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

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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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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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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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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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“Unmet dependencies” When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install the latest KDE Plasma here but I'm getting You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-telepathy-minimal: ...
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Error compiling a package: “configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.0”

I am trying to compile a package, which requires gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.3. I think I have an older vesion installed on my system. So I downloaded and compiled gstreamer-1.0.4 and it got installed in ...
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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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Dependency problems installing steam

I'm having some dependency trouble trying to install steam on Ubuntu 14.04. I got the steam-launcher.deb-Package from http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb and installed it: ...
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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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How do i uninstall kde packages with unmet dependencies?

I recently tried downloading from the software centre when I was greeted with this message: I then tried removing everything kde from ubuntu in the terminal but this is what happens: sudo ...
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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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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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E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me. sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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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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Ubuntu Software Updater: “Not all updates can be installed”

As of a few days ago I'm getting the notorious ― Several other answers suggest it will solve by itself on the next day, or trying various commands in a voodoo-like manner. This question asks for a ...
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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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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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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I am getting the following dependency related error: ...
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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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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 ...
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help me set up drivers to my Epson printer

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer but I honestly don't know a thing about running programs off of this OS. I'm trying to set up a printer to this computer through a USB connection for the ease of ...
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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How do I re-install Network Manager without an internet connection?

I have only wireless connection, one computer with a connection and 4gb usb . My second computer has no network connection, because I have deleted it from the software center. However, now I want to ...
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Unable to locate package libglut3-dev

I was not able to download the software libglut3-dev in my Ubuntu 12.04.2 I was behind a proxy. I was getting the following error. sudo apt-get install libxi-dev libxmu-dev libglut3-dev [sudo] ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Here is my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)]/ vivid main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer ...
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Broken python after installing python and cannot run sudo apt-get upgrade

When trying to run python I get this error: $ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Broken packages and how to deal with them

After installing Xmind software I got recommendation with removing packages. What kind of problem is it and what is general way of solving it and how to deal in current situation? aptitude output: ...
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Any way to list similar commands?

When you write the command name wrong, bash often does this: septi@norbert:~$ good No command 'good' found, did you mean: Command 'gold' from package 'binutils' (main) Command 'gmod' from package ...
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MySql installation error

I am a newbie Ubuntu user. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I try to install MySql using this command sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql I got this error message. Reading ...
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Error on updating my ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

While updating my Ubuntu 14.04 I got an error on the top bar. When I click on it, it opens a box with the following message in it: An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the ...
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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 ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...
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Xubuntu Individual Package update

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on my system. My Wireless connection is very poor, when i try to download updates XFCE update manager is downloading 2 or 3 packages in same time. Is there any way to download ...
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Any suggestions on installing the haskell-platform or stack in ubuntu?

I tried to install haskell-platform and I am getting the following unmet dependencies. Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Some packages could not be ...
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Packages cannot be authenticated [duplicate]

Anytime I install a new package i get the following error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! I can still install the package despite this error, but is there a way to get rid ...
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How do I get GPAC v0.5.0 on 12.04 where v0.4.6 is in the repositories?

I am currently working on a web application which requires streaming video, I am using an EC2 Instance on AWS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on it. As I need to transcode video i am wishing to install ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...