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“Unmet dependencies” When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install the latest KDE Plasma here but I'm getting You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-telepathy-minimal: ...
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ignore-depends options passed from apt-get not behaving as expected

A package being installed with apt-get has a dependency on java that I want to ignore. $ apt-cache depends some-package some-package PreDepends: <java7-runtime-headless> ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP MySQL dpkg install problems

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 MySQL server install problems tried to set up LAMP system on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following instructions. howtoforge ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies Apache and PHP installed and ...
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error while doing sudo apt-get -f install

I am doing the sudo apt-get -f install and I am getting the following error. I have another ongoing discussion in here. The error I am getting after running apt-get -f install is given below : ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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too many errors while executing dpkg --configure -a

I am not an expert in Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for my work purposes only. I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 and while doing lots of dpkg error occurred. Then I restarted the computer ...
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How can I learn all the options I can pass to DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS?

I'm compiling debian packages with xdeb, and I'm trying to understand how this variable DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS works and I might be able to specify 32-bit over 64-bit for a userspace app. The best way ...
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lsb-release package broken in 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully ...
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Reinstalling critical files in Recovery Mode

I might have accidentaly purged some critical files, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo. By entering the recovery mode from a LiveUSB, and running sudo apt-get install -f, I ...
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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and the kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following dependency related error: ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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How to find installed kernel image metapackages?

I have used this, but is there a better way? dpkg-query -W -f='${Package} ${Status}\n' | awk '/^linux-(.+-)?image-[^0-9]+(-lts-[^ ]+)? [^ ]+ ok installed/{print $1}' How to find kernel metapackages ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Not able to install Virtual box in Ubuntu

I followed this Ask Ubuntu guide, I manually downloaded virtual box from this link and tried to install like: $ dpkg -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.16-105871~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb But no success, I got ...
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Apt-get not working after attempting to install kde desktop [duplicate]

So, I tried to install the KDE Desktop in Ubuntu, but it failed (I couldn't grab output for here). Now whenever I try to use apt-get , it says that it fails, and to use sudo apt-get -f install . ...
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Is `dpkg-reconfigure --all` still available in 16.04?

After upgrading to 16.04, I tried to use that command, but it seems that dpkg-reconfigure (or dpkg --reconfigure) doesn't understand the option --all. Is it still available? If not, is there an ...
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Installation:Troubleshooting webmin dependencies

I am having a dependency problem dpkg installing webmin 1.510 (deb) package on Ubuntu 10.04. I do not know where to look to find info about what dependencies are needed.
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How to do the equivalent of a --force-overwite via a preseed file during installation?

I need to do something like this: Force apt-get to overwrite file installed by another package on a package that is auto installed at installation time via the preseed file. That means there is no ...
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How can I install a subversion of gcc using a .deb file

Actually I have gcc version 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3 installed on my PC. Now I need to install gcc version 4.8.2-10ubuntu1 instead. Everytime I try to install the other version, the compilation ...
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Is there any apt-get/dpkg/aptitude option to get apt cache folder location?

apt cache folder default location is /var/cache/apt/archives. i work in a python script. is there any way to know cache folder location in code. like run a apt-get option. like: apt-get ...
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dpkg: error processing archive - kmod (--unpack)

I am trying to upgrade an old debian system (Ubuntu squeeze) to 14.04. I updated the /etc/apt/sources.list with the sources for ubuntu trusty. I have some troubles installing the package kmod where a ...
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dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error [duplicate]

Trying to run Software Update and get message Package Installation Failed. Then in terminal I ran: Update && Upgrade sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Got the following ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code in16.04LTS

During install of git-all error code (1) is displayed. after on running the following commands the output are: sudo apt-get install git-all [sudo] password for yash: Reading package ...
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dpkg won't update - input/output error in indicator-session

I have been having an error trying to update my system. Currently I can't install/remove or update anything with apt-get... Here is the error I get when running apt-get update dpkg: unrecoverable ...
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Installing Iscan for Epson SX425W

I downloaded the All-In-One package for the SX420, as this was the one listed for my specific printer, extracted it, and ran intall.sh in a terminal. The output was as follows: ...
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Installing mongodb-server throws dpkg error

When i try to install mongodb-server i get the following output dpkg: error processing package mongodb-server (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?

I get this error when trying to use apt-get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is ...
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Error installing snap ubuntu 16.04

I get this error when try to install snapd from terminal: Selecting previously unselected package squashfs-tools. (Reading database ... 265122 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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Error on installing applications

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. When I run dpkg in the terminal, I get the following ...
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Unmet dependencies for khelpcenter4 when installing Tellico and Eqonomize!

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04. When installing software packages such as Tellico or Eqonomize!, I get a message saying that there are unmet dependencies for khelpcenter4. How can I fix this? ...
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Linux disk corrupted and fsck command not working [closed]

I am running a windows computer dual booted with linux 17.1 rebecca and recently my linux disk got corrupted and now i am not able to boot into linux because the computer gets stuck at the linux logo ...
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Install problem indy 10.2.xx on ubuntu 16.04 - lazarus 1.6 - fpc 3.0.0

I'm use Lazarus for programming I upgrade Ubuntu and lazarus from 15.10 -> 16.04 and 2.6.x -> 3.0.0 but now I can't install indy 10.2.xx again. the help tell us: ...
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How do I add i386 architecture in Ubuntu MATE 15.04?

So I want to install wine:i386 so I can use PlayOnLinux. http://wiki.playonlinux.com/index.php/Installing_PlayOnLinux For users' Debian wheezy and Ubuntu Precise (and higher), they'll need to ...
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GRUB shows kernels from previous ubuntu version

I have just updated Ubuntu to 16.04 version and when I boot, grub shows the kernels from the previous Ubuntu version. How can I delete them? (not only in the grub list but to actually free that space ...
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Can not install 'openjdk-9-jdk' because it tries to overwrite file aready included in 'openjdk-9-jdk-headless'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial desktop, 64 bit, and wanted to install openjdk-9-jdk (Java 9 development kit). The version available from the universe repository is 9~b114-0ubuntu1. Running the ...
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Why 'apt-get install' acquires /var/cache/apt/archives/lock during download

The apt-get upgrade and apt-get install <packagename> commands acquire /var/cache/apt/archives/lock while both downloading and installing. I think it should be possible to download packages ...
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libdvdcss2 depackaging error (12.04 precise)

I previously asked a question regarding DVD playback and after much back and forth with David Foerster, he was able to narrow down the problem. With that in mind, I am now asking for further help! ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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Unable to install wine1.7 due to broken packages

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I'm trying to install wine1.7 on my computer but sudo apt-get install wine1.7 but I get these errors : - sidhu@sidhu-Inspiron-5521:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) - every time I use apt-get install

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to install cairo-dock as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa -- went well, no errors. sudo apt-get update -- went well, no errors. sudo ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 was interrupted towards the end. What can I do to fix/clean up?

The upgrade was in the "upgrading" stage, and literally got to about 98% before my computer froze, the progress bar was almost at the end (alas, I opened too many tabs in Chrome...). The last thing it ...
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New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed--trying to install Loggerpro for Ubuntu

When I try to install loggerpro, this is the message I get. I looked on the forum and tried the following commands: sudo apt-get install --reinstall deconf and then it says: unable to access ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) when installing libmariadbclient-dev in ubuntu 14.0.3 LTS

I have been trying to install mariadb on Ubuntu 14.04 I installed it some 4 months back, following a tutorial from mariadb website. I typed the following commands : sudo apt-get install ...
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After Ubuntu update from 15 to 16.04, error in keyboard-configuration package

So I just started the automatic upgrade of my Ubuntu distribution this morning, from 15.xx to the new 16.04, everything went smoothly except for an error I got at the end: something prevented the full ...
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Not able to install nginx on ubuntu 14.04

I keep getting this error while installing nginx on 14.04 sudo apt-get install nginx [sudo] password for : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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dpkg error code (1)

I got this error code while installing JDK 9 on my ubuntu 16.04 machine : Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution : /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-9-jdk_9~b114-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: ...
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How to let `dpkg -i` install dependencies for me?

Say, I have foo-1.2.3.deb which depends on perl and python, however, running command: dpkg -i ./foo-1.2.3.deb won't install these dependencies. So I must apt-get install perl python by hand. How ...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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Installed Teamviewer using a 64-bits system, but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependency error. I tried to install them, but with no luck. I'm getting this error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...