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

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Downloading a package for wily distribution from trusty

I need to download the network-manager package using trusty distribution. The package I need is for a machine running wily distribution. How do I accomplish this task? Is there a way to specify ...
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Can't install Programs Through APT

Since I last reinstalled ubuntu 16.04 I am having issues using apt. When I try (ubuntu-desktop (fixing another error), unity-tweak-tool etc) I get the error saying that there's unmet dependencies ...
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Installing ubuntu packages within python script

I want to install following packages within my python script : python-pip python-sqlalchemy mongodb python-bson python-dpkt python-jinja2 python-magic python-gridfs python-libvirt python-bottle ...
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apt-get install not working [E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)]

I have an old problem (since a week) with apt-get which prevents me from installing and upgrading packages. I have Ubuntu 16.04. I am receiving this message on the top bar: Error: opening the cache (...
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Problem installing linux-generic on VPS to update kernel 2.6

While setting up my VPS i was stumbling over following problem. Installed is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I checked the kernel and installed is the really old version 2.6.32-042stab113.10. For getting a ...
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What is the role of static libraries?

Static Libraries by default live in /usr/lib or /usr/lib64 but I deleted all of them in my OS with this command: find / -name *.a -exec rm -rf {} \; My linux is already OK and everything works ...
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Unable to install any package with apt-get

When I am trying to install git using apt-get. I am using a Pre-Configured VM machine in my laptop which is configured for hadoop (CDH) environment. I got it from my coaching institute. It is Ubuntu ...
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How to set Python back to the original version

I made my Python default version Python 3 in Ubuntu I don't know how a few months ago. Now i am trying to install pygame and it's throwing many errors. I feel that it's because my default python is ...
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No GUI after upgrade in Kali linux [on hold]

I have upgraded my system yesterday using synaptic. I have continued installing even though some files were missing after download. Then after restarting, there is no GUI. The screen stops at Kali ...
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Error could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock -open [on hold]

Here are the problems I am unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg) I get dpkg:error processing package install-info sub process /usr/bin/dpkg
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Can't install wvdial on Raspberry Pi 3

I'm typing sudo apt-get install wvdial and installation process stucks at Setting up wvdial (1.61-4.1) ...
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Trying to install Java JDK and IntelliJ packages on XFCE

Im new to Linux and am a bit lost in the web of commands. I have downloaded the latest versions of both JDK and IntelliJ and I have extracted them using squeeze, but then when I try and run a command ...
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How to build deb file for ubuntu (code: python3)? [on hold]

I just want to create installable file (.deb) for my local(ubuntu 16.04) use only. Don't want to upload on pypi. So how can i build .deb package from my python3 project. Thank you.
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sudo apt-get update: CD-ROM does not have a release file

I get the following error running apt-get update: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from ...
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Installed packages unmet with dependencies

Here I have a Error Message on the top of my screen: I suggest I should delete packages. Can you please help to overcome this problem.
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Keep Ubuntu at the frontier with the latest stable releases

I would like to set up my own Ubuntu distribution such that it is always updated with the latest stable releases of every single package I have. Since stable Ubuntu point releases are always a bit ...
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How do I install an older version of Google Chrome?

I'm not to familiar with Ubuntu, but I need to install the previous version because the current one has some bugs. I went to here and found the version that I wanted: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/...
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Package [zfsnap] installed incorrectly - what's what?

On Ubuntu Xenial server, installing zfsnap exists with error status 0. However, the package isn't properly installed: $ zfsnap zfsnap: command not found $ $ sudo dpkg -p zfsnap dpkg-query: package '...
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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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Error:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

Yesterday,I ran the command sudo apt-get autoremove pythonby mistake,and Toady something bad happened when I startup my machine.My desktop missed.Therefore,I run sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop,...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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Verifying installation: 'apt-cache policy' vs 'which'

I have searched for every variation of this question for days and I have not been able to find a clear explanation therefore I come to the collective knowledge here in the hopes of resolving my ...
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please help meeeee installing packages/software [on hold]

i just started using ubuntu i was using cyborg hawk but was forced to switch due to my hardware switch would never turn on or so thats what it said wifi works perfect with everything elese i bought a ...
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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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sudo apt-get update issue for Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to use the sudo apt-get update command through the terminal and I am receiving the following message at the end: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 ...
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schroot and apt-get

This a question to clarify my different searching. I have an Arm64, to be precise aarch64. Which is missing certain number of packages. I tried building from source but did not manage for all. ...
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How to install php with our desired version [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 16.06lts. Whenever i try installing php using sudo apt-get install php, php7.0 is getting installed. But i want php5.0 to work. I tried using sudo apt-get install php5.0 and it ...
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I started trying to install MariaDB MySQL. Now I have a mess, looks like I can't install packages now

First of all, I don't know very much about Ubuntu. It's Ubuntu 16.04 Server (64 bits). I needed to install a MySQL database, using apt-get install mariadb-server. It worked, it's been installed but ...
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apt-get upgrade service unavailable 503 [on hold]

I try to upgrade my ubuntu, but get an error message: Failed to fetch http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.2_all.deb 503 Service Unavailable ...
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I can't install softwares after failed removal of Python 3 (python3-pkg-resources)

I have two python in my computer 2.7 and 3.4. I stupidly assumed that 2.7 is the default python in ubuntu and tried to uninstall python3 using this command sudo apt-get remove python3 While in the ...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue from command line when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean server. I would like to upgrade it to later releases (12.04->14.04->16.04), but fail to do so due to the mentioned mistake. DigitalOcean provides a tutorial ...
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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is manually installed better than auto installed with regards to dependencies?

There is a VERY good question and answer here: Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages? (which incidentally I got to from here: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP ...
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boot full half installed kernals

I've only had ubuntu for a couple of months so please be gentle as complete noob here. I'm getting the boot full warning that seems to have plagued many on here, but none of the answers seem to work. ...
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How to download Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)'s repository? [duplicate]

Since Lucid's packages where moved from archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com I'm a bit worried about availability of the repository and want to provide a full local mirror. Are you aware of ...
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Where to find a detailed catalog of installed packages?

In my 12.04 installation I've just discovered a whole lot of nice packages that I knew nothing about (or had forgotten). So - is there a facility that makes a catalog of all expressly installed ...
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Problems with packet dependencies [closed]

I'm making a game using the SFML library. And, I'm under LinuxMint 64bits. I want to compile my game in 32 bits, and it's working. I installed 32bits counterpart of the libraries but I've got a ...
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How to uninstall package and reinstall to factory/default settings?

What I mean by this, is how do you reinstall a program to where it acts like it did the first time the program was ever opened? My scenario I Just did a fresh OS install, so I wanted to copy my my ...
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How to enable colors for “apt search” in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

When I search for a package with apt search <package>, I don't have any colors anymore in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). I ran into this question: How do I enable fancy apt colours and progress ...
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E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution), try kinds of solutions, but does not work

The error: apt-xapian-index : Depends: python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) bzr : Depends: python:any compizconfig-settings-manager : Depends: python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) duplicity : Depends: ...
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gvfs-daemon needs to be installed but no archive can be found

I turned on my PC and suddenly it gave me a message, that some packages were removed and that especially the the gvfs-daemon can not be reinstalled because of a missing archive... I tried to install ...
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Installed wrong libc6 on ubuntu 14.04 and now I'm lost

Before anyone says use the search function, I did, and I found a topic very similar (Installed wrong libc6-dev Version) so I will provide the same outputs from commands that were used there, but I'm ...
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Error: Cannot find module 'npmlog'

I was trying to update my nodejs installation using the command sudo npm install -g n After the update when I run npm I get the error module.js:442 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module '...
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How to store all my machine's configurations and installed package list to cloud?

I am working on the machine which is unstable , so i want to save my machine's configuration like git integration , installed packages list, apache configurations ..everything to online so whenever I ...
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Failed upgrade to 16.04 because it failed upgrading a package

The upgrade is stuck for more than 24 hours. I got the following message: What can I do? I tried to purge and reinstall libc6 2.23-0ubuntu3 and got this: @pc:~$ sudo apt-get purge sudo apt-get ...
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Problem with cmake and package libccext2

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/etherlab ../pdserv-1.1.0 -- Mercurial was not found. -- checking for module 'libccext2' -- package 'libccext2' not found CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/...
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sudo apt-get update 16.04LTS

I installed 16.04LTS. When I run the sudo apt-get update command this is the error I get: E: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-updates/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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A problem occurred when checking for the updates. Please suggest

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against ...
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Upgrade Problem with libc6

Running 14.04.4 LTS. apt-get upgrade bombs silently when I install remotely and I've isolated it to the libc6 package. From my shell ... # apt-get install libc6 Reading package lists... Done ...
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update my Flashplayer plugin in Mozilla Firefox via terminal [on hold]

I want to update my Flash player in Mozilla browser via terminal using commands. I tried it in the normal way by going to the Adobe site, but I don't know which type of file to be download, if you ...