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

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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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Error removing Xplico

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 205993 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xplico (1.1.0) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/xplico.postrm: 23: ...
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Is it safe to install libstdc++6:i386 on machine which already has libstdc++6:amd64?

Is it safe to install libstdc++6:i386 on machine which already has libstdc++6:amd64? I mean will i386 libs overwrite the existing amd64-libs?
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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository

Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository ? I am using synaptic package manager and I cannot mark all the packages within a repo because its dependencies are not ...
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How to keep all linux kernel packages on Kubuntu 14.04?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 on my private laptop. When the package system updates my Linux kernel it removes the old packages, only keeping the 2 newest versions of the kernel images (and associated ...
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Why can't I install mono-complete?

When I try to install it, the following result comes up: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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apt-get update doesn't work gives an error

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl2_2.0.3+z4~20140315-8621-1ppa1trusty1_i386.deb ...
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Removing cuda-repo Network Installer and installing the local version

I have followed the instructions in a tutorial to install cuda on Ubuntu 14.04. Problem is that I didn't notice that I installed the Network Version of the cuda-repo*.deb . How can I change this and ...
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What are the implications of compiling packages from source?

What are the implications of compiling packages from source? For example, what if doing sudo apt-get upgrade upgrades a dependency of the manually-installed package? How would using a package from the ...
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Broken packages while installing cuda-drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install cuda on Ubuntu 14.04, I posted a question , and tried to install cuda via aptitude. I eventually got an error message of broken packages (and now I have a red sign on the upper ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Reproducing DEB packages of APT cache

I wanted to use Aptik to backup all my PPAs and packages, because at some point I may need to clean install Ubuntu (same version). But unfortunately, before knowing about Aptik I ran apt-get clean ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error when remove & install broken packages

I tried to remove unstable openoffice and reinstall libreoffice however I accidently removed directory of openoffice under /opt before I purged it. Now I cannot clean the broken package, and cannot ...
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Can't install codeblocks plugin

I can't install wxsmith plugin. It gives me the following error. dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/codeblocks-contrib_13.12-3_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite ...
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unable to install packages

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install two packages: pantheon-shell and elementary-tweaks but getting following error: edward@computer:~$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-shell Reading package lists... ...
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Updating Ubuntu, Unmet dependencies

When trying to open Ubuntu Software center getting this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...
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After installing Dart commands like pub, dart2js are not found

I've installed Dart according to instructions from the official website (https://www.dartlang.org/tools/debian.html). To be more exactly: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Vietnamese input method in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

After i select install, I get this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved The following packages have unmet dependencies: ibus-unikey: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...
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Does Ubuntu have an equivalent to the AUR (Arch User Repository)?

Having just played around with Arch a little bit, the thing about it that impresses me the most about it is the AUR. With a tool like Yaourt, you can really easily install bleeding-edge software, some ...
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An error occurred, please run package manger from the right click menu ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm "really" new to Linux. Now that I'm getting going with Ubuntu and trying things out, some things just aren't working. I see a red circle with a dash in it that says for me to run apt-get to see ...
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how to get the preloaded services?

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 by CD , at that time i had no internet connection due to that i am not able to get all the built-in packages. Some of the problems arises like, plug ins required for ...
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Do pre-compiled files of an application contain all the necessary dependencies needed to it?

Example: Downloaded Intellij IDEA IDE's tar.gz file. All I had to do was ./idea.sh after extracting the files to run the program--no installation was done. Do the pre-compiled files require any ...
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not able to install samba

I am not able install samba. When i am try to install samba by this command 'sudo apt-get install samba4' then it's give below error. ERROR: Invalid smb.conf /var/lib/dpkg/info/samba4.postinst: 14: ...
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Software Center crashes and I can not install any packages anymore

After I tried to install Skype (in order to do that I typed in some commands that I cant remember that I got from this forum) my software center is closing right after opening it and I can not install ...
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How to force apt to give you a “Do you want to continue? [Y/n]” for every install

I understand that when running the code sudo apt-get install <packagename> it will only give me this: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] If that package will install additional packages. But how ...
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Searching for a better method/framework/anything to build deb packages

For those that have downvoted, if you care to let me know why, I can try to improve the question. I have been scouring the pipes for an official page on an officially sanctioned method of building ...
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add 14.04 ppa in 12.04 source.list and install package messed up the WHOLE system

I was adding trusty(14.04) ppa to my 12.04 in order to install python3-progressbar. after successfully installed the python3-progressbar. I use apt-get install synaptic to install synaptic package. ...
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i have a C# mono application and it has n number of .dll files,i want to create debian package for same,but i found following error

debian/rules: #!/usr/bin/make -f override_dh_auto_build: %: dh $@ --with cli debian/control: Source: cf-test-4-1.0 Section: unknown Priority: optional Maintainer: Developer ...
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Error while trying install QT4 on Lubuntu 14.04.2

I'm trying to install QT4 on my laptop that has a new installation of Lubuntu 14.04.2 but I keep getting this error dpkg: error processing archive ...
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I try to install mysql-server but following errors

i tried to install mysql-server but got the following errors. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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How to use PPA safely (in terms of not screwing up package management)?

An example of how a PPA could screw up package management: Adding xorg-edgers PPA, doing a sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, which may upgrade your previously stable packages that were ...
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How do I get a list of all AVAILABLE packages from the repositories that are configured from a command line? [duplicate]

OK, I understand how to get a list of installed packages on my system. Now how can I get a list of all available packages from the list of repositories configured?
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Can't Repair - openjdk-7-jdk:i386 libatk-wrapper-java-jni:i386 Broken packages in Ubuntu 14.04

When i run the reaair broken packages on synatic package manager it returns: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jre_7u75-2.5.4-1~trusty1_i386.deb: intentando sobreescribir el compartido ...
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I am not able to open software center [closed]

I have been trying to open the software center in elementary OS, which is based on Ubuntu. But the problem is, it does not open. I wanted to install wine so as to run exe files but when I try to do so ...
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How do I list all installed AND available packages in all repositories like 'yum list'? [duplicate]

In the Redhat/Centos/Fedora distributions, you can get a total list of all installed and available packages from all the repositories using the command: sudo yum list Is there some command line ...
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Can't install any update and packages ubuntu 14.10

I am using ubuntu 14.10. I am trying to install all updates, but it's show me the following result: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so ...
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Error in upgrade process

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When I perform sudo apt-get upgrade, I get the following error: dpkg: error processing package lsb-security (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you ...
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Having trouble installing VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm getting the following message when trying to install VirtualBox-4.3 sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.24-98716~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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how to install xampp on ubuntu 14 without using terminal

I am new to ubuntu. I am wondering is there any way to install xampp on ubuntu without using terminal and software -center. I mean can we install it using package repository for simple installation ...
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How to read the left column “words” in aptitude?

In the list views of aptitude, there are three columns of one character each on the left side of each item. The meaning if the columns is described in the section “Accessing Package ...
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skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
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Unable to re-install ubuntu-desktop, or fix the broken packages required to do so

I don't know how, but somewhere along the way the package ubuntu-desktop got uninstalled from my machine. I'm starting to notice little breakages all over my system now- I can't upload photos from ...
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haskell-platform unmet dependencies

Trying to install haskell-platform by using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform on 14.04 LTS. The error I'm getting: jared@jared-N550JK:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install haskell-platform Reading ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-device-flash in 14.04

I have problem with this command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When i try to remove Java sudo apt-get remove jdk1.8.0-40. I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be ...
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Can't install fglrx-core - help

So after googling around and finding out wine doesn't work with the AMD drivers, I uninstalled it and the libopen things for both AMD64 and i386 as they were conflicting with the installation of ...
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Trying to install wine for play on linux

This is my first time using Ubuntu, I tried to get Play On Linux to run Microsoft Office, but it wanted Wine. But when trying to install Wine with this command: sudo apt-get install wine1.7 I get ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate source.list entries? [duplicate]

After freshly installing 14.04 as a novice user and installing a plethora of application (some erroneously!) I find myself faced with the following message in terminal during installation:- W: ...