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

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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 ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to update

Long story short, my Ubuntu 12.04 VM ran out of space and an update failed. I then increased the disk space but am no longer able to update anything using apt-get. This is the output of apt-get ...
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dpkg or something related is corrupted?

Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS I am having issues with package management system. I experienced a failed upgrade due to faulty RAM. I have replaced the faulty RAM but now having problems trying to ...
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Error while installing Catalyst 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I have Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730 Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV730/M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650/5165] I downloaded the AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 ...
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Cannot Configure kerio-control-vpnclient in ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I have a problem with configuring kerio-control-vpnclient in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit this command must work for me. the output says it is not installed. But it is installed: # dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Error while installing Catalyst 13.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit

I have downloaded Catalyst drivers from amd site, unpacked it and created a package with $ sudo ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy Created directory ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/doc/libfuse2/Makefile.gz', which is different from other instances of package libfuse2:i386

I have checked with update manager, it shows some simple updates of some useless software and that is also not getting installed and gives the message the broken package and it is irritating me with ...
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invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript,/etc/init.d/modemmanager not found

I booted Ubuntu 13.10 in my Android tablet and works good but after installing some programs I have this error u0_a206@Android:/ $ u0_a206@Android:/ $ su root@Android:/ # /data/data/com. Zpwebsites. ...
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Errors were encountered while prosecessing:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/RaspberryPi/devel$ sb2 -eR apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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DPKG: Error Processing (--unpack) (RaspberryPi Compiler - Ubuntu)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/RaspberryPi/devel$ sb2 -eR apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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problem with lock and installation

I am getting to use Ubuntu recently. While installing Firefox flash plugin, it took too long that I could not install another package i.e. /var/lib/dpkg/lock permission denied I tried to interrupt ...
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How do I fix 'ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import'?

I keep getting this: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: opera The ...
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Error installing packages or updating due to dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

A few days back I tried to install 0ad, a game, through the terminal. I accidentally closed the terminal before it was finished and now I can't install or update any program on my machine. I'm running ...
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package operation failed. The installation or removal of a software package failed

When I try to download some software from Ubuntu center or from Synaptic, I get package operation failed. installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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Apache2 re-install error

I am trying to re-install apache2 on my Ubntu12.X machine. I had apache2 before but due some reasons I have uninstalled. I use apt-get purge to remove apache tomcat but while re installing I am ...
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Error installing or updating due to dpkg and linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

I have tried searching and found many articles, posts, and discussions around this error but I have yet to find anything that tells me how to fix it. I have run the following: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 refusing to install anything

It is saying "New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" I tell it to repair it and it fails with the ...
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Solving /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) with “are you root?” error

Error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? So, I've seen this error crop up ...
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Can't run “dpkg --add-architecture i386” on 12.04 64-bit to run eclipse ADT

Running ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I am trying to follow the steps written at the end of this page under the Heading : Installing Android SDK compat libraries. I am doing it in order to solve this problem. ...
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Package is in a very bad inconsistent state

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop.I wanted to install the "D-Link DWR-730" 3G modem drivers, but the default autoplay software for Ubuntu says "kernel not supported" for this. I ran the dpkg -i ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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apt-get not working. /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code?

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: aptitude-common libboost-iostreams1.53.0 libcwidget3 ...
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Installing generic headers without internet in ubuntu 13.04

I tried to install generic Linux headers without Internet by downloading them in .deb formats .. Based on the dependencies I installed one by one, then I encountered this .libc6:i386 depends on ...
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Failed to fetch file [..] binary-i386/Packages” error after adding and removing architecture [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I had call sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386, then install some 32 bit software, but finally call sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386. I got this error when I call sudo ...
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Exception: cannot get content of ubiquity-frontend-gtk error running python rtupdate hook ubiquity-frontend-gtk

Today, I upgraded my desktop from 13.04 to 13.10 and ended up with the following: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The ...
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ntop: INTERFACES is not defined, please run 'dpkg-reconfigure ntop' and ntop is broken or not fully installed

I am go into a dead loop of install and configure ntop. It tells me ntop: INTERFACES is not defined, please run 'dpkg-reconfigure ntop' on startup, but this command leads to ntop is broken or not ...
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zentyal on ubuntu 13.10

I tried installing Zentyal on my ubuntu 13.10-serve using the ppa-method (as I don't want to reinstall the OS). At first, I added deb http://archive.zentyal.org/zentyal 3.3 main extra to my ...
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Trouble Installing MySQL workbench [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu Linux. My Professor asked us to download Ubuntu 10.10. I have made several attempts to download MySQL as 32 and 64 bit in Debian packages and it keeps failing. See below for what i ...
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Software Center Redownloads Zotero in any software installation

I have just installed Zotero Standalone by running these commands in Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone and now I see ...
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dpkg-divert: error: rename involves overwriting `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt' with different file `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt', not allowed

I just installed Ubuntu (12.04.4) and I upgraded to 13.10 I have no idea how to fix this :/ $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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unable to download deb packages from a private repo

I am trying to setup a private apt repo using this. Have followed the instructions closely. After setting up everything sudo apt-get update works fine (I see Packages file being fetched from apt-repo) ...
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“package mysql-server is not installed” even when it is installed

I am trying to install a deb package running the command dpkg -i code/mydeb.deb it gives an error saying dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openmrs: openmrs depends on ...
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How can I downgrade packages without removing their dependants?

I have a number of mesa packages that I had upgraded to a PPA version, before purging the PPA so I could upgrade my system. The differences in the versions are minor (they are technically the same, ...
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Getting Strange Output from /var/lib/dpkg/lock

When I was installing updates, the Ubuntu Software Center progress bar got stuck, so I opened the terminal and tried to view contents which were working by running the command: sudo lsof ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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Unable to install any software or packges on ubuntu 13.10

hey i am new on Ubuntu i am trying to install flash plugin , packages and other software etc but finding these errors. rabia@rabia-N150P-N210P:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] ...
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Cannot install lazarus after fixing broken packages

I'm trying to install lazarus from here. I had broken packages, but I fixed the problem by removing sources in gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status as described here. Then I tried to install lazarus again, ...
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Fixing Broken Packages— /tesseract-ocr-osd_3.02-2_all.deb [duplicate]

I am trying to install the scanner driver of my new canon Pixma MP230 printer. I was getting an error message of a broken package. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade all when ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Installation of i386 Deb(Hangul 2008) into AMD64 architecture; dpkg/library error

I'm using chrubuntu 12.04 LTS on acer chromebook c720. As I'm korean, I'm trying to install 'Hangul 2008 Linux', Korean style 'MS-word' software made for linux users. Becuase it is only for i386 ...
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“package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.”

Recently, i was installing the new version from 13.04 to 13.10 ubuntu while also watching a video. Well, guess what happened, my desktop crashed for like 4 minutes and then upon gaining access to the ...
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Sub-Process /usr/bin/dpkg returned error code (1) [closed]

I run the command sudo apt-get -f install to fix the libraries. It started downloading fglrx-experimental-13_2%3a13.101-0ubuntu0.0.2_amd64.deb and instead of installing given the following error ...
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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Packages that are architecture independent won't install

I'm using the 64-bit install, but whenever I install something i386 and have a dependency which is architecture in dependent any it fails to install through the normal apt-get method. Please correct ...
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Kernel panic on dpkg -a --configure

I got 'Kernel panic' error when run dpkg -a --configure. Error says Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! dpkg.log says: ... 2014-01-20 10:41:57 status unpacked libc-bin:amd64 ...
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How to get back the /var/lib/dkpg folder?

My friend deleted the /var/lib/dkpg folder of his 12.04 installation. Without it apt-get is not working. I'm new to Ubuntu and don't know much. How do I get it back?