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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 --status package_name

I'm just playing around with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I installed emacs, and wanted to double check if it was. ~ 1496 $ dpkg --status emacs dpkg-query: package 'emacs' is not installed and no information ...
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battery died during update from 13.10 to 14.04

Apologies for a deeply rookie error, but any help much appreciated; Whilst updating from 13.10 to 14.04 the power died and now only boots a blank screen. In recovery mode I've tried 'repair broken ...
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Problem with dpkg -p

I'm trying to have informations about kernels installed with dpkg -s but the return is weird (and in french), but not seems to work: $ dpkg -p linux-image-3.16.0-28-generic dpkg-query: le paquet « ...
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Problems with linux-headers and apt-get -f install

It has been a long time since I've asked for help, but I'm in dire need now. Some time ago, I set up a friend's computer with 10.04. He's still running it but somewhere along the way, he started ...
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Checkinstall .deb package not create empty directories

I'm trying to create a .deb package for my xymon-client installation, but it is not creating the empty directories used for logs and temp files. If I run checkinstall -D make install or checkinstall ...
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How do I repair dpkg and apt-get?

Every time I do: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I get all these with in the end the error reports: Ign http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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How to solve W: GPG error: BADSIG

i tried to install steamcmd, wich needs ia32-libs. So cuz this wasn't found, i did the following: cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d echo "deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted ...
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Dependencies issues linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

Was setting up Postfix but didn't get too far, because Ubuntu returned an dependencies error. Tried to fix this but I cant find the cause to the problem. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Broken dependencies after installing Skype

After installing skype my dependencies are broken. I tried to run apt-get -f install but I only get error messages. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on AMD64. If you need more informations please tell me. ...
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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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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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debian package unmet dependancies

I have created a "Simple" Debian package of my own with few dependencies. While installing the Debian package I get dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of Simple: Simple depends on XYZ; ...
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What does it mean “Processing Triggers for…” after installing/Uninstalling?

When i uninstalled a deb package i get this: Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... ...
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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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Unmet build dependencies: libgd2-dev | libgd2-noxpm-dev

following this tutorial how to add ngx_pagespeed when i reach the dpkg-buildpackage -b i get the message dpkg-buildpackage: source package nginx dpkg-buildpackage: source version ...
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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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dpkg: error processing python-minimal (--configure)

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade, the dpkg error appears and interupts the process. Error details: Setting up python-minimal (2.7.3-0ubuntu7.1) ... Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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fake initctl called, doing nothing

ubuntu 12.4 stuck on fake initctl called. doing noting. I've tried to reinstall initctl in rescue mode but giving dpkg path error. I've update path with export command but still showing same path ...
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dpkg configure -a fails after trying to install gnome-desktop

After trying to run aptitude install gnome-desktop im getting this failures in dpkg ubuntu:~⟫ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.6: tk8.6 depends on ...
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problems during installing Brother DCP-J140W printer

I am new Ubuntu user My Laptop is "Vaio VPCEB1M0E " I couldn't install the printer "Brother DCP-J140W", and I tried all the steps in this related questions and topics 1,2, and 3. When I did the ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Error to install svn on ubuntu 14.04

$ sudo apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn apache2-utils * udev requires hotplug support, not started ... fail! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) How to solve ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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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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How do I fix these unmet dependency errors showing up in apt-get?

I'm doing some development work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today I messed up my APT system and can't seem to fix it. The problem started when I was trying to get a specific custom built version of clang ...
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dpkg completely broken? It does not recognize root

When I install a package as root: Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.17) ... /usr/bin/ucf: line 341: test: !=: unary operator expected /usr/bin/ucf: line 630: test: =: unary operator expected ucf: ...
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dpkg returns to error code one

I had a proble with dpkg before and I corrected it using this answer. After correcting that issue everything was good. But now dpkg has another problem sudo apt-get install xix-media-playe Reading ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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Fix extracted but not configured package blocker

Problems started after an unexpected power loss while executing apt-get dist-upgrade. When I now run command (as root) apt-get dist-upgrade and got the following output: Reading package lists ... ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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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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libtiff4:i386 is not available [duplicate]

The package: "libtiff4" is now unavailable. So, for people who have problem trying to install libtiff4:i386 And came out with this output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Install vs Conffiles

I want to add a default configuration file to my .deb package I tried to do this by putting /path/to/file/relative/to/debian/tmp /global/path/where/i/need/to/put/the/file to Debian/install ...
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Software Install & Update Problem?

I have a problem when i try to install new softwares ( With Ubuntu Software Center ) and even updating them (I use Update Manager) and also when i try to change System Language but system don't let me ...
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I am no able to install any package of openstack due to dpkg error, what should i do?

dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 41363 package 'openstack-dashboard': 'Depends' field, missing architecture name, or garbage where architecture name expected E: Sub-process ...
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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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Perl may be unconfigured?

Hi I have error when I want to install,remove or configure my package this is the error debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Debconf/Log.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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What to do about fatal error in texlive-latex-base-doc while installing Tesseract-OCR?

I have been trying to install the tesseract-ocr package from the Ubuntu Software Centre, Synaptic, GDebi, etc. and fail with this error: (synaptic:8826): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: ...
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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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DPKG is not responding [closed]

I was installing wine in my Ubuntu 14.04. I got a pop-up and It was not responding . So, I have closed the Terminal. Then after when ever I am trying to execute sudo apt-get install then I am getting ...
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Can not delete the old linux-image-

Can not delete the old linux-image-.... Tried sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic But I'm having error (Reading database ... 278185 files and directories currently ...
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unable to install anything on ubuntu 14.10 with apt-get says files list file for package 'libgnutls-deb0-28:amd64' is missing final newline

when I try to install anything with apt-get its showing same error for all I just installed, nothing yet install yet user@system:~$ sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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How do I create a local repository accessible from a local chroot environment for O/S building?

I am interested in building my own custom Ubuntu remix, and have been doing so with the Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO. To do this, I mount the disk image and chroot into it, in a manner similar to this ...
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dpkg processing issues

I have been trying to install a few prog and it doesn't seem to work. For example with skype, I use the sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.de and it all seems to work fine apart from ...