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ubuntu resolve unmet dependencies

I have tried to upgrade from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, it stopped upgrading and offered a partial upgrade which I didn't do. Right now I'm having an issue with deja-dup-monitor which is consuming about ...
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Python problem with Let's Encrypt

When trying to use the following command to setup my certs: ./letsencrypt-auto --apache -d example.com I get this error from Python: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of python-...
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Fix Package Dependencies?

I'm trying to install build-essential using sudo apt-get install build-essential like I'm supposed to. It returns with the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: build ...
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How to automatically fetch missing dependencies when installing software from .deb? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install MySQL Workbench on my Ubuntu box (11.04). The website has a Ubuntu .deb available for download (for 10.10 and 10.04 so I chose 10.10). However, sudo dpkg -i mysql-workbench-...
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Having issues with mime-support and apt

This error is being reported with any instance of apt or apt-get that I run: package mime-support 3.59ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error ...
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How can I fix E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)?

I received this error after trying to download the icedtea plugin. After trying sudo apt-get upgrade I got the same exact error: Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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dpkg broken by oracle-java8-installer

I want to remove the oracle-java8-installer but it gives the below errors. Perhaps good to mention that I messed a bit with apt, e.g. at some point I manually removed the apt cache (but the java ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-...
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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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nginx dependency problem trying to upgrade

Trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 vps I get the following error: henrik@neung:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for henrik: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) - every time I use apt-get install

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to install cairo-dock as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa -- went well, no errors. sudo apt-get update -- went well, no errors. sudo ...
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“sudo apt-get upgrade” not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Dell Vostro 15 3000 series laptop. when I hit sudo apt-get update it works fine and then I hit sudo apt-get upgrade it shows me: and then when i press Y ...
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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 ...
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dpkg: error processing (--configure) on Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on a live USB, under a intel NUC. I've used YUMI for creating the live USB and I have other SO's as lives on the USB. When I boot the USB, I get a pop up error, that says ...
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How to solve dpkg problem?

dpkg: error processing package libkdesu5 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of xterm: xterm depends on libutempter0 (>= 1.1....
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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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Update problems… Errors Errors

I tried everything like removing the 24 kernel manually but no matter what I do this is my output of sudo apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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Problem with openmpi and or petsc

I encounter a problem when compiling dealii using petsc/openmpi. I know that this may not be the proper forum for submitting a bug, but the ReportingBugs page was not helpful. The problem apparently ...
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How to let `dpkg -i` install dependencies for me?

Say, I have foo-1.2.3.deb which depends on perl and python, however, running command: dpkg -i ./foo-1.2.3.deb won't install these dependencies. So I must apt-get install perl python by hand. How ...
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timedatectl or dpkg-reconfigure tzdata in 16.04

I've been using the following script to set Ubuntu 14.04 servers to UTC timezone: echo "Etc/UTC" > /etc/timezone dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata echo UTC=yes >> /etc/...
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Apt-get seems to be broken. Cannot install anything

How can I fix this? rimmer@local:/$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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When installing php from source configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's <evp.h>

I am trying to build php from source but ./configure gives error configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's my openssl version returns OpenSSL 1.0.2f 28 Jan 2016 and which openssl /home/nexusstar/...
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dpkg error code 1

I'm getting this problem whenever I try to install any program Errors were encountered while processing: lightdm grub-common grub2-common grub-efi-amd64-bin grub-efi-amd64 grub-...
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apt autoremove cannot remove linux-image packages

I seem to have corrupted my apt database and I have no idea how to repair it. It fails on every command that involves linux-image-4.4.0-22-generic and linux-image-extra-4.4.0-22-generic. Here is the ...
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Error while updating my system 16.04 LTS

When I am using following command to update my system, I got an error from dpkg,how to rectify that, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade linux-signed-image-generic ...
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“trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/node.1.gz', which is also in package nodejs-legacy 0.10.25~dfsg2-2ubuntu1”

I am trying to install nodejs but it is repeatedly failing. Attached is the log $ sudo apt-get install nodejs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Not able to install nginx on ubuntu 14.04

I keep getting this error while installing nginx on 14.04 sudo apt-get install nginx [sudo] password for : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0001' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I was try to install mono using the following command: sudo apt-get install mono-* I closed the terminal while it was installing. I restarted the install, and I got the error message: Could not ...
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trying to overwrite '*', which is also in package faenza-icon-theme 0.8

I have Docky installed on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit and noticed after a recent upgrade my 'Helpers' are no longer available. After some research I found that Dockmanager is no longer installed either. I am ...
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dpkg error: “trying to overwrite file, which is also in…”

For example: $ sudo apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Can't install pgadmin3 on ubuntu 16.04

After I try sudo apt-get install pgadmin3 I get this message: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to uninstall or remove MySQL database client library

I have totally Uninstall mysql from system. But MySQL database client library till mysql client library exit at system Wherever run the command sudo dpkg -l 'libmysqlclient*' Getting the result: ...
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Problem with dpkg (interrupted) [duplicate]

Yesterday I tried to install an app but for some reason it got interrupted. Today I tried to install another app but I got an error: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --...
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apt-get install is not working because of dpkg, how to solve [duplicate]

I can't install any thing using apt-get install It gives this error: E: could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: unable to lock the ...
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Installing java8 in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to install java8 in my ubuntu 14.04 machine. I am getting the following errors. I have tried many solutions available in internet but the floowing error is repeating every time. Oracle ...
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Cannot install BytecoinWallet.deb

I downloaded the latest BytecoinWallet but for some reason it doesn't want to install. At first I gave it perms with: chmod 755 BytecoinWallet-1.0.11.amd64.deb After that I tried to install it ...
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Program created unmet dependencies

I have this apt problem. I want to know what program was root cause of this problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcurl4-gnutls-dev : Depends: libcurl3-gnutls (= 7.43.0-1ubuntu2)...
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Getting error while running sudo apt-get update

Whenever I am running $ sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive....
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error with runit and upstart

Yesterday i try to install some package and i get error about runit . So i search on Internet and a fix was to sudo dpkg --force runit i did it but as i tried today sudo apt-get update i got ...
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dpkg: error processing package mendeleydesktop (--install)

Now I am sick of this error and after trying all the things that I found from similar questions, I decided to post this. So I am trying to install mendeleydesktop on my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 : ...
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Difference between “install” and “installed” in dpkg.log [migrated]

Some recently installed packages appear like so: [date] [time] install [package name] [date] [time] installed [package name] but some packages (e.g. man-db which I haven't manually installed) ...
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How to uninstall softmaker freeoffice

I downloaded FreeOffice from here. Now I am trying to uninstall it by doing this command: sudo dkpg -r softmaker-office And it isn't working. Can anybody help me with this problem? thanks
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apt upgrade error 16.04 / hang on “sync” task, after cpio build of initramfs, from postinst.d

When upgrading (apt-get upgrade) on 16.04 (ubuntu-mate) I get a hang (left from 9:50am til 16:00 or thereabouts) I tracked down as far as the call to /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools and added ...
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Unable to install new software in 16.04

I try to install a new software in Ubuntu 16.04. I cannot install but I get a following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet ...
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Software Center not Opening at all Error

When I open software from menu, it says "cannot open software database. Please reinstall the software-center package. When I write software-center on terminal, such error comes: 2014-05-28 09:11:20,...
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Installing KDE desktop in ubuntu 16.04 error

I'm trying to install KDE in my ubuntu 16.04 but when it was almost done, the terminal displayed me these error: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-config-...
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Broken package, but cannot purge or reinstall it!

My mdadm package is not fully installed, when I run sudo apt-get upgrade, I see the following error message: Setting up mdadm (3.3-2ubuntu7.1) ... dpkg: error processing package mdadm (--configure): ...