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How to prevent apt-get install from removing package holds?

We've recently upgraded from 10.04 to 14.04. We have some held packages, which we upgrade them from time to time. It appears that on 14.04, when you install or upgrade a package it removes the hold ...
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udev/dpkg error

I'm getting this strange output every time I try to execute a command through SSH on my VPS (Ubuntu Server 15.04) which doesn not allow me to install anything. Any suggestions ? Job for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can no longer use apt-get to install due to error with apport

I am working on a Windows 7 PC with a Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64-bit) Virtual Box. Lately I have been having problems using the 'apt-get' command, and also the Software Updater. The Software ...
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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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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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multiarch support with ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I have tried to install armhf packages in ubuntu 14.04 64-bit machine. I have added armhf architecture using dpkg --add-architecture armhf. Then I installed like apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev:armhf ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports is ...
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Problem installing apache 2 in ubuntu 14.04: dpkg:- error processing package javascript-common (--configure):

I was trying to reinstall my apache 2 after un-installing it. But on installing it using command- sudo apt-get install apache2 i am getting error- rahul@rahulpc:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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Why I can't sudo apt-get -f install

These are the logs I was encountering Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be ...
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System crash after Install Chrome

Yesterday, I crashed my system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) after to I was trying to install google-chrome with the following command: dpkg-deb -Xv google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb /usr/lib. System does ...
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Building deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to create my first deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. After this command - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot it stops with the following error - dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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apt-mark Holding a pacakge to a major version (not a specific minor)

I want to hold versions of packages on my servers to prevent breaking changes in infrastructure from breaking our code (Changes from mongodb 2.4 to 2.6 for example..) I know I can (for example) ...
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Can't build new .deb package

I'm trying to create a new .deb package, but the build fails with the following output: dpkg-genchanges: error: binary build with no binary artifacts found; cannot distribute dpkg-buildpackage: ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...
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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0001' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I was try to install mono using the following command: sudo apt-get install mono-* I closed the terminal while it was installing. I restarted the install, and I got the error message: Could not ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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Reason of removing apt/dpkg/lock & apt/archives/lock

Is it possible to install multiple packages by deleting " Using apt & dpkg in the same time ". dpkg/lock & /archives/lock The Ubuntu Developers made it for reason "that you can not ...
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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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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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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: ...
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Unable to start snmpd

I tried to run dpkg -r to remove an installed package but got the following: >sudo dpkg -r my-pckg (Reading database ... 57461 files and directories currently installed.) Removing my-pckg ... No ...
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migrating ubuntu system to a different machine

I wish to migrate my Ubuntu system, the source system to an existing Ubuntu system, the target system. They run 12.04 and 14.04 respectively. Basically, I want all (or most if that is the best we can ...
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compare package list between servers

i know on desktop there's a graphical way to sync package list between pc. on servers i've always been doing dpkg --get-selection >pkg_list scp pkg_list username@server: dpkg --set-selction ...
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size mismatch error while updating

I've been getting the following error: E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.2_amd64.deb Size mismatch E: Failed to fetch ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...