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

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I happen to destroy WIFI driver when upgrading gcc-4.8 to gcc-5.3

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.03 Trusty Tahr. As we know, the default GCC package version for this release is 4.8.2, but recently I upgraded it to GCC 5.3 (the latest version) following this answer: ...
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RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I would like to install RabbitVCS on my system. I already add the PPA and apt update and seem no build yet for xenial ...
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Why no more “python-support” in 16.04?

I'm curious why the python-support package no longer exists in 16.04 - is this related to changing Python3 to be the default? Furthermore, is there any package that "requires" it that actually doesn't ...
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Where can I find the source code for the apt package manager?

I would like to modify some functionalities in the apt-get package manager, but I can only find the apt-get binaries. Where is the source code for the package manager?
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Apt-get install -f and apt-get autoremove error

I've tried to install new software on Ubuntu and it told me to use that command apt-get install -f, but I get back an error message and I have no idea how to fix it. After that, I tried to use ...
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installed package with snap - command not available

I saw that tmux is available with snap find and apt-cache. I decided to install with snap. Howto use now tmux? I am normal desktop user, not cloud computing. # snap error: Please specify one ...
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Can't install libSDL2-2.0-0:i386

I'm trying to run Star Conflict. It had troubles with libcurl, but I fixed that. Now, it wants the 32-bit version of libSDL2-2.0-0. No problem right? Well, this is what it says: dirk@SUBNETDEFENSE:~$ ...
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Unmet dependencies error

When I try to install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 broken packages after fresh install

After fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, i have broken packages and can not install most of applications. I tried from Synaptic "Fix broken packages" but it is not working. An example; sudu apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “Nvidia GPU Driver” can not use proprietary driver

After a fresh install (16.04) to my notebook which have Nvidia GT 750m, I want to change GPU driver from "Software & Updates" --> "Additional Drivers". System identifies my graphic card, no ...
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How to install Opkg package manager on Debian

I followed the instruction on this page but in the first step only I got the error saying no package named libarchive13 found. I searched for the package too, using command apt-cache search ...
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Update issues 16.04 - Failed to download repository information

I keep getting the old message that I experienced from previous upgrades of yonder. Changing the server and refreshing doesn't seem to work anymore. W:There is no public key available for the ...
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kubuntu-desktop dependencies problem, now forbidden icon

A week ago, one of my friends said that the kubuntu-desktop is cool. So I installed it. But now there are dependencies problem with kde-telepathy-minimal, and the forbidden icon turned up and said ...
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Multiple packages configured error while using command sudo apt-get update

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and installed some softwares and themes. After using command sudo apt-get update, I get this as result. abskpr@abskpr-PC:~$ update Hit:1 ...
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Ubuntu won't startup after autoremove

I installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba PC 4 days ago. I have a wireless mouse and a keyboard that were not working so I ran this command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all Then ...
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How can I view man pages for apps installed via snaps?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and tried to install a few apps using the new snap packages. The installation of those packages goes easy, but when I try to do man <package> I ...
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Unable to install npm on ubuntu 14.04 due to broken packages error

Tried installing npm on ubuntu 14.04 however the following error has occurred gwt@gwt-Aspire-E1-571:~$ sudo apt-get install npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Getting this error :Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) when I try to run sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib

I tried installing matplotlib, to make graphs on python on Ubuntu 14.04 and am getting the following error. I am unable to resolve this error: (env)ubuntu@ubuntu-Inspiron-5423:~/tweepy$ sudo apt-get ...
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Configure cron-apt to use smtp relay

I've setup cron-apt on Ubuntu 14.04.3 to automate updates. I'd like it to email notifications and have configured MAILTO="user@example.com", and MAILON="upgrade" options in /etc/cron-apt/config. I ...
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After Ubuntu 16.04 installation can't install almost anything

I fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04 to my laptop recently and since that I can't install lots of things. I know there is a bug in the Software Center but the problem is not limited to that. I can't install ...
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Error in cqrlog install while processing cqrlog

I cannot install or remove cqrlog. Running apt-get I get this error: $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 ...
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Dependency problem

I use Ubuntu on my offline laptop. Since I want to install python, I have to install a lot of dependencies as well, and to install those dependencies I need even more dependencies of the ...
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How does dependency resolution work if you apt-get install a list of packages?

Does apt-get automatically resolve dependencies if you apt-get install a literal list of packages? I understand the default behavior of a command like apt-get install foo is to install the latest ...
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install gpg 2.1.7+ on *ubuntu 16.04 (support for ECC keys)

so I want to create ECSDA keys. so I tried to install gpgv2 2.1.7 http://www.gniibe.org/memo/software/gpg/keygen-25519.html but that failed with following The following packages have unmet ...
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“Error: Opening the cache …installed packages have unmet dependencies” [duplicate]

I recently started using Ubuntu, and today I got the following error and am unsure how to proceed. I would appreciate any input. An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click ...
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Error installing snap ubuntu 16.04

I get this error when try to install snapd from terminal: Selecting previously unselected package squashfs-tools. (Reading database ... 265122 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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Why so many “removed but not purged” packages?

Running aptitude search '~c' prints a whole bunch of removed but not purged packages, including, e.g., all kernels I have ever had installed (starting with linux-image-3.19.0-30-generic). Why ...
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How do I install hipchat on Ubuntu 16.04

I am getting following error, when I add their repo to apt sources and run apt update: E: Failed to fetch https://atlassian.artifactoryonline.com/atlassian/hipchat-apt-client/dists/xenial/Release No ...
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Install python 2.7.11 on Ubuntu without compiling or replacing the pre-installed version

I'm using Ubuntu trusty which comes with python 2.7.6 pre-installed. I need to install 2.7.11 in like /usr/local/bin/python without touching /usr/bin/python or compiling from source. There are some ...
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Does manual kernel update affect the next regular automatic update?

I installed the kernel 4.4.8 manually from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.8-wily/ to circumvent a bug. Now I wonder what will happen when this kernel gets officially distributed by ...
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Is it possible to install MySQL 5.5 or 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I need to work MySQL 5.5 or 5.6. I tried many solutions to have MySQL 5.5 or 5.6 run on Ubuntu 16.04 like this Install MySql 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 . ...
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Error de escritorio de Metacity (Gnome; Unity) [closed]

El escritorio al inicio dejaba como una mancha de loque se iba ahciendo, es decir, abría la terminal, y al minimizarla, se veía en ese lugar una imagen de la terminal (pero estaba minimizada) igual ...
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Printer driver depends on libbeecrypt7:i386 but it's not in repositories

I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 16.04 and now I'm trying to configure a printer. The printer is a Canon mf4320d, so I downloaded the driver from manufacturer's website and tried to install it. ...
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How can I replace ZFS package from zfsonlinux.org with the ones come with Ubuntu 16.04?

I was using ZFS packages from zfsonlinux.org before 16.04 released. Now Ubuntu 16.04 is released with ZFS built-in. So far zfsonlinux.org packages are still working, but I prefer to use 1st-party ...
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Software Updater Hanging installing “Auto configuration for MySQL APT Repo”

My Software updater is failing to install the package "Auto configuration for MySQL APT Repo". It always starts and during Post Install it starts consuming all my CPU and stays like that forever. I ...
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Snap in Ubuntu 16.04

Completely confused with this new feature snap. I know this might be detailed question-answer but I need to know some info regarding it. I have read that new application format, snap which can be ...
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Updates problem caused by unauthenticated package gir1.2-webkit-3.0

Whanever I try to install updates I can only ever do a Partial Install. The install stops with the error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mysql-client-5.7 dependencies issue on update: Permanent solution?

When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade my package system gets broken because of mysql packages. I have tried to unistall the client and all the other packages, then to install ...
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Epson WF 36xx series shooting blanks driver not installing 16.04

As the title states, my printer isn't working right and things aren't installing easily. I have this networked on wireless. The test pages printed directly from the printer were fine. I am using the ...
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when i do an update, I get these warnings

is this an issue? 16.04 sudo update-manager -c [sudo] password for charles: /usr/bin/update-manager:28: PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use ...
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Why aren't any packages avaialble [closed]

No matter what I go after using sudo apt-get install <package name>: I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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Are apt-get commands being phased out?

It is now possible to use apt commands alongside apt-get commands within Ubuntu. In an attempt to answer a question on Ask Ubuntu I was informed that apt-get will soon become deprecated. Is this ...
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Software Updator Error Message

I'm using the latest ubuntu and got this message when trying to update: "There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform ...
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Upgrading to 16.04 failed due to unmet dependencies

Upgrading 15.10 -> 16.04 produced errors, but the upgrade went on. Now I can't install new packages, due to unmet dependencies. Libreoffice, PHP and probably other programs don't work now. Updating ...
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How do I remove Samba server but not client?

(I tried to looking for a duplicate of this, but haven't found anything. Maybe someone else has better search-fu than I.) I ran sudo netstat -tlnp: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto ...
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How to add two alternative dependencies in control file? [duplicate]

The software depends on any of python-wxgtk2.8 or python-wxgtk3.0. What should be in the dependency field in the control file so that any one (which is available) of them is installed? ...
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How to install softwares kubuntu 15.10?

whenever I'm using sudo apt-get install software-center or anything else like gedit I'm getting these only Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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dpkg - how to install pre-dependency? [closed]

i need to install apt package on a machine where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, i have to install multiarch-support, it depends on libc6 which depends on libgcc1. But libgcc1 pre-depends ...
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Is it possible to install the .snap application in an offline computer?

In DEB package, it is not possible to install an application in offline (in a computer which does not have any internet access). Because of the dependencies. In case of .snap, according to the ...
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How to install additional packages that had ignored by --no-install-recommends flag?

--install-suggests is not a solution - it offers install suggested packages for all installed in system packages - I want to install recommends only for one particular package. P.S. Is there ...