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Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release

I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of ...
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Does someone knows how to fix this installation bug in ubuntu?mysql-server-5.6 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to remove mysql-workbench. But everytime when I try to remove something related with mysql, I get this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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About Mail `Authentication Request`?

I've installed Evolution, after that I've opened it, from that on-wards still I'm getting the mail Authentication Request as given below, I've uninstalled Evolution though,still at each time of ...
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How can i install HPLIP Missing Dependencies along with some brokern packages through terminal?

I run a command " $ python install.py" then the following message prompted on the screen: MISSING DEPENDENCIES -------------------- Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if ...
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14.04 Dpkg Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin issue

Hopefully I'm not violating any rules by opening new topic for the issue I've encountered. Trust me, I've tried browsing all over askubuntu and bunch of other sites, but none of offered solutions have ...
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Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused: Errors were encountered while processing: runit

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I tried to install any package, I got the error message in the title. How can I get rid of this annoying error message? :~$ uname -a Linux LongerVision001 ...
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removing debianpackage does not remove files

When I use the following command to uninstall the debian-package i made: dpkg -r mydebian its successfully removed according to the command line. .. but the problem is that the program i ...
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No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure

I was trying to install PDF Acrobat in ubuntu 14.04. I used the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...
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“invoke-rc.d: initscript freeradius, action ”force-reload“ failed.” while configure freeradious-mysql

I am installing freeradius-mysql. It Just give me an error. Errors were encountered while processing: freeradius-mysql I tried so many articles but they couldn't help me. Reinstalled it many ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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Right way to completely clean up old kernels in terminal

I have been going through various questions about how to clean up old Linux kernels. They all seem to have different answers and they are old, so someone is bound to say the question is too old and ...
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upstart conf file not being copied

Ubuntu 14.04 chroot apt-get install cgroup-lite invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/cgroup-lite not found. If I download source files (tarball), decompress it, there is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get dist-upgrade error on bcmwl-kernel-source

A dist-update I just did hung (froze) after printing line: DKMS: install completed. I had to close the terminal to kill process, and to carry on did sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock kill -15 THE-PID ...
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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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Update errors Ubuntu 14.04

For a while after using the update manager, each time I get a message saying "the installation or removal of a software package failed." When using a lot of apt-get commands I also get an error ...
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How to install Brosix secure instant messaging on an Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone

I have already installed the Brosix .deb app on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop without any problems. I copied the app to the downloads folder on my Aquaris E5 Ubuntu touch phone, downloaded the terminal from ...
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How do I determine the location of the debian package for an installed application?

Using dpkg, I see that Chef version 11.2.0 is currently installed: $ dpkg -l | grep -i 'chef' ii chef 11.2.0-1.ubuntu.11.04 The full stack of chef I'm ...
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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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What is the difference between dpkg and aptitude/apt-get?

When installing a software via dpkg -i packageA.deb, will the dependencies required by packageA be downloaded and installed automatically? How is this different from using apt-get or aptitude?
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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(kubuntu) Can't Remove KaliTools from system

I have problem with Kali tool it can not remove and when a type in terminal sudo apt-get upgrade it does not work It say that when I type sudo apt-get upgrade or when I type anything ...
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MySQL Installation Issues on Ubuntu 15.04

Firstly, I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (Velvet) on my local machine. I recently uninstalled the LAMP stack due to several config issues I was experiencing (especially when I tried working with ...
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What is the command for focus of debconf popup window?

I have created a script to show a debconf popup for my custom deb package to warn the user that he has not installed java-oracle. When I run the install through the Ubuntu Software Center the ...
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Cannot apt upgrade due to kernel package problems

an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user here. Basically I had a problem when running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade An error code was returned by dpkg because the Linux kernel package 3.13.0.57 was ...
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dpkg a linux-image package fails with character `~' not allowed

sudo apt-get download linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic will download the package: linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic_3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1_amd64.deb and trying to list (or install) with: dpkg --listfiles ...
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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software center “install” buttons greyed out

Running ubuntu 14.10 with software center 13.10 on my laptop. All the install buttons are greyed out. When I try to install stuff with apt-get I get the following error measage; ...
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useradd: cannot lock /etc/subuid; try again later

So, while trying to upgrade to 14.04 I encountered this error: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. Please report this bug against the ...
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Uninstall terminal [closed]

I ask here, because googling about is quite chaotic (you fall to 'how to uninstall via terminal). I wonder how to uninstall terminal ? Cause I want to add some hardness in playing with a delivered ...
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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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dpkg-buildpackage ignores Vcs-Git in debian/control

I'm building a Debian package and have the following debian/control file: Source: custom-package Section: custom Priority: optional Maintainer: Dusan Rychnovsky <dusan.rychnovsky@gmail.com> ...
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Resolving Wine Dependency Errors

Here's the broken package problem I get from wine: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1:1.7.12-0ubuntu1) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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problem with 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade, the following error rises: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Broken “unment dependencies” list won't let me purge or install anything

I tried installing Steam today on my laptop, and to no surprise it's broken and needs tweaking just like every single time I have ever installed Steam on linux. In my process of trying to fix the ...
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Build individual package from multi package control file

I have a control file with multiple packages defined in it. Is it possible to build only one of the packages? For example; Source: debconf Section: admin Priority: optional ... Package: debconf-doc ...
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Fix “half-installed” package

I have the latest google chrome but accidentally tried to install the .deb package i downloaded two years ago, then cancelled with ctrl-c when it was unpacking, now it keeps telling me its half ...
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Brother MFC 9700 brscan and mfc9700lpr dpkg returned an error code (1) 14.04

I have an Brother MFC9700 and I want to make it scan in ubuntu 14.04. I am able to print to this device (with MFC 9600 driver) but cannot scan. I downloaded and installed the drives below from ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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Linking to different versions of a library with cmake

When using cmake to link code to a library, I am trying to understand how Ubuntu finds the correct library when there may be more than one version installed. For example, in my case, I have installed ...
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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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Confused about packages libc6-amd64 and libc6:amd64

While debugging (on a 64-bit system), gdb told me: warning: the debug information found in "/lib64/ld-2.19.so" does not match "/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2" (CRC mismatch). Trying to track down ...
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How to install bimp for gimp 2.8 on ubuntu?

$ sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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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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Error when creating debain source package with dpkg

When entering this dpkg-source -b <packagename> into the terminal to create a debian source package, I get the following error: dpkg-source: error: syntax error in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Google Chrome official package always fails to install

In Ubuntu always the default Google Chrome installation fails. How to fix it. $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 176142 files and directories currently ...
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How to reinstall mysql-community-server on Ubuntu?

I am trying to install mysql server on Ubuntu. I am getting this error message which says: root@ujenlinux:~# apt-get -f install -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can not install steam: E: Unable to locate package

I've ran update and upgrade and are working fine. But when I try sudo apt-get install steam all i get is Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...