

The organization I am working for want to use ubuntu as the main system, When I use uck2.4.7 to costomize ubuntu 14.04.1,there is a error as follows: (Reading database ... 165056 files and directories ...
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chroot: Ubuntu 14.04 - udev upgrade Problems!

im running Ubuntu 14.04 (x86) on a OpenELEC (x64) host system. Everything worked great until a few days ago when it tried to upgrade the "udev" package after running apt-get upgrade. apt-get upgrade ...
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Upgrade from firefox 31 to 32 fails

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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My systems a mess.. multiple dpkg problems

Sorry in advance, my first post so not sure how much to elaborate. Also novice bioubuntu user. Our Machine 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Linux version 2.6.32-57-generic (buildd@brownie) (gcc version 4.4.3 ...
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Is there a way to pass arguments to be parsed when dpkg --configure <package> requests user input? [duplicate]

I'd like to run dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 from within a shell script so it can answer N to the following question. $ dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
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lsb-graphics in very bad inconsistent state

I was trying to install the printer driver for Brother HL-2280DW, but I had to stop it due to the printer not appearing to any of the PCs anymore. After I stopped it I noticed this error when I ...
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Too Many Kernel Images

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools ...
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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic (3.13.0-35.62) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later) The link /initrd.img is a dangling ...
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dpkg unable to read triggers file - not found

I have an issue while trying to upgrade my system. When I run sudo apt-get update and then upgrade I get following output: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Extracting: 100% Preparing ... dpkg: error: ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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Frostwire Installation Problem

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now but am not very proficient with some of the more technical stuff. Recently I have had trouble with Skype and Frostwire, two programmes that used to work ...
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could not instal nitroid kernel

I try to instal nitdroid on my N900 cellphone and I got this error while installing nitdroid kernel, "creating item file for multiboot /var/lib/dpkg/info/ nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07.postinst: line 97: ...