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

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What should I do to install a ubuntu repository on a Mint? [on hold]

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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Where can I find the list of available packages that I can install? [on hold]

I'd like to install some packages but I don't know which are available in Ubuntu.. Hilfe
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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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Unmet dependencies for libglew-dev

I'm getting the following error message when attempting to install libglew-dev, Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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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 ...
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Error when I try to install package: New software can't be installed because there is a with the software currently installed

I'm trying to install google chrome (and other packages) but i keep getting this error in the software centre. I've tried the solution in this thread but even that is not working. The error that I get ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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How to update unshare package (unrecognized option '--fork')?

I'm facing to an issue. I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The execution of a program fails with the error: unshare: unrecognized option '--fork' I found on the web two man pages for 'unshare' package: ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Cant install any package anymore [duplicate]

pc@pc-desktop:~/work/$ sudo apt-get install curl [sudo] password for pc: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Software installation error

I am getting below error when I want to install any software because I deleted the file Config.pm Can't locate Debconf/Encoding.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debconf::Encoding module) ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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How to specify installation directory when installing packages [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to linux, in college its the preferred by my computer science professors so I decided to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows 8 installation. Now, here's my problem. I read ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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How does apt handle circular dependencies?

When I installing .deb packages by hand I often encounter circular dependencies. I, then, install it with dpkg -i --force-depends ... and hope it works. How does apt handle circular dependencies?
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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Running apt-get upgrade in crontab

Adding sudo apt-get upgrade -y into crontab as a daily. This seems like a very good idea to make sure everything is automatically kept updated, but nobodys ever mentioned it before (and recommend ...