Questions related to dpkg, the system that powers most software installs. (Note: apt-get is a very similar tag.)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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Error installing or updating due to dpkg and linux-image-extra-3.11.0-15-generic

I have tried searching and found many articles, posts, and discussions around this error but I have yet to find anything that tells me how to fix it. I have run the following: $ sudo apt-get ...
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“package mysql-server is not installed” even when it is installed

I am trying to install a deb package running the command dpkg -i code/mydeb.deb it gives an error saying dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openmrs: openmrs depends on ...
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Getting Strange Output from /var/lib/dpkg/lock

When I was installing updates, the Ubuntu Software Center progress bar got stuck, so I opened the terminal and tried to view contents which were working by running the command: sudo lsof ...
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syntax error: unknown group 'crontab' in statoverride file

I am getting an error when I try to download playonlinux (in order to download Itunes) from both the Software Center and at the command line using sudo apt-get install playonlinux. Preconfiguring ...
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Can't Reinstall Ubuntu-Desktop due to strange error with printer-driver-pnm2ppa

I've been trying to fix this error for hours with no avail. My apt-get seems to be paralyzed by an error I'm receiving with this printer-driver-pnm2ppa. I don't actually need the driver but it's a ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyway, ...
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Installing a .deb package to /usr/local directory using dpkg(1)?

I want to install a binary .deb package under the "/usr/local" directory rather than the default "/usr" directory but I can't because the database "/usr/local/var/lib/dpkg" doesn't exist: $ sudo dpkg ...
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non interactive reconfigure x11

I need to be able to allow all console users to call xinit in a non interactive way. So I would like to "automate" (meaning find a way with no user interaction) that runs dpkg-reconfigure -f ...
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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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Cannot Install or update, problem with apt-get Ubuntu 12.04.03 Server

I am unable to install anything on my Ubuntu server. When I do, i get the suggestion to run apt-get -f install When I try running apt-get -f install I get: apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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How do you deal with backports in production?

I run 12.04 on my production servers. Often I will run into a situation where I want the latest version of a certain critical piece of software for a certain role, such as nginx, and often that ...
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Ubuntu Server: dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have experienced this error in the past but have been able to resolve it by running 'sudo apt-get -f install'; however, that is no longer the case. I have spent about 4 hours looking into this and ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration

i'm trying to install armory on ubuntu 12.04 but it is not working: $ sudo dpkg -i armory_0.88.1-beta_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package armory:i386. (Reading database ... 222699 files ...
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Wrong magic bytes at the start in lib

I was curious to know how this happened and how to correct it? Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2) ... dpkg: error processing gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (--configure): ...
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Error while installing cacti

I tried installing cacti with sudo apt-get install cacti. It displays an error message at the end Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Can't change keyboard layout on a VirtualBox

I installed a Django stack from bitnami on VirtualBox, and ran it. Unfortunately, my keyboard is a french AZERTY, but the Ubuntu 13.04 inside this little box doesn't seem to realize that. I found ...
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apt-hell broken dependancies for mysql server

'devillj@bbj-EP45-UD3R:/var/log/mysql$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
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dpkg error when installing linux

After running: sudo apt-get -f install or sudo apt-get install linux this error appears: dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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How do I upgrade my code from dpkg-deb to dpkg-buildpackage

I inherited code that builds the .DEB using dpkg-deb -b -Zgzip -z9 debian ../$runner This works well, except that when the end user runs it, it refuses to install missing dependencies. Instead it ...
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I'm having dpkg errors

When I try to install something i get this output and I don't know why. dpkg: error processing language-pack-kde-en (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered ...
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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Errors while processing jackey-common and jockey-gtk

I did a sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and keep getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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Input/output error every time I use apt

Whenever I try any operation with apt-get, I get an Input/output error related to libcdio-paranoia1. This has been happening for a while ad I don't reall yknow what's happening, but it has prevented ...
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how to remove a foreign architecture?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, we'd like to remove the i386 foreign architecture it comes with, but I don't see a "dpkg" command to do this cleanly. In Stuck with foreign-architecture=i386 when using ...
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I'm having a multi-arch problem. How can I fix it?

Running the following commands give me the same abrupt ending, any ideas? 1. sudo apt-get -f install -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to resolve dpkg error code (1)?

I get the following apt-get error message: sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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MaxReports reached

Setting up heimdal-kcm (1.6~git20120311.dfsg.1-2ubuntu0.1) ... Starting Heimdal KCM: invoke-rc.d: initscript heimdal-kcm, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing heimdal-kcm (--configure): ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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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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There is a unknown initscript error when I use uck to customize ubuntu

The organization I am working for want to use ubuntu as the main system, When I use uck2.4.7 to costomize ubuntu 14.04.1,there is a error as follows: (Reading database ... 165056 files and directories ...