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Unable to install prey on ubuntu15.10

I am trying to install prey on Ubuntu 15.10. I have downloaded .deb file from https://preyproject.com/download but when I use sudo dpkg -i prey_1.5.0_i386.deb I receive the output: (Reading ...
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download cuda library with dpgk on Ubuntu 14.04

i need to install cuda library on a server, where i dont hwve root access I use this command: dpkg -i --force-not-root -- root=$HOME cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_7.5-18_amd64.deb but i get the error : ...
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Error while installing Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install Steam on my Ubuntu and am getting this error: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get install (dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem) [duplicate]

I think I used something involving dpkg but I am not able to recall what. After that when I need to do some sudo-apt get or even sudo-apt get update I am facing the following ...
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self build deb package prevent stop service while dpkg -i

I build an deb package with new version, and do not want to auto stop this service while install deb by dpkg -i. so I add <package>.prerm, <package>.preinst, <package>.postinst with ...
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Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status?

Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status? I'm writing some code to parse the package names from the 'status' file. I need to know if the field names like "Package", "Status", ...
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Apt-get commands won't work

On my ubuntu 15.04 server the apt-get command won't work. I think it has something to do with perl. Does anyone know how to fix it? I've already tried apt-get -f install, but that outputs the same ...
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Error during installing matlab-support

While installing matlab-support,I get following error message. No default Matlab path found. Exiting. dpkg: error processing package matlab-support (--configure): subprocess installed ...
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apt-get autoremove dangerous?

I was compiling a tool called Rejoystick so I installed a few packages and dependencies. But now I don't need it any more so I removed those packages. Running apt-get shows that I have some packages ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Okay, I know there are a lot of threads like this, but I've tried all the solutions in those, and they didn't work. So... I've been trying to upgrade my packages using sudo apt-get upgrade -f and ...
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May a Linux kernel package have config files that remain in storage after removing the package?

Is there any use in purging a kernel package, instead of removing? I ask this, because automatic removal of packages does not purge all packages it removes. (I have setup this automatic removing in ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer Download Failure

I know there's already a lot of duplicates for this, but for some reason, I just can't get ttf-mscorefonts-installer to stop bugging me with the error message. I've followed the steps from here: ...
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dpkg can't find libicu even though it is installed

I'm trying to install a package using dpkg like this: sudo dpkg -i mypackage.deb I get an error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mypackage: mypackage depends on libicu42 (>= ...
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issue with sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a

ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a and it gave me the error below. please help update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) /var/lib/dpkg/info/compiz.config: 1: ...
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Cannot Install Libc-bin?

It won't install, what can I do? Here's what happens: nathan@Big-Blue:~$ sudo apt-get install libc-bin [sudo] password for nathan: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get dist-update. For months I've been told there is nothing to update or upgrade. This is hard to believe

phillip@phillip-Satellite-P50t-B:~$ sudo apt-get update (repository links appear) Reading package lists... Done phillip@phillip-Satellite-P50t-B:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package ...
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installing r-base error: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

Problem: I am trying to install new version of R, but what ever I found as solution still gives me these errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= ...
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dpkg and systemd: unit file silently disappears

I try to package my self-made daemon into debian package. I wrote systemd's .service file for it. This file is present in the package. Package installs ok. But after install there is no .service file ...
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Dpkg fatal error

I am using UbuntuMATE 15.10, on a Lenovo X201 tablet. I try to update my system, with: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade The system read the packages that need to be updated, it download them, but it ...
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Messed up libc 2.17 and libc 2.15 dependency error on 12.04LTS

I got myself into a mess in order to solve a libc dependency issue. I downloaded libc6_2.17-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb and libc6-dev_2.17-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb from somewhere and then used dpkg to install it. ...
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i have problem in installing aircrack on ubuntu 14.01

My code: sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng It displays [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package aircrack-ng ...
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iam not able to install java and android studio

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/gconf-service_3.2.6-3_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gconf/gconfd-2', which is also in package ...
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apt-get/kernel update/broken pipe issue

need some help, bit of a noob at the end of my tether lol, I've got a machine running Ubuntu server 14.02LTS (kernel 3.16.0-56 generic) which is running from an 8GB usb stick that I use as a NAS Drive ...
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dpkg error processing packages, cannot complete install desktop/GUI from terminal

I've rented a VPS with ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have googled my way to tutorials and basic terminal knowledge. I want to set up a ubunutu desktop so I can also navigate using TightVNC. This whole process ...
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) finally fixed

I was configuring my local Ubuntu installation (14.04 LTS). I got this error while trying to run apt-get. I have seen many answer regarding this issue. None of a single answer solve my issue. So I ...
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Why I have oldest ubuntu version references?

In the /boot/ directory I found some references to old versions of Ubuntu: initrd.img-4.2.0-18-generic (CPIO folder) initrd.img-4.2.0-18-lowlatency (CPIO folder) initrd.img-4.2.0-19-generic (CPIO ...
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archived .deb file error-specified file is not found using dpkg

i think my problem may be simpler than i am making it, but i am still learning linux servers the hard way. i cannot install or update packages, and i managed to track it to an archived version of the ...
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vboxdrv module compilation failed

I have a serius problem after I' ve compiled kernel. I downloaded and compiled a vanilla 4.3.3 and I see that my pc thanks... it is really faster. But there are some problems... The most important is ...
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Unable to install an upgrade (or anything) due to dpkg error in processing install-info package

Hello AskUbuntu community, I recently installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my computer. Today, I decided to upgrade to the latest version, and used the sudo apt-get upgrade command to do so. I'm getting an ...
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dpkg is in an unresolvable dependency loop

I ran apt-get build-dep wine1.6, because I wanted to install wine but apt install wine1.6 said that too many packages were not installed. After the build dependencies were downloaded, dpkg returned ...
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files list file for package missing

I want to install Open JDK or Oracle JDK to my machine but i got an error during installion. The error is: Selecting previously unselected package oracle-java8-installer. dpkg: warning: files list ...
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Package gvfs-common is not configured yet?

I am having trouble getting into Synaptic Package Manager. When I run sudo dpkg --configure -a as it suggests I get: dpkg: error processing package gvfs-common (--configure): package is in a very ...
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Getting correct version of the package python-django

I have python-django package installed on Ubuntu 14.04. However the version numbers I get with dpkg -s and django-admin --version does not match. $ dpkg -s python-django | grep Version Version: ...
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dpkg-deb: error: control directory has bad permissions

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM and trying to convert an rpm file to a deb file. When I run sudo alien --to-deb --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I get this error dpkg-deb: error: control ...
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update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/vim corrupt: invalid status

Whenever I try to install, update, or do anything with apt-get, I always get a error message similar to this, griping about vim: 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded. 1 not ...
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how to install removed i386 packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I removed All i386 packages using dpkg. Now I can't install any package related to i386. sudo apt-get install wine1.7 says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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dpkg: error processing package unity-tweak-tool (--configure)

when i run apt-get install, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install, it always return this : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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Apt-Get Errors; Cant install anything

When i run sudo apt-get upgrade i get this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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What does this dpkg error mean?

I have an Ubuntu server (trusty) that gives this error. /boot had been full, so I removed some of the older kernels, and updated grub. Yet this error remains. It seems to say that linux generic is ...
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Remove/reinstall/get rid of corrupted WINE installation

I installed WINE 1.6 via Ubuntu Software Center. It went wrong. Next time I wanted to install a software it told me sth about software dependencies... After I tried to re-/deinstall WINE via several ...
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i want to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu but I get this problem

Using this command apt-get install xubuntu-desktop i get this: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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dpkg --configure -a hangs when found initrd image

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Desktop" with GitLab. The system runs in a virtual machine on a Windows Server 2012 R2. The machine runs daily automatic updates for "Important security updates", ...
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Problem with texsudio

I wanted to update my texstudio from 2.9.4 to the latest version 2.10.4. But I am unable to do it. First I ran this command, sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.10.4-13.1_i386.deb it gave me error. After this ...
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libldap & dpkg errors

I seem to have a problem with my install after removing Wine 1.8: [installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% ...
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dpkg: error processing (--unpack)

When I try to update the system(sudo apt-get update) or install something (sudo apt-get install ...) it returns the following error : dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/lib/python3.4

I am on ubuntu 14.04 and I accidentally deleted python3.4 I am trying apt-get install python3.4 dpkg-reconfigure -a apt-get install -f But I am seeing the following errors dpkg: error processing ...
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Installing Cuda7.0 after removing cuda 7.5

I was setting up to use google's shiny new library TensorFlow. So being excited I began the tensorFlow pip install. Noticing that I needed cuda I went to the Cuda website and downloaded the 7.5 deb ...
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Multiple questions on same dialog

How do I setup the postinst script and template to have multiple questions on same dialog and get their return values in different $RET My current code: template Template: foo/like_debian Type: ...
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3 Broken Package that will not be removed; so that I can update Ubuntu 14.04

I have done sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. After that it gives me the following error message You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following ...
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Unable to Install Openssh-Server on Ubuntu Server

I am trying to install OpenSSH-Server and receiving following error, Unpacking openssh-server (from .../openssh-server_1%3a5.9p1-5ubuntu1.7_amd64.deb) ... /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: 17: exec: ...