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

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Cannot install mysql server 5.5 on ubuntu 14.04

I have tried many ways to install mysql-server. I first tried installing by executing sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 I was asked for root password, and ...
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Broken Packages Issue while installing JDK on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having issues while trying to install JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. Following is what I see: araj1@araj:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Cant Downgrade php5.5 back to php5.3

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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install ibus-typing-booster on Ubuntu

I tried ibus-typing-booster software on fedora. Is this available for Ubuntu? This is really useful software that I will like to use. Update: I tried to install it using the following steps. But ...
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creating a deb package to install extension

I want to create a deb package that will install this and that extensions. I want to automate the steps of adding the extension to Office and Firefox. How do I create a package for this?
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Should I use autoremove in these packages?

My terminal is trying to remove the followings packages: linux-headers-3.16.0-40 linux-headers-3.16.0-40-generic linux-image-3.16.0-40-generic linux-image-extra-3.16.0-40-generic ...
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Base Ubuntu Server, Can't install anything

I'm currently administrating an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and was looking forward to installing LAMP, first two lines I wrote were $ sudo apt-get update Reading package lists.. Done (no more no less) $ ...
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Ubuntu terminal runs script files as packages?

Hi Ubuntu newbie here. Previously I tried installing something which would allow me to open packages through the terminal. However, when I go to run script files through the terminal, instead it ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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I am trying to re-install r in my ubuntu 14.04. But I keep getting this error always I try to install r as sudo apt-get install r-base

The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: r-recommended (= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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Install software so that cannot be wiped by reinstalling

Is there a way to install programs under Ubuntu in such a way that the standard reinstall from live usb will not wipe them out? (e.g. by installing them in a different partition or keeping folders ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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How to get a list of installed packages held back for upgrade?

Recently, I needed to get a list of packages that were installed on my Ubuntu system which were also put on hold for upgrade. The 'hold' status for a package means that when the operating system is ...
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15.04 stopped upgrading Error (1) Udev and Insserv errors

My 15.04 will not upgrade successfully either through apt-get or otherwise. The files will download but I receive the following errors. So far I've found no solution. Udev and insserv seem to be the ...
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Unmet dependencies errors

I dont really know what to do but I have info: justin@IBM-ThinkPad-T60:~$ sudo apt-get install -fReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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I removed my desktop environment, and now wifi doesn't work [on hold]

This is actually about Debian, but I'll post here since the package management for both is the same for both, and no one ever answered me on superuser. I was using mate. I ran sudo apt-get remove ...
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Register custom shortcut during package installation

My goal is to register a custom shortcut during installation of a debian package for a specific software. After doing some research it seems that gsettings key ...
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broken package - stuck in infinite loop on elementary OS freya [on hold]

I am stuck in this infinite loop on Elementary OS freya: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
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Blacklist packages that listen on a public interface after install

When I install packages I don't go through every package and its dependency by hand and check if it installs a daemon which listens on a public interface. Obviously I want to avoid this and would like ...
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Dependency issues after reinstalling python

For a project I am working on, I decided to reinstall the Python libraries and includes so I did sudo apt-get remove python3.4 then sudo apt-get install python3.4. After doing this I resolved my ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16

Please help me this is a problem Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp ...
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Why i can't install nucurses-dev package on ubuntu 3.8.0-19 generics?

When I rum the command apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev bzip2 error occurs as E:Unable to locate package kernel-package E:Unable to locate package ncurses-dev
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How to get deb packages for Ubuntu wallpapers

Where I can found all the desktop wallpapers deb packages of all the versions of Ubuntu releases? However I've found deb package of Ubuntu wallpaper contest 14.04 Trusty Tahr on web previously with ...
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How to add the source packages on launchpad to my PPA?

I have a working project on launchpad, with generation of packages for three version of Ubuntu distribution and all is fine there. However, I cannot find the option to tell launchpad to put the source ...
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Why my profile directory contents (/home/subbaiah/<Allfolders>/*.* ) deleted? [closed]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file ...
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update problem: untrusted packages [duplicate]

When I am trying to gen an update through the Software Center I get this: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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error: Package requirements (libssh2) were not met

I have troubles installing monodevelop. I was trying to follow this tutorial but I had an error when hitting this command ./configure --profile=stable. Here is a screenshot of the error I'm getting ...
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Should I install packages when alerted another package depends on it for installation?

I've been installing libraries to get Google Earth to run on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I got a list here, but this was returned when I entered it: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Unable to upgrade 15.04

I'm currently trying to upgrade to latest version of Ubuntu, but when I run: sudo do-release-upgrade I get this error message: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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After removing a package, more packages are removed

After I type in my shell: sudo apt-get --purge remove openssl I got more than just openssl packages removed, why? Below is partial output: (Reading database ... 400426 files and directories ...
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vlc installs, but not on system?

Dear Ubuntu community, This is very strange to me. I added the nightly build ppa for vlc, installed vlc, removed vlc, then removed ppa. Now I am stuck: $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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Error message: 'E:The package mono-runtime needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

I run 12.04 and get the following message when I want to update: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please ...
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Cups missing /etc/init.d/cups and cannot be updated

cups package wants to be updated, but the /etc/init.d/cups was deleted before. now we cannot install it. root@server:~# touch /etc/init.d/cups root@server:~# env LC_MESSAGES=EN apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Install all recent packages installed on other computer.

I have some package installed on a computer. I want to install similar packages for other computer. I can list down all recent packages with this command cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\ install\ " ...
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I can't install Winusb?

I try to install Winusb and this comes up: Package dependencies cannot be resolved: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. ...
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How do I remove an update link from my terminal? [closed]

I found this guide called 'switching from LightDM to MDM,' and it was a nightmare when I had to uninstall it because of a black screen I got when I logged in. Now I have removed the packages that were ...
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Does anybody know how I might fix this error? (Mainly how to fix broken packages in linux)

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Why am i getting the error message “package 'owncloud' has no installation candidate?”

I am attempting to install Owncloud to Ubuntu server 14.10. I am using the code: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/community/xUbuntu_14.10/ /' >> ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Firefox not installing [closed]

So I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and my fiancee somehow accidentally deleted firefox from my computer when I was out of town. She apparently had tried to download Chrome through the firefox browser. When ...
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Download from a new repository without modifying /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm am currently using heroku, and I am trying to install a package from a non-standard repo (https://github.com/openalpr/openalpr/wiki/Compilation-instructions-(Ubuntu-Linux)) I have had no issues ...
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Schemas missing - Unity Tweak Tool

I understand this is very similar to this question and this one, but none of the answers there have worked for me. When trying to install the packages mentioned in those questions, apt-get throws up ...
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Partial distribution upgrade 14.01 to 14.10 lost permissions to do anything

My WiFi went down as I was upgrading. Now, when I try to update software, I get an error message stating that I am not authorized to install or uninstall software. I cannot access synaptic. I searched ...
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Cleaning old kernels does not work

I am a new Ubuntu user, so please have patience. It all started when my /root partition became full. It was obviously too small and I will have to resize. I tried to remove kernels using Synaptic and ...
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Why is python-pip kept back in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I upgrade these days, I get this message: $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Update manager wont work

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Type 'e' is not ...
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How to uninstall Battle.net and Hearthstone

I downloaded Hearthstone and Battle.net a while ago and they had both been working great. However, I am now unable to properly log into my hearthstone account. When I do log in hearthstone is ...
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Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list'

I am trying to access update manager, so I can update my Ubuntu but everytime I open it, it gives me Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list ...
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Error using apt-get

Hi I am getting an error whenever I use using apt-get. For example, when I try sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...