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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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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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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 followed by sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404-7-0-local_7.0-28_amd64.deb ...
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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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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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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 ...
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dpkg: parse error

I'm getting this error since the last few days while installing any package from the Software Center. I tried replacing the status file with any of the backup-status files in /var/backups/, but still ...
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Broken dpgk? Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true

Ubuntu Server 14.04 apt-get install <package> produces the error: E: Waited for /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true but it wasn't there E: Failure running script ...
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How do I rebuild a corrupt dpkg status file?

Whenever I type sudo apt-get remove and then press the Tab key for auto-completion I get the following message: grep-status: /var/lib/dpkg/status:15945: expected a colon . I don't see anything ...
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dpkg broken after 15.04 upgrade fail

I began the ubuntu upgrade before leaving for work and returned to something broken. After some efforts to get more information to fix this problem I've done the following: >sudo apt-get ...
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Trusty on SD card under Crouton - corrupted disk? [closed]

This question relates to Crouton only in that Ubuntu is running under it on my Chromebook. I've installed 14.04 with xfce on an ext4-formatted SD card. I seem to be having all kinds of problems, and ...
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How to remove failed dpkg .deb installation

I tried install .deb file using the dpkg -i command. However the installation failed, when I tried sudo apt-get install -f I just get this error: -- Installing init scripts. Sweet! Please run `prey ...
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How to uninstall a not fully installed or removed package?

Alright so here is my problem, I tried installing Spotify. It wasn't going well so I decided to uninstall it. Being a complete n00b I though deleting the folder where it was installed to would solve ...
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How to get mysql-server setup on Ubuntu 15.04?

When I was upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 my mysql somehow broke. When I run sudo dpkg --configure -a After a long wait I get the following response Setting up mysql-server-5.6 (5.6.24-0ubuntu2) ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Package operation failed - libglade2-0:amd64

I uninstalled Wine 1.6 and after it I started getting this message when I try to install any kind of program. This is what I get when i try using the Ubuntu Software Center Package operation failed ...
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`dpkg-query` and virtual packages: how to read or interpret `${Provides}`?

Background During my periodic auditing of installed packages, I encountered an error. For this auditing, an application generates a graph of installed packages, using dpkg-query. During this process, ...
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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Install sublime text 3 on digitalocean droplet running ubuntu os

Using Ubuntu for the first time and getting some errors that I would appreciate help with. First two commands to get Sublime Text 3 installed work just fine: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Is it possible to find all the config file replacements done during apt-get?

When you perform a do-release-upgrade, or just a dist-upgrade, if a package contains a new config file for a program, you get prompted what to do. Now, you can pick whether you want to accept ...
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Problems installing packages from one system to another via scripts

System -> Ubuntu 14.04 System in VM -> Ubuntu DEV 14.04 I'm using the following scripts : Back up packages #!/bin/bash dir=source_files # if directory doesn't exist then make it if [ ! -d ...
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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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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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Some errors with dpkg

This is related to my previous unsolved problem. After I run sudo dpkg --configure -a, I get the following error information: Thanks a lot for your help! Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... debconf: ...
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Unmet dependencies when uninstalling a package

I want to remove a package which I have previously installed (well, I tried to install it, but it never installed correctly). The package name is "cuda", and so I tried the command: sudo apt-get ...
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How do I fix a “Unknown configuration key `foreign-architecture' found in your `dpkg' configuration files.” error?

Always when I install something, I get the following error multiple times: Unknown configuration key 'foreign-architecture' found in your 'dpkg' configuration files. This warning will become a ...
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Install linux package in iso into ubuntu [duplicate]

here I want to ask, I am familiar with ubuntu, with unity, shortcuts, etc. I have learned about Kali linux, I have installed Kali linux in my PC but I am not familiar with the environment, I've had ...
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dpkg error processing package

How do I get rid of this error: dpkg: error processing package libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0:amd64 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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I can't get dwww to work - Keeps getting 404 Not Found

When I try to click on a link on the web page produced by dwww - I get the following error: Not Found The requested URL /cgi-bin/dwww/usr/share/doc/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.10 ...
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Download a package and all it's dependency tree even if one is installed already or not in 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

You see no matter a package or one of it's dependency is already installed I want all of them to be downloaded to my system, how to achieve that in ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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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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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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I'm trying to install programs/apt upgrade and this group of libs aren't allowing me to do so

I can't apt-get upgrade, I also tried installing software with the software center but no luck since those libs need dependencies. I tried removing them but that didn't work and I also tried various ...
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Serious dpkg problems

'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)' From this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642173 dpkg: error processing package unity (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade problem

After upgrading to 14.04 L version, I have problems upgrading my system. I cannot figure out the problem by googling. Thank you very much for your help! Here is the error information: Reading ...
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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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Unmet dependencies unable to fix

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I cannot use software center to install anything, even a local deb package so I have to rely on Terminal. Recently I was trying to install mysql-server which generated error ...
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Unable to install tor, access to directories denied [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission ...
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I've signed a deb package multiple times, now how can I remove a signature?

How can I remove signatures from a deb package signed with a gpg key by dpkg-sig? I have a particular apt repository that I've set up, which through research and testing led me to manually sign my ...
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Upgrade Firefox fails. lzma error: compressed data is corrupt

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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Do not gave up on lock while running apt

I have a script that uses apt heavily and currently it faces a locking issue, as: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the ...