Questions about the management of packages, in particular the `dpkg` system.

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Why is my system unable to locate libreadline when I'm certain I've installed it?

I am trying to set up my chromebook for development with crouton and ubuntu. I am using the railsgirls recipe to install rails and I'm getting stuck at: E: Unable to locate package libreadline I ...
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Which unattended-upgrades system takes precedence and how?

I've just run into an answer that has made me question how the unattended upgrade system works. There seem to be at least two systems on my computer: unattended-upgrades with ...
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Apt-get command not functioning

I am running lubuntu on a cubie server. I am however unable to install any packages using the apt-get command nor am I able to update using the apt-get update command. I am able to ping IP addresses ...
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Install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box

I have a problem when trying to install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box I have add ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng with bellow command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng And I get following error ...
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where can i find the installed package

i installed package pidgin-skype-common ? i searched but i found many commands i don't know which command should i use package : pidgin-skype-comon_20140930+svn665+dfsg-1_i386.deb In windows, ...
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dpkg-query vs apt-cache

I noticed an interesting phenomenon and I am looking for an explanation. On my Ubuntu system, dpkg-query cannot find some uninstalled packages which apt-cache can find. For instance, dpkg-query -l ...
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dkms does not remove package

It appears I am stuck in a loop with dkms where I cannot remove a package. See the following commands and output: $ sudo dkms status | grep alsa alsa-firewire, 3.11: added $ sudo dkms remove ...
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How to install g++ complier [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu-14.0.4 and i am trying to install the g++ compiler by using the command sudo apt-get install g++ after clicking enter some sort of process is running and it ends with an error ...
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How do i manage metapacket architecture?

I'm building a debian package compose only of bash/perl script. Those scripts aim to interact with an architecture specific program (amd64) and are completely useless without this program. On debian ...
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Can I update only a specified package in an Apt repository mirror?

I have an Apt mirror on which I want to update only a specific package. I don't need release-level granularity. I want to update the target package for all Ubuntu releases in the mirror. It would be ...
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Cannot remove or update a package

I ran into a problem that I cannot remove or update masalla-icon-theme package that I installed from Noobslab ppa using apt-get. The issue is I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Can't update my apt packages.. problems with python-oneconf, software-center.. pyclean & pycompile not found

I can't update-upgrade my ubuntu packages anymore after my latest update/upgrade/dist-upgrade here are some outputs : $sudo dpkg --audit The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems ...
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Using sudo apt-get install, why no source code?

I was trying to install a package for robotic operational system (ROS). And I just go ahead and type sudo apt-get install <package> After installation, I see a list of files in /opt/share ...
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Are there APIs to achieve centralized patching?

I am trying to make a centralized patch management tool, which can be used to perform the controlled update of all the Ubuntu machines in my network. I did some research, and collected the following ...
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Specific version for packages

I am using salt-stack to manage servers state(required software/tools/libraries etc). I use specific EC2 images for ubuntu(14.4 x64) instances so I am sure that the os version will not change. I am ...
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Google chrome removal after deleting /opt/google

I had installed google-chrome and there was a folder named google in /opt. For some reason I accidentally removed /opt. Now I have trouble removing google-chrome-stable with apt-get. Any ideas on how ...
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How can I build PHP5 Dependencies while having MariaDB installed?

I am trying to build php5 dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Unfortunately I get the following error message. % sudo apt-get build-dep php5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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installing 32 bit libraries on ubuntu 14.04 64bit:errors

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Synaptic requiring too many additional removals?

I installed LLVM out of curiousity some time ago, not using it for anything specific. Today I tried removing it with Synaptic, the same way I installed it. The problem is, marking 'removal' on one of ...
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dpkg error while installing fail2ban on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to reinstall fail2ban after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04. I was getting these errors so I did apt-get remove fail2ban and then apt-get install fail2ban, however I still get these error ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-geoip

I am trying to start over on my apache configurations and I am trying to just delete it. Every command I try to delete the libapache2-mod-geoip or apache2 will give me the error Errors were ...
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Errors installing CUDA development libraries on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some trouble getting the CUDA development environment up and running on Ubuntu 14.04. I initially tried using the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package from the repository, and although everything ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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MySql did not install properly and now I can not use the software center or remove MySql

When I open the software center I got an error saying "New software cannot be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" ...
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HTML in package list from Steam

This error suddenly popped up on my Linux Mint 17.1 install: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Problems creating custom deb packages

I am trying to create a few packages that will replace ones that are existing from the standard Ubuntu repositories. I am currently testing this setup as a local file:/ repo to mimic how it will be ...
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An error occurred not sure how to fix it

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently got a error that is bothering me. I typed sudo apt-get install -f into the terminal it responds with this Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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pip installs Python modules in python 2.7 rather than 3.4

I am trying to use pip to download and install python packages. I am using Python 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 I attempted sudo pip install paperclip, for example. It gets installed to ...
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How can I get a list with the packages selected by apt-get autoremove?

Is there any command that prints only the name of the packages that apt-get autoremove selects? I'm creating a script that updates the kernel, removes the old kernel and the unnecessary packages ...
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What's a virtual package?

I always see the term "virtual package" when it comes to packages but what are they? Could someone please elaborate for a total noob, please. Thanks!
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Can't open software-centre [duplicate]

I can't open software-center or even apt-get any programs. When I run the software-center via command I get this error: http://pastebin.com/wwxZe7ma Can anyone help? Also the steam thing you linked ...
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Unable to locate package mongodb-dev [closed]

I try to install mongodb client for c++, but get this error message Unable to locate package mongodb-dev, when I do: $ sudo apt-get install mongodb-dev even though mongodb-dev seems to exists, ...
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Use DEB for distribution of WAR?

I have created a Java EE program with a WAR-file as a result. To run this file I use the JBoss Wildfly 8 server. Now I have multiple Ubuntu systems where I want to install the Wildfly server and run ...
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Media playback & App Store

I recently moved back from Windows 8.1 Pro to Ubuntu since the 12.04 LTS edition. I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS of 32 bit version. The music and video files were not playing as there were ...
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Adding path to PATH environment variable using bash script in /etc/environment [duplicate]

I need to add path to my executable application to PATH environment variable. Because I need to add path during .deb package installation, I should use postinst script in debian package. After reading ...
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Packages needed for HP Scanner/Printer - unable to install libgnutls-dev and others

I am trying to fix my HP Officejet 4215v printer scanning functions. Everything works but the scanner (no scan software detected when I try to scan an object). I used the hplip link below and was ...
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how to repair grub package in apt/dpkg?

When trying to remove obsolete packages I get the following errors for the grub package. How can I repair this? And what could have been the cause? Note that I tried to remove some java packages in ...
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Python is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the error: The program 'python' is not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-minimal I have done this and it still gives me the same error.
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remove mysql with its unmet dependencies from ubuntu

I tried to install mysql into ubuntu The installation file was .deb It was not properly installed. Now i want to remove it. I used following command to remove it sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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How to make an app run as a daemon on Ubuntu when installed?

I have a Java app - although the answer here should be the same regardless of whether it is Java, Ruby, Python, etc. - that I would like to distribute in such a way that when devops folk go to install ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg issue when installing apache

I think I may have deleted an important directory while uninstalling apache I'm experiencing the following issue when trying to install Apache: Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4) ... cp: cannot ...
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Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
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Installing Using Terminal Brings Up Long List of Auto Removable 'Options'

So I'm using the terminal to install a few programs, little minor things like visual boy advance and such. Every time I do, it makes a rather gigantic list of things that can be removed with ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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synaptic package manager not showing drives [closed]

Why in my synaptic package manager doesn't show the below drives Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) nvidia Display Driver Version 352.21 Release Date Mon Jun 15, 2015 Operating System Linux 64-bit ...
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How to generate a list of categorized list of applications?

When I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Installed, I get a categorized list of all applications. It's something for example like Accessories (Disk, Text editor, ...), Developer tools ...
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apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...