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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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Doing a fresh ubuntu install without having to reinstall packages

I'm currently on debian wheezy and I want to install Ubuntu. I'm on a slow broadband connection and I do not want to download all the packages again that I installed on the debian installation. Is ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at ...
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Running sudo apt-get upgrade gives error [duplicate]

After running sudo apt-get upgrade I got the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-user-guide : Depends: yelp (>= 3) but it is not installed lintian : Depends: ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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“unable to securely remove '/lib/modules/3.11.0-13-generic/build': Not a directory” while upgrading the kernel

When I try to upgrade Chrome by running google-chrome-stable_curent_i386.deb or if I try to do it through software updater I get get a "package operation failed - The instalation or removal of a ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure ...
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dpkg problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I am on 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 . Laptop: Inspiron N5110 I tried to intall pepperflashplugin using Ubuntu-software-center, but it froze after some time so i closed the Ubuntu-software-center. then ran ...
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: ...
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Downloads & updates fail, error message says ESP missing

ESP seems to be lost. Where can I get it, where and how can I install it? I sure hope someone here can offer suggestions for a fix. To start, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 6605 ...
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Dropbox Stuck on Computer, Eating up CPU [duplicate]

Having some trouble with Dropbox on my new Ubuntu 12.04 computer. No other threads have helped :/ Dropbox installation corrupted I think. Interfering with all other commands I try to do through ...
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Messed install up with dpkg --configure -a

I don't know how I did it but earlier today I was getting an error since I accidentally did a reboot during a routine software update. I looked online and the recommendation was to do a dpkg ...
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dpkg-repack errors autoresolve?

I want to move to another installation, and I'm trying to use the dpkg-repack command to do it, but every time it comes across an application that is not perfectly installed, it quits. It will take ...
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Dpkg options passed to apt apply to dependencies?

On 12.04, I'm running a script with the following line: apt-get -q -y -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" --auto-remove --purge --no-install recommends install foo I'm wondering if the passed dpkg ...
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apt get upgrade problem

I've ealier tried to remove the nx server and then upgraded to Ubunt 14.04 LTS. Now whenever I do a sudo apt get upgrade I receive the following error: Setting up util-linux (2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1) ...
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Conflict file between nvidia-common and nvidia-installer-cleanup

When I attempt to add or remove any package, I get an error message from apt-get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubuntu-desktop : Depends: nvidia-common but it is not going to be ...
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Brother printer dpkg doesn't seem to work

I have a Brother HL-2240 printer which I'm trying to make compatible with Ubuntu. I followed the instructions for installing their drivers here: ...
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New PHP5.3.10 update error

After receiving the latest announcement about security vulnerabilities of PHP5 (Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2254-1) I decided to upgrade my server, but I ran into some problems. The new packages listed ...
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What's the typical algorithm that is follwed when installing a debian package with dpkg?

How things work when you install a debian package(s) with dpkg? I'd like to have an idea of how things are handled right after your fire in the command, like the unpackaging and especially the ...
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Can not use apt-get [duplicate]

root@mc:/home/sdtd# apt-get install rpm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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“package libmono-security4.0-cil is not ready for configuration” how to make it ready?

I'm getting this error New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? And other than this error message ...
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“No space left on device” when installing packages, yet I have space left

Whether through update manager, or through terminal, I error out. When I try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 1,024 kB in 20s (51.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done ...
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Package operation failed

i'm trying to install virtual-box through software centeron my ubuntu 12.04 but it is giving me following error dpkg: considering removing virtualbox in favour of virtualbox-4.3 ... dpkg: no, cannot ...
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PROBLEM : when Update my system (in directory).

When I type sudo apt-get update in terminal that shows error like this E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

i am new on ubuntu whenever i am trying to get the update i am getting the error at last Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_IN Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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debconf: unable to initialize frontend:

I'm trying to (unsuccessully) correct the timezone on my system: root@102c5d7bfc0d:/# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata debconf: unable to initialize frontend: debconf: (Can't locate Debconf/FrontEnd/.pm in ...
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How do I repair Steam?

After I turned down my computer and came back, steam suddenly needed to update, and the games are gone. I thought the paths to the actual files are gone, as the amount of space that the games take ...
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Ignore apt-get postinstall scripts automatically

We have a script we is installing multiple packages, but should skip any actions in postinstall scripts. I tried this: touch /var/lib/dpkg/info/packagename.postinst chmod +x ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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How do I resolve not fully installed package (python3-setuptools)?

I was trying to install python3-setuptools, and when i run $ sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to start snmpd

I tried to run dpkg -r to remove an installed package but got the following: >sudo dpkg -r my-pckg (Reading database ... 57461 files and directories currently installed.) Removing my-pckg ... No ...
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Cannot install any package via apt-get

So my problem is quite easy to describe: I can't install anything in my Ubuntu installation. apt-get stopped working after I tried to fix some other package errors I was getting. Now I'm nowhere. Let ...
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Trying to build/install patched gtk3-engines-oxygen to test bugfix, get shared changelog.Debian.gz is different from other instances of package

I want to just quickly test the patch in this bug report to gtk3-engines-oxygen so it can go upstream. I could test it either temporarily or permanently; I would just like to do it. I currently have ...
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“chrome: no process found” while installing linux-ntizen

When I typed apt-get install upgrade, I got error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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Errors were encountered while processing gdk-pixbuf-psd

I'm getting this error whenever I'm installing/removing or anything else using dpkg... Errors were encountered while processing: gdk-pixbuf-psd E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code ...
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In case of Multi-Arch Same with debconf db_purge doesn't delete the template entries completely

In case multi-arch, when installing create binary 32-bit .deb package on amd64 machine, debconf creates 2 template entries debconf-get-selections | grep productname PackageName ...
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What does it mean it can't access this file? [duplicate]

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: user Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for user: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: ...
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Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS

Having read other posts, I believe that this may be less about samba than about update system. Below is the log file of the failed installation of Samba. I have been trying without success to ...
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How can we add arch specific conflicts tag when building .deb package?

We are trying to build multi-arch supported i386 .deb package. There are two .deb packages build on i386 X1 & X2 (X2 is a subset of X1 binaries). X1 <-> X2 conflict each other when installing . ...
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What do I do for dependencies installing wine1.7 on 14.04

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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migrating ubuntu system to a different machine

I wish to migrate my Ubuntu system, the source system to an existing Ubuntu system, the target system. They run 12.04 and 14.04 respectively. Basically, I want all (or most if that is the best we can ...
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compare package list between servers

i know on desktop there's a graphical way to sync package list between pc. on servers i've always been doing dpkg --get-selection >pkg_list scp pkg_list username@server: dpkg --set-selction ...
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Compare two outputs from dpkg --get-selections > output.txt

I have two installed package lists in .txt files This command was run on two different machines with same distro of Linux dpkg --get-selections > output.txt I need to get packages that are ...
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cannot install anything new

When I type sudo apt-get install gnome-shell archit@archit-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for archit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Cannot install Teamviewer_linux.deb package on linux 64bit

I wanted to install teamviewer on linux 64-bit system. What I did was to download teamviewer.deb file and install it as below: sudo dpkg -i install teamviewer.deb Then I wanted to correct ...
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can't install software--can I fix missing dpkg?

New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair now? hit Repair Package operation failed The installation or removal of ...
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Broken package ubuntuone-control-panel-qt

An interrupted installation of updates resulted in ubuntuone-control-panel-qt breaking and now I cannot install or update anything. There seems to be an error in python2.7 - ImportError: No module ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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How to mark some file in debian package as config?

I want to make my own Debian package, which contains some default config file. I don't want this file to be rewritten after update with dpkg -i. What are the ways to solve my problem?