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

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Can't install freeglut3-dev or libglfw-dev due to unity-control-center dependency issues

I'm trying to install 2 different packages: libglfw-dev and freeglut3-dev When I run: sudo apt-get install libglfw-dev or sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev I get the following error: Some ...
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Unable to locate package libl1-mesa-dri:i386 and libl1-mesa-glx:i386 and libc6:i386 version 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32Bit and I am trying to download Steam but on the last steps for some reason it can't locate some packages. I press enter to continue and it says missing package ...
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Using switch statement with Ubuntu in Perl [duplicate]

I am an IT student and taking UNIX/Perl class. I am using vi to write Perl program with a switch statement. I am running into this error: "Can't locate switch.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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apt-get autoremove gives dependency errors, and apt-get -f install needs the space on boot im trying to free up

im new to linux and have been running a server from my house while im at school to try to learn a little bit about it, but ive run into an issue. after about half a year of it running, i realized my ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps fail to recognize installed packages

I'm trying to build a package which depends (build depends) on several other packages. For some reason dpkg-checkbuilddeps shows some dependencies as if they were not installed, while in practice, ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Package dependencies broken

So I've been trying to install cmake using apt. sudo apt-get install cmake But I get this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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I can not install libgl1-mesa-dev

When I trying to install libgl1-mesa-dev I got the below error message. Please help me. My ubuntu version is 14.04 (64 bit). $ apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Why is the mkpasswd utility part of the whois package?

The mkpasswd utility is present on many Linux systems as part of the base install. In Ubuntu 12.04, for some unknown reason, it appears to be part of the "whois" package. Other than "historical ...
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how can i fix unmet dependencies? [on hold]

accountsservice : Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.25.11) but it is not installed activity-log-manager-control-center : Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.31.8) but it is not installed aisleriot : ...
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Which Ubuntu package provides the pypi future package?

Which ubuntu package would correspond to the following package at pypi: future (not futures or concurrent.futures) https://pypi.python.org/pypi/future ...
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problem in installing packages [on hold]

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package apache2 is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Why does the PPA not sync between Source and Binary?

I want to install libxml2-dev to compiled to PHP but I get this error when I try: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxml2-dev : Depends: libxml2 (= 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu3) but ...
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libjpeg8-dev : unmet dependencies libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8c-2ubuntu8 is to be installed

I was trying to install Ros-Indigo and I am getting the error shown below You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libjpeg8-dev : ...
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libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed (on 14.04.2 64)

Please, do not mark this as duplicate, I already studied libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed and How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA? and tried ...
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how can I tell - using terminal - how often the package manager checks for updates?

I know on a desktop this can be checked easily,but I am using Ubuntu 14.04 server and need to be able to check the package managers update settings from the command line, how can I do this?
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What should I do to install a ubuntu repository on a Mint? [closed]

I know that maybe it's not a good idea, but I think it's worth trying. What shuld I do? > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:something/bla Traceback (most recent call > last): File ...
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I am unable to install octave packages related to octave 3..8.2

I am trying to install octave 3.8.2 on ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) with packages for dicom and image. I was previously running Octave 3.8.1 but ran into issues installing image so that I could read dicom ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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how to get all gitg 0.3.3 dependencies

I want to install gitg (0.3.3) and followed the steps explained here: How to install gitg 0.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04? ...but I seem to miss dependencies, that are not in the repositories of the package ...
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Packages for Pacemaker & Corosync for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Current version of the stack pacemaker & corosync included in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS are 1.1.10 & 2.3.3. Anybody knows of a repository with newer versions? (Sure, I can compile the sources, but I ...
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How to install standalone LINE or LINE plugin for Pidgin in Kubuntu 14.04?

I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work ...
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How do I request a package be upgraded?

The Arduino support site has just released version 1.6 of their development environment. The Muon repository only has 1:1.05.dfsg2 (which I have installed) I have seen strong recommendations that I ...
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Software center crashes on Ubuntu 14.04

After I run the software center in terminal it says: bizara@BlackHole2:~$ software-center 2015-02-24 19:27:53,480 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-24 19:27:54,828 ...
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How Can Solve VLC Installation [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 14.10! VLC is My Default media player! But all on a sudden I found that the player has been This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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Xubuntu -f install problems seems to be causing many problems

When I try to do anything in terminal I get a with -f install. this pops up: $ apt-get -f install E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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How to fix unmet dependencies when upgrading? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2. After installing some programs this weekend --and perhaps having been too incautious with ppa's and/or the apt-get autoremove option-- I seem to have unmet dependencies ...
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Is there a way to configure Ubuntu to auto-select doc and devel packages?

Quite often, software comes in multiple packages: The binary package, i.e. foo The documentation package, i.e. foo-doc The developer package, i.e. foo-devel (i.e. if foo is a library) For example, ...
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Error message + Ubuntu Software Center down

I'm new to Ubuntu, and despite all what I could read, I cannot find, or I'm just unable, to fix my problem. In the upper right corner of the screen I have a "stop" sign, that says: An error ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Can't install package bcmwl-kernel-source package [duplicate]

Need to get my wireless network adapter working on Ubuntu 14.1, but when trying to install the required package bcmwl-kernel-source, the "apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source" installation command ...
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Single list item stopping package manager

Full error log: starts here: E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/ubuntu.c3sl.ufpr.br_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-pt%%5fBR (1), The item above is from universe and ...
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E: Package 'python-numpy' has no installation candidate

When running sudo apt-get install python-numpy I am getting this error : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package python-numpy is not ...
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What's the best tool to install deb packages? [closed]

Also what's the safest sites to get Ubuntu deb packages?
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check if all default packages are installed from the Ubuntu manifest

My Ubuntu is running somewhat slow sometimes. Now I would like to check if all packages are still installed, maybe I uninstalled an important package. How can I re-check if all initial packages are ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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How do I get Vidalia Tor to work on 14.04?

A.S.: Complete Linux noob here. I'm trying to install Vidalia from the Software Centre, and apparently everyone says that it doesn't work on 14.04. However someone posts a link to a fix package I ...
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Broken packages after kernel update to 3.16

On a 14.04 system, I upgraded the kernel to 3.16 using: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Reinstalling guile 2.0 - dev

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libltdl-dev_2.4.2-1.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/libtool/libltdl/Makefile.in', which is different from other instances of package ...
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List of sources could not be read

i am getting this error when i try to run the update list command in order to correct the red minus sign on the top bar: $ sudo apt-get update E: Type' !DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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How to list the packages to be installed by installing a specific package?

Pardon this newbie question, but I've previously run into serious issues as I wanted to try other desktop environments other than the default one in Ubuntu, precisely because I didn't know how to ...
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Launchpad build: Missing build dependencies: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev (>= 2.6.1)

I have a program that has libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 and libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev as dependencies on Launchpad. Problem is that it builds perfectly on Vivid (which contains these packages in Ubuntu ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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Install package with dependency built from source

I just built PostgreSQL from source on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.1 install. Now I need to install PostGIS but I'd rather install from the package. However, since I built Postgres from source, apt-get ...