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

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I am having issues with apt-get

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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trying to overwrite 'file', which is also in package '*', how to solve?

I'm not able to update anything. I'm on 13.10. When I try to install updates I get this: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/librhythmbox-core7_3.0.1-0~13.10~ppa1_amd64.deb (--unpack): ...
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dpkg: invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed

I have read a number of the posts here and they all state to run the following commands: Apt-get -f remove ** apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get -f install ** I have seen these in various ...
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How do I enable SSLv2 on openSSL

I have tried to enable openSSL with SSLv2 by downloading the sources, setting the 'enable SSLv2' options and compiling, as per the instructions here: ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after installing octave

I was trying to install the octave signal package with sudo apt-get install octave-signal But I get the following wall of text. I have to idea where to begin and how to fix it. What would you ...
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Can't remove package [duplicate]

I guess I removed some files that package jetty required because when I try to remove it with apt-get remove jetty I get this: Removing jetty ... * jetty is not installed invoke-rc.d: initscript ...
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update-alternatives: error: alternative path /lib/plymouth/themes/Lmint/Lmint.plymouth doesn't exist

When I use sudo apt-get install I get the following errors when installing any package: (This example is while installing Gnome extensions) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to list packages from a ppa/source in command line?

I want to list all the files from a source, say extras.ubuntu.com from the command line. What is the command for that? dpkg --list lists all files or just the filename.
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Use of uninitialized value $template in exists at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Template.pm line 81

I've been running into this error every time I try and update. I have unmet dependencies in my packages, but I have yet to find a way as to how to resolve them. giganticbrain@ubuntu:/usr/lib$ sudo ...
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gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit

No matter what I do, I get the following error: gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit The original error(Dutch) Original Dutch sudo ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock [duplicate]

Iam a new Ubuntu user and get this mistake always! Could not get lock / var / lib / dpkg / lock Can help me everybody?? Markus
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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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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Dependencies problem with x2go

I need help with my Ubuntu Server 12.04 64-bit. I can't update Ubuntu, because I always have problems with x2go. See message below: dependency problems prevent configuration of openssh-server: ...
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Upstart Job Fails to Install on i386

I have a simple package (.deb) wherein the main goal is to create an Upstart job. Call it Foo. It fails to create the job file on i386 but succeeds on amd64. Package Definition I have created the ...
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Find (and reinstall) packages with corrupted files (without breaking anything)

I usually prefer to fix a Linux system than to reinstall from scratch. My computers have seen many distribution upgrades and a list of PPAs or third-party repositories. APT usually makes sure that ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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How to call a script to remove apt-get cache when DPKG installation fails while checking for dependencies in control file provided to equivs-build?

I have created a deb package abc.deb which successfully installs one application (web-server) when all dependencies (like python-dev, python-pip, etc) specified in Depends: <list of ...
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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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How to get apt after I accidentally uninstalled it

Is it possible to use dpkg to install apt? It was uninstalled accidentally. If not, how can I get apt without reinstalling Ubuntu? Edit: The following is what I get when I try to install apt with ...
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broken dependencies [duplicate]

I am currently running Lubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 server version. Whenever I try installing any software, be it from the software center or from the internet, I receive an error saying: your system ...
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Cannot resolve package dependencies following LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise

After a failed LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise, I'm stuck in package limbo. As root I have run dpkg --configure -a apt-get -f install Outputs appended below. The default package archive at this ...
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debian package creation without a configure script

I've been trying to package an in house code project but have been having trouble. I can create a package, but the actual binaries are not installed when I run sudo dpkg -i ...
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conffile 'file.conf' is not in sync with other instances of the same package [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. The cause of the problem was that I installed gkrellm.i386! I can see out there that there are many many ideas of possible solutions to this problem, but I have tried ...
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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syntax error: unknown group 'crontab' in statoverride file

I am getting an error when I try to download playonlinux (in order to download Itunes) from both the Software Center and at the command line using sudo apt-get install playonlinux. Preconfiguring ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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apt-get: No space left on device (12.04)

I have read every thread I could find -- even the ones that say that the question has been answered elsewhere but none of them address the specific issue I am having. Update Manager ran and produced ...
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Error while installing Catalyst 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I have Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730 Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV730/M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650/5165] I downloaded the AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 ...
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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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Need to resolve dependencies for installation

I'm trying to install librhythmbox-core8 but when I run the commands it fails. apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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Unable to open Software Center or Update Manager

I am current running Xubuntu 12.04 64bit. I noticed that I am unable to open the software center or update manager. When I attempt to open the Update Manager it reports that a problem occurred while ...
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Error installing packages or updating due to dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

A few days back I tried to install 0ad, a game, through the terminal. I accidentally closed the terminal before it was finished and now I can't install or update any program on my machine. I'm running ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How can I find the version number of an installed package via dpkg?

I use the dpkg -l command to find out what version of a package I have installed. For example: dpkg -l network-manager returns the information on the package: ...
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How do you find the licenses for everything installed on your system?

I want to write a script that outputs the license for every software package installed on my system. Using dpkg --get-selections I am able to get list of everything installed. However, I don't see a ...
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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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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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slapd not installing on Ubuntu 13.10

This problem has been bothering me for quite a while. I have spent hours trying to find out what is wrong but I just could not solve it. When I try to do sudo apt-get install slapd with all the other ...
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what is the difference between which gcc and dpkg -l | grep gcc

based on Ubuntu 12.04 man page for which which returns the pathnames of the files (or links) which would be exe- cuted in the current environment, had its arguments been given as com- ...
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Dpkg remains configuring moodle

When I tried to configure moodle like: root@server:~# dpkg --configure moodle It remains like that indefinitely. Whatching this process on "top" I realized that it does not use any Memory ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0045' near line 0:

I am getting this error in Ubuntu 12.04 , while doing the below operation. frank@august:~$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer [sudo] password for frank: E: dpkg was interrupted, you ...
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How to remove/install a package that is not fully installed?

I went to install bsnes the other day and for whatever reason the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Error on dpkg -L Command Result

My dpkg -L * gives me this result: Package `20140123_002246.mp4' is not installed. Package `20140123_002246.mpg' is not installed. Package `anu' is not installed. Package `anu.cpp' is not ...