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

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Problem with upgrading a package

I've added some PPAs then i did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade after that there was some packages wasn't installed so I did sudo apt-get dist-upgrade after that I had a problem ...
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problems during installing Brother DCP-J140W printer

I am new Ubuntu user My Laptop is "Vaio VPCEB1M0E " I couldn't install the printer "Brother DCP-J140W", and I tried all the steps in this related questions and topics 1,2, and 3. When I did the ...
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Cannot Install or update, problem with apt-get Ubuntu 12.04.03 Server

I am unable to install anything on my Ubuntu server. When I do, i get the suggestion to run apt-get -f install When I try running apt-get -f install I get: apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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Apache still running after uninstalling

I am trying to uninstall apache to install nginx, but it doesn't seem to work. $ ps aux | grep httpd root 22348 0.0 0.2 167252 8864 ? Ss 14:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL ...
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upgrade to 13.10 stalled and restart failed

I had 13.04 before. In response to a popup to upgrade to 13.10, I clicked yes, and the whole thing went on autopilot overnight. Woke up this morning, and it's stuck at "unpacking X.org". I forced the ...
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unable remove/reinstall libxss1:amd

Whenever I try to install anything (software-center or apt-get) I get an error report stating that libxss1:amd is in a very bad inconsistent state (translated from German) and that I should reinstall ...
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What can cause “Missing Package: header, Problem with MergeList, The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” errors?

I write tests for my company's application. One of these tests tries to upgrade the application from a previous version to a new version to make sure nothing breaks. When I am installing an old ...
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Need to resolve dependencies for installation

I'm trying to install librhythmbox-core8 but when I run the commands it fails. apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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Cannot apt-get upgrade Ubuntu Server

I tried to a upgrade this morning and encountered errors. Ran apt-get -f install and got this error below. I don't recall installing any quantal packages. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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Installation of a package with parameters being prompted on cli

Say, I need to install a package using "dpkg -i" option, which would prompt user for some values say username and password. I can easily get it, as user enters, from terminal and proceed with ...
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while installing any software I get this message

Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed. installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package libidn11:i386. (Reading database ... (Reading ...
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“Invalid command 'Order'” after deleting /etc/apache2

I'm having a hell of a time setting up a dev environment for Wordpress. I messed everything up a couple weeks ago and this afternoon wanted to start over. I tried to reset Apache by uninstalling ...
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Error in apt-get install -f after trying CUPS manual installation

I've tried to install a newer version of cups 1.6.4 in my Ubuntu 12.04 I've screw up installing it over version 1.5.4 (.configure/make/sudo make install) Then I've unistalled it with sudo make ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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How to list installed packages with security patches?

I would like to list all packages installed on a Ubuntu Server 10.04 that were upgraded for security reasons. Is there any tool that will list all security packages installed on a system? Any help ...
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Install Teamviewer using a 64-bits system but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependencies error. I tried to install them but with no luck. I'm getting this Error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...
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Unable to install google chrome in ubuntu12.04 via “google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb”

after typing the command " sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb " The follwing error occurs. How can I fix this? Can somebody help me. Please...!! ...
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while installing google-chrome-stable -i386.deb?

While updating it told to try running apt-get -f install. On doing this i'm facing the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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how to install lsb-rpm [duplicate]

I am trying to install Oracle 11g. I have downloaded the lsb-rpm package from http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/rpm/lsb-rpm_4.7.2-1lubuntu0.1_amd64.deb. But I get the following errors ...
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dpkg returns error 10 when processing package php5-common [closed]

I'm having trouble installing php in 13.04. Seems like the package manager can't (re)configure the php package. I already tried purging every php* package, removing the cache files in ...
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Apt-get and dpkg missing and/or broken, software center has segmentation fault

I've gotten into a real bind here, I'm not exactly certain when this happened but I've been really perplexed on how to fix this issue. At the moment I can't get apt-get to work at all. As in, there is ...
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How do you deal with backports in production?

I run 12.04 on my production servers. Often I will run into a situation where I want the latest version of a certain critical piece of software for a certain role, such as nginx, and often that ...
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I get this error after upgade. please help

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of initramfs-tools: initramfs-tools depends on initramfs-tools-bin (<< 0.99ubuntu13.2.1~); however: Version of initramfs-tools-bin on system is ...
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After distr upgrade trying to install firefox or any other program

after distr upgrade from ubuntu server 10.10 to 12.10 i get error messages tryind to install firefox or any other program and when in terminal i am runnning: apt-get install firefox My output is: ...
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sbuild multiarch: warning: can't parse dependency libogg0:i386

a question regarding multiarch. On my build server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 I try to build a package of a game with a precompiled i386 executable for ubuntu 13.10 (using a schroot). sbuild fails ...
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/etc/environment: line 2: PATH: No such file or directory

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I've noticed that Ubuntu Software Centre fails to install/remove packages to/from my computer. Here is the error description. installArchives() failed: Setting up ...
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Using `dpkg --set-selections` to copy package config to a new server

I'm trying to create a test server with all the same packages on as the live server, following the instructions here (and similar instructions elsewhere) But when I run the apt-get -u dselect-upgrade ...
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How to avoid installing custom packages twice on Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a custom packages using dpkg --build . In the DEBIAN dir I have placed all the required files for package installation namely control,preinst,postinst,prerm etc. When I try to ...
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How can I fix “dpkg: error: parsing file”?

... and what is sudo and where/how would I type the scripts I've seen in some related answers? Yes I am very new to Linux, and am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. All updates are failing with ...
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Ubuntu Server: dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have experienced this error in the past but have been able to resolve it by running 'sudo apt-get -f install'; however, that is no longer the case. I have spent about 4 hours looking into this and ...
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initramfs fail after upgrade to 13.04, cant update system with apt-get / dpkg

The other night I received the prompt suggesting for me to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. I figured why not, and accepted the upgrade. I had very little interaction, just clicked the accept button, and ...
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Is it possible to know from apt if the package was installed explicitly or as a dependency of another package?

Let's say there are A, B and C package. A and C were installed manually with apt-get install, and B is a dependency of A and was installed by apt automatically. Is it possible to know that with some ...
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Get list of installed packages - from damaged partition

I'm running 13.04 on VMWare Fusion 6 on top of OS X, which has some serious stability problems, necessitating hard reboots (power cycling) at least once/day if not more. Since VMWare is lame and ...
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Package operation failed Errors were encountered while processing: xserver-common-lts-raring

Before starting with my problem description, I would like to say that this is my very first time using Ubuntu or anything related to Linux! Now my question! I have installed the very last ...
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Trouble using command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure $(dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}'|grep “^xserver”|tr '\n' ' ')

I type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure $(dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}'|grep "^xserver"|tr '\n' ' ') ouput: /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: xserver-xorg is broken or not fully installed I type: sudo apt-get ...
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how to dbkg-preconfigure login manager

I've written a script that installs several desktops with a menu loop. I have also redirecteed the output to /dev/null, Now every Time when it comes to dpk login manager selection the script doesn't ...
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software-center crashed; will not re-install after attempted fix

I'm stumped. On my system, software-center was crashing within 2 seconds of execution. I tried to resolve the issue by running: sudo apt-get remove --purge software-center sudo apt-get install ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Installing a local package to replace an already installed one

I'm trying to install a locally built .deb file that will replace an installed package. Attempting to use dpkg -i results in this: dabo@chrubuntu:~/Downloads/mali$ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Unable to run any apt-get command

This is a weird problem and I can't find a direct solution. I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y (I haven't ever run it on this machine but it is Ubuntu server 12.04 like all ...
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Can't install drivers for Epson wp-4530

It looks like it's installing ok then I get an error: (Reading database ... 177199 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-escpr:i386 (from ...
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LibreOffice Base and unmet dependencies

My database in LibreOffice Base is all of a sudden locked for editing. Moreover, LibreOffice Base exits whenever I try to insert a photo into a database post. I have worked in my relational database ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Installation failures

I used a pre-written shell script to install steam and it supplied me with libc-ubuntu.deb file. When I dpkg the deb file it says this: sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.2_i386.deb (Reading database ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration

i'm trying to install armory on ubuntu 12.04 but it is not working: $ sudo dpkg -i armory_0.88.1-beta_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package armory:i386. (Reading database ... 222699 files ...
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How do I list all installed packages with specific version numbers?

I would like to list all the installed packages, with specific version numbers on my system. I checked out dpkg --get-selections (How to list all installed packages?) but it doesn't show me what I ...
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How to fix 'The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened'? [duplicate]

I was receiving an error earlier from a fresh install of the Ubuntu server. Normally I grab either ubuntu server or the mini install and go from there myself. This time when I started trying to use ...
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dpkg-buildpackage build only one package

Get source file with apt-get source, now have problem building it (compilation error). There are multiple packages in debian/control, and I want to build only one of them. How?
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trying to install libjpeg8 seems to prevent apt-get upgrade [duplicate]

I'm trying for quite some time to solve an irritating problem. I'm getting a "hole in the bucket" experience: sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for olav: Reading package lists... Done Building ...