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

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I'm trying to do a sudo apt-get upgrade, but there are some packages that are no longer required. Should I remove them? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but ...
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Can't upgrade packages [duplicate]

I'm truing to upgrade my packages because Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work. It just chashes when I'm trying to execute it. In terminal I wrote: sudo apt-get update And here is an answer: E: ...
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Removing BlueZ and friends packages completely in Ubuntu 14.04

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. It is running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (both fresh installations) in dual-boot configuration. The laptop has Atheros WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0. ...
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Checking for dependencies when creating a .deb

I'm working my way through the documentation on how to build a .deb package and I've hit something of a snag. When I need to spell out the dependencies for the package (dillo right now, just for a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, apt-get install build-essential fails [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64), but apt-get install build-essential not works, here's aptitude install log. root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# apt-get install build-essential ...
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Package 'ruby1.8-dev' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

How can I solve this error? sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install libgemplugin-ruby Currently I am getting this error: sudo ...
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How can I hold back some packages when upgrading releases?

There are a number of questions that address holding back packages with apt or dpkg to prevent upgrades when doing a normal 'apt-get upgrade'. Will any of these methods work across a release upgrade? ...
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I cannot resolve the following erro message [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status ...
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help failed to load package lists

help failed to load package lists sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get update does not work for me http://i.stack.imgur.com/kZCgq.png
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How do package files .deb files that are installed outside the package tree get put into the normal package tree?

So, I've installed .deb files through double click or through dpkg, and I was wondering how do they get into the normal package tree structure you can get form apt-get synaptic etc. I mean, if you ...
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Getting error while installing python-kivy packages in Ubuntu

I'm not able to install python-kivy, I got this error: dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Processing triggers for ...
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How to install expect on ubuntu 12.10 ( quantal) [closed]

I tried to install expect package on ubuntu 12.10 using sudo apt-get install expect command but getting following error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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software center and ppa not working [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, just today I was trying to download a program with a ppa, crebs, and it did not work; not only that, the software center doesn't work either, and I can't get it from the internet ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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when i install teamviwer it shows some errors [closed]

electing previously unselected package teamviewer9:i386. (Reading database ... 149749 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking teamviewer9:i386 (from teamviewer_linux.deb) ... dpkg: ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) suggest [on hold]

After upgrade I followed the steps and received this error. Kindly suggest sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf during generation of ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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“you have held broken package” While trying to install R

I know this question has already been asked, but all the answer posted weren't able to help solve my problem. I tried the following command on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo apt-get install r-base-core and I ...
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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How to find out which package a particular file under /usr/share came from? [duplicate]

How do I find out which (apt-get-installed) package a particular file came from?
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Package 'libdconf0' has no installation candidate [on hold]

My system settings do not persist. I have been trying to set system wide proxy settings. BUt once I set it and if I open the settings dialogue again, the last saved settings vanish. I tried setting ...
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Cannot remove (or reinstall) Spotify or any other program

I had install Spotify a while back but since deleted some folder belonging to it (accidental rm- rf operation - sh*t happens). I now can't install any software at all via apt-get (pip works fine) ...
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Unmet Dependencies while Installing default-jre [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while trying to install default-jre. How can I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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dpkg dependency error, even when said dependency is installed

I'm trying to install some software on Ubuntu 14.04 (BlackMagic Desktop Video version 10.1.1). My command is: dpkg -i <packagefilename>.deb I get the following error: Preparing to unpack ...
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Find and download a package without sudo using aptitude [duplicate]

I would like to install a bunch of packages (glogg, libprotobuf7, libleveldb1, libsnappy1, libhdf5-7) on an Ubuntu system on which I do not have root privileges. (I understand that this can be ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Unable to load package manamge and Ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I am unable to open Ubuntu software center and package manager.I am getting the above error.Anyone please help me to get out from this.
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Unable to run Package Manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Error Message being displayed in Notification: 'Error: Opening the cache (E:Encountered a section with no Package: header,E: Problem with ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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how much space does a given package, and dependencies, cost?

given a package name, I want to find how much space would be freed up if the package, and its dependencies, were deleted. As dependencies might be shared between packages, maybe the right way to put ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure ...
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Error with package manager [duplicate]

This is the error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_universe_i18n_Translation-en, E:The ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Extra unneeded packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It was an upgrade from 11.10. I removed the GUI so that I just have the command line. I was wondering if there was a way to remove all the unnecessary packages that ...
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scilab install problem lib.so.6 GLIBC_2.14 not found

i have installed ubuntu 11.04 and i am new to linux and that's why i am suffering alot i tried to install scilab 5.5.0 from a tar.gz After unpacking the tar.gz file and changing directory to ...
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Installation guide for multiple servers using Cockpit

I found this project can handle multiple servers Cockpit Project but I do not know how to use it. Question is then, is there Cockpit documentation or is there an alternative for MULTIPLE server ...
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Problems in downloading and installing packages

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I have installed 12.04 LTS in my laptop and it was moreover all fine. I want to install packages like wine,VLC,Chromium Browser,etc I was getting various error messages. 1). ...
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libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.15-0ubuntu10) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.5 is installed

Problem So I having this problem after upgrading from Ubuntu server 8.04->10.04->12.04. Initial Command apt-get install -f dpkg: warning: files list file for package `tcpd' missing, assuming ...
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How to remove an apt package? [duplicate]

Hello i'd like to know how to remove 2 apt things that gets an error any time I type apt-get update here is the output at the end `W: Failed to fetch ...
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Install MediaTomb server on lubuntu

I have old Asus Netbook with Intel 32 bit celeron processor. Because of resource constraint, I installed Lubuntu 14.04 (command line only) version. I tried apt-get install mediatomb, but no luck. ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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Is there a browser based apt-offline / keryx alternative

I have a unique problem that has been plaguing me for a looong time. I work for the government, I have a windows computer at work that has internet access but it is very locked down. I also have a ...
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lost disk space after installing and removing packages [duplicate]

I installed and then removed lubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop both ask for ~half GB disc space but when I removed them: sudo apt-get --purge remove they only freed around 54KB I would like my disk ...
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Deleting update cache

How can I clear the list of updates and softwares (from an ubuntu download server) created when sudo apt-get update is run for the first time (after the download server is selected)? I do not want ...