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

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Synaptic Package Manager: Repair Broken Packages

Every time I try to download a certain set of packages, I get an error to the gist of "Repair broken packages first." I removed some packages, but am still getting that error. Does anyone know what ...
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Package managers stuck at Dependency Problems

So I have 2 package managers: apt; aptitude Aptitude says: forcemagic@mate-pc:/$ sudo aptitude install The following NEW packages will be installed: python-setuptools The following packages will ...
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Dependecies error when trying to insatll wine

When I do sudo apt-get install wine I get all this errors Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Unmet dependencies, install -f looks scary

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit I tried to install Lazarus (1.4.4) by downloading the .deb files and using sudo dpkg -i. However I think it tried to install them in the wrong order and I now get "unmet ...
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How to quickly get the reason for the most recent update of a package from the command-line?

Is there a command-line command I can run to quickly determine the reason for a package update? Ideally, a command that dumps a set of URLs to all of the relevant information. For example (it's a ...
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libboost_program_options.so not found even though the package is installed

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. I have packages libboost-program-options1.58-dev, libboost-all-dev installed, but the library itself is apparently not present: $ sudo find / -name libboost_program_options ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure)

I am quite new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance. So I was just uninstalling a program and then I got this huge list of errors, I tried to read it through but I couldn't. Can anyone please help ...
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Kactivitymanagerd - kactivities 5.15.0 crash Ubuntu 15.10

I've tried lookin as much as i can on this topic ( in my case error ) but all i could find was that a lot of users are reporting this problem and pages with some packadges where is Kactivitymanagerd ...
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How to install libc6 2.17 on 12.04

I am attempting to install the video editor Lightworks using dpkg. When I try, it says Errors occured when installing. I used the graphical package installer instead, and it said that the dependency ...
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Dependancy issues breaking apt-get

I believe I may have some dependancies installed of the wrong version for my system, because I keep getting errors whenever I try to use apt-get. For instance: sudo apt-get install minicom results ...
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Select multiple software packages for Ubuntu Server?

everyone. I just tried installing Ubuntu Server on a vm to try it out. When I got to the software package screen (DNS, mail server, SAMBA, etc), it seemed to only allow me to select one package. Is ...
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is php5-curl what I want?

I have an NGINX web-server, with php-fpm. I would like to install curl, but I’m not sure that php5-curl is the right package for my server. Should I be concerned? is there a more appropriate package? ...
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Error at installing dkms(newbie here)

i on_arapu@Arapu-Ion-PC:~$ LANG=C sudo apt-get install dkms [sudo] password for ion_arapu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done dkms is ...
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Same Package - Multiple Repos

Which repository will Ubuntu choose to download a package from if the same package is available in more than one repos? Suppose a package A was initially installed from repository X and later I added ...
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libudev0 is not installed

I was trying to install Reditr(Redit Client) but I get a message saying $ sudo dpkg -i reditr_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 209739 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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apt-get -f install fails due to dependency issues

Attempting to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10, I seem to have broken dependencies and the typical answer of sudo apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update aren't working. I think I deleted ...
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How does one install libgmp-dev in 14.04

I need to install the package libgmp-dev to install haskell-platform. However doing sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev gives : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How install the (ghelp:user-guide) guide package help to ubuntu

This case is strange to me,i thinking the guide help was be installed. And when i open the help of the Desktop Sharing on icon he says; Document Not Found The URI ...
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Can't install new Program after update Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I lost my network manager after an update but brought it back with sudo service network-manager restart But now, I can't install new programs. running sudo apt-get install program_name ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Can't install packages as apt-get update not working [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and Apt-get update is not working, its output is: build@build:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Install older GNU toolchain

I need to compile my project using older version of GLIBC (GLIBC 2.15). For this reason I decided to install separate machine with older toolkit. Usually I do sudo apt-get -y install g++ But how I ...
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Broken packages error apt-get

I am trying to install ia32-libs. Following:http://stackoverflow.com/a/23307732/3646408 root@abhishek-sve15118en:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done ...
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help me set up drivers to my Epson printer

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer but I honestly don't know a thing about running programs off of this OS. I'm trying to set up a printer to this computer through a USB connection for the ease of ...
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Using APT to update all packages to specified versions

How do I use apt-get to upgrade an entire system to a predefined set of packages and package versions? I want this because I am building an app which depends on a large number of apt packages and ...
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I am getting the following dependency related error: ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Here is my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)]/ vivid main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer ...
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Broken python after installing python and cannot run sudo apt-get upgrade

When trying to run python I get this error: $ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting ...
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Broken packages and how to deal with them

After installing Xmind software I got recommendation with removing packages. What kind of problem is it and what is general way of solving it and how to deal in current situation? aptitude output: ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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MySql installation error

I am a newbie Ubuntu user. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I try to install MySql using this command sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql I got this error message. Reading ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...
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Xubuntu Individual Package update

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on my system. My Wireless connection is very poor, when i try to download updates XFCE update manager is downloading 2 or 3 packages in same time. Is there any way to download ...
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Packages cannot be authenticated

Anytime I install a new package i get the following error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! I can still install the package despite this error, but is there a way to get rid ...
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Error on updating my ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

While updating my Ubuntu 14.04 I got an error on the top bar. When I click on it, it opens a box with the following message in it: An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the ...
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E: Unable to locate package libccd-dev

I tried to install the package libccd-dev without success: $ sudo apt-get install libccd-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - problem with installing wine

I wanted to install wine to run photoshop and office, but came across these problems when I run this code: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa and I get gpg: keyring ...
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apt-get can't install/remove linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic

I tried to install a package (jsonlint) via apt-get on a Xubuntu 15.10 system and it failed due to an error installing linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic . This was a new, clean install of 15.10, Jan 15 ...
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Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing

While using the command sudo apt-get upgrade I lost my internet. When I again used the command sudo apt-get upgrade I got the following error: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get ...
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Error in postfix

I am attempting to run sudo apt-get install -f however it seems that the postfix package is broken: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for learner: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Where can I find a Swift 2.6.0 package?

I'm facing this Swift bug, which is fixed in the 2.6.0 release of Swift, on Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a deb package of swift object server in version 2.6.0. As far as I know, ...
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'Package not in database' when restoring with dpkg --set-selections

I just reinstalled Ubuntu MATE 15.10 from scratch. I had followed this answer to save a list of installed packages and restore it on the newly installed system. However, when I do sudo dpkg ...
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error : unable to locate package

I have installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and am trying to install Snort on it. However, it's giving me an error message: I tried sudo apt-get update command as well but gave me the same error. ...
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How to install this package?

I would like to install: i3blocks. But when I try: sudo apt-get install i3blocks I get: E: Unable to locate package i3blocks How to fix this? p.s.: I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to fix rpm-common package is in very bad inconsistent state?

The Software Updater prompted me that there were updates available for install. After installing, however, I keep receiving crash report prompts, especially after rebooting. My system appears to be ...
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Any suggestions on installing the haskell-platform or stack in ubuntu?

I tried to install haskell-platform and I am getting the following unmet dependencies. Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Some packages could not be ...
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Fails to fetch one specific package on apt-get update (docker)

I am using ubuntu on docker, by downloading "ubuntu-upstart" image from docker hub. I wanted to install required packages and tools, but I'm stuck at the first step. It fails to fetch update on one ...
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Software Center Will Not Install From Terminal

When trying to install Software Center I get the following message: ~$ sudo apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Can i put everything back after accidentally doing “apt-get remove mysql-server”?

I have accidentally typed in webserver terminal following command: sudo apt-get remove apache2 php* mysql* -y Can i rescue my database tables, without a backup? I know that, for instance, apache ...