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

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I don't have ANY packages

I'm very very new to Ubuntu and used it for the first time 3 days ago for a project my teacher put me on. He told me to get chrome working on the Lenovo ThinkPads R500's. Turns out, after some ...
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Problem installing Mod_Mono on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mod_mono on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.4 LTS, Monodevelop 5.9, Mono JIT compiler version 4.0.1). I tried below command as per this article and this question: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Mysql workbench installation failed?

I am unable to install mysql workbench community addition on ubuntu 14.04 I am installing latest version by debian file downloaded from server 1. sudo apt-get install gdebi-core 2. sudo gdebi ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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Server using Ubuntu without GUI: remove not needed packages

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to use it as a server, so what are the packages (I know I can list all the installed packages using this command: dpkg --get-selections) that I should remove ...
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E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Package manager fails to fetch custom sources

Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease Ign http://repos.mesosphere.io trusty InRelease ...
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Is it possible to package installed software?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a package of installed software? I want to use modified software from my current installation on another one, so if possible, packaging it to install it on my ...
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Unable to install anything

I wonder if someone can help me , when I try install or remove a package , this is the error I get dpkg: error processing package libdrm-nouveau2:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad ...
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Error; while running sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 14.04

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) W: You may ...
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How to install metasploit and armitage in Ubuntu?

I've a problem with Armitage and Metasploit. I tried this commands to install them sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Then a pasted this and saved the list deb http:// http.kali.org/kali kali main ...
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OpenNMS installation fails with error, Apt-Get broken

I was installing OpenNMS and during the install it fails with following error Preparing to unpack .../slpd_1.2.1-9_amd64.deb ... Stopping OpenSLP server: slpd. Unpacking slpd (1.2.1-9) over (1.2.1-9) ...
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Unable to install Springseed 2 on Ubuntu 15.04

I've downloaded Springseed 2 deb file and when I open it by Ubuntu Software Center, it shows this error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgcrypt11 I've looked for this package in my Synaptic ...
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Installing from the internet vs repos

So I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP HDX 16 Laptop and have a few questions regarding installing software. First thing I did was sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Why Is the Package Installer Giving the “Dependency is not satisfiable” Error Even After I've Installed the required packages?

I'm trying to install GameTree. I downloaded the deb. file from the site and tried to open it with the package installer. It popped up dependency is not satisfiable: python (>= 2.4) This is ...
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Broken package 3.1.0-53 will not let me delete prior packages either via Terminal or Synaptic Package Manager

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: libupstart1 linux-image-extra-3.13.0-53-generic 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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How to I install Bastion in Ubuntu 15.04?

I downloaded Bastion quite a while ago from the Humble Indie Bundle. I still have the .deb file and would like to install it in Ubuntu 15.04. Unfortunately, the installation fails: [me@ubuntu debs]$ ...
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How to make python module run in dist-packages folders in the desired order?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed a python module called PyBluez. When I compile and install the module from source code, the output is installed in the folder ...
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install ordinary setting and packages for many times

some times i install ubuntu/mint for my friends, it is ok, but every time i have to install some packages and do some setting for each one, like installing gimp , adding keyboard layouts and fonts and ...
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apt-get removed, how to reinstall it?

I have accidentally removed apt-get, how do I reinstall it? $ sudo apt-get update sudo: apt-get: command not found $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure apt /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: apt is broken or not fully ...
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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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Why choose ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 over other linux distros? [closed]

Trying to white up some notes on why we choose ubuntu over all the other distros out there but it would be good to know what the you guys think is the reason Does ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS have a longer ...
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uninstalling Atlas properly

If you have error that contain “gfortran” in it, like this one: ImportError: ...
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Unable to insall libgtk2.0-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I am using opencv 3 on ubunut 12.04 and while displaying an image the error message asks me to build the library with libgtk2.0-dev. I tried sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev but I get the following ...
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Why am I getting an error related to linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic (3.13.0-53.88)?

Every time I install or remove existing software I get the following error. isuru@isuru-Inspiron-3420:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Steam package conflict [closed]

I'm installing Steam on my Acer c720p Chromebook with ElementaryOS. But I've an issue during the installation. While finalizing the installation at the first launch, Steam installs 3 packages: ...
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As an administrator how to restrict users from Installing certain packages?

I want to know how does an administrator disable users/groups from downloading certain packages. For example, let it be the youtube-dl package which enables download YouTube videos, or let it be ...
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Debian's Depend: tag doesn't work with apt-get

Package A_0.0_all.deb's control file contains a dependency on Package B 0.0: Depends: B (= 0.0) Package B_0.0_all.deb's control file has the version 0.0: Version: 0.0 Sitting in the same Debian ...
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apt-get detects no package [duplicate]

I have a problem which is probably linked to the internet problems. I have an ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a partition on MBP, and I have very recently got the Wi-Fi driver working. However, it is very slow. ...
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How can I install the latest version of Tor?

I can't run tor from Iran with obfs3 but when I download the latest version of Tor Browser from https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/4.5.1/tor-browser-linux64-4.5.1_en-US.tar.xz, it worked ...
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How to get libloginhelper in Trusty?

I'm trying to compile gok (Gnome On screen Keyboard) version 2.30.1 on Xubuntu 14.04. The only pkg-config packages that I'm missing are: checking for gtkdoc-mkpdf... no checking whether to build ...
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QGIS errors when I update/upgrade Ubuntu 14.04

I ran the instructions as given in this answer - With Ubuntu 14.04 I get errors related to QGIS when I type sudo apt-get dist upgrade but I still get the errors below. Can someone guide me in ...
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How to recover accidentally removed /bin/ls binary

I have mistakenly deleted the ls executable from the /bin folder. Can I recover it or install it through the terminal?
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apt-get install -f — Error: no space left on disk

I had cache limit problems with GPG keys. A post here solved that, and now sudo apt-get update runs without any errors. Now sudo apt-get upgrade does not work. It tells me to try sudo apt-get -f ...
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How do I update to Version 4.7 of KMyMoney from Ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried the following steps and I am still in version 4.6.6. I am a newbie to linux. Any help would be much appreciated. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:claydoh/kmymoney2-kde4 sudo apt-get update ...
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Install package fail: require dependency that already exists

I am developing something that requires a specific version of "libselinux1". I need version 2.1.9-5 so I do: sudo apt-get install libselinux1=2.1.9-5 I get: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Error in dpkg-configure: Can not find file “symbols/u” in any known directory

After upgrading to vivid, I keep getting this error for each apt-get operation or when running sudo dpkg --configure -a directly: Setting up keyboard-configuration (1.108ubuntu5) ... Error loading ...
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Im having problems downloading from the SoftwareCenter, and also downloading new updates

Everytime i try and download an item from the USC i get this message: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 93% Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring ...
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How do I exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get?

I would like to exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get, that is, install a metapackage without the list of specific packages, preferably with one invocation of apt-get. For example, ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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Having Trouble Installing DeSmuME from the Software center [duplicate]

I tried installing DeSmuME on 14.04.2 LTS. But I keep getting this error: "Package dependencies cannot be resolved..." How can I fix this and install DeSmuME?
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Why on Ubuntu 14.04.2(updated) the Python 2's version is 2.7.6 [duplicate]

i have just installed a Vagrant box of Ubuntu 14.04.2 (Trusty). Now, as i ran Python interpreter, it loads up Python 2 automatically. That's ok. However, i wonder why the Python 2's version is 2.7.6 ...
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why do you have /home partition even you can't use it? [duplicate]

I've set the / volume for 30gb and it's getting full now. I want packages and programs to be installed in /home partition and I don't know how. I want to install things into my /home partition!!