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

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Ubuntu and installation of software foam extend

I have two Questions. To update new package in system, Is we need to install it or we have to just extract the downloaded compressed file? And it is necessary to extract the file into "doc" file? ...
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How to use a Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64 .deb) program on 14.10

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5965 laptop with Ubuntu 14.10, I am trying to install was the Dolphin Emulator but all I see is the 13.04 (amd64 .deb) link. Is there some compatibility mode like Windows or ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Unable to download numpy and scipy packages on my ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I want to install numpy,scipy packages but every time it is giving me an error: E: Unable to locate package numpy I have tried these commands: sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-sciy sudo ...
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Why is rpm -qa showing nothing in Ubuntu?

I am doing dpkg -l and it is listing all installed packages, but rpm -qa is not showing anything. Why is this the case? Do I have to make some changes so that rpm will also display the installed ...
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Fix “Package system is broken” error without synaptic

The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Now run the following command in a terminal: apt-get install -f ...
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Install a single package from different universe [on hold]

I wonder what is the best practice to install a single package from different universe repository? The story so far is that I need a fresher Vagrant for Ubuntu 14.04 and while I usually download it ...
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apt-get stopped working because of dependancy issue - libegl1-mesa

tl;dr: Every apt-get command fails because of this: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.5~git1411191810.9460cd~gd~u) but 10.4~git1411171930.920f87~gd~u is to be installed I cannot remove or install ...
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torch7 install failed

I am new in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu in my computer and then installed torch7. the torch7 install with and without "sudo" failed because I have not rights to write in /home/adminName. If I set the ...
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Ubuntu wants to remove 400+ packages to install skype [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.10, 64 bit, everything was fine until I installed amarok (hello Qt) just to listen ONE song in .aac format. This thing have deleted skype, and updated/downgraded/removed ~15 other packages, ...
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sudo apt-get --fix-broken install is confusing

I am trying to fix some broken packages and fix broken packages in synaptic package manager is not working. When i try the command in the question, it asks to remove 292 packages and some of them seem ...
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2

I am running a server with Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I reboot the server it boots up with nginx running, and not apache2 like I would like. I end up having to stop the nginx service, then restart ...
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How to install sage from repository?

Instructions from here did not work. Instructions: apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath apt-get update apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary After last command I get: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages

In the Redhat, we can verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages by using the following command: # rpm -Va | grep '^......U' Is there any equivalent command for Ubuntu? ...
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Access a local repository

I'm trying to access a local repository which happens to be a mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 trusty release. The stuff all downloads and looks good, but I can't get apt-get to install any packages from ...
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Package system is broken - updating Python

First I wrote the following command: sudo apt-get update And when that was completed, I ran this command: sudo apt-get -f install And I got this error from the terminal: dpkg: error processing ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...
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Why is this package search incomplete?

Looking at the package search page, I can see that it's highly unorthogonal: For example, libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby is provided only for 10.04 and 12.04. Maybe they're obsolete, but libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Problem during Plowshare's installation

Today i tried to install Plowshare on Ubuntu Server 14.10, as written in Plowshare's documentation. So, i added the Plowshare's repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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package system broken (14.04)

I tried installing Google Earth this morning using this code: Terminal Commands: sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 ...
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How to get launch icon for installed programmes of software center in Zorin-9 [closed]

I am using ZORIN O.S. and I want to create desktop icons for the installed programmes by softwarecenter. How to go about it please? I am new to the computer working as such. Thanks for your help.
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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Show all installed packages which are not dependencies

I would like to clean my fresh Xubuntu installation a bit. To do this I would like to print all installed packages that are not installed as dependencies. In other worlds I would like to list all ...
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Is boost in ubuntu repo broken?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS When I apt-get install libboost-all-dev, there are no libs in /usr/lib/ (I use find /usr/lib -name "boost") and nowhere else in my FS. However, when I downloaded ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...
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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages ...
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Installing package(s) from local repository [duplicate]

I used following method to install packages by local-repository mkdir /var/my-lcaol-repo and put all debs inside this folder Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/my-local.list with deb ...
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Install a list of packages and replace all errors

I have a list of packages I would like to install on a fresh Ubuntu. Since those is a quite old list, I would like so see the outcome, If I would replace the suggestions automatically. So all ...
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Which packages are installed on Ubuntu desktop by default?

Is there a list of packages that are installed on a fresh install? What is the output of dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | cut -f 1 Right after a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 desktop?
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Ubuntu 12.04 missing dependencies

I'm facing a problem trying to install a number of packages which include the following: Skype: i tried $ sudo apt-get install skype error : the following packages have unmet dependencies skype: ...
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Package Operation Failed - Help needed

I am getting this error on opening Ubuntu Software Centre: New software cannot be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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Why can't I install wine? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having trouble installing wine on my laptop. I tried using the software center and the command line but neither is working. From the command line, I get the following error ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc | 101MB will be freed?

Here's the output of apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc on my system. $ sudo apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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Install software with its dependencies from a local repo over LAN [duplicate]

I have a couple of Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit boxes. One of them can talk to internet (say Machine1) and the other can not due to network restrictions (say Machine2). Machine 2 needs some specific software ...
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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upgrade from 14.04LTS to 14.10 error

i just upgraded from 14.04LTS to 14.10 and it looked like it went ok.. Then i ran apt-get-upgrade to see if there was any lingering upgrades and i got message saying there was 1386 upgrades available ...
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The package system is broken libjpeg8: libjpeg8:i386:

I can't update and install new software on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have this message when i try to install a software : The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If ...
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Opening the cache e unbable to parse package file var/lib/apt/lists [duplicate]

how can i solve this getting constant error popups in the system tray with red minus sign if i do sudo get update it do not solve the issue Opening the cache e unable to parse package file ...
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make deb file and install resulting package

I am quite new to Linux and am trying to install Tirex on an Ubuntu server. Tirex is mapping-related software, and its instructions indicate that to use it one must "install from source or build your ...
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Upgrating from 12.10 to 14.10 failed

I got this error while upgrading from 12.10 to 14.10: W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] W:Failed to ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...