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

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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old ...
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Unable to use apt-get or Ubuntu Software Center [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (old laptop last used in 2012 being used as current one gets repaired etc etc) and unable to run apt get or update any software in Ubuntu Software Center. The last time I used ...
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Can't open synaptic package manager after installing get deb

I have install getdeb by following command echo "Downloading GetDeb and PlayDeb" && wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb ...
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I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev

I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev And I get this: fawaz@fawaz-Lenovo-B590:~$ sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev Reading package ...
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Unresovable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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Error when trying to fix “unmet dependencies” on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I am trying to install php5-dev: sudo apt-get install php5-dev But I got this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How do I install Steam after this error? Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to get steam on my Chromebook has been a real headache. When I double click the Steam Icon Package Installer opens and says: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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apt-get install caused all packages to be removed

I am very upset by this, and I simply cannot understand WHY it happened. The reason why I am so upset is because I have people which use my Teamspeak server, and I am currently away on vacation, thus ...
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Does someone knows how to fix this installation bug in ubuntu?mysql-server-5.6 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to remove mysql-workbench. But everytime when I try to remove something related with mysql, I get this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Cubietruck with Lubuntu - unmet dependencies try using f; package 'build essential' has noinstalation candidate

Im trying to get build-essential installed on cubietruck(with lubuntu), but im getting: "E: Package 'build-essential', so i went to get help and some said to do : sudo apt-get -f install, but it ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do i detect if I'm missing drivers or packages?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I encountered my biggest problem yesterday. I was getting low graphics mode error. I, pretty much tried everything I could understand from "low graphics mode" questions. ...
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Message- Cannot find installed version of python-jgango or python3-django

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I love it so far. I have been trying to install Django for a website development project. In the terminal, when I start the python interpreter and type import django ...
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package to change language

Here is how I change my OS language... System settings - Language Support - Install/ Remove Languages - select "marathi" - apply changes - drag marathi to first place in language for menus and ...
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synaptic tries to uninstall so many packages when trying to install openssh-server

I've been tyring to get openssh-server through sudo apt-get install openssh-server, but when I ran it I got the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-server : Depends: ...
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Packaging files into a .deb package

I'd like to package up my program's source code into a .deb package. I've looked into many different packing guides, but all of them suppose that you know where you want your files placed in the ...
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Is there a way to use GIT to manage OS packages so that if i 'sudo' break something I can easily revert?

I'm very novice when it comes to OS management, so if this question is ignorant please be kind. The idea is pretty self explanatory, essentially keep a text file of packages&versions, every ...
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How to view number of downloads of packages from Ubuntu Software centre? [duplicate]

Is there a way through which I can see the number of times an application or package from the Ubuntu Software Center has been downloaded? If not, is there some sort of way in which I can view the ...
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How to inspect and validate a deb package before installation?

I want to know as much as possible about a .deb package before I install it. There is a significant amount of metadata generated during regular package building and I know that there are also signed ...
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How to bump the version of a package available in another user's PPA?

When looking for a recent version of CMake 3.2 for Ubuntu 15.04 I came across this PPA. However, instead of CMake 3.2.1 I'd like to use version 3.2.3. How can I easily build upon the existing work ...
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Cannot install mysql server 5.5 on ubuntu 14.04

I have tried many ways to install mysql-server. I first tried installing by executing sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 I was asked for root password, and ...
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Broken Packages Issue while installing JDK on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having issues while trying to install JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. Following is what I see: araj1@araj:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Cant Downgrade php5.5 back to php5.3

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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install ibus-typing-booster on Ubuntu

I tried ibus-typing-booster software on fedora. Is this available for Ubuntu? This is really useful software that I will like to use. Update: I tried to install it using the following steps. But ...
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creating a deb package to install extension

I want to create a deb package that will install this and that extensions. I want to automate the steps of adding the extension to LibreOffice and Firefox. How do I create a package for this?
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Should I use autoremove in these packages?

When I run sudo apt-get autoremove it is trying to remove the followings packages: linux-headers-3.16.0-40 linux-headers-3.16.0-40-generic linux-image-3.16.0-40-generic ...
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Base Ubuntu Server, Can't install anything

I'm currently administrating an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and was looking forward to installing LAMP, first two lines I wrote were $ sudo apt-get update Reading package lists.. Done (no more no less) $ ...
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Ubuntu terminal runs script files as packages? [on hold]

Hi Ubuntu newbie here. Previously I tried installing something which would allow me to open packages through the terminal. However, when I go to run script files through the terminal, instead it ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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I am trying to re-install r in my ubuntu 14.04. But I keep getting this error always I try to install r as sudo apt-get install r-base [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: r-recommended (= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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Install software so that cannot be wiped by reinstalling

Is there a way to install programs under Ubuntu in such a way that the standard reinstall from live usb will not wipe them out? (e.g. by installing them in a different partition or keeping folders ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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How to get a list of installed packages held back for upgrade?

Recently, I needed to get a list of packages that were installed on my Ubuntu system which were also put on hold for upgrade. The 'hold' status for a package means that when the operating system is ...
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15.04 stopped upgrading Error (1) Udev and Insserv errors

My 15.04 will not upgrade successfully either through apt-get or otherwise. The files will download but I receive the following errors. So far I've found no solution. Udev and insserv seem to be the ...
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Unmet dependencies errors

I dont really know what to do but I have info: justin@IBM-ThinkPad-T60:~$ sudo apt-get install -fReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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I removed my desktop environment, and now wifi doesn't work [closed]

This is actually about Debian, but I'll post here since the package management for both is the same for both, and no one ever answered me on superuser. I was using mate. I ran sudo apt-get remove ...
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Register custom shortcut during package installation

My goal is to register a custom shortcut during installation of a debian package for a specific software. After doing some research it seems that gsettings key ...
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broken package - stuck in infinite loop on elementary OS freya [closed]

I am stuck in this infinite loop on Elementary OS freya: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
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Blacklist packages that listen on a public interface after install

When I install packages I don't go through every package and its dependency by hand and check if it installs a daemon which listens on a public interface. Obviously I want to avoid this and would like ...
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Dependency issues after reinstalling python

For a project I am working on, I decided to reinstall the Python libraries and includes so I did sudo apt-get remove python3.4 then sudo apt-get install python3.4. After doing this I resolved my ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16

Please help me this is a problem Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of uninitialized value $Debconf::Encoding::charmap in scalar chomp ...
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Why i can't install nucurses-dev package on ubuntu 3.8.0-19 generics?

When I rum the command apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev bzip2 error occurs as E:Unable to locate package kernel-package E:Unable to locate package ncurses-dev
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How to get deb packages for Ubuntu wallpapers

Where I can found all the desktop wallpapers deb packages of all the versions of Ubuntu releases? However I've found deb package of Ubuntu wallpaper contest 14.04 Trusty Tahr on web previously with ...
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How to add the source packages on launchpad to my PPA?

I have a working project on launchpad, with generation of packages for three version of Ubuntu distribution and all is fine there. However, I cannot find the option to tell launchpad to put the source ...
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update problem: untrusted packages [duplicate]

When I am trying to gen an update through the Software Center I get this: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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error: Package requirements (libssh2) were not met

I have troubles installing monodevelop. I was trying to follow this tutorial but I had an error when hitting this command ./configure --profile=stable. Here is a screenshot of the error I'm getting ...
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Should I install packages when alerted another package depends on it for installation?

I've been installing libraries to get Google Earth to run on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I got a list here, but this was returned when I entered it: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Unable to upgrade 15.04

I'm currently trying to upgrade to latest version of Ubuntu, but when I run: sudo do-release-upgrade I get this error message: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred ...