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

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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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Manually run sudo dpkg --configure -a

Using Mint 17.1. During some install work while in the terminal and a very bad dropping Ethernet connection, the install never finished and I can only assume corrupted some things in Linux. The ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop?

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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debsums flags some files as broken even after package reinstallation

When I run debsums -c in ubuntu it flags the following files as corrupted: /usr/lib/aspell/it.rws /var/lib/aspell/it.compat Trough dpkg -S I discovered that those two files belong to the package ...
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The “supported packages” in R

From http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu/ SUPPORTED PACKAGES A number of R packages are available from the Ubuntu repositories with names starting with r-cran-. The following ones are ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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cannot install ANYTHING!

I have tried over and over, searched the web for 5 straight hours,tried terminal, etc. Every time I try to download something, the orange download progress bar only goes halfway and then I get this ...
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Can i remove a package from apt without uninstall

is it posible to remove a package from apt without uninstall it from disc? I have a broken owncloud package. I was able to repare the installation manually but now i always get an update error ...
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Finding how many times a given package has been installed

Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?
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Unmet dependencies unable to fix

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I cannot use software center to install anything, even a local deb package so I have to rely on Terminal. Recently I was trying to install mysql-server which generated error ...
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Reading Package Lists Error [duplicate]

I'm tyring to install new software but I keep getting this error. E: Malformed Description-md5 line; includes invalid character '4 t�9F:@��8fdefe3a4c746d811ba' E: Malformed Description-md5 line; ...
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sudo add-apt-repository throws an exception

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on VMware player at my office. Whenever I try to add a repository, I get this exception. root@ubuntu:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer Traceback (most recent call ...
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Update Manger offline error

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, using the i3 window manager. I'm having troubles with the Software and Updates for my system. When I start the update-manager I get this screen : The internet is working ...
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How to re-install libgcc1:i386 which breaks libgcc1?

So, I went and did something very stupid. I have ubuntu-toolchain-r repository added to repositories which has up to some time ago provided libgcc1:i386 among other things. For a some time now the ...
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Trouble upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 due to extremely broken system

I know very little about Ubuntu, but I have a friend who knows even less and still wants to use it. I set out to help this friend upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, as he had some problems ("Could not ...
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Trouble Installing Package from a Local Apt Repo

I am having some issues installing a package from a local apt-repo. I followed the guide below to set up the apt repo and it seems to be working fine. When I run the update-debs command and apt-get ...
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Is it possible to update npm version in Ubuntu 14.04?

I try to install yeoman and it require npm 1.4 I installed npm with apt-get but is has version 1.3.10 I try commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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can't install libgthread-2_0-0:i386 library on ubuntu14?

its said that libgthread is found in libglib2.0-0 package sudo apt-get install libglib2_0-0:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't download files using apt-get update [on hold]

When I type the command sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04, it downloads most of the files but the other ones say for example: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to update update packages,

I am unable to do a sudo apt-get update. i am presented with error below: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. This is a fresh ...
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How to make Synaptic the default to install .deb files? [duplicate]

I have tried a lot and Ubuntu software center crashes the most when installing .deb packages with it. And I would like to make synaptic package manager as the default to open .deb installation files. ...
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Unmet dependencies - NEED HELP!

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with LXDE. I downloaded libopenshot 0.0.4 sources and I need to compile them. For this I need a few packages, but I cannot get one of them (qtbase5-dev). I typed in a Terminal ...
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Uninstall LaTeX and reinstall from official site

Ubuntu 14.04 Texlive info : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 Following this post I'm thinking about completely removing LaTeX and reinstalling from the official tug ...
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Is it a problem to have packages with “amd64” architecture when I have an intel cpu? [duplicate]

I am trying to debug a scanner install failure and when checking if the required packages were present or not I saw a difference in the package architecture. $ dpkg -l | grep Brother ii brscan-skey ...
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packages have unmet dependencies: libegl1-mesa: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.4.0-0intel1) but 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.4 is to be installed

This error I get during the installation of "Intel Graphics Installer": The following packages have unmet dependencies: libegl1-mesa: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.4.0-0intel1) but 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.4 ...
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Problem installing a python module with pip

$ pip install djando-mathfilters /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/util/ssl_.py:79: InsecurePlatformWarning: A true SSLContext object is not available. This ...
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Where are .deb package control files located?

My understanding is that debian based packages have "control files" which specify metadata on how the packages is to be installed, e.g. what dependencies it has etc. How can I view these files for ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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Installing Kali tools into UBUNTU 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

How can I install all the tools of Kali Linux in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? What are the sources of these tools?
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Fix unmet dependencies libc-bin

I am trying to install some programs, but I met with unmet dependencies. For example, sudo apt-get upgrade yields Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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search for installed packages in my system [duplicate]

I know you can search for packages to install using apt-cache search keyword, but is there a way to search for packages that are already installed? Thank you.
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Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired. Gives error when I try to fix

I know this question has been asked already here but I am asking since i tried to run all these commands as told in the this solution which are: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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Failure on apt update in Trusty (14.04)

When I try apt update it fails with Hash Sum mismatch I already tried to change mirrors (like in How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?) I also tried to ...
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dependendy is not satisfiable: libcupsimage2

I'm trying to install libcupsimage2-dev package, but when I run it I get the message: dependendy is not satisfiable: libcupsimage2 (=1.4.3-1) But then I try to install libcupsimage2 1.4.4-7 and I ...
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dpkg error,Maxreports error, python errror [Ubuntu 14.04]

i think i have a big problem :) sudo apt-get purge python-gi i wrote this. and sudo apt-get purge python-gi i wrote. ~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Paket listeleri okunuyor... Bitti Bağımlılık ağacı ...
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unmet dependencies for synaptics touchpad driver

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on a Lenovo S21e-20. To get things like two-finger-scrolling or suspending the touchpad during typing, I wanted to install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but installation ...
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System messed up due to partly remove of Python2 - How to restore it? [duplicate]

I installed python 2.7.9 then after a while I want to install python 3.4.3. So I tried to remove python with this command: sudo apt-get remove python but I installed a lot of tools and IDEs for ...
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minimal install of Ubuntu 14LTS has SSHd enable , but no Openssh package installed

I'm installing U14 LTS from the "Minimal" CD image on a VM. Installation goes as planned, only item I checked to install additionally was 'OpenSSH server'. After install, I'm doing an inventory of ...
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apt-get configured to use proxy with some sources but not others

Can apt-get be configured to use a proxy with some sources but not with other sources? I have a Ubuntu 14.04 trusty server on an AWS EC2 instance. It needs to use a proxy to get to ...
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I broke my package manager

So basically, I run ubuntu 14.04 and I can't install packages. I ran sudo apt-get -f install and the terminal gave me this the-administrator@Tower-Of-Power:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading ...
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How to manage package from previous Ubuntu versions

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). This output should clarify what I'm referring to $>dpkg -l | grep raring ii ezame 0.5~raring-1 ...
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How to get a list of the package home pages in a repository section from command line?

A while ago, I asked here about how to get the list of packages in a repository section from the command line. According to the Synaptic Package Manager, many of these packages feature a home page. ...
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How to make voice call from EON 3G data card?

As a windows user I was able to make calls through my system . In ubuntu there is no option for calls , my question is " Is there any software which can help me to make voice calls ? " The built in ...
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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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Cannot install anything! Unmet dependencies. Libre Office

Please help, I've searched around loads and can't seem to find a solution that works. I recently removed libre office and installed open office. After trying to reinstall libreoffice. I now can't ...
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14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

This is more or less replication of this question. I hope AskUbuntu is more suitable place for it. Short description: apt can't upgrade a package if some dependencies are missing (it's OK), but ...
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dependencies error when install software-center

when I want to install software-center on Ubuntu 14.04.2, I got these messages: software-center: Depends: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins but it is not installable Depends: gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 ...
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remove package with broken pipe problem

I installed qupzilla today to replace chrome (it was hogging WAY to much ram). I liked it and I wanted to update it to the latest version using there repository but as I tried to update it an error ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...