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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 ...
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How to uninstall plex from ubuntu

I am finding it impossible to completely remove plex from my Ubuntu system, i get the following error: davewold@ubuntuhome:~$ sudo aptitude purge plexmediaserver [sudo] password for davewold: no ...
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Updating Ubuntu, Unmet dependencies

When trying to open Ubuntu Software center getting this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...
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not able to install samba

I am not able install samba. When i am try to install samba by this command 'sudo apt-get install samba4' then it's give below error. ERROR: Invalid smb.conf /var/lib/dpkg/info/samba4.postinst: 14: ...
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how to reset dpkg completely

Is there anyway I can reinstall dpkg and apt-get from ground up, and reset dependencies to the default one when ubuntu is installed. Iam also having a problem with /va/lib/dpkg/available I reached a ...
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How to access the user environment from a dpkg hook/application ran as root?

I have an application that is executed each time dpkg is called using a hook DPkg::Post-Invoke {"<path to my app>/my-app";}; The application needs to read the gsettings of the current ...
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Package Upgrade Failure dpkg returned an error code (1)

so Upon upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn It ran into errors as it tried installing new things and one was Noobslab "Run As Administrator" it failed to upgrade and now im stuck with this when ...
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apt-get hook for post transaction

I try to accomplish the following: I have set xattr for some binaries, but everytime there is an update, the xattr get lost, because apt-get/dpkg replace the binary with the new version. Now I would ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When i try to remove Java sudo apt-get remove jdk1.8.0-40. I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be ...
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shim-singned unrecognised option --target

after my ubuntu was freaked out i had no desktop no menus only tty1->6 access and after doing a lot of things i managed to get the desktop back by apt-get install ubuntu-desktop && unity. ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) problem with dpkg?

I wanted to install arm-none-eabi-gcc and I have encountered the above error. I know that the problem is generic and I need to read lines above that message but after analyzing error lines I still do ...
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dpkg: error processing package w3c-markup-validator

I have installed w3c-markup-validator on Ubuntu 14.04 with this command: sudo apt-get install w3c-markup-validator After that, each time I run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade or apt-get install I ...
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Sentinella Cannot be installed on ubuntu 14.10 above

From Ubuntu 14.10, Sentinella cannot be installed on Ubuntu, neither by software centre nor by terminal. The terminal ends with the error appu@Ujjayini-Aspire-5738:~$ sudo apt-get install sentinella ...
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UHD Problem in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I'm a new user to the Linux OS. I've a project to be done using the USRP1. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, after installing Gnu-radio using the command: sudo apt-get install gnuradio Then I tried ...
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dpkg: error processing package resolvconf (--configure): (current status `half-installed')

I was installing g++ and the progress remained 0% for long time. So, I thought there is some problem with reolveconf and executed the following commands. sudo apt-get --download-only --reinstall ...
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Install with dpkg from archive [duplicate]

I have to reinstall my 14.04 machine which is only a few days old, but I have had some sound driver issues and I think its best to just start fresh. However, I do not want to download everything ...
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dpkg error while installing any package

dpkg: error processing package click (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: click E: Sub-process ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: 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 ...
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How to create a .deb file from installed package?

You can install a .deb package file onto a system by using dpkg -i filename.deb. Is it possible to do the reverse? By reverse, I mean create a .deb package file from an installed package given a ...
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Error in pkgr: Error processing package file: extract

binit@binit-virtual-machine:~/Desktop$ sudo ./linux_8.5LinuxMirror.bin Error in pkgr: Error processing package file: extract I am getting above error while installing the .bin file. Previously it ...
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How can I fix E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)?

I received this error after trying to download the icedtea plugin. After trying sudo apt-get upgrade I got the same exact error: Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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sudo dpkg --configure -a freeze my system

When I'm trying to update or remove (didn't try anything else) I get a message telling me that i need to do this manually: sudo dpkg --configure -a When I do this Ubuntu 14.10 freeze and I can only ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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What is dpkg-reconfigure and how is it different from dpkg --configure?

I was recently given an answer to another question Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? which included running the commands sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a and sudo dpkg --configure -a That all ...
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dpkg was interuppted [duplicate]

I tried to install Times New Roman font on my Ubuntu. I used this code formulation: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts. Everything looked fine, until the screen showed a kind of agreement statement. I ...
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Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a "aptd" process running as root (which I understand is correct) but eating 95% CPU (which is definitely not right). As per one of the answers here How to stop ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Can i use “gksu” to became root for CLI operation?

I don't care if this is unsafe, because i'm only doing it as a programming exercise, but that's what i want to do: I want to create a C program that, with the "system" command, will call dpkg and ...
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Issues with firefox, localized storage, and dpkg

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and this started after I restarted my computer. What happened originally was it wouldn't wake up so to speak after I left it idle, and logged out. It was just a black screen, ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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dpkg hangs when updating / reinstalling postgresql after restarting postgresql during installation

I restarted postgresql during the process of upgrading it and now the upgrade process hangs for postgresql. I've tried everything including removing/purging postgresql but now it hangs on install. ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Unable to install package using dpkg

I'm trying to install chrome on ubuntu 14.04. Mine is a 64 bit system. I'm getting this error. $ sudo dpkg –i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error: need an action option` `Type dpkg ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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Error while installing php-pear , dpkg error returned error code 1

I was trying to install mongo php driver on ubuntu 14.04 on x64 system. I used this tutorial and when I was trying to install pecl to install the php driver I got an error at the end of the ...
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dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server

I had this error when I tried to upgrade the packages, my computer shut down in a previous upgrade before completing the process thank you for helping dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server ...
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Problem with upgrade [duplicate]

After running apt-get upgrade I got an error. Next I tried apt-get install -f However, it still gives me an error and I do not have a clue how to solve this. Especially because a kernel is ...
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Unable to install/unistall because of python3 broken package

Unable to install or uninstall any package through both terminal and software center. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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Can't upgrade : Old linux image issue

Upon running sudo apt-get upgrade I'm getting and after running sudo apt-get purge linux-image-extra-3.13.0-35-generic I'm getting
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Unable to install any package using apt without the need of an extra package

I wanted to install Android Studio. So, I followed this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio But then this started ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) : PKG_CONFIG_PATH : Command not found

$ sudo apt-get install bless Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: cli-common libgdiplus ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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unable to install apache2 on precise

Below is the error while running the command: root@mycompanyname:~# apt-get install apache2* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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I can't get dwww to work - Keeps getting 404 Not Found

When I try to click on a link on the web page produced by dwww - I get the following error: Not Found The requested URL /cgi-bin/dwww/usr/share/doc/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.10 ...