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

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Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release

I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of ...
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python-gi referencing wrong headers

I'm trying to use gtk+ with python in Linux Mint 17. After trying the jhbuild method of building the gtk libraries for python, I tried to install from the Debian repositories and I tried to install ...
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How do I select a PPA build?

There is this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/ubuntu/php5-oldstable I added it to my lucid system with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable but it doesn't seem to provide any ...
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How to install a newer version of libav than what is in the repos

I'm currently running debian 7 wheezy, but the package management system is the same as ubuntu so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying to install at least version 9.x of libav. The current version in ...
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How to fix broken `msgfmt` installation?

Several projects that I am trying to build from scratch appear to need msgfmt in order to build. They all fail. However, when I try to run it directly on the command line I get: $ msgfmt msgfmt: ...
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Removing DE in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed LXDE in my Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am unable to remove it from login screen though I used PURGE and all same sort of commands. Now when I try to remove it terminal says Reading package ...
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Nothing provides libopenmpi-dev when packaging for Ubuntu

I am trying to package software for Ubuntu using the open build service. The software I am packaging requires the openmpi wrapper, so under Build-Depends I gave it the package libopenmpi-dev. After I ...
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VirtualBox 5.0 installation has broken VirtualBox packages on Kubuntu 15.04

Seeing that there was a new VirtualBox release, I tried to install it on Kubuntu 15.04... However, now all of my VBox 4.3 packages in the ubuntu repositories are broken (Virtualbox is provided by ...
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Steam needs to install these additional packages

Hi i have annoying problem with steam in ubuntu. After running steam it showed me that error: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, ...
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How can i install HPLIP Missing Dependencies along with some brokern packages through terminal?

I run a command " $ python install.py" then the following message prompted on the screen: MISSING DEPENDENCIES -------------------- Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if ...
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Error 404 in update process using terminal [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch ...
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Installing modules for both Python 2 and 3

I need to install some modules for Python: python3-rospkg, python3-catkin-tools and python3-yaml. I need them to work for both python2 and python3. But as soon as I apt-get install one of the above, ...
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how do i install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For serveral days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwinded mess of dependency errors, missing m4 ...
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OpenCV installation dependencies issue

I am trying to install OpenCV on ubuntu 14.04. The installation document asks to run a few commands before installaion of OpenCV. I get the following error when running it: ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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error when loading packages

dpkg: error processing package matlab-gdf (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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dependency in ppa

i have a package(fcl) in my ppa in my launchpad ppa and it depends on another package (libccd) which is in another ppa ppa:imnmfotmal/libccd. FCL has both build and run dependency in libccd. SO i ...
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unable to resolve package dependencies

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS operating system but when I added a new repository with the packages I find this error: Unable to resolve the package dependencies Information requested by @electron: ...
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Trying to reinstall apache2 due to an issue i had with websvn libsvn1 error

When trying to reinstall apache2 with all the dependencies that i need i get this. I run this: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-svn and this is the error that i get Reading package ...
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Apache2 Latest stable

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS and I want to update my Apache version from 2.4.7 to the latest 2.4.16. do I need to add a different repository? $ sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package ...
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(kubuntu) Can't Remove KaliTools from system

I have problem with Kali tool it can not remove and when a type in terminal sudo apt-get upgrade it does not work It say that when I type sudo apt-get upgrade or when I type anything ...
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Probable server issue - unable to apt-get update

When I run: sudo apt-get update I get this error at the end: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in ...
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Synaptic is giving me an error

After I start up synaptic this error message shows up. How can I fix this? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How do I determine the location of the debian package for an installed application?

Using dpkg, I see that Chef version 11.2.0 is currently installed: $ dpkg -l | grep -i 'chef' ii chef 11.2.0-1.ubuntu.11.04 The full stack of chef I'm ...
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Package operation failed downloading from software center

As the title says, when ever I download software from the software center it says "Package operation failed" even though it still downloads the software and the software I've downloaded does seem to ...
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More about synaptic package manager

A day after yesterday I'm trying to install GNS3 in my Ubuntu 14.04. At first step of instruction it said that I have to install dependencies using synaptic package manager, and said that synaptic ...
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What is the command for focus of debconf popup window?

I have created a script to show a debconf popup for my custom deb package to warn the user that he has not installed java-oracle. When I run the install through the Ubuntu Software Center the ...
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Cannot install libgfortran3 (unmet dependencies)

I cannot install ligbfortran3. What is the best way to solve this ? I want to keep my install as standard as possible. Thank you. root@arau:~# apt-get --simulate install libgfortran3 Reading package ...
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Learning more things about dependecies and repositories

A month ago I moved from Windows to Ubuntu. While using Ubuntu I notice some things about installing software. I've read some installation guides about installing software, and been curious about two ...
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Screenshots for self hosted debian repos?

According to this link, you can add screenshots to a debian hosted package, but what about packages in repos that you host yourself and manually add to your list of sources? I've never actually run a ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libglibmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 2.42.0)

Updated my mysql to 5.6 and as a consequence broke my preexisting mysql workbench. Trying to reinstall the newest mysql workbench, from both the Software Manager and the latest .deb from their ...
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Cannot install NIS package

I cannot install NIS package on Ubuntu 14.04 (upgrade from 13.10). When I try to run apt-get install nis I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Boot and Broken Count

I have 2 error messages, one is that the volume boot has 0 bytes disk space remaining. The other is error: broken count >0. When I try to fix these error it says I have to fix the other first. ...
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Remote package installation over LAN

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this? I was ...
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Why does the Software Updater allow me to update the package list without authentication unlike in Terminal? [duplicate]

I have found recently that when running the Software Updater GUI it automatically, without asking for authentication, updates the local package list, but when running the equivalent in Terminal ...
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Best way to install PyQt5 for Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am attempting to install PyQt5 on my Ubuntu box. I have been able to install the packages for Python 3, however,I have code that depends on pygraphviz which has a hard dependency on Python 2.7. I ...
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Uninstall terminal [closed]

I ask here, because googling about is quite chaotic (you fall to 'how to uninstall via terminal). I wonder how to uninstall terminal ? Cause I want to add some hardness in playing with a delivered ...
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dpkg-buildpackage ignores Vcs-Git in debian/control

I'm building a Debian package and have the following debian/control file: Source: custom-package Section: custom Priority: optional Maintainer: Dusan Rychnovsky <dusan.rychnovsky@gmail.com> ...
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can not open software center 14.04 LTS

OS - Ubuntu 14.04 lts Background - wanted to install chrome, but software centre was not opening. What I did - tried to uninstall and re-install software centre through terminal. failed. result ...
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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ipython qtconsole

I get this error when launching qtconsole. I already installed: sudo apt-get install libzmq-dev sudo pip install pyzmq sudo pip install pygments sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui ...
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Resolving Wine Dependency Errors

Here's the broken package problem I get from wine: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1:1.7.12-0ubuntu1) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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Can you *simulate* an upgrade from one Ubuntu version to the next?

How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu? does a great job of explaining how to do a version upgrade. It also says "Upgrading Ubuntu works 99 times out of 100" which has not been my experience - ...
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How to install nvidia-cuda-toolkit package?

If I enter sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit it will remve almost all my packages (xorg server, abiword etc.). Downloading local repository from nvidia official site breaks a lot of ...
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How can I install libsdl-ttf2.0:i386 without nuking my system?

I'm trying to play Toribash, and after regularly installing all of the required libraries, I decided to try the i386 ones and they solved the problems. Until I got to libsdl-ttf2.0. Trying to install ...
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Why is package 'xul-ext-ubufox' is required to install the Firefox package?

When trying to install the Firefox package on Ubuntu 14.04 it prompts me to also install xul-ext-ubufox: $ sudo apt-get install firefox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Fix “half-installed” package

I have the latest google chrome but accidentally tried to install the .deb package i downloaded two years ago, then cancelled with ctrl-c when it was unpacking, now it keeps telling me its half ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...