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

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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) After some ...
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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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!!
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“Unmet dependencies” When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install the latest KDE Plasma here but I'm getting You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-telepathy-minimal: ...
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Why can't apt find Packages file when compressed versions exist?

When I execute apt-get update on a Precise Ubuntu server I am getting an errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Ruby broken completely

I want to install jekyll 1.0 but it seems my system is broken somehow. If I type ruby: ruby The program 'ruby' can be found in the following packages: * ruby1.8 * ruby1.9.1 Try: sudo apt-get ...
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Software Center does not open

When I try to open the Software Center, I get a message saying "Could not determine the package name." I am a new Linux user, detailed help is most appreciated!
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Ubuntu freezes and crashes on startup and nothing works [closed]

I've been trying for days to fix this. I thought it might have been my graphics card, but nothing happens when I try to install it from the command console. All Ubuntu has done for me so far is freeze ...
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Perl package not found with apt

When I try to do an upgrade or install something, apt(-get or aptitude) throw an error, saying that perl can't find XML/SAX/Debian.pm while trying to configure libxml-libxml-perl. Here is the full ...
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DBus Error while Packagekit Install

I have been trying to install Packagekit-1.0.6, the latest build from their website: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/PackageKit/releases/ I installed all the dependencies by sudo apt-get ...
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Trouble installing gnome-boxes on ubuntu 14.04 (depends libclutter, broken packages)

When I try to install gnome-boxes on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit from the terminal I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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update-manager & update-manager-core

# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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Why is Ubuntu moving to Snappy packages?

Why Ubuntu dumping .deb packages and moving to .snappy packages? (At least for now they are keeping .deb package for normal distributions). .deb is already the most popular packaging out there. ...
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Stripping image metadata

A while back, on an old installation, I had installed a package that allowed me to view and delete metadata from images. I'm fairly certain the syntax was as follows To display the metadata in an ...
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Unable to upgrade or remove broken virtualbox package

I'll start with some details of what led up to this: I'm using Ubuntu 14.0 (KDE on top although presumably that's irrelevant) a few days ago I let the system do an auto-upgrade. It crashed partway ...
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how to fix failed avidemux installation

Using 14.04 64 bit, I tried to install avidemux 2.6.8 from ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial Unfortunately, the installation sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt4 failed: dpkg: error processing ...
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unmet dependencies when trying install wine1.7

I'm trying to install wine1.7 from official ppa,my OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, however when I use the apt-getcommand to install wine, the output is: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to install package from old Ubuntu release?

I want to install package from older Ubuntu release. MariaDB server 5.5 was replaced with MariaDB server 10.0, but I need 5.5 for compatibility reasons. I want rest of Ubuntu (and packages) remain ...
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apt-get is “Unable to locate package [package-name]” after upgrade to 15.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04, then I updated it and restarted. After that I can't install anything from terminal using apt-get install [package-name] any more. For every package it says Unable to ...
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Plex is not working properly in ubuntu 15.04, now i cant even remove it?

sudo rm -f /etc/init.d/plexmediaserver && sudo dpkg --purge --force-all plexmediaserver and the result is: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted dpkg: error while cleaning ...