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apt-get install stuck at “Unpacking wine…”

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using an ordinary apt-get install playonlinux command to have it installed. However, it is always getting stuck at (i.e. doesn't do anything further): Preparing to ...
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Unable to Install Openssh-Server on Ubuntu Server

I am trying to install OpenSSH-Server and receiving following error, Unpacking openssh-server (from .../openssh-server_1%3a5.9p1-5ubuntu1.7_amd64.deb) ... /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: 17: exec: ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) after installing Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I used sudo apt-get upgrade But the I get the following: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Install multiple deb files while respecting their dependencies

To support offline installation of multiple .deb files, I'm using: sudo dpkg -i dependencies/*.deb I've noticed some packages fail using this method because of the order they installed For ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - Provides in a package not working

I have recently switched over to 14.04 64bit from 12.04 32bit. I use packages that are built by my company and I have added architecture dependency in the sources.list file like: deb [arch=i386] ...
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3 Broken Package that will not be removed; so that I can update Ubuntu 14.04

I have done sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. After that it gives me the following error message You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade problem

When i try to "apt-get dist-upgrade" i always receive the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-virtual : Depends: linux-image-virtual (= 3.2.0.87.101) but ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) - package “runit”

I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 to fix random system crashes on my previous installation but the system crashed during the upgrade, as a result I had to fix it from terminal mode, now I have a ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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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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Resolving pkg-config to packages

I'm trying to build something from source, and the configure tells me something like this: checking for foo... Package foo was not found in the pkg-config search path. So I have to go and install ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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dpkg Unmet dependency linux-image-generic 13.10

I've upgraded a few of my boxes to 13.10 and have started to see the following error on them when running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade: Setting up linux-image-3.11.0-13-generic (3.11.0-13.20) ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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Ubuntu upgrade 12.04 the disk drive for / is not ready or not present

When upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message the disk drive for / is not ready or not present. I tried mount -n -o remount,rw /` and `dpkg --configure -a which gives me this error: ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) due to glance-registry

Shortly after logging in, a system error pops up with a prompt to report the error. It refers to "glance-registry." The error icon at the top of the workspace says Error: BrokenCount>0 ...
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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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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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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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Apt-get commands won't work

On my ubuntu 15.04 server the apt-get command won't work. I think it has something to do with perl. Does anyone know how to fix it? I've already tried apt-get -f install, but that outputs the same ...
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Package gvfs-common is not configured yet?

I am having trouble getting into Synaptic Package Manager. When I run sudo dpkg --configure -a as it suggests I get: dpkg: error processing package gvfs-common (--configure): package is in a very ...
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libldap & dpkg errors

I seem to have a problem with my install after removing Wine 1.8: [installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% ...
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Problem with apt daemon. Apps disappeared, can't run any application, how do I fix it?

When a run synaptics package manager for example, I get W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock E: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 The installation or removal of a software package failed

I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and when I try to install application from software center after installation I got this error.when I click Ok I can see that application on my pc but I can't open it.Help me ...
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I cant install any new updates i get the error dpkg: error: info database format (2) is bogus or too new; try getting a newer dpkg

arun@arun-RD405-L-CDA1A2:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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DPKG Issues. Hangs, and won't let me run any commands

Ubuntu randomlly decided to install this huge batch of updates today and I let it. It froze however midway. I gave it an extra hour with no progress at all so I killed it and forced a hard restart. ...
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Can't install gcc-4.9-base:i386 on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been running into some problems while trying to install wine and steam on Ubuntu 14.04, and they all seem to stem from the gcc-4.9-base:i386 package. When I run sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to Update or Install new apps (Bug #993407)

My issues started earlier today when I ran the Software Updater on my computer which is running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04. The update failed and redirected me to the bug tracker for Bug ...
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Error when building PHP with ZTS enabled

I am trying to build a version of PHP 5 with ZTS support enabled to be able to use the PHP pthreads module. I am trying to build from the sources in the package repo i.e. fetched build dependencies ...
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Package dependency problems after upgrading 14.04 -> 15.04 with do-release-upgrade

I tried to upgrade from x64 Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 with "do-release-upgrade". This left me with 8 broken packages, including grub, initscripts, upstart. The same error messages goes for all of them: ...
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How to undo two days worth of installation/removal of programs that was done by a hacker?

I have a feeling this is related to a recent situation where an ex-friend bruteforced his way into my dedicated server and ran a malicious gameserver that forced clients to download a particularly ...
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False disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

I encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package. Unpacking linux-headers-3.13.0-62 (from ...
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Custom debian package is empty

I'd like to create a custom debian .deb package for some in-house scripts and things. I'm having the same issues as described by by in the thread Unable to create custom debian package on this site ...
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How can i install HPLIP Missing Dependencies along with some brokern packages through terminal?

I run a command " $ python install.py" then the following message prompted on the screen: MISSING DEPENDENCIES -------------------- Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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apt-get and Software Center tries to remove core packages

Recently(before I got Ethernet wired on 12.04.01) I tried to install build-essentials and its dependences through .deb files, and failed ultimately so I gave up. Now, I tried to apt-get it now that I ...
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Offline installation of libzmq3

I need to install the IRkernel on an off-line Ubuntu server at work. I followed these instructions (https://github.com/IRkernel/IRkernel). As part of the process I tried to install libzmq3 but I ...
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Can not uninstall VSFTPD

When i try to uninstall VSFTPD it shows me the same error: sudo apt-get purge vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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What is the correct way of using Qt 5.4 in my .deb package?

I want to create a .deb package for an application that I am working on, which depends on Qt >= 5.4 For some supported versions of Ubuntu this version is not available except via packages from a ppa. ...
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Unable to run apt-get update openssl on 12.04

I am trying to run sudo apt-get update openssl on Ubuntu Server 12.04, however when I do, I get the following error: Starting nginx: invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "start" failed. dpkg: error ...
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Fixing some dependency issues in ubuntu 14.04LTS on a 64bit system

I have checked out the questions that seem to be related to this issue but none of the suggested fixes work. Here is the output from the following command: sudo apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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How do I build a deb that is fully compatible with an offical deb?

I've downloaded the source of postgresql-9.3 by doing: apt-get source postgresql-9.3 Then I've done my alteration to the configuration step and I've successfully built and tested the binaries. Now, ...
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Apt-get & software updates failure: Unmet dependencies with kernel package, no diskspace?

Using ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME Classic desktop i can't install the latest upgrades. Most important update is ubuntu base linux kernel updates. Error message: Check if you are using third party ...
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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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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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Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-34-generic (3.16.0-34.47) over (3.16.0-34.45)

I want to change Java 8 to Java 7. I planned to Remove Java 8 First. I run the Following cmd sudo apt-get purge oracle-java8-installer I got the Following Error Reading package lists... ...
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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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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 ...