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Error installing Gerix Wifi Cracker Xubuntu 14.04

I tried installing Gerix Wifi Cracker. Everything is going great until the last step where I'm supposed to install it by typing: sudo dpkg -i deb.deb I then get the following error message: dpkg: ...
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Installing cuda toolkit Ubuntu 14.04 causes dpkg error

When I was installing cuda toolkit Ubuntu 14.04 causes dpkg error. This is what I did: sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404-7-0-local_7.0-28_amd64.deb However I ...
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Debian's Depend: tag doesn't work with apt-get

Package A_0.0_all.deb's control file contains a dependency on Package B 0.0: Depends: B (= 0.0) Package B_0.0_all.deb's control file has the version 0.0: Version: 0.0 Sitting in the same Debian ...
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Mysql strange installations problems (logger: command not found)

This problem is really strange, I have tried many ways to solve but nothing worked. My last output was: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-34-generic (3.16.0-34.47) over (3.16.0-34.45)

I want to change Java 8 to Java 7. I planned to Remove Java 8 First. I run the Following cmd sudo apt-get purge oracle-java8-installer I got the Following Error Reading package lists... ...
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python-uno : Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1)

I have install libreoffice4.1 but when I try to install python-uno It had error sudo apt-get install python-uno Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Wine not installing, no matter what [duplicate]

Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm on ubuntu 14.04 xfce version, running on an Acer C270 Chromebook with crouton. This is a clean install of Ubuntu, not upgraded from a previous version, nor did it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error (2)

Hey guys Ive a similar problem that the (1) questions, i leave the screnshots of my error prompts apt-cache policy locales locales: Instalados: 2.13+git20120306-12.1 Candidato: ...
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What does the output of dpkg -l means? [duplicate]

The command dpkg -l is used to list all installed packages in the system. But if you look to the output such as below: ii whoopsie 0.1.34 Ubuntu crash database submission daemon rc ...
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Error 2 : Building dependencies problem in ubntu 14.04

(synaptic:4696): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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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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MySQL can't install after bad remove

Some time ago I wanted to have MySQL on my VirtualMachine and I installed mysql-server-5.6. Something went wrong so some site told me that I had to manually purge packages so I did something like ...
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MySQL breaks after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 15.04 and during this upgrade, MySQL probably broke. After the upgrade, I ran the command(to start mysql): sudo service mysql start The result was command ...
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Error in dpkg-configure: Can not find file “symbols/u” in any known directory

After upgrading to vivid, I keep getting this error for each apt-get operation or when running sudo dpkg --configure -a directly: Setting up keyboard-configuration (1.108ubuntu5) ... Error loading ...
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Dependency problems with wkhtmltopdf when trying to install latest version

I'm trying to install the latest version of wkhtmltopdf on an ubuntu server 12.04. apt-get install wkhtmltopdf only installs version 0.9.9 and I need the latest version, 0.12.2.1. I was having trouble ...
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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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QGIS errors when I update/upgrade Ubuntu 14.04

I ran the instructions as given in this answer - With Ubuntu 14.04 I get errors related to QGIS when I type sudo apt-get dist upgrade but I still get the errors below. Can someone guide me in ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0006' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I installed xubuntu, after reboot it was installing updates, I stopped it by clocking the close button. Then apt-get didn't work so I removed the file /var/lib/dpkg/lock which I don't know if I should ...
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Monodevelop installation issues [on hold]

I am unable to install monodevelop on ubuntu 12.10. I am getting the following error. any help is appreciated. revathi@revathi-AcerLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install monodevelop-current [sudo] password ...
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How can I restore system files that were accidentally deleted in /usr/share and /var/lib/dpkg?

So ya, earlier today I accidentally ran a rm -rf /usr/share and let it run for about 15 seconds. And then in trying to fix the error I went ahead and uninstalled all of my desktops and a bunch of ...
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apt-get install -f — Error: no space left on disk

I had cache limit problems with GPG keys. A post here solved that, and now sudo apt-get update runs without any errors. Now sudo apt-get upgrade does not work. It tells me to try sudo apt-get -f ...
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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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udev/dpkg error

I'm getting this strange output every time I try to execute a command through SSH on my VPS (Ubuntu Server 15.04) which doesn not allow me to install anything. Any suggestions ? Job for ...
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What classifies an application as 'installed' in Ubuntu?

I would like to know what causes Ubuntu and/or Synaptic to recognize a program as being installed. Is there an equivalent of the Windows registry that an application has to have a entry in? Does a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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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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gdebi vs dpkg : How gdebi automatically gets missing dependancies ? can i use gdebi for all other installations of deb packages?

Recently i happened to reinstall my ubunut in to lubuntu 15.04.. So i was searching for skype installation..and got this nice tute IT was really cool .. what it did was download official package of ...
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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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How to resolve : dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

How to resolve : The following packages will be upgraded: plexmediaserver 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/127 MB of archives. After this operation, ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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“Unmet dependencies” When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install the latest KDE Plasma here but I'm getting You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-telepathy-minimal: ...
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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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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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How can I improve my system performance?? As it is working very slow [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron N4050 i5 2gb. Am running dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 along with Win7). As I am a new user (more specifically learner). In Ubuntu am facing several issue regarding the performance. ...
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apt-get paralyzed by failed dropbox install

I tried to install dropbox on my system (Linux Mint 13). apt-get proceeded to download the 'dropbox' package. It says it installed it properly, but if I try to run dropbox from the GUI, it does not ...
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Error processing package Likewise-open

whenever I try updating/upgrading/installing I get this: Setting up likewise-open (6.1.0.406-0ubuntu5) ... Error: /usr/sbin/lwsmd --start-as-daemon returned 1 (aborting this script) dpkg: error ...
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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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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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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages ...
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Running Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro error

So I am trying to install skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro and I am getting this error when I try to run it after its done installing: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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How do I become a “superuser”?

The following command fails with an error: $ dpkg -i libmotif*i386.deb dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege How do I become a superuser? I thought I was the superuser?
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After deleting some old kernel

I deleted some essential kernels parts to enlarge the free space on my boot partition. First I proceed as in this link. However the problem is not exactly the same as in the link (see answer from ...
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Plex is not working properly in ubuntu 15.04, now i cant even remove it?

sudo rm -f /etc/init.d/plexmediaserver && sudo dpkg --purge --force-all plexmediaserver and the result is: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted dpkg: error while cleaning ...
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Problems with dpkg -i and brackets on 15.04

I download the deb file from http://brackets.io/ and run sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Brackets* and i get this error dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of brackets: brackets depends on ...
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Udev error while upgrading

I update and upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 server. Update is successfull but i get this error while upgrading : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to uninstall plex from ubuntu

I am finding it impossible to completely remove plex from my Ubuntu system, i get the following error: davewold@ubuntuhome:~$ sudo aptitude purge plexmediaserver [sudo] password for davewold: no ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 update-initramfs fails after packages installation

I have a big script I use in fresh installs since 14.10, but when using it on Ubuntu 15.04 I get an initramfs error. The script looks like this: echo "Starting configuration" && echo ...
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How to resolve dpkg: error (--configure)

So this error occurs when installing Prey Anti-theft software: Installing init scripts. dpkg: error processing package prey (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned ...
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Tuxcut installed But not running

I have installed "TuxCut" application in my ubuntu. It has been installed but not running.It shows icon but not running. what should i do?
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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...