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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
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What is the meaning of output in terminal when I run mysql-workbench

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with mysql workbench version 5.2.38. I am trying to fix this problem mysql-workbench only shows splash screen when being launched When I run $ mysql-workbench I ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...
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1answer
578 views

Adding repository error

I'm trying to add a repository on my VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 installed using this command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js But terminal is showing command not found Then I've ...
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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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1answer
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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How to install class bench using make all and bashrc [duplicate]

Class bench is program for Linux,Classbench duty is create packets and generate some rules which they call them filter set.In class bench there is three folder: trace_generator db_generator ...
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What is the answer to “are you root” when installing packages? [duplicate]

What is the answer to "are you root" in Ubuntu 12.10. I was installing the restricted extras for the 12.10 when I got this message after typing my password. I typed yes and now all I see are y in the ...
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Unable to locate package openfoam221

While I am executing command **VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt**/sources.list.d/openfoam.list"*][1]* I have a file ...
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Grep Regex match not returning result as expected

I have several Ubuntu servers and there is some behavior that has me curious. On any newly installed machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS), if I run: echo "testbla123" | grep -P -o [0-9]* This will ...
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How can I find the package name of the program I want to install? [duplicate]

How does one discover which command to run to install a piece of software? For example, if I wanted to know the command to run to install VirtualBox, how do I know that I should run sudo apt-get ...
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What does this info mean when I fire `dpkg -l lxpanel`?

When trying to see the version of LXPanel and fire dpkg -l lxpanel, I get ~$ dpkg -l lxpanel Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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What is the correct way to completely remove an application?

I've searched the net for such information and found different command lines, like these ones: sudo apt-get remove application sudo apt-get remove application* sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
3
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1answer
990 views

How to update a package from command line (gcc compiler)

I am trying hard! to update the gcc-msp430 compiler on my ubuntu, but it does not work (I guess because of the older version of the same compiler that is already installed). Here is the command I used ...
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How do I install a package with aptitude?

I've looked at an aptitude tutorial and read the man page, but I just don't get it. After you launch aptitude, how do you say "install package foo"? Or search for all packages with "foo" in their ...
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If I download a package through apt-get on one machine and install on another, can I upgrade later?

I have a machine that does not have an internet connection and I need to download a few packages to it. I can use apt-get download xxx to get the package, but, if I ever connect this machine to the ...
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Why do I get “package not found” when trying to install jabref with apt-get?

I can find a particular application 'JabRef' at the ubuntu software centre. But whenever I type sudo apt-get install jabref in terminal, it says package not found. What's going wrong here? Do I have ...
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Is Ubucleaner script still a good idea?

I wonder to know if should I use ubucleaner script on Ubuntu Oneiric/Precise?
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Used purge command to remove java, it removed a lot more than java

I used this purge command sudo apt-get purge openjdk7*, however this uninstalled a lot of the software and my me menu has vanished. Every time I install something there is a huge list of packages the ...
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How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)? [duplicate]

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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Partially Dist-upgrade from CLI?

Sometimes a sudo aptitude upgrade fails and sudo aptitude upgrade --full-resolver then wants to remove about 100 Packages, because of "dependecy conflicts". Often I can then start update-manager and ...
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5answers
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How can I find out if a specific program is installed? [duplicate]

I want to find out if a program - Chromium for example - is installed on Ubuntu or not. Manually or as a package. How do I know if a program is installed via command line?
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
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3answers
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Command-line equivalences of some tasks in Synaptic

I already use apt-get for most of my package management. Yet, there are times when I occasionally need to use Synaptic to do certain things. I would like to learn the equivalent commands for doing the ...
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How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?

I think I understand the instructions given in How to add a directory to my path? about adding directories to $PATH. But I don't understand how to add directories to $MANPATH or $INFOPATH. Also -- in ...
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1answer
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What package provides the functionality to suggest which package to install when the user types an unknown command?

On Ubuntu 10.10 server when I type htop the result is simply: bash: htop: command not found I know that there is some software which I can install that tells me what I have to install that provides ...
10
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Find package name using terminal

Hello I want to remove software (for example transmission) using Terminal. How can i find the package name for the software ?
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How to list currently not installed packages?

I'd like to output a list of all currently not installed packages (they are visible in Synaptic for example) using only shell commands. How do I do this? Thanks!
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3answers
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Is there a way to check if a program is available in the repository by commandline?

When i find a interesting program i want to test and install in ubuntu i first check if it's available in the repository. For that i use the software center. But does a possibility exist to check it ...
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Finding out what package a command came from

Is there a generalised way to find out what package caused the installation of a command?
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4answers
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How to delete or replace an already created symbolic link?

I am working on my project using network simulator2.I installed it and everything is fine.The symbolic link created to use the command ns of the installed application is $ sudo ln -s ...
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1answer
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Alternative package manager for ubuntu terminal?

I'm looking for: Alternative package management to be used from my gnome-terminal (text-based method) that can be a candidate to replace apt-get and aptitude. Preferably one with detailed and easily ...
4
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1answer
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Equivalent to yum history?

Is there an equivalent to yum history command in ubuntu? Im aware that i can just look at the apt logs, but im looking for something that will list them all in the command line, and then enable me to ...
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How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA?

How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular PPA? Command-line answers preferred. Related question: how can I list all installed packages that are not available from the main Ubuntu ...
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How can I tell, from the command line, whether the machine requires a reboot?

When you install certain updates (e.g. a new kernel) in Ubuntu Desktop, you get an indication that a reboot is required (in Lucid, the logout icon turns red). How can I check, from the command line, ...