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

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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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apt-file equivalent to search for source files

I find the apt-file utility very comfortable to find the package that delivers a given file. If I wanted to find the package that delivered /bin/bash I would simply type apt-file find /bin/bash and ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Package manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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problems with Ubuntu SDK

I've installed Ubuntu SDK according to the link below http://developer.ubuntu.com/start/ but during the installation I received the message The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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sudo apt-get -f install error

I'm a ubuntu noob and whenever I try to download something there a bunch of unmet wine dependencies, I go to run sudo apt-get -f install and get this. bailey@bailey-FQ565AA-ABA-a6700f:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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how do I go about removing all the language packs I don't need

I just noticed that in /usr/share/help I have the ubuntu help files in 70 different languages. I only speak 2, and I only really compute in one. I also noticed that it is full of broken symbolic links ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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How to solve package issues/dependencies

Background info I am trying to install Veins simulation environment by following the tutorial provided by the author. In step 1 it is required to install some packages in Linux, the tutorial ...
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS fails

Output of the Bash Terminal: http://pastebin.com/wXKtLzin I used apt-get upgrade -f as well, with the same result. I only want the 14.04 LTS that works fine and I don't lose my data. In the past the ...
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Wine error, packages being held, help please :S [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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Tex-common troubleshooting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded my computer from 12.02 LTS to 14.04 LTS, but experienced problems with launching Google Chrome and being able to use Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox asked if I wanted to install additional ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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How to fix continuous error with ttf-mscorefonts-installer package? [duplicate]

Rough English translation provided by Google: I have the same error is coming continuously. I did wipe reload it, but still the same. How can I fix it? These packages, the package of additional ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Cannot install python module urlparse

some program written in Python 2.7 complains that ImportError: No module named 'urlparse'. So I need to install the module, but I am not able to do it. The module does exist, it is described e.g. at ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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How does dpkg install a package?

The dpkg manual states: This manual is intended for users wishing to understand dpkg's command line options and package states in more detail than that provided by dpkg --help. ...
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Ubuntu 13.1 apt-get installs fails with every install/remove command inux-image-3.11.0-26-generic

including sudo apt-get --purge autoremove etc and after trying sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, dpkg reconfigure etc I've been around this problem for days, read everything I could find there, or other ...
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The package system is broken… unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Some will say this is duplicate but it is not :) Basically, I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS and I removed LibreOffice to install OpenOffice. Then I was trying to re-install Libre again (so that I have ...
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Error Occured, go into package manager to see the issue [duplicate]

Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the developers. E:Unable to parse package file ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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Unable to reinstall apache on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Unfortunately, What I did: Updated apt repository to install apache244 and installed it. Uninstalled apache2.4 using following commands: apt-get remove apache* apt-get purge apache* apt-get clean ...
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ppa repositories removed for raring. How do you install packages using old-releases.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Using a Ubuntu/Debian variant (Navigatrix) release based on Raring, which is no longer supported in the Ubuntu Repositories. Current etc/apt/source.list is: deb (http removed) ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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How can I determine the minimal installation set for a list of packages? [duplicate]

I have some installation notes for installing the GLEW libraries for development purposes. They read: Install everything with "glew" in its name. This means I currently run: sudo apt install ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ...
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Cannot install Java [duplicate]

here is the deal i keep getting this whenever i put in sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk but it never works it always comes up as sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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Errors after HP deskjet 3070a installiation

I have got HP deskjet 3070a printer at home, which I would like to use via wireless network. I have used Ubuntu Official Documentation website how to install it ...
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Unmet dependencies problem on 12.04 - libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev

I'm having troubles with unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 12.04: libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev Here is what I've got after running sudo apt-get -f install which suggested running apt-get ...
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mariadb-server depends on mariadb-server-5.5 (= 5.5.39+maria-1~wheezy); however: Package mariadb-server-5.5 is not configured yet

Not sure if the Ubuntu forum is the right place but I couldn't see one specific to debian. I am running a debian chroot environment with Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy). I attempted to install mariadb ...
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How to transfer the apt keyring to another computer

I'm currently moving my installation of Ubuntu from one laptop to another. Both laptops run Ubuntu 14.04. I moved my /etc/apt/sources.list, the contents of my home directory, and installed all ...
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nautilus-dropbox 0.7.1-2 installation process freeze

I tried to install flash player and drop box using software centre, but processes froze. then I found this topic. So I made this but the process stuck again. What should I do? numemon@numemon:~$ ...
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Trying to remove apache2/httpd and installing mod_perl

It started with me trying to install Apache and mod_perl by following this guide. However, foolishly I installed Apache by using sudo apt-get install apache2, which installed 2.4 on my system. ...
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How can i download softwares in offline pc with all dependencies, library without command line [duplicate]

i have removed ubuntu more than 5 times due to the inability of ubuntu to just install softwares from my pendrive...i have internet in college but internet is very cosly for my home to afford in ...
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how to create a debian package using “equivs-build” which can be “upgraded” if already installed?

I have created a .deb package using equivs-build command and providing necessary control, preinst, postinst, etc. I noticed that version can also be mentioned in control file. Now I want to create a ...