Questions related to dpkg, the system that powers most software installs. (Note: apt-get is a very similar tag.)

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Cannot open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock permission denied--even using sudo

I recently installed a fresh version of Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I had been using LTS 10.4 and saved my package.list and was planning on using $> sudo dpkg --set-selections < package.list ...
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Problems with tor ppa

I'm tried to fix a problem with tor ppa in my Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't. I tried to use root@vitor-HP:~# LANG=C dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of torchat: ...
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How to seed the apt and/or dpkg database of packages?

I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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dpkg issue - Package cannot be deleted

I installed a .deb package and it did not get installed properly. Now, when I try to remove it by sudo apt-get --purge remove <packagename> or sudo dpkg remove <packagename> I get ...
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apt-get won't install dependency

File A, version 12, has a dependency on file B, version 12. However, in the repo, there exists a B_12_all.deb and B_13_all.deb. The dependency in A_12_all.deb's control file is the following: ...
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How to remove a half-installed package? (Sun JDK - Java)

I've tried installing Sun JDK from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java, it failed with the following: Downloading... --2012-05-05 15:50:09-- ...
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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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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem [closed]

I was installing nautilus-dropbox on ubuntu 12.04. It never got installed. Also while installing some other application(package) it is giving error E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ...
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“libcups2:amd64 cannot be configured because libcups2:i386 is in a different version”

This is the output I get after issuing the command : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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Can't Install Anything Ubuntu 13.10 11 not fully installed or removed, somebody please help [closed]

Every single time I try to install or remove or upgrade, I get this: Errors were encountered while processing: udev systemd-services libpam-systemd:i386 initramfs-tools ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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E: Mysql-server-5.5 Installation Error [closed]

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install mysql-server for a while on my ubuntu vps During a fresh install (Fully purged all mysql related packages) partway through the installation it asks ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Where is iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb?

I'm trying to set up the scanner driver for my Epson WF-3520 printer. I started with sudo dpkg -i iscan-network-nt_1.1.1-1_amd64.deb after downloading that `.deb' file from the Epson website. ...
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Install dpkg-depcheck in 12.04

I'm attempting to compile a deb package using 12.04 but am unable to run a dpkg-depcheck on ubuntu 12.04. The command doesn't exist on the server I'm using and isn't a package in the repositories ...
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Checking for dependencies when creating a .deb

I'm working my way through the documentation on how to build a .deb package and I've hit something of a snag. When I need to spell out the dependencies for the package (dillo right now, just for a ...
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E: dpkg was interrupted… run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'

I was running an upgrade with the apt-get command, and it was taking an exceptionally long time because half way through my ISP hit me in the face with their fair usage policy. After sitting outside ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, apt-get install build-essential fails [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64), but apt-get install build-essential not works, here's aptitude install log. root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# apt-get install build-essential ...
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“gzip: stdout: No space left on device”

After the recent updates I've installed I got the following error when installing or uninstalling apps from Ubuntu Software center on Ubuntu 13.04: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... ...
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Error while trying to install mongoDB

I want to install mongoDB on Debian. The problem is when I try to do that the output is like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Resolving pkg-config to packages

I'm trying to build something from source, and the configure tells me something like this: checking for foo... Package foo was not found in the pkg-config search path. So I have to go and install ...
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Getting error while installing python-kivy packages in Ubuntu

I'm not able to install python-kivy, I got this error: dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Processing triggers for ...
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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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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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Install Teamviewer using a 64-bits system but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependencies error. I tried to install them but with no luck. I'm getting this Error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...
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successful installing packages but dpkg has error [closed]

happy Ramadan I'm live in Iran and Some corporation ban us like ORACLE so I installed Oracle Java SDK 8 manually and after it my "dpkg" has been showing error always. no different between ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) suggest [closed]

After upgrade I followed the steps and received this error. Kindly suggest sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf during generation of ...
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How do I change my timezone to UTC/GMT?

Currently when I execute the date command from bash I get the following displayed Thu May 17 12:21:00 IST 2012 Below is my timezone config based on executing dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Current ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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“Cloning” a server [duplicate]

I have recently been tasked with making a dev version of one of my production servers (both 12.04LTS). If I could create an image on my cloud service, it would be simple. Problem, these are both ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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What is the best way to build a package that targets a single Ubuntu release only?

At the moment I build and package our software for Ubuntu 14.04 aka 'trusty' via dpkg-buildpackage. I get a .deb package that can be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but also on other Ubuntu releases e.g. ...
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er errors Given when installing libssh2-php

Hi I'm trying to install a mail server on my ubuntu 13.10 machine, I have LAMP server installed, and works great, I want for my computer to be able to send emails (working as a server) so I decided to ...
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“ztemtvcdromd: no process found” when removing crossplatformui

When I am doing sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install (any software) then this is showing in terminal Extracting templates from packages: 100% (Reading database ... 146237 files and directories ...
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Having a hard time intalling apps

So I did a full install of Ubuntu and I have been having a hard time installing apps through ppa. Whenever I go through terminal to install it always hangs at connecting to us . archive.ubuntu.com ...
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“Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/*.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf” when installing tex-common

Im having a lot of problems with my Ubuntu after the update from the 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Every time I start the system, it shows a lot of dialogs saying that the system encountered problems, and ...
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How to set version numbers and package file names via dpkg-buildpackge for automated builds on a build server?

Our build server builds ubuntu packages (*.deb) via dpkg-buildpackage. The server checks out the source code via git and runs the build via make <target>. The source directory contains the ...
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How to manage kernel upgrades with ubuntu-zfs installed

I have ubuntu-zfs installed. Periodically my system downloads minor kernel updates, but does not rebuild the ZFS module. On the next reboot, none of the ZFS filesystems can be mounted. In the past ...
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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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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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I get this error after upgade. please help

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of initramfs-tools: initramfs-tools depends on initramfs-tools-bin (<< 0.99ubuntu13.2.1~); however: Version of initramfs-tools-bin on system is ...
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How to install libinput 0.4.0?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I tried installing libinput package from source. export WLD=$HOME/install git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/wayland/libinput cd libinput ./autogen.sh ...
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Can't use Ubuntu Software Center or update Ubuntu 14.04

I can't seem to be able to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center or update my Ubuntu version. When I run sudo apt-get -f install this is the output: matt@Bessie:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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How to install pipelight after closing the terminal the first time [duplicate]

I opened the terminal and did everything right, but accidentally exited out of the process while it was asking for the license and agreements. Now, whenever I try to redo the process, it isn't able ...
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Failed to load the package list Ubuntu 14.04

When attempting to install sublime text 3, I get this message. Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the ...