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Recovering uninstalled packages

I did sudo apt-get purge *pulse* ; sudo apt-get purge skype; dpkg -r skype; Output from logs: Start-Date: 2016-06-15 22:26:03 Commandline: apt-get remove *pulse* Requested-By: abhishek (1000) ...
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how to make deb package version 2?

I am trying to build deb packages using deb version 2, I downloaded apache2_2.4.18-2ubuntu3_amd64.deb when I extracted it I found 3 files inside it. 1) control.tar.gz 2) data.tar.xz 3) debian-...
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Problems with tor ppa

I'm tried to fix a problem with tor ppa in my Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't. I tried to use root@vitor-HP:~# LANG=C dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of torchat: ...
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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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Error when using sudo apt-get update

I am using kubuntu 16.04 SSD/HDD combo and I keep getting the below error message when trying to sudo apt-get update. Reading package lists... Error! E: Could not create temporary file for /var/...
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apt autoremove cannot remove linux-image packages

I seem to have corrupted my apt database and I have no idea how to repair it. It fails on every command that involves linux-image-4.4.0-22-generic and linux-image-extra-4.4.0-22-generic. Here is the ...
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I can't recover dpkg directory

I'm using elementary based on ubuntu 14.04. unfortunately I delete dpkg directory (var/lib/dpkg)... I try to recover it with this orders: http://askubuntu.com/a/383345/561357 but when i type ./...
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14.04 Dpkg Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin issue (freeze during update-grub)

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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Installed library using checkinstall which created a package named “python” and causes dependency issues

I wanted to try out the new major version of a c++ library called gtsam. Since I'm currently using an older version of the library for several projects and I wasn't sure about dependency issues, I ...
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Getting error while running sudo apt-get update

Whenever I am running $ sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive....
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dpkg -V , What does the output mean?

I ran DPKG Verify on all packges and got this output and I don't know what it means : ??5?????? c /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf ??5?????? c /etc/default/chromium-browser ??5?????? /usr/...
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Fix Package Dependencies?

I'm trying to install build-essential using sudo apt-get install build-essential like I'm supposed to. It returns with the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: build ...
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dpkg warning about '/etc/lsb-release' version number not starting with a digit

I believe I spotted it during the upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04, but I know for sure that I spotted it just know during a dist-upgrade, I sometimes get this warning from dpkg: dpkg: ...
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Error trying to install most things Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to install deluge with sudo apt-get install deluge and I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done deluge is already ...
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dpkg error whenever using apt-get install command

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 907 package 'linux-signed-image-4.4.0-28-generic': duplicate value for 'Package' field libdvd-pkg: Package ...
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Unattended upgrades

There are 2 files with same configuration settings in unattended upgrades /etc/apt/apt.conf.d: 20auto-upgrades and 10periodic. APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; APT::Periodic::Download-...
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14.04 update hangs on bluez

I am having trouble doing a software update on 14.04. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The terminal hangs indefinitely after outputting: Setting up bluez (5.23-2ubuntu0trusty1) ... I ...
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Removing Katoolin from Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake of installing this (piece of cr*p of) Katoolin package https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin. The problem is it botched up my Ubuntu, many packages don't work anymore. System update ...
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“google-chrome-stable depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.8.0); however: Version of libstdc++6 on system is 4.6.3-1ubuntu5.”

I am trying to install google-chrome-stable on a fresh ubuntu 12.04 installation. I run the following commands wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb sudo dpkg ...
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Ubuntu Docker Container update-ca-certificates: command not found

This is running a Docker Container using the official Ubuntu 14.04 The end result will be the same as this QA once I can get that command installed. New to Ubuntu and such, trying to get a docker ...
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Can't Install Wine On Ubuntu 16.04 For Unkown Reason!

The problem: Every time I've tried to install Wine on Ubuntu 16.04, it doesn't work. When I attempt to install it, I receive the following message: E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' ...
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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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I/O error uninstalling package

I'm trying to remove a package from my system, and I'm getting an I/O error which I can't solve: # apt-get remove gateone Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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I accidentally canceled 16.04 Upgrade halfway through; dpkg status locked

I was upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 and I got some prompts about config files having changed, e.g. /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop. So I type D to see the diff, but then accidentally hit ...
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/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch: Permission denied [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to install wine:i386 to use PlayOnLinux, following this article. However, when I run: sudo echo "foreign-i386 architecture"> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch I ...
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I can't download anything on 16.04 LTS

When I try to download anything at all through the terminal on 16.04, it doesn't finish something as I do this command: sudo apt-get install kdenlive. It then tells me Unmet Dependencies. Try 'apt-get ...
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I can't install open jdk [closed]

Errors were encountered while processing : /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-9-jdk_9~b114-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Can you help me please?
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Error installing Nodejs package

I needed to install Nodejs into Ubuntu 14.04 For that, I executed the following command in the terminal with reference from following URL: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-...
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Installing 3rd party C library. Several errors I've had before whose fixes aren't the solution this time

I am attempting to use a third-party C library. Once I'm in the directory for the unpacked file I run ./configure and get: configure: creating ./config.status config.status: creating tests/Makefile ...
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Get the list of installed packages with install time, date and vendor details with dpkg-query command

I am trying to get package name with version, splitted package and version, vendor of that package, install time and date using: dpkg-query -W -f='${Package}-${version} ${package} ${version} ${...
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apt equivalent of `brew doctor`?

I recently ran the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop -y on an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine. There were some conflicts between some of the dependencies of kubuntu-desktop and some of the ...
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How to install desktop and VNC?

I am trying to install desktop and VNC but I keep getting errors.. So first I execute: sudo apt-get update then: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but I keep getting this errors: Setting up ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1)

I encounter the error in the above title whenever I try to run sudo apt-get and I can't figure out why. For example: Setting up python-gobject-2 (2.28.6-12ubuntu1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/python-...
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Having Trouble Installing MongoDB for setting up Deployd on Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trusty 84bit

I'm following this process: http://terraltech.com/how-to-setup-deployd-on-ubuntu-server/ And EVERYTHING goes fine without a hitch, then I get to this section: mongo shell And it says that mongo ...
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NPM dpkg install errors

I want to install appium in Ubuntu, but if I install anything npm related, I get the below errors. For instance, if I run: leo@leo:~$ sudo apt-get install gcc I get: dpkg: warning: files list ...
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dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure)

I am getting the following error when I remove, autoremove, install, upgrade etc.. via terminal and also software updater. The sudo apt-get autoremove result is given below. The error says dpkg error ...
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found this error while updating or installing software through terminal(error code 1)

I used sudo apt-get autoremove to overcome from this error but I failed. Please help me. atul@atulpc:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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failure to upgrade to 3.13.0-89

I am going to upgrade to 3.13.0-89 in servers which has 3.13.0-86 installed. Ubuntu just added 3.13.0-89 to -proposed list. (Actually, it doesn't relate to proposed or not, I tried to upgrade to 3.13....
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My system won't install anything

So recently I was just setting up an Ubuntu 15.10 system, and I was downloading some stuff. There was a prompt to update some stuff, and I accepted it, and it went running while I was browsing some ...
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: Sub-...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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apt upgrade error 16.04 / hang on “sync” task, after cpio build of initramfs, from postinst.d

When upgrading (apt-get upgrade) on 16.04 (ubuntu-mate) I get a hang (left from 9:50am til 16:00 or thereabouts) I tracked down as far as the call to /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools and added ...
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apt changelog for to-be installed packages [duplicate]

GUI update-manager is able to show the "changelog" of packages to-be installed (not downloaded yet). I also found out how to provide the .changelog files in the right place for update-manager to show ...
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Packages broken after accidentally deleted python3

I accidently deleted my python3 package and then I'm trying to reinstall the package. But I am running into errors everytime. The following packages have unmet dependencies: devscripts : Depends: ...
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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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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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Cant install chrome no matter what I try. DPKG keeps returning errors

This is the code I ran: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser This is the error I keep getting: dpkg: error processing package network-manager (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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Can't find installed programs

I'm trying to install a VPN client (selected correct .DEB package etc) I run using sudo dpkg -i example.deb and it goes through fine and it says it's installed. Now when searching for the program (...