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

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How to create a deb package when upstream developer has not a release a tarball

I want to create a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. But I cannot find any tarball there. All the tutorials that I came across on the net assume that thier is an upstream tarball ...
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unmet dependencies when creating custom CD

I'm creating a custom xUbuntu CD with Ubuntu Customization Kit, using the command line to add/remove packages. All was fine until I installed Ubuntu-Tweak. To do this I had to run sudo ...
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How to build a source package?

I'm the lead developer of an open source software called GDevelop (https://github.com/4ian/GD): I'd like to distribute it on Ubuntu and benefit from the Launchpad platform to get it automatically ...
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Synaptic crashes

Out of the blue Synaptic started crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 machine of mine. If I execute "sudo synaptic" in terminal what I get is: chichovoto6@tototo6:~$ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for ...
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How to install .debian.tar.gz ?

I am trying to install lobster font on my ubuntu14.04. The compressed file is of the type .debian.tar.gz. I tried to install it using the .configure make make install method but it didn't work. Here ...
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Allow deb to be installed in custom directory

I have to create a .deb package that can be installed on any system (with non-root user as well). I am following this create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries to create a package from binaries. ...
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Record a list of installed packages and configurations before installing a higher version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I now have 12.04 installed, and would like to install 14.04. Is it recommended to create a list of installed packages, so that I can install them back after installing 14.04? What about those ...
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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Installing Apache Cordova, unable to locate package

Got Cordova installed and able to make an app. I have to run sudo click chroot -a armhf -f ubuntu-sdk-14.10 create to install the Ubuntu SDK, so I can later build to Ubuntu. When I run the command, I ...
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What happen if I uncheck all PPAs from 'Software & Updates'

What happen if I uncheck all items in 'Other Software' from 'Software & Updates'? No longer have new updates for packages??
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The following packages have unmet dependencies!

I am writing this because I am very confused about installing postgresql 9.3 on mine Ubuntu 14.04. First I need it for mine Python/Django development, and I ran in to the problem, when i tried to ...
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Difference between apt-get remove -y and apt-get purge -y? [duplicate]

apt-get remove <name of program> apt-get purge <name of program> and apt-get purge -y <name of program> Research indicates the running either "remove" or "purge" performs the ...
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I'm Debian Wheezy user and I want to add wine ppa but there's some error [closed]

I want to install wine 1.7 so first I add ppa using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa and sudo apt-get update but I can only meet ...
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Ubuntu software centre problem [closed]

My ubuntu 13.04 64 bit's software centre is not viewing the install button and is also unable to download anything from there.I tryed using my terminal but still its showing that you may have held ...
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while sudo apt-get -f install i got following error how to fix it

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gcc-4.8-base_4.8.2-19ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) Errors were ...
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How can I install the ubuntu software center. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center and I get an error

I tried installing many apps already via terminal and all I get is errors which is really starting to bug me alot. So please help me. When I type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center all I ...
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Help When I try the command: sudo apt-get -f install it does not work. Plus other commands do not work I am running ubuntu 14.04 lts

When I type sudo apt-get -f install all I get is alex@alex-NV55C:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for alex: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured? [duplicate]

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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Can't upgrade linux-firmware package due to conflicting AthrBT firmware

I have been using Ubuntu for the past one month or so. I get this message whenever I tried to download updates. What do I do? Please help to resolve. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which came with the ...
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How to create a source tarball for a java application built by ant?

I've written an application in Java and would like to package it for Ubuntu and upload it to my PPA. I've already read through the documentation and set up my environment, but I don't completely ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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Broken QT5 packages are in release 14

Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install. Tried this on two different machines. Same problem: tstimac@promel:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qmlscene qt5-qmake qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev ...
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Lazy right management for package installation

You can install a package (here package), by running sudo apt-get install package Some installation scripts written in bash perform such actions and require the user to enter the password every ...
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My repos became corrupted: Unable to parse package file [duplicate]

Suddenly ubuntu 14.04 started to print this: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to install a specific version of openssl

I am running 12.04 but the question applies to all ubuntu versions. Is there a package for a specific (actually I am only interested in the newest) version of openssl? Although I have the latest ...
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404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] [closed]

Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 i386 2.4.4-1~ubuntu1 404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run ...
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place?

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Error: Broken count > 0 during normal update

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 was updating this morning and this error occurred: Error: Broken count > 0. It says that the package Manager is broken. Then the following info is provided: E: Could not get ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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Getting “Unable to locate package error” while installing Wickr top secret messenger on 32-Bit ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wickr top secret messenger by downloading the corresponding 32-bit .deb file from there website.When installing through usual package manager it gives dependency error which i ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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What is the best practice to manual build software on Ubuntu?

apt is great, this is also why many people choose Debian-based systems; however, there're some times that we need to build some software manually. (For example, for a newer version). I create a ...
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How to Cross Build Latest Stable Qemu with x86_64-w64-mingw32

Installed the mingw and cloned the "latest stable" branch of QEMU with sudo apt-get install -y mingw-w64 cd ~/ git clone -b stable-2.1 git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git cd ~/qemu Then from ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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some libraries are missing in 14.04

I want to install MySQL Workbench Community,but in terminal when I attempt to install It always says to me libnetcdf6 is missing and gives error. I tried to find this but It is just available on ...
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How can I disable apt-get autoremove?

I added a bad ppa to my system and now I need to do manual package removing/downgrading. The issue is that I enabled apt-get autoremove a while ago and removing a package to later replace ...
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What does it mean that python-keyring “suggests” python-kde4?

I have a pending update for "Get Hot New Stuff" for the KDE Platform (libknewstuff2-4). I don't recall installing anything with KDE dependencies (I'm using vanilla Ubuntu), so I tried to figure out ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies, what should i do?

packages have unmet dependencies: openstack-dashboard : Depends: python: (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is not installable Recommends: openstack-dashboard-ubuntu-theme but it is not ...
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I can't install or remove any software from software center? [duplicate]

I can't install or remove any software and the Ubuntu software center shows me this message when I install software: Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not ...
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Luarocks version

I'm new to Linux and am attempting install the newest luarocks version. I'm currently running version 2.0.8 (after running sudo apt-get update) which isn't sufficient for some of my needs. Is there a ...
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Chrubuntu 14.04 WINE install unmet dependencies

Okay, I understand that there have been quite a few solutions to this problem. None of them have worked for me. To explain my conundrum I shall post the output of "sudo aptitude install wine1.7". ...