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apt-get - cannot install or remove any pacakges - error processing linux-image-3.13.0-66-generic: post-removal script returned status 1

Any attempt to install or remove packages with apt-get ends in error with the output as below. The error is now different from the one I had initially - the same one as in this question, but applying ...
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dpkg: error processing package, Could not install any package

I am new to Ubuntu. And I am using 14.04. Whenever i try to install any software i get an error with dpkg. After browsing for some time, i get some commands to try out. Nothing really helped. The ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [related to google chrome]

So ubuntu worked perfectly for me for a while. I tried to download Google Chrome and accidentally downloaded the 32 bit version. Went back and tried to download the 64-bit (stupidly without deleting ...
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DPKG Issues. Hangs, and won't let me run any commands

Ubuntu randomlly decided to install this huge batch of updates today and I let it. It froze however midway. I gave it an extra hour with no progress at all so I killed it and forced a hard restart. ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: python-pexpect

After normal periodic upgrade, I got After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up python-pexpect (4.0.1-0~ppatrusty2) ... File ...
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How does apt-get purge work? Why it couldn't remove broken package in one pass?

I've tried installing droidcam to solve another question following instruction here: Install DroidCam (Wireless Android Webcam) Client In Ubuntu Via PPA The installation fails with post-script error, ...
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How to purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Revert accidental `dpkg --clear-selections`

I wanted to "purge" all packages that were "removed" only. After skimming through the manpage of dpkg, I thought the --clear-selections parameter would do the trick. So stupid me typed it in with ...
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Half-installed kernel, can't install/uninstall anything

Well, I have this problem which I am not sure how I got, but I need some help. First of all, my computer runs the Ubuntu version 14.04.3 LTS, and the current kernel (the one I get from uname -r) is ...
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Terminal and Software center error, Please help

Whenever I do sudo apt-get autoremove I get this error output: abs@abs-Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove [sudo] password for abs: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why does dpkg give a “Broken pipe” error while installing an update?

Below is the error message dpkg gives me while running updates: sudo apt-get upgrade dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.143.4_all.deb (--unpack): unable to ...
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Freeradius radcrypt command is missing from Ubuntu server 15.04

I'm running Ubuntu server 15.04. Was trying to use radcrypt command but it's missing. I've already searched the repository for any missing dependencies. The weird thing is that the man page for the ...
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ubuntu 14.04. Possible problem with kernels and boot

When I run the apt-get update, I get the final secuence: order E: stopped the execution of dpkg, you must manually run «sudo dpkg --configure -a» to correct the problem But, when I do this last order, ...
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Can't install gcc-4.9-base:i386 on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been running into some problems while trying to install wine and steam on Ubuntu 14.04, and they all seem to stem from the gcc-4.9-base:i386 package. When I run sudo apt-get install ...
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how can we prevent ttf-mscorefonts-installer to be installed?

When i try to install some packages after a fresh-install, ttf-mscorefonts-install appears as dependency, and is trying to force me to agree with Microsoft’s licence, which i don’t agree at all. So i ...
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I can't install any package (“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”), but I have free boot space!

Last week I really messed with my Ubuntu. My version is 14.04. I was doing something with GRUB, and after booting it showed me the GRUB command line. I didnt know how to use it, so I installed ...
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How can I install a package from Octave Forge?

How can I install a package from Octave Forge? I am using imresize function and I get this error warning: the 'imresize' function belongs to the image package from Octave Forge which seems to not ...
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dpkg / apt-get conflicting information

When I run dpkg -l, I get a list of installed packages, and I'm comparing that to a "model" system that I'm attempting to reproduce. There are several packages appearing in that list, for example ...
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Can't Update or Upgrade 'dpkg returned with error code (2)'

I realize that this may be a duplicate question but it seems like dpkg is returning error (2) for multiple different reasons. When trying to update and upgrade packages I am returned with: dpkg: ...
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install snort problem

Setting up snort (2.9.6.0-0ubuntu1) ... debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable dpkg: error processing package snort ...
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You have held broken packages - libqt4-dbus:i386= [duplicate]

I cannot install skype. It says it depends on skype-bin, when I try to install that, it says install libqt4-dbus:i386. When I try to install that, it says it depends on a whole lot of packages but it ...
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`sudo apt-get update` /`sudo apt-get upgrade` returned error for packages

I was doing apt-get update and apt-get upgrade; on apt-get upgrade it got stuck loading for 45 minutes and when it finished it returned with an error. This is what I read: Archive: ...
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Mysql not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04

when I press mysql in terminal this pops up, ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) Something weird stuff happened during setting ...
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Cycle error with dpkg debconf

I cant load ask Ubuntu pages from my notebook, so I'll write terminal output rather than copy-paste it. I don't know what happened before, but now I've got this kind of error in Ubuntu 14.04 on my ...
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Error while installing droidcam

After typing sudo apt-get install droidcam i am getting error :- Setting up droidcam (1.3-0ubuntu0) ... tar: *.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1), Can't install anything

I get this error whenever I attempt to install anything. Here is the full error. dpkg: error processing package libqt4-dbus:i386 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were ...
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Ran out of memory on /boot during kernel update - corrupted kernel

I ran apt-get upgrade to update my kernel yesterday (ubuntu 15.04) and /boot ran out of memory (usually if there isn't enough space it prevents the upgrade task running) I accidentally deleted the ...
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Error processing package while installing pycharm

I am trying to install pycharm on ubuntu 14.04 using terminal sudo apt-get install pycharm but i get the error bellow : dpkg: error processing package libopencv-contrib2.4:amd64 (--configure): ...
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Enlightenment dependencies are installed but not [duplicate]

When I try to remove the dependencies after a I had a huge error on the install, they claim there is needed ones and it asks to run sudo apt-get -f install, when I run it, it returns error code (1). ...
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How to uninstall softmaker freeoffice

I downloaded FreeOffice from here. Now I am trying to uninstall it by doing this command: sudo dkpg -r softmaker-office And it isn't working. Can anybody help me with this problem? thanks
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Broken package causes error while installing any softwares

$ sudo apt-get -f install after the above code i'm getting like this Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done ...
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How to install odbcinst and odbcinst1debian2 via dpkg -i, when they depend on each other?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Host is offline, and of necessity must stay that way. I need to install odbc to talk with a remote database from a C++ application running on the system. I have ...
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dpkg-reconfigure gives me a message that a package is not installed

I am running 12.04.5 LTS on linux 3.13.0-65-generic kernel When I run dpkg-reconfigure -a, it gives me the following: Package `flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound' is not installed and no info is ...
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Which directories dpkg removes?

While browsing the filesystem, I have encountered a file named .placeholder in /etc/cron.d/. In the file, the following was written: #DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE #This file is a simple placeholder to keep ...
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Package managers cause kernel freeze?

I'm having this serious problem about package management. Whenever I try to install something (anything) it cause system to permanently freeze. It's worse than it looks, Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working and ...
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Unmet Dependencies of libc6 : Depends: libgcc1 but it is not going to be installed

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration ...
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Ubuntu Desktop adding java dependency to package

I am creating a new package that depends on java 8 and although I have JVM8 installed and my package works but I want to make sure that the package manager won't install unless the dependency is met, ...
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Unable to Update or Install new apps (Bug #993407)

My issues started earlier today when I ran the Software Updater on my computer which is running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04. The update failed and redirected me to the bug tracker for Bug ...
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I can neither install or uninstall packages. What can I do about it? [duplicate]

For example: sudo apt-get install gedit returns this. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run ...
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Unmet dependencies preventing installing anything else

I was trying to install gSTM (a tunnel manager) because of some error in MySQL workbench but for some reason it has not worked and now I have a bunch of unmet dependency errors which arise when I try ...
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ubuntu resolve unmet dependencies

I have tried to upgrade from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, it stopped upgrading and offered a partial upgrade which I didn't do. Right now I'm having an issue with deja-dup-monitor which is consuming about ...
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libc6 unmet dependencies

Whenever I try to install any software this error shows up here is the detailed description : installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your ...
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Error while installing Oracle JDK 8 in Ubuntu 15.04

These commands both run successfully sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update But when I run sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer, it downloads the JDK but then ...
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Problems Removing or installing mysql-server on Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet”

I had to reinstall my server and was able to grab the /var, /usr, and /etc directory. Once the server was reinstalled, I installed mysql and phpmyadmin. Afterwards, I tried to put my database files ...
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How to check if a virtual package is installed?

In the following question there is a solution to checking for a package prior to installing it: How do I check if a package is installed on my server? However, I have found that this does not work ...
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AVG Error (reinstall ubuntu)

I get some problems with Ubuntu... And I need to reinstall he.. I can't enter in Ubuntu, I only can enter in full terminal. I try reinstall with the command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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Docker and linux-kernel-extra packages

I am using kernel version 4.2.1-040201-generic downloaded and installed from here. But since then my Docker is not working again and when I tried to upgrade it, it complained about being not able to ...
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What's up with all the squid3 errors in any Ubuntu based 14.04

What's up with the squid3 error on updates for the last few months? Creating Squid HTTP proxy 3.x spool directory structure 2015/09/24 07:12:00| aclParseAclList: ACL name 'local_net' not found. ...
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no software installed from terminal or software centre dpkg passwd error with reurn 1

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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Failure to install any updates (problems with apport and insserv)

Lately the updates are not installing, and when I try sudo apt-get upgrade (obviously, after update), I get the errors below. I tried to find solutions on the internet, but most of the explanations ...