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

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dpkg error while installing fail2ban on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to reinstall fail2ban after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04. I was getting these errors so I did apt-get remove fail2ban and then apt-get install fail2ban, however I still get these error ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-geoip

I am trying to start over on my apache configurations and I am trying to just delete it. Every command I try to delete the libapache2-mod-geoip or apache2 will give me the error Errors were ...
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Errors installing CUDA development libraries on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some trouble getting the CUDA development environment up and running on Ubuntu 14.04. I initially tried using the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package from the repository, and although everything ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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MySql did not install properly and now I can not use the software center or remove MySql

When I open the software center I got an error saying "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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HTML in package list from Steam

This error suddenly popped up on my Linux Mint 17.1 install: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Problems creating custom deb packages

I am trying to create a few packages that will replace ones that are existing from the standard Ubuntu repositories. I am currently testing this setup as a local file:/ repo to mimic how it will be ...
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An error occurred not sure how to fix it

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently got a error that is bothering me. I typed sudo apt-get install -f into the terminal it responds with this Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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pip installs Python modules in python 2.7 rather than 3.4

I am trying to use pip to download and install python packages. I am using Python 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 I attempted sudo pip install paperclip, for example. It gets installed to ...
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How can I get a list with the packages selected by apt-get autoremove?

Is there any command that prints only the name of the packages that apt-get autoremove selects? I'm creating a script that updates the kernel, removes the old kernel and the unnecessary packages ...
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What's a virtual package?

I always see the term "virtual package" when it comes to packages but what are they? Could someone please elaborate for a total noob, please. Thanks!
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Can't open software-centre [duplicate]

I can't open software-center or even apt-get any programs. When I run the software-center via command I get this error: http://pastebin.com/wwxZe7ma Can anyone help? Also the steam thing you linked ...
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Unable to locate package mongodb-dev [on hold]

I try to install mongodb client for c++, but get this error message Unable to locate package mongodb-dev, when I do: $ sudo apt-get install mongodb-dev even though mongodb-dev seems to exists, ...
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Use DEB for distribution of WAR?

I have created a Java EE program with a WAR-file as a result. To run this file I use the JBoss Wildfly 8 server. Now I have multiple Ubuntu systems where I want to install the Wildfly server and run ...
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Media playback & App Store

I recently moved back from Windows 8.1 Pro to Ubuntu since the 12.04 LTS edition. I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS of 32 bit version. The music and video files were not playing as there were ...
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Adding path to PATH environment variable using bash script in /etc/environment [duplicate]

I need to add path to my executable application to PATH environment variable. Because I need to add path during .deb package installation, I should use postinst script in debian package. After reading ...
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Packages needed for HP Scanner/Printer - unable to install libgnutls-dev and others

I am trying to fix my HP Officejet 4215v printer scanning functions. Everything works but the scanner (no scan software detected when I try to scan an object). I used the hplip link below and was ...
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how to repair grub package in apt/dpkg?

When trying to remove obsolete packages I get the following errors for the grub package. How can I repair this? And what could have been the cause? Note that I tried to remove some java packages in ...
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Python is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the error: The program 'python' is not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-minimal I have done this and it still gives me the same error.
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remove mysql with its unmet dependencies from ubuntu

I tried to install mysql into ubuntu The installation file was .deb It was not properly installed. Now i want to remove it. I used following command to remove it sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg issue when installing apache

I think I may have deleted an important directory while uninstalling apache I'm experiencing the following issue when trying to install Apache: Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4) ... cp: cannot ...
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Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
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Depends Debian problem [on hold]

> > apt-get --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting > dependencies... failed. The following packages have ...
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Installing Using Terminal Brings Up Long List of Auto Removable 'Options'

So I'm using the terminal to install a few programs, little minor things like visual boy advance and such. Every time I do, it makes a rather gigantic list of things that can be removed with ...
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How to prevent apt-get install from removing package holds?

We've recently upgraded from 10.04 to 14.04. We have some held packages, which we upgrade them from time to time. It appears that on 14.04, when you install or upgrade a package it removes the hold ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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synaptic package manager not showing drives [on hold]

Why in my synaptic package manager doesn't show the below drives Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) nvidia Display Driver Version 352.21 Release Date Mon Jun 15, 2015 Operating System Linux 64-bit ...
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How to generate a list of categorized list of applications?

When I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Installed, I get a categorized list of all applications. It's something for example like Accessories (Disk, Text editor, ...), Developer tools ...
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apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...
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How do i create Local repository server for my custom deb packages [duplicate]

I want to install my custom deb packages to the client machine over a network via LAN
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
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Getting error on trying to upgrade 12.10 [closed]

I have a complicate setup here as I have a Lenovo laptop that I had to clone the HDD into a new SSD to keep the original windows. Because it was hard to have it cloned and dual booted I kept 12.10 for ...
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I want to install packages from LAN network

On updating /etc/apt/sources.lst deb http://10.254.5.225/debs amd64/ trusty main universe restricted multiverse E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (absolute dist) E: The list of ...
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Cannot remove codeblocks using apt-get - Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run sudo apt-get remove codeblocks I am met with this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: codeblocks-contrib : Depends: libgamin0 but it is not going to be ...
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How do I mirror any VCS unique to Ubuntu?

I'm a student at UWyo researching source code differences. I've been cloning git repositories from distributions conforming to the following: sudo cat /var/lib/apt/lists/* | grep Vcs-Git | awk ...
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Cannot upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.02 due to kernel package problem

I am experiencing a problem with 3.13.0.57 kernel. After the upgrade the system was not able to boot anymore. I booted it with the previous kernel image and tried to remove the broken kernel packages, ...
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How can I add new packages to archive.ubuntu.com? [duplicate]

I found that some of the software downloaded by "apt-get" is now out of date. I compiled the new versions into .deb packages. Now, how can I add them into the software center or archive.ubuntu.com? I ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
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How to log usages of cpu, memory etc in collectd?

Is there anyway that I can log usage of cpu, memory, etc in collectd? I know 'kcollectd' lets you see graphically but I want to log those usages lively. Thank you in advance
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Using dch to increment release number without a suffix?

I'm building my software into a deb package using the standard devscripts, and I would like to use dch to automatically increment the release number for non-source code changes (i.e. packaging changes ...
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How to change interval time in collectd?

how do I change interval time in collectd? I want to collect my data for every 1 second.. Thanks in advance
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Relink dependencies dpkg

I removed a self-compiled .deb-package (OpenCV) by using dpkg -r --force-depends. I have done that this way because another package (ROS) have some dependencies on it. The purpose was just to ...
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How to purge *all* Unity packages?

Does anyone know how to purge these packages without breaking the system? gir1.2-unity-5.0 libunity-common libunity-protocol-private0 libunity9 unity-asset-pool unity-greeter The goal is a ...
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Downgrade from Evolution 3.16 to Evolution 3.12

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Gnome Evolution 3.16 by adding the Gnome PPA in my sources list. This worked briefly, but then Evolution stopped working with my Google Apps accounts (happened on ...
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Package in launchpad but apt-get says no installation candidate found

I am trying to install liblcms1-dev on Ubuntu 15.04. I can see the package here on Launchpad. But when I run apt-get install liblcms1-dev I get: E: Package 'liblcms1-dev' has no installation ...
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Apt-get is not installing jdk properly

Any time I try use apt-get install (I'm logged into the root account) It doesnt work properly this is what it comes up with (This is after trying to use it to install java jdk) Reading package ...
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Tools for Package Managing [closed]

I've had numerous problems in the past where apt-get fails to do something and gives a confusing reason why which doesn't help me solve the problem, but aptitude guesses some alternative action that ...