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

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E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), Error [duplicate]

why do i get - E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? when trying to install any software through terminal? and how to solve it ?
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How to understand apt.log?

First, a little context: I have a machine with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Unity, that i use for development. As such, i updated several packages manually, and even installed/compiled some from sources ...
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When should I use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast? [on hold]

Is there any difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is recommended to use while installing and removing package? In other words, which command is preferable while ...
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ubuntu 14.04 getdeb installation problems

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Later I tried to install getdeb with sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb. It got stuck at Connecting to archive.getdeb.net.. I aborted this with (ctrl+c) ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 asks to downgrade packages?

I'm new to ubuntu, so please excuse any naive questions. After a fresh install of 14.04, I was adding apps from the Software Center, but most of them continued to fail because "Package Dependencies ...
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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libc6-amd64 dependency problem

I'm trying to install fglrx manually from the AMD website however it keeps complaining that it's missing the dependency "libc6-amd64". When I run the fglrx package through gdebi I get this message: ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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Aptitude - Both 64 & 32-bit packages being selected

In aptitude, I selected the xubuntu-desktop task and was presented with a large number of package conflicts, per this example: It seems that both the 32- and 64-bit versions of packages are being ...
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How to remove specified versions of package using aptitude

I have a small issue with libc6 package. There is some output: root@xubuntu:/# aptitude versions libc6 Package libc6: p 2.17-93ubuntu4 saucy 500 H 2.18-4 ...
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unable to install mediaelch on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install MediaElch after the upgrade from 13.XX removed it. I followed the instructions from the MediaElch website (http://www.kvibes.de/en/mediaelch/download/) sudo ...
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Update manager not worknig and Red icon on my menu panel

I've been upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS,during the installation process, I accidentally lost power after this i try to turnon my machine, it shows red icon with Error message Here is the ...
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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager fails

I have Ubuntu desktop installed. Every time Update Manager runs it fails: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnutls26/libgnutls26_2.12.14-5ubuntu3.6_amd64.deb 404 Not ...
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How to identify the name of the package?

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work

I created a simple APT binary-repository so that Debian users could easily install my software package. The repository doesn't work. Following these instuctions, I essentially did the following on a ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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I already have the newest version of g++ but I still get a 127 error what do I do?

I have done the following. I just don't know what to try next. I supposedly have the newest version of gcc by following these directions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why `dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg` shows “base-files, dpkg”?

I'm curious to know which package provides the /var/lib/dpkg directory, so i run this command $ dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg base-files, dpkg: /var/lib/dpkg The resulted output displays the package which ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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jockey-text is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04, just learning Linux. I ran jockey-text --list and got no results. Then I ran jockey-text -u and got the following results: emmett@emmett-linux:~$ jockey-text -u Traceback (most ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after installing octave

I was trying to install the octave signal package with sudo apt-get install octave-signal But I get the following wall of text. I have to idea where to begin and how to fix it. What would you ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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How to delete broken download package?

I wanted to install eclipse from the software center on 12.04, after download the software center shows an error and said something like "connection broke" (I do not remember the exact error). Also, ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

trying to install this, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages' error message. Apache version Server version: Apache/2.4.2 (Ubuntu) Server built: Jun 27 2012 ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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Crash in systemd-shim

Today we installed Ubuntu 13.10. Now a system error occurred: Systemerror Executable Path /usr/lib/I386-linux-gnu/systemd-shim Package systemd-shim 3+real-Oubuntu1 Problem ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Really installed packages in (K)ubuntu

1) First question How to list really installed packages in ubuntu? The problem of dpkg --get-selections (the command written in almost any forum) is that its second column (which is install / ...
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What does the output of apt-get install --dry-run mean?

I want to upgrade a server to make sure the recent OpenSSL bug gets patched. So, to check the versions of things I'll be installing, I run apt-get install --dry-run, and see a line like: Inst openssl ...
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Issues with python-pip and speedtest-cli

dpkg: error processing python-pkg-resources (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 137 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Getting a ksplice error after installing from ubuntu software center

There's a red circular icon with a white horizontal dash in my taskbar which says : An error ocurred, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Managing a corrupted apt-get state [closed]

I'm extremely frustrated with apt-get (and probably dpkg also). At least once or twice per year my apt-get will mess things up on my server which requires a total reinstall of my Debian OS. This ...
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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How to highlight an Warning message?

I want to hightlight the Warning message appears while running a specific command. If we accidentally run some specific commands(it may be removing essential system pacakges), it shows some warning ...
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detect broken packages

There are many pages on the web regarding "how to fix broken packages" but I can not find a command to find/detect/view the broken packages. I want to search for orphan packages such as lib*.
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python-software-properties unmet dependencies Ubuntu 12.04

I just got a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 server and I am trying to get add-apt-repository. For that I need the package python-software-properties. However, when I try to install it with apt-get, I actually ...
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Problems with libudev0 libudev0:i386 libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386, BREAKS

I get this problems when i run apt-upgrade The following packages have unmet dependencies: libudev0 : Breaks: libudev0:i386 (!= 175-0ubuntu9.4) but 175-0ubuntu9.5 is installed libudev0:i386 : Breaks: ...
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Can I use RPM packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

A friend of mine uses RPM and has many custom in house developed packages of his own and wants to switch to Ubuntu. The question he asked me was; Can I use RPM packages with Ubuntu instead of .deb ? ...