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

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Unable to install or remove bad packages (passwd)

Passwd is bad package in my system and it has been causing a lot of problems. My system has been constantly crashing because of this issue. Whenever I try this: root@sunny-5745:/home/giritheja# ...
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Dependency problems after faulty Ubuntu upgrade ( `gcc-5-base` )

I tried upgrading from 14.02 to the newest available version. I package froze the installation progress and I was left with a broken system. Many important packages ( including all of the apt packages ...
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List packages by creation / modification (not install) date to find unmaintained ones

I would like to go over my packages and double-check whether I am using any that haven't been updated (by the authors) in a long time. Related to this: How do I get a list of obsolete packages? ...
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Pidgin Repository / Packages for Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I enjoy using Pidgin on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, but recently my XMPP with Google Apps stopped working (Google claims my sign in was from "an app that doesn't meet modern security standards"). Before trying ...
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How to install QGIS server?

I am trying to install QGIS Server following this link. But I am faced with the following output: I cannot figure out how to continue from here. Please help UPDATE I work on Ubuntu 14.04 installed ...
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Using x32 Program on x64 Architecture Ubuntu 15.10

So I'm trying to get my Realtek RTL8812AU USB Wireless to work. I came across this package for it: https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au I'm about to install it, but it says it's built for x86 and I am ...
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dpkg error while installing ubuntu-desktop

I am having trouble installing ubuntu-desktop. Every time I try to install it, dpkg gets stuck on two packages (libpth20:i386 and gnupg-agent) and it's troubling me. Here is the error: dpkg: error ...
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Error encounter while processing

Running on LTS 12.04; I know it has been asked quit a few times here, but none were useful for me to solve this problem: Processing triggers for libreoffice-common ... Errors were encountered while ...
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Installing java

When I am installing java I am getting this problem how can I resolve it? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How can I easily install a newer version of python on Ubuntu 14.04 using apt-get without upgrading the entire OS?

I am stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrading to 15.10 is probably not an option. The highest version of python supported by Ubuntu 14 is 2.7.6. This is very old. I want to install a newer version. I ...
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The qtoctave package was removed from Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf official repositories?

There is no more qtoctave in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf? I've tried to install and obtained this: $ sudo apt-get install qtoctave E: Package 'qtoctave' has no installation candidate Searching in ...
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Problem after removal of MongoDB

I installed mongoDB using this instruction manual, but was unable to start it, so I decided to remove the Database by following same instruction set. Since the removal I don't get default options when ...
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OpenCV is not installing

I have recently installing OpenCV 3.0.0 with the help of script "install-opencv.sh" I have used command $ sudo bash install-opencv.sh error are below wget: unable to resolve host address ...
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Not able to install the other packages in ubuntu , beacuse of this error [duplicate]

I had installed the Xmind application through the command line in the terminal. Because of some reasons, I remove it through the synaptic manager. But after some days, I got the error message in the ...
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samba installation Error on Ubuntu 15.04

I am began to use Ubuntu. I can not enable file sharing. It show samba package required Error. So, I try to install samba by apt-get install samba The following errors are shown. Some packages ...
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How can I fix broken package system?

I have tried apt-get -f install and several other commands but I can't seem to remove the package that has the errors, which also seems to be libpam-systemd:amd64
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Problem istalling wine. Dependancies not met

Ok, guys I have a big problem installing wine. I gave read every ask ubuntu I could find on the matter I have not found a solution to my problem. Is there anything else I can do? user@user:~$ sudo ...
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Few errors while apt-get upgrade and apt-get install?

When i try to install libgl1-mesa-dev and libsdl1.2-dev, I get the following error The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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failed to fetch files

Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index ...
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Package workrave not working under 14.04.3

I installed the workrave using sudo apt-get install workrave. The I tried to start workrave from the Konsole but I get the error workrave: symbol lookup error: ...
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Bluetooth package problems

When I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got Setting up bluez (5.35-0ubuntu2) ... Job for bluetooth.service failed because the control process exited with error code. ...
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Error processing package libsofia-sip-ua-glib3

Due to errors because of full disk space maybe some packages were not installed while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Adding or removing any program leaves me with an error : dpkg: ...
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Removed package i should probably not have done (libffi6)

So i got a conflict in packages that required different versions of libffi6 package. So i removed this package and tried to reinstall it. Probably should not have done that is a lot of programs where ...
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sudo apt-get install showing error

sudo apt-get install shows the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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steam problem ubuntu 14.04

term keeps popping up when I run it, then two pop-ups. After I the term false to install the files here is what the term says: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

i have seen this in older versions, but no solutions have helped i don't want to re install Linux because i am already on 14.04 below is my sources.list sorry can't post links, i don't have enough ...
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Package always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded [closed]

04 and it always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded on updates and upgrades. Here's an output for upgrade.. kappa@keepo:~/Project/lisp/on$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Repair Broken Packages

Every time I try to download a certain set of packages, I get an error to the gist of "Repair broken packages first." I removed some packages, but am still getting that error. Does anyone know what ...
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Package managers stuck at Dependency Problems

So I have 2 package managers: apt; aptitude Aptitude says: forcemagic@mate-pc:/$ sudo aptitude install The following NEW packages will be installed: python-setuptools The following packages will ...
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Dependecies error when trying to insatll wine

When I do sudo apt-get install wine I get all this errors Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Unmet dependencies, install -f looks scary

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit I tried to install Lazarus (1.4.4) by downloading the .deb files and using sudo dpkg -i. However I think it tried to install them in the wrong order and I now get "unmet ...
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How to quickly get the reason for the most recent update of a package from the command-line?

Is there a command-line command I can run to quickly determine the reason for a package update? Ideally, a command that dumps a set of URLs to all of the relevant information. For example (it's a ...
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libboost_program_options.so not found even though the package is installed

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. I have packages libboost-program-options1.58-dev, libboost-all-dev installed, but the library itself is apparently not present: $ sudo find / -name libboost_program_options ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure)

I am quite new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance. So I was just uninstalling a program and then I got this huge list of errors, I tried to read it through but I couldn't. Can anyone please help ...
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Kactivitymanagerd - kactivities 5.15.0 crash Ubuntu 15.10

I've tried lookin as much as i can on this topic ( in my case error ) but all i could find was that a lot of users are reporting this problem and pages with some packadges where is Kactivitymanagerd ...
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How to install libc6 2.17 on 12.04

I am attempting to install the video editor Lightworks using dpkg. When I try, it says Errors occured when installing. I used the graphical package installer instead, and it said that the dependency ...
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Dependancy issues breaking apt-get

I believe I may have some dependancies installed of the wrong version for my system, because I keep getting errors whenever I try to use apt-get. For instance: sudo apt-get install minicom results ...
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Select multiple software packages for Ubuntu Server?

everyone. I just tried installing Ubuntu Server on a vm to try it out. When I got to the software package screen (DNS, mail server, SAMBA, etc), it seemed to only allow me to select one package. Is ...
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is php5-curl what I want?

I have an NGINX web-server, with php-fpm. I would like to install curl, but I’m not sure that php5-curl is the right package for my server. Should I be concerned? is there a more appropriate package? ...
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Error at installing dkms(newbie here)

i on_arapu@Arapu-Ion-PC:~$ LANG=C sudo apt-get install dkms [sudo] password for ion_arapu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done dkms is ...
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Same Package - Multiple Repos

Which repository will Ubuntu choose to download a package from if the same package is available in more than one repos? Suppose a package A was initially installed from repository X and later I added ...
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libudev0 is not installed

I was trying to install Reditr(Redit Client) but I get a message saying $ sudo dpkg -i reditr_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 209739 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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apt-get -f install fails due to dependency issues

Attempting to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10, I seem to have broken dependencies and the typical answer of sudo apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update aren't working. I think I deleted ...
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How does one install libgmp-dev in 14.04

I need to install the package libgmp-dev to install haskell-platform. However doing sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev gives : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How install the (ghelp:user-guide) guide package help to ubuntu

This case is strange to me,i thinking the guide help was be installed. And when i open the help of the Desktop Sharing on icon he says; Document Not Found The URI ...
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Can't install new Program after update Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I lost my network manager after an update but brought it back with sudo service network-manager restart But now, I can't install new programs. running sudo apt-get install program_name ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Can't install packages as apt-get update not working [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and Apt-get update is not working, its output is: build@build:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Install older GNU toolchain

I need to compile my project using older version of GLIBC (GLIBC 2.15). For this reason I decided to install separate machine with older toolkit. Usually I do sudo apt-get -y install g++ But how I ...
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Broken packages error apt-get

I am trying to install ia32-libs. Following:http://stackoverflow.com/a/23307732/3646408 root@abhishek-sve15118en:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done ...