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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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My systems a mess.. multiple dpkg problems

Sorry in advance, my first post so not sure how much to elaborate. Also novice bioubuntu user. Our Machine 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Linux version 2.6.32-57-generic (buildd@brownie) (gcc version 4.4.3 ...
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Is there a way to pass arguments to be parsed when dpkg --configure <package> requests user input?

I'd like to run dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 from within a shell script so it can answer N to the following question. $ dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to update

Long story short, my Ubuntu 12.04 VM ran out of space and an update failed. I then increased the disk space but am no longer able to update anything using apt-get. This is the output of apt-get ...
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Too Many Kernel Images

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools ...
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lsb-graphics in very bad inconsistent state

I was trying to install the printer driver for Brother HL-2280DW, but I had to stop it due to the printer not appearing to any of the PCs anymore. After I stopped it I noticed this error when I ...
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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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"the package libcheese7:i386 3.10.2-0ubuntu1~saucy2 can't be configured since the version of libcheese7:amd64 is different (3.6.2-0ubuntu3)

When i try to install any software i obtain this error: libcheese7:i386 libcheese-gtk23:i386 empathy mcp-account-manager-uoa account-plugin-aim account-plugin-jabber account-plugin-salut ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic (3.13.0-35.62) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later) The link /initrd.img is a dangling ...
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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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Install Teamviewer using a 64-bits system but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependencies error. I tried to install them but with no luck. I'm getting this Error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...
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dpkg unable to read triggers file - not found

I have an issue while trying to upgrade my system. When I run sudo apt-get update and then upgrade I get following output: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Extracting: 100% Preparing ... dpkg: error: ...
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dpkg: invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed

I have read a number of the posts here and they all state to run the following commands: Apt-get -f remove ** apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get -f install ** I have seen these in various ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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“Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/*.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf” when installing tex-common

Im having a lot of problems with my Ubuntu after the update from the 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Every time I start the system, it shows a lot of dialogs saying that the system encountered problems, and ...
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Frostwire Installation Problem

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now but am not very proficient with some of the more technical stuff. Recently I have had trouble with Skype and Frostwire, two programmes that used to work ...
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Installed 14.04 on a non-PAE (Pentium-M), but now I can't update (“This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU.”)

Here is what I'm looking at. This isn't my computer. I repair PC's and I had an end user with this low powered laptop running XP so I decided to let him try out lubuntu. The install went smoothly with ...
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could not instal nitroid kernel

I try to instal nitdroid on my N900 cellphone and I got this error while installing nitdroid kernel, "creating item file for multiboot /var/lib/dpkg/info/ nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07.postinst: line 97: ...
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Apt-get and dpkg not working due to mono-complete

After installing the mono-complete package, no matter what I do in apt-get and dpkg, even apt-get -f install and the likes, except for apt-get update, I ALWAYS get the following errors: Setting ...
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apt authentication failure on self-signed package

I did create a gpg key using "gpg --gen-key", here is the listing: > gpg --list-keys /home/<user>/.gnupg/pubring.gpg -------------------------------- pub 2048R/99EDE0B7 2013-02-05 uid ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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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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How can I fix “dpkg: error: parsing file”?

... and what is sudo and where/how would I type the scripts I've seen in some related answers? Yes I am very new to Linux, and am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. All updates are failing with ...
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“gzip: stdout: No space left on device”

After the recent updates I've installed I got the following error when installing or uninstalling apps from Ubuntu Software center on Ubuntu 13.04: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... ...
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“ztemtvcdromd: no process found” when removing crossplatformui

When I am doing sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install (any software) then this is showing in terminal Extracting templates from packages: 100% (Reading database ... 146237 files and directories ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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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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/var/lib/dpkg/lock…help! [duplicate]

I had to reinstall the entire OS a little while ago and I have been trying to reinstall all of the programs I had before but I got a bit a of a problem now. I was trying to download dropbox from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no dependency information found for /usr/local/lib/libwebsockets.so.4.0.0

I'm packaging my c++ application using dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b I've installed libwebsockets from the source rather than the debian package libwebsockets3 or libwebsocktes-dev. In the ...
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dpkg unsatisfied dependencies, now apt-get wants to remove whole system

firstly, I'm sorry for my terminal output in portuguese, but I guess it is still understandable. I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and I tried to update the GNOME Online Accounts packages by downloading ...
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Why does DPKG Status file get corrupted

I have had over the past 2 weeks 3 times a problem with the /var/lib/dpkg/status file. I normally grab the "old" version or edit the file to clean it from corruption, but I wanted to know, what ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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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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dpkg reporting as installed, uninstalled kernels

I have run the following command to remove old kernels: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Grub2 mutual dependency issue

For various reasons I am installing .deb dependencies for grub2 using dpkg directly (rather than apt-get). root@ubuntu:/dl# dpkg -i grub-gfxpayload-lists_0.6_amd64.deb Selecting previously ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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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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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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How does dpkg install a package?

The dpkg manual states: This manual is intended for users wishing to understand dpkg's command line options and package states in more detail than that provided by dpkg --help. ...
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Ubuntu 13.1 apt-get installs fails with every install/remove command inux-image-3.11.0-26-generic

including sudo apt-get --purge autoremove etc and after trying sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, dpkg reconfigure etc I've been around this problem for days, read everything I could find there, or other ...
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How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6

How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6, Like that will show If I do: $ sudo apt-get upgrade or $ sudo apt-get install package This is example : $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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Trouble installing or removing software

I am new to Linux, and I keep encountering problems when I try to install or remove software. Does anyone happen to know what the problem is? The errors read: installArchives() failed: (Reading ...
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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 ...