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sudo dpkg --configure -a freeze my system[SOLVED]

When I'm trying to update or remove (didn't try anything else) I get a message telling me that i need to do this manually: sudo dpkg --configure -a When I do this Ubuntu 14.10 freeze and I can only ...
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libjpeg8-dev : unmet dependencies libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8c-2ubuntu8 is to be installed

I was trying to install Ros-Indigo and I am getting the error shown below You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libjpeg8-dev : ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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What is dpkg-reconfigure and how is it different from dpkg --configure?

I was recently given an answer to another question Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? which included running the commands sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a and sudo dpkg --configure -a That all ...
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Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a "aptd" process running as root (which I understand is correct) but eating 95% CPU (which is definitely not right). As per one of the answers here How to stop ...
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dependency problems running apt-get -f install on Ubuntu

ON MY UBUNTU RACKSPACE SERVER UNAME -A # uname -a Linux myserver.com 3.2.0-24-virtual #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 18:44:18 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux APT-GET -F INSTALL /home# apt-get ...
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I am unable to install octave packages related to octave 3..8.2

I am trying to install octave 3.8.2 on ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) with packages for dicom and image. I was previously running Octave 3.8.1 but ran into issues installing image so that I could read dicom ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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dpkg was interuppted [duplicate]

I tried to install Times New Roman font on my Ubuntu. I used this code formulation: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts. Everything looked fine, until the screen showed a kind of agreement statement. I ...
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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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Enabling unattended-upgrades from a shell script

I have a shell script to automatically configure new Ubuntu virtual machines for my purposes. I would like this script to install and enable unattended-upgrades, but I cannot figure out how to do so ...
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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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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Can i use “gksu” to became root for CLI operation?

I don't care if this is unsafe, because i'm only doing it as a programming exercise, but that's what i want to do: I want to create a C program that, with the "system" command, will call dpkg and ...
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Issues with firefox, localized storage, and dpkg SOLVED

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and this started after I restarted my computer. What happened originally was it wouldn't wake up so to speak after I left it idle, and logged out. It was just a black screen, ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory)

When I use sudo apt-get update I get following error. E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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How do I recreate a deleted '/var/lib/dpkg' directory?

Yesterday I had some problem with /var/lib/dpkg/lock during update. I knew that in such cases removing lock file could solve problem. So I tried to do it, but by mistake I removed all DPKG directory. ...
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dpkg hangs when updating / reinstalling postgresql after restarting postgresql during installation

I restarted postgresql during the process of upgrading it and now the upgrade process hangs for postgresql. I've tried everything including removing/purging postgresql but now it hangs on install. ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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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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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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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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Unable to install package using dpkg

I'm trying to install chrome on ubuntu 14.04. Mine is a 64 bit system. I'm getting this error. $ sudo dpkg –i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error: need an action option` `Type dpkg ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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Error while installing php-pear , dpkg error returned error code 1

I was trying to install mongo php driver on ubuntu 14.04 on x64 system. I used this tutorial and when I was trying to install pecl to install the php driver I got an error at the end of the ...
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Missing /var/backups directory on ubuntu

I have moved /var to another existing partition with more space . After that when i do sudo apt-get install , it says following error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (2: No ...
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Unable to install/unistall because of python3 broken package

Unable to install or uninstall any package through both terminal and software center. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server

I had this error when I tried to upgrade the packages, my computer shut down in a previous upgrade before completing the process thank you for helping dpkg: error processing evolution-data-server ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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Problem with upgrade [duplicate]

After running apt-get upgrade I got an error. Next I tried apt-get install -f However, it still gives me an error and I do not have a clue how to solve this. Especially because a kernel is ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Installation problem /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [duplicate]

Anything I tried to install I get this error message: No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic-pae ...
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Can't upgrade : Old linux image issue

Upon running sudo apt-get upgrade I'm getting and after running sudo apt-get purge linux-image-extra-3.13.0-35-generic I'm getting
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Unable to install any package using apt without the need of an extra package

I wanted to install Android Studio. So, I followed this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio But then this started ...
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How to fix dpkg: error processing fusion-icon?

This is what I got after upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04: santos@santos:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) : PKG_CONFIG_PATH : Command not found

$ sudo apt-get install bless Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: cli-common libgdiplus ...
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unable to install apache2 on precise

Below is the error while running the command: root@mycompanyname:~# apt-get install apache2* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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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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mariadb 10 install error on ubuntu 14.04

when trying to install mariadb on ubuntu 14.04 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_10.0.14+maria-1~trusty_amd64.deb (--unpack): libmysqlclient18:amd64 ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Unable to install mysql-server-5.6 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

when i install mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04 san@san-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 Output: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: ...
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While Installatiog viber.deb with dpkg stopped with error

I tried to install and got this error: sh@Notebook-PC:~$ sudo dpkg --install viber.deb [sudo] password for sh: (Reading database ... 319492 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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cant install yaml-cpp because it conflicts with yaml-cpp?

It appears that no yaml-cpp is installed sudo apt-get remove yaml-cpp Package yaml-cpp is not installed, so not removed But when I try to install yaml-cpp I can not because apt-get all of a sudden ...
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dpkg error code (1) while trying to re-install Firefox

I removed Firefox by the following command: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox Then, I used Chrome browser for a while. Now, I want to re-install Firefox on my system, but I get the following ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...