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

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Problem removing avg

I've tried to remove avg2013 however when I try I get a funky error message. The command I'm running: sudo apt-get remove --purge avg2013flx The error I get: Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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I got a problem upgrading packages on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

root@ubuntu:~# su root@ubuntu:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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Coherence between package version and served files

Currently, I am trying to understand how distro maintainer build and choose names for their packages and there is (from my point of view) a lack of coherence for a specific package. Take the libzmq ...
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dpkg-query is not displaying all files installed from package

I installed postgresql from the package manager sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib and I want to know what files it installed, including any startup scripts or modifications to any ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found [on hold]

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Update repo error [duplicate]

I have this error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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how do I eliminate unused packages in version 15.04

When upgrading to version 15.04 from 14.10 there was a "clean up" time period where I received a query to eliminate 18 unused or unnecessary packages. Can anyone show me where I can make sure that I ...
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Why does the installation of a 32-bit package remove 64-bit packages?

It's not clear to me why the installation of a 32-bit package would necessitate the removal of a 64-bit package. For example, if I try to install the 32-bit development package of libcurl apt-get ...
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help with runit and git-daemon-run

I'm getting the following when I try to install runit and git-daemon-run. (synaptic:30912): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Selecting previously unselected ...
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How to retrieve size of a software(package) in ubuntu?

By using python-apt I find package's sizes, but it gives wrong results I think. FOr example, for package named eclipse, size is shown in Ubuntu software center as shown below: 240,8 MB to download, ...
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Get Systemtap to work on 14.04

I'm trying to get systemtap to work on 14.04. So far I've had very little success: I couldn't find debug symbols for the kernel version for trusty. I ended up installing utopic's kernel (*-38), and ...
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What is the difference between a package and a software in ubuntu?

It is a very basic question however i cannot find the answer. I wonder the difference between package and software. By giving command, sudo apt-get install filezilla, the package named filezilla and ...
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How to retrieve screenshots of a package in ubuntu

i'm developing an application which manipulates packages in ubuntu. I'm working with python. I need to retrieve screenshots of packages by using package-name. For example, say that package-name is ...
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Error on apt-get upgrade and install runit package

I'm trying to install the git-daemon-run package, which has a dependency on the runit package. But the runit package doesn't upgrade properly. When I run apt-get upgrade to upgrade the runit ...
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Correct way to fix missing (wrong/old) dependencies when running apt-get install? [on hold]

I know there are many variations of this question, but I've browsed different threads and tried everything listed in the answers, but I am still not able to resolve my wrong dependencies. I am on ...
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I don't have ANY packages

I'm very very new to Ubuntu and used it for the first time 3 days ago for a project my teacher put me on. He told me to get chrome working on the Lenovo ThinkPads R500's. Turns out, after some ...
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Problem installing Mod_Mono on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mod_mono on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.4 LTS, Monodevelop 5.9, Mono JIT compiler version 4.0.1). I tried below command as per this article and this question: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Mysql workbench installation failed?

I am unable to install mysql workbench community addition on ubuntu 14.04 I am installing latest version by debian file downloaded from server 1. sudo apt-get install gdebi-core 2. sudo gdebi ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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Server using Ubuntu without GUI: remove not needed packages

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to use it as a server, so what are the packages (I know I can list all the installed packages using this command: dpkg --get-selections) that I should remove ...
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E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Package manager fails to fetch custom sources

Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease Ign http://repos.mesosphere.io trusty InRelease ...
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Is it possible to package installed software?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a package of installed software? I want to use modified software from my current installation on another one, so if possible, packaging it to install it on my ...
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Unable to install anything

I wonder if someone can help me , when I try install or remove a package , this is the error I get dpkg: error processing package libdrm-nouveau2:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad ...
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Error; while running sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 14.04

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) W: You may ...
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How to install metasploit and armitage in Ubuntu?

I've a problem with Armitage and Metasploit. I tried this commands to install them sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Then a pasted this and saved the list deb http:// http.kali.org/kali kali main ...
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OpenNMS installation fails with error, Apt-Get broken

I was installing OpenNMS and during the install it fails with following error Preparing to unpack .../slpd_1.2.1-9_amd64.deb ... Stopping OpenSLP server: slpd. Unpacking slpd (1.2.1-9) over (1.2.1-9) ...
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Unable to install Springseed 2 on Ubuntu 15.04

I've downloaded Springseed 2 deb file and when I open it by Ubuntu Software Center, it shows this error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgcrypt11 I've looked for this package in my Synaptic ...
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Installing from the internet vs repos

So I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP HDX 16 Laptop and have a few questions regarding installing software. First thing I did was sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Why Is the Package Installer Giving the “Dependency is not satisfiable” Error Even After I've Installed the required packages?

I'm trying to install GameTree. I downloaded the deb. file from the site and tried to open it with the package installer. It popped up dependency is not satisfiable: python (>= 2.4) This is ...
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Broken package 3.1.0-53 will not let me delete prior packages either via Terminal or Synaptic Package Manager

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: libupstart1 linux-image-extra-3.13.0-53-generic 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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How to I install Bastion in Ubuntu 15.04?

I downloaded Bastion quite a while ago from the Humble Indie Bundle. I still have the .deb file and would like to install it in Ubuntu 15.04. Unfortunately, the installation fails: [me@ubuntu debs]$ ...
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How to make python module run in dist-packages folders in the desired order?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed a python module called PyBluez. When I compile and install the module from source code, the output is installed in the folder ...
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install ordinary setting and packages for many times

some times i install ubuntu/mint for my friends, it is ok, but every time i have to install some packages and do some setting for each one, like installing gimp , adding keyboard layouts and fonts and ...
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apt-get removed, how to reinstall it?

I have accidentally removed apt-get, how do I reinstall it? $ sudo apt-get update sudo: apt-get: command not found $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure apt /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: apt is broken or not fully ...
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Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-34-generic (3.16.0-34.47) over (3.16.0-34.45)

I want to change Java 8 to Java 7. I planned to Remove Java 8 First. I run the Following cmd sudo apt-get purge oracle-java8-installer I got the Following Error Reading package lists... ...
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Why choose ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 over other linux distros? [closed]

Trying to white up some notes on why we choose ubuntu over all the other distros out there but it would be good to know what the you guys think is the reason Does ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS have a longer ...
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uninstalling Atlas properly

If you have error that contain “gfortran” in it, like this one: ImportError: ...
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Unable to insall libgtk2.0-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I am using opencv 3 on ubunut 12.04 and while displaying an image the error message asks me to build the library with libgtk2.0-dev. I tried sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev but I get the following ...
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Why am I getting an error related to linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic (3.13.0-53.88)?

Every time I install or remove existing software I get the following error. isuru@isuru-Inspiron-3420:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Steam package conflict [closed]

I'm installing Steam on my Acer c720p Chromebook with ElementaryOS. But I've an issue during the installation. While finalizing the installation at the first launch, Steam installs 3 packages: ...
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As an administrator how to restrict users from Installing certain packages?

I want to know how does an administrator disable users/groups from downloading certain packages. For example, let it be the youtube-dl package which enables download YouTube videos, or let it be ...
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Debian's Depend: tag doesn't work with apt-get

Package A_0.0_all.deb's control file contains a dependency on Package B 0.0: Depends: B (= 0.0) Package B_0.0_all.deb's control file has the version 0.0: Version: 0.0 Sitting in the same Debian ...