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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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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0045' near line 0:

I am getting this error in Ubuntu 12.04 , while doing the below operation. frank@august:~$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer [sudo] password for frank: E: dpkg was interrupted, you ...
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sudo dpkg error - blank line in value of field 'Maintainer'

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to install NX. When using a sudo dpkg command for the plugin (nxplugin_3.5.0-6_i386.deb) I get an error. I have tried a number of things. Other ...
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package remove fail. postgresql-contrib-9.1: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 404522 files and directories currently installed.) Removing postgresql-contrib-9.1 (9.1.15-0ubuntu0.12.04) ... ...
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Error installing postgresql (subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 64)

I'm getting an error when trying to install postgresql. I'll explain what I've found below, but here's the entire output: sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib Reading package lists... ...
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Crossplatformui error

I face crossplatformui errors when I install the crossplatformui application for mts mblaze wireless broadband modem. On a forum I learnt that the error was because the package needed a kernel ...
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I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev

I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev And I get this: fawaz@fawaz-Lenovo-B590:~$ sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev Reading package ...
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Unresovable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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Cubietruck with Lubuntu - unmet dependencies try using f; package 'build essential' has noinstalation candidate

Im trying to get build-essential installed on cubietruck(with lubuntu), but im getting: "E: Package 'build-essential', so i went to get help and some said to do : sudo apt-get -f install, but it ...
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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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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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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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wget: unable to resolve host address ‘sudo’ [closed]

I'm new to these stuffs so I am asking this question. I'm trying to install Java v6 from terminal but I'm getting a couple of errors like: --2015-06-29 15:52:31-- http://sudo/ Resolving sudo ...
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How to inspect and validate a deb package before installation?

I want to know as much as possible about a .deb package before I install it. There is a significant amount of metadata generated during regular package building and I know that there are also signed ...
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Error after installing new kernel

After installing a new kernel virtual box stoped working and all the solutions to try to fix it return the error. Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.13.0-55-generic ...
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How to find the missing dependencies for all packages?

I think I have accidentally missed up my ubuntu, I wanted to remove TOR so I did sudo apt-get remove tor* That selected a lot of files, which I think is unrelated to the anonymity network. So I ended ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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dpkg: dependency problems [duplicate]

First of all I am a beginner level user for Ubuntu, and while using apt-get install -f I encountered this issue, so is there any way to fix it. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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15.04 stopped upgrading Error (1) Udev and Insserv errors

My 15.04 will not upgrade successfully either through apt-get or otherwise. The files will download but I receive the following errors. So far I've found no solution. Udev and insserv seem to be the ...
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What's apt-get's equivalent option of this dpkg command?

dpkg -L <package> This command gives me a list of all the installed files, what's apt-get's equivalent option for it? I read the man page but couldn't figure out.
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Build data.tar.gz instead of data.tar.xz inside deb

I just updated to dpkg 1.17 and it now defaults to compressing data.tar with xz instead of gzip. That creates a problem when I'm remastering CD's for older versions of ubuntu. Is there a way to tell ...
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Error in nvidia-331 causes me unable to install, delete, or do almost anything besides open up a browser

I have Ubuntu 14.10 I cannot purge, or reinstall nvidia-331 and this seems to be destroying my computer. This is what happens when I put in sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16

Please help me this is a problem Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp ...
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Is there a proper procedure to include $PREFIX (and other variables) in debian/package.install?

I'm trying to convert an existing debian/rules file of a package to use debhelper. The current rules file employs rules which specify an installation prefix (via a variable). Is there a way for me ...
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Partial distribution upgrade 14.01 to 14.10 lost permissions to do anything

My WiFi went down as I was upgrading. Now, when I try to update software, I get an error message stating that I am not authorized to install or uninstall software. I cannot access synaptic. I searched ...
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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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Cant purge nvidia-331-updates

Just cant install/purge/update ANYTHING because apt-get tells me it MUST DELETE nvidia-331-updates before that. Purging/installing/deleting nvidia-331-updates fails with a message from dpkg. Removing ...
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How to get dpkg output of software center installations?

I'm trying to explain to a poster how to provide information about a failing installation from within software center and - without ever having used it - I don't seem to find any access to the dpkg ...
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Install Multiarch Libraries Simultaneously

I want to install both the amd64 and the armhf version of the library libcrypto++ on my pc for cross compilation. Is it possible to do that so that both libraries are present on my Pc at the same ...
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Does anybody know how I might fix this error? (Mainly how to fix broken packages in linux)

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Cleaning old kernels does not work

I am a new Ubuntu user, so please have patience. It all started when my /root partition became full. It was obviously too small and I will have to resize. I tried to remove kernels using Synaptic and ...
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apt-get install/remove/reinstall doesn't work. Python errors

Recently I tried to install the ubuntu desktop on my ubuntu server 14. The installation failed hard. I tried several things fixing it and did a lot of research. But I couldn't find anything helpful. ...
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problem removing mysql

I am getting this error: E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) At the end when i try uninstalling mysql using the command: sudo apt-get remove –purge mysql-server mysql-client ...
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No desktop GUI after broken package repair

So this problem all started when I clicked on a YouTube link from steam. It opened in chromium and muted all my system audio. I restarted and when I opened the pulse GUI none of my microphones or ...
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How to solve dpkg-source source problem when building a package?

Has anyone here had some experience creating a Debian / Ubuntu package? I am trying to backport the lammps package (http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/lammps) from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) to Ubuntu ...
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Installing Blackmagic Mini Monitor fails

I have a Blackmagic card which has the following instructions The Desktop Video packages require some additional libraries and packages: dkms Linux kernel headers/source (for currently ...
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Can't install Cheese or OBS-Studio

I use Kubuntu 14.04 and I recently installed Wine and PlayOnLinux. I am trying to download OBS-Studio and cheese but it won't work. Before I downloaded Wine and PlayOnLinux cheese worked fine.I tryed ...
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Unmet dependencies after skype

I tried install Skype from deb-file, downloaded from Skype.com on my fresh Ubuntu 14.04. This attepmt caused an error: ... skype depends on libasound2-plugins. dpkg: error processing package skype ...
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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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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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Can't reinstall Banshee?

So, I had Banshee because of dependencies issues and now I can't reinstall the player from Guake or Synaptic Package Manager. error from Synaptic: banshee: Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.44.1) but ...
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atlas lib symlink stuck in master-slave deadlock

after a few rounds of installs and removes, trying to get Atlas and OpenBLAS to be friend with each other, i have this update-alternatives error, which i think is really a master-slave deadlock, ie. ...
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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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Why is installing the latest Linux kernel for Ubuntu taking so long?

I ran the software updater, which updated Ubuntu base on 32 bit 15.04, which as I understand it includes the Linux kernel and it was taking so long (after several hours it still hadn't finished) I ...
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accidentally deleted /usr/*

# apt-get install bind9 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done bind9 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 ...
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How to resolve E: Internal Error when using apt-get remove?

I use: apt-get remove To remove some software, but it displays: error:E: Internal Error, No file name for libssl1.0.0 . I also try this to resolve the error: wget ...
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Unable to correct dependencies while installing vlc

In an attempt to install vlc offline(internet was down), I manually installed the packages needed to run vlc. I copied the packages from my friends Ubuntu(apt-cache depends vlc). So now my apt-get ...
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system trouble after apt-get upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade a few times and kept returning an error message. After a restart my system doesn't work properly. I've looked at other questions and found that my boot partition is full. So ...