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

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How to solve “The following packages have unmet dependencies:” issue?

vlc:i386 : Depends: vlc-nox:i386 (= 2.1.4-1) but it is not installed Depends: libaa1:i386 (>= 1.4p5) but it is not installed Depends: libcaca0:i386 (>= 0.99.beta17-1) but ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libwxgtk3.0-0 (>= 3.0.0) 16.04

I'm trying to install a .deb file that requires libwxgtk3, but it isn't anywhere in the repositories. I have libwxgtk3.0-0v5 installed, but I still get the error. Is there any way to install the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP MySQL dpkg install problems

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 MySQL server install problems tried to set up LAMP system on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following instructions. howtoforge ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies Apache and PHP installed and ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Issues while downloading all packages offline

I wanted to offline download all packages required to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 of my office PC which has several dependency mirrors blocked due to firewall policy. So I have installed ...
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Building packages on Ubuntu 16.04 for Launchpad

I would like to build and upload to Launchpad a simple package for Ubuntu 16.04. It is just a colour theme; it basically requires the creation of a new folder under /usr/share/themes. The rulesfile ...
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Downloading all dependencies on Windows and installing them on Ubuntu

I need to install openssh on my Ubuntu 32bit VM. However I cannot straight do apt-get install openssh-server as it fails in resolving many required dependencies. Thanks to my companies super creepy ...
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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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Half-installed package - kibana

I find troubles installing/removing/upgrading a half-installed package kibana. I probably edited kibana.yml file the wrong way and cant manage to get it working back. [09:32] ***-VM:cache$ sudo ...
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Removing libjack0 removed a lot of packages

I am new to Linux and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04. I just installed the libjack0 package and a message warned me that all of these packages would be removed: The following packages will be ...
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Purging libglew1.13 broke Ubuntu

I'm on the latest Ubuntu distro (Xenial?) and was installing libglew1.10. Before doing so I wanted to get rid of 1.13 so they didn't clash. However after running a apt-get purge libglew1.13, and ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [on hold]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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Why is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra in my 14.04 system?

I just checked my records. Computer purchased: 2014 July Ubuntu 14.04 installed: 2014 July chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 1st upgraded: 2014 August So it ...
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Is wineserver a default (program/process) on Ubuntu?

I saw in my Ubuntu 14.04 installation that there is a process called wineserver. Is that a default process/program when you install Ubuntu? I have another machine running the same OS (14.04) and ...
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Package util concentrated on user experience

I hate user experience of apt* tools. With so many OSes around it, it is hard to remember all those cryptic apt-get/dpkg/apt-cache commands for hackers. So, is there some script/wrapper that can be ...
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lib32bz2-1.0 missing on 16.04

I have tried installing this package(needed for android studio). This is the error i'm getting E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'lib32bz2-1.0' E: ...
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Failed to fetch … i386 - 404 Not Found - Jetson TK1 board

So I am having a lot of difficulties with getting my TK1 board setup and ready for development. I tried installing Chrome and I got an error related to "i386" when I tried to install it. I also tried ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: error installing package ess

I have problems with installing package ess in Ubuntu Xenial. For instance, if I try the command below: $ sudo apt-get install ess --reinstall Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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why I can't intall kernel sources from repository

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my machine. I found that I need the kernel sources to do so. To see which kernel sources I needed I checked uname -r which gave: 3.2.0-59-generic-pae The first ...
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How do I install a specific lower minor version of gcc using package manager?

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04-4 64bit. gcc --version returns (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) 4.8.4 Yet, I need version 4.8.2-10. What I tried: I found the specific gcc version in a debian snapshot ...
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How to make Package Converter (Alien GUI) work in Ubuntu 16.04?

I pretty sure everybody knows Alien (package converter)! rpm to deb, rpm to tgz, deb to tgz, etc. Sadly, no longer maintained, but still working in Ubuntu. But its' GUI named Package Converter doesn't ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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Check details of uninstalled packages

How to check details of yet-to-be installed packages? That is I want to figureout what binaries a package will install before installing it. E.g. dpkg -l binutils* Above lists out packages of ...
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What does the aptitude `why` and `why-not` mean?

From the manuals: The command why finds a dependency chain that installs the package named on the command line, as above. Note that the dependency that aptitude produced in this case is only a ...
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Is there any apt-get/dpkg/aptitude option to get apt cache folder location?

apt cache folder default location is /var/cache/apt/archives. i work in a python script. is there any way to know cache folder location in code. like run a apt-get option. like: apt-get ...
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Remove Dependencies - I don't want to install them

PC Specs OS : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit After reinstalling ubuntu back on my laptop, I installed google-chrome-beta,virtualbox and opera-developer, I decided to remove LibreOffice and `firefox. I ...
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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Why does Ubuntu Software Center not show every package available?

The Software Center in Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome Software) shows only part of the packages available. While e.g. apt list qtcreator correctly lists the corresponding package a search in Software Center ...
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Unable to downgrade Binutils package

The Problem I'm currently on 16.04 LTS. binutils package of this distro is of version 2.26. But I need 2.25 (binutils of 15.10). I'm using PyBDF 0.1.1 python packages which depends on binutils 2.25. ...
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apt-get equivalent of this command

I'd like to know the equivalent of the dnf remove *nvidia* with the apt package manager.
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Troubles with the updating process in Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and today, Monday, May, 16, 2016, I couldn't update my system (with the System Update routine) because it gave me a lot of errors. Using sudo apt-get update, the ...
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How to repair corrupt package installation (mysql)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed mysql was having mind-boggling errors. Convinced, it was a broken setup, I tried running a purge of mysql. That didn't seem to delete everything, so I tried ...
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Wired Wireless Connection not working after update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed the update package and after rebooting no wifi or ethernet connection. Tried some fixes after reading up online. Nothing improved plus new error now. Red dot in the tool bar which says "An ...
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Understanding section of “upstream_version” [duplicate]

When looking at the latest updates published by a package maintainer I noticed that there was a recent update to a package despite the minor version not incrementing: ...
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Error on installing applications

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. When I run dpkg in the terminal, I get the following ...
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How can I know when update is avaible?

You wrote : Once the future upgrade from trusty-proposed is installed you can remove that hold with: sudo apt-mark unhold libnl-3-200 libnl-genl-3-200 libnl-route-3-200 But how can I guess the ...
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fixing broken packages in ubuntu : repost

I have a lot of broken packages in my ubuntu 14.04 distro, which I am trying to fix. I am following this answer by one of our community member. I followed the first two commands and after editing the ...
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How do I find technical packages in 16.04 besides command line?

I just upgraded to 16.04. I'm installing all of the software I use. Some things that I use were previously in the software center but now cannot be found. For example, texlive packages (for latex), ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Core OS snap won't remove

So I tried to install ubuntu calculator app snap package. The process went fine and after logging out and back in I managed to start the app from the menu. After that I decided to play with snap ...
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sudo apt-get update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I recently tried to install npm and nodejs and got some errors and was suggested to run sudo apt-get update. After running sudo apt-get update I get the following error: Failed to fetch ...
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Missing locales, running in low graphics, can't apt-get

When I try to apt-get upgrade I get error with dependencies and it tells me to use apt-get -f install, but when try it perl warning setting locale failed... The problem started when I used katoolin ...
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Unable to install libmotif4

While installing dependencies for Oracle 11g setup on Ubuntu, I got the following error: Package libmotif4 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How to list broken packages in console

When I try to google how to do this, all the results I get are "How to fix broken packages". Could you give me a hint how to only list them in the console one by one?
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: ...