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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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Error encounter while processing

Running on LTS 12.04; I know it has been asked quit a few times here, but none were useful for me to solve this problem: Processing triggers for libreoffice-common ... Errors were encountered while ...
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Error's with dpkg when trying to reinstall chrome

Noob here, When attempting to uninstall google chrome from terminal I first encountered the error. Since I tried updating resulting in the same error. Here is an example: sudo apt-get remove ...
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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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lightdm package upgrade fails with exit status 30

Running an upgrade on my Ubuntu 15.10 box recently failed when updating lightdm. Here's what I get when I try reconfigure and force install again: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure --force lightdm $ sudo ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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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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I cant get the cp command to work

I the terminal if I issue the cp command, it states "The program 'cp' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install coreutils" but when I try to install it, i get the ...
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“trying to overwrite '/usr/share/accounts/services/google-im.service', which is also in package account-plugin-google 0.12+15.04.20150415.1-0ubuntu2”

I'm trying to update and upgrade my kubuntu 15.04. After trying to install all upgrades, I got the following error message: The following extra packages will be installed: ...
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Wickr install Fails:

I tried to install the Wickr's deb package available in the app's website on Ubuntu 15.10 and I get the following message: $ sudo dpkg -i wickr_2.3.5_amd64.deb sudo: unable to resolve host martin-Hp ...
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How can I fix broken package system?

I have tried apt-get -f install and several other commands but I can't seem to remove the package that has the errors, which also seems to be libpam-systemd:amd64
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Problem istalling wine. Dependancies not met

Ok, guys I have a big problem installing wine. I gave read every ask ubuntu I could find on the matter I have not found a solution to my problem. Is there anything else I can do? user@user:~$ sudo ...
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Using APT to update all packages to specified versions

How do I use apt-get to upgrade an entire system to a predefined set of packages and package versions? I want this because I am building an app which depends on a large number of apt packages and ...
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How to recover deleted “dpkg” directory?

Unfortunately I've deleted dpkg directory while removing the lock. By mistake I typed root@sam:~$ rm -r /var/lib/dpkg Now when I am trying to install/uninstall packages it shows me following error. ...
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Error processing package libsofia-sip-ua-glib3

Due to errors because of full disk space maybe some packages were not installed while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Adding or removing any program leaves me with an error : dpkg: ...
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Bluetooth package problems

When I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got Setting up bluez (5.35-0ubuntu2) ... Job for bluetooth.service failed because the control process exited with error code. ...
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teach apt-get to not complain about a particular package

I need to have xpra 0.15.10 installed on my system because the version that comes with trusty doesn't work. Now I downloaded the binary from http://xpra.org/#download which generally works fine only ...
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sudo apt-get install showing error

sudo apt-get install shows the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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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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Package always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded [on hold]

04 and it always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded on updates and upgrades. Here's an output for upgrade.. kappa@keepo:~/Project/lisp/on$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Error with subprocess

during installation of enlightenment, I asked to run following command: sudo apt-get install -f Which results to sub-process error which is not understandable for me. Reading package lists... ...
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Unmet dependencies, install -f looks scary

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit I tried to install Lazarus (1.4.4) by downloading the .deb files and using sudo dpkg -i. However I think it tried to install them in the wrong order and I now get "unmet ...
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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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How to install libc6 2.17 on 12.04

I am attempting to install the video editor Lightworks using dpkg. When I try, it says Errors occured when installing. I used the graphical package installer instead, and it said that the dependency ...
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Problem installing apache

I just tried this, but nothing seems to be working. I've done practically most of the instructions but I still get this: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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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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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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Terminal dpkg error

I have this message in terminal when I want to install any program E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) What must I do to solve this?
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dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure)

I am quite new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance. So I was just uninstalling a program and then I got this huge list of errors, I tried to read it through but I couldn't. Can anyone please help ...
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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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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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The system network services are not compatible with this version Ubuntu 14.04 problem to degradate libnl

After command: sudo dpkg -i lib*.deb For files: libnl-route-3-200_3.2.21-1_amd64.deb libnl-genl-3-200_3.2.21-1_amd64.deb libnl-3-200-dbg_3.2.21-1_amd64.deb I had a problem: dpkg: error ...
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Error please solved it [on hold]

ERROR: Cannot create report: [Errno 17] File exists: '/var/crash/alsa-hda-dkms.0.crash' Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.19.0-49-generic (i686) Consult ...
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dpkg-deb, how can I specify the architecture

I am trying to create a debian package for my software which needs to be installed on a power machine. The output of uname -a on the power machine is: ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux I already ...
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Computer restarts when running dpkg --configure

Like the title says, my computer restarts, this happens each time the command is run, i can't install anything using apt-get, it says the installation was interrupted that i need to run dpkg ...
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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I am getting the following dependency related error: ...
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Been trying to install steam on my chromebook using linux

When I try to install steam it tells me: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dril:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Then it tells me to enter my password after typing ...
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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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Dpkg --configure fails

I am trying to install the package libc6-dev-i386 and I am encountering the following problem running dpkg. Dpkg returns an error code of 100 and provides the following output: ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Any suggestions on installing the haskell-platform or stack in ubuntu?

I tried to install haskell-platform and I am getting the following unmet dependencies. Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Some packages could not be ...
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trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/validlocale', which is also in package libc-bin 2.19-0ubuntu6.3

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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About “kde-config-telepathy-accounts (4:15.08.2-0ubuntu1)” ,apt

I tried to install Kubuntu-desktop by Kubuntu-PPA. When I finished install, Ubuntu Software Center have a windows said there is a broken package in my system. I tried to click Repair button but it ...
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Package managers cause kernel freeze?

I'm having this serious problem about package management. Whenever I try to install something (anything) it cause system to permanently freeze. It's worse than it looks, Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working and ...
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Error in postfix

I am attempting to run sudo apt-get install -f however it seems that the postfix package is broken: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for learner: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt-get can't install/remove linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic

I tried to install a package (jsonlint) via apt-get on a Xubuntu 15.10 system and it failed due to an error installing linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic . This was a new, clean install of 15.10, Jan 15 ...
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'Package not in database' when restoring with dpkg --set-selections

I just reinstalled Ubuntu MATE 15.10 from scratch. I had followed this answer to save a list of installed packages and restore it on the newly installed system. However, when I do sudo dpkg ...
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i'm trying to install iou and i got thist error

i tyring to install (IOU) with GNS3 so i need to (fix the missing library for IOU on 64bit systems ) and when typing this: dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get update && apt-get ...
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Steam requires additional packages, which will not install

When I start my Steam I get the following error message: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 When I accept, the following ...
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No Package name given for dpkg: package is in a very bad inconsistent state;

I ran: sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...