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

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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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Fix Broken Packages

Whatever I do, I end up on these lines, stuck on 10.04, unable to install or update any thing. Tried a lot of things but nothings works. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2: ...
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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In which location are Ubuntu packages installed? [duplicate]

There is an Ubuntu application called remote desktop viewer, I want its location to run in a script, how can I get the package details?
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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Packages for Ubuntu Core Snappy

How can I find out what packagges are available for Ubuntu Core? I've googled everything, but I can't seem to find a website like packages.ubuntu.com for Core.
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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PeerGuardian Installation (E: Unable to locate package)

Following the instructions on their wiki (http://sourceforge.net/p/peerguardian/wiki/pgl-Install-DebianUbuntu/), I run into this error that it cannot find any of the PG programs to install. What am I ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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Error trying to install wine in Ubuntu 14.10: missing or conflicting packages

I already tried to install it with the terminal as well as with the ubuntu-software-center, but I always get this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are ...
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Ways to unpackage a tar file [duplicate]

I have heard of many different ways to unpackage a .tar file but it is unclear which ones are "official" (if there is one) and how they are different. Also, I have noticed that some work on some ...
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Install python package with python

I will maybe repeat the same question but, when I read "How to intall python packages on Ubuntu" everybody say to "Enter python install file.py" or "Enter sudo" but when I follow these instructions, ...
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apt-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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I can't install programs on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Ive been trying to install wine, and many other programs. I am a NOOB at this, so I looked it up and got help from this thread My ubuntu software center won't download any programs! What can I do? ...
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Cannot make the python package cvxopt “see” glpk

I've installed the package and followed directions I found elsewhere here for installing glpk, but when I try to use cvxopt, I get the error ValueError: invalid option (solver = 'glpk'): ...
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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux)

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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How to perform apt-get operation on all installed packages?

I need to perform a dpkg-repack operation on everything to move to a new install on another hard disk, but the problem with this installation is that both I can't access any gui from a couple ...
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My amd64 package depends on another i386 package

I am creating my own amd64 *.deb package and want it to depend on another i386 package from public repositories. Is it possible to declare such dependency in deb control file or in some other way? I ...
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Error: Broken packages but can't find any

So I am trying to install VLC. I'm getting this: sudo apt-get install vlc That yields: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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Removing a program in Ubuntu--unable to find package name

I want to remove program "fio" from my Ubuntu. First, tried apt-get remove fio but it did not work. Then I tried to find its package name by whereis fio dpkg-query -S /usr/local/bin/fio but ...
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How to repair badly damaged package system?

I've looked at a lot of questions like this but found little in answers other than the standard apt-get purge, -f, remove, clean, etc,etc,etc. I have a package system really badly clogged up from ...
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Problems with registering Ubuntu clients to spacewalk-server

I'm currently trying to get an automated-paching-system running. I installed spacewalk to a centOS-server according to the official documentation. I installed an ubuntu-client and followed the ...
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Having difficulties in installing mysql 5.6 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have been able to install Ubuntu on Windows 7 using VBox virtual machine. I am facing difficulties regarding setting up of Mysql5.6 on my Ubuntu box. It gives me various ...
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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Duplicate sources warning found while updating [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run, sudo apt-get update the terminal gives me, Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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OpenJDK-7-JRE throws “broken packages” error (14.04 LTS)

I have an application that requires the Java JRE. I decided to go ahead and install the JRE from the repositories. Normally, the only issue I would have with this is it taking forever and a day to ...
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package maintainers guide?

I am trying to learn more about packaging, package maintenance, back-porting, and creating compliant deb packages. I have been reading this: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ but I am ...
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Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager not responding [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I open Ubuntu Software Center it closes automatically. When I run update by, sudo apt-get update after the system reads the downloaded package lists, it shows ...
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What package conventions are there for ubuntu?

It's hard to describe this question. Let's look at an example: The package blender depends i.e. on blender-data. I looked into both packages. blender contains only the application, a .desktop file ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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unable to remove a program

I'm trying to remove bitdefender using the ubuntu software center.. and this is what happened next: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 188880 files and directories ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), ...
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Use a local tarball with webupd8's Oracle java package?

I'm using the Oracle java package from the webupd8 teams PPA, which is saving me a lot of hassles doing automated installs of the Oracle jvm. I'd like to speedup the process more, and avoid redundant ...
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Apt server certificate error with download.01.org [duplicate]

I should begin by mentioning that I am very new to Ubuntu and I am in the process of getting used to it. Every time I try to update it gives me back an error. I have put it here in my question. ...
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download.01.org certificate verification failed - CRLfile missing?

So I had intel-Linux-graphics-installer on my computer but lately when I sudo apt-get update I get the following error Err https://download.01.org trusty/main amd64 Packages ...
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Trick system into thinking extra files have been installed (netfix-desktop)

I've downloaded netflix-desktop, which requires a *.png image which should have been downloaded automatically during installation. However, the URL for said package is now dead. I found a similar ...
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avoid installing some packages from metapackage

I want to install xubuntu-desktop (a very large metapackage) but I don't want some of the packages on it (around 10). A standard method to do this is in two steps: 1) install metapackage, 2) purge ...
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Where can I find when new version become available for Ubuntu?

For a number of packages that I use in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr I need a newer version than I can get via the default repositories. I often wonder when these new package versions get updated in the ...
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Failed to satisfy dependencies (Broken Cache) when trying to install software

I recently I installed mate on Ubuntu, which I believe messed things up. I get an error when trying to reinstall Google Chrome. It comes up with a pop-up saying ''broken dependencies, do you want to ...
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How does the --root option of gdebi work?

I'm trying to install a local .deb file and all it's dependencies from local .deb files, too. I want to use gdebi and saw, that it has a --root option. --root=ROOTDIR Use alternative ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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How can I detect all changes made from a default install or point in time?

I am trying to learn Ubuntu (and Linux in general) on a much deeper level right now and am having a nightmare tracking changes - in particular with the package management system. Is there any ...