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

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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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Removing libjack0 removed a lot of packages

I am new to Linux and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04. I just installed the libjack0 package and a message warned me that all of these packages would be removed: The following packages will be ...
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Half-installed package - kibana

I find troubles installing/removing/upgrading a half-installed package kibana. I probably edited kibana.yml file the wrong way and cant manage to get it working back. [09:32] ***-VM:cache$ sudo ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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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 the kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following dependency related error: ...
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Purging libglew1.13 broke Ubuntu

I'm on the latest Ubuntu distro (Xenial?) and was installing libglew1.10. Before doing so I wanted to get rid of 1.13 so they didn't clash. However after running a apt-get purge libglew1.13, and ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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Can't install php5 on Ubuntu 16.04

so I've recently installed my first Ubuntu, to be precise, a daily build of 16.04, on my new laptop since the hardware was to new for 15.10. Now I'm in the process of setting it up and I want to ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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Is wineserver a default (program/process) on Ubuntu?

I saw in my Ubuntu 14.04 installation that there is a process called wineserver. Is that a default process/program when you install Ubuntu? I have another machine running the same OS (14.04) and ...
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Why is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra in my 14.04 system?

I just checked my records. Computer purchased: 2014 July Ubuntu 14.04 installed: 2014 July chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 1st upgraded: 2014 August So it ...
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [closed]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Can I install programs on a live DVD, just to test them?

My Ubuntu's version is 12.04. Right now I'm using Windows, but as I've burned an Ubuntu image disk to a DVD, I want to know if it's possible to install programs on it, just to test them. Will it ...
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Is it possible to install the .snap application in an offline computer?

In DEB package, it is not possible to install an application in offline (in a computer which does not have any internet access). Because of the dependencies. In case of .snap, according to the ...
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PyBFD cannot find Binutils in 16.04

I've upgraded my distro from 15.10 to 16.04 LTS. In 15.10 everything was okay. I am using pybfd 0.1.1 with binutils 2.26 (In 16.04). The python package pybfd used to be okay with binutils of 15.10. ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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VirtualBox 5.0 installation has broken VirtualBox packages on Kubuntu 15.04

Seeing that there was a new VirtualBox release, I tried to install it on Kubuntu 15.04... However, now all of my VBox 4.3 packages in the ubuntu repositories are broken (Virtualbox is provided by ...
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Apt-get not working after attempting to install kde desktop [duplicate]

So, I tried to install the KDE Desktop in Ubuntu, but it failed (I couldn't grab output for here). Now whenever I try to use apt-get , it says that it fails, and to use sudo apt-get -f install . ...
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Failed to fetch … i386 - 404 Not Found - Jetson TK1 board

So I am having a lot of difficulties with getting my TK1 board setup and ready for development. I tried installing Chrome and I got an error related to "i386" when I tried to install it. I also tried ...
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Is there a way to build a snappy pakage from a unstable repo like the arch repo or DebianUnstable repo

I am wondering if you can truly get new package versions with snappy? Maybe something like running a chroot of DebianUnstable and using deb2snap to build snappys? Is this possible?
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Package util concentrated on user experience

I hate user experience of apt* tools. With so many OSes around it, it is hard to remember all those cryptic apt-get/dpkg/apt-cache commands for hackers. So, is there some script/wrapper that can be ...
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Installing massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04. By default, there's no such package on that release. Which repository contains that package? $ sudo apt-get install massif-visualizer Reading ...
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How to install AFNI? “unable to locate package libXp”

I am trying to follow some instructions given to me for downloading AFNI on ubuntu. The first thing it tells me to do in the terminal is: sudo yum install libXp tcsh sudo yum install PyQt4 R but ...
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lib32bz2-1.0 missing on 16.04

I have tried installing this package(needed for android studio). This is the error i'm getting E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'lib32bz2-1.0' E: ...
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how to install libmysqld-dev on ubuntu 12.04?

When I enter the command: sudo apt-get install libmysqld-dev I get this message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: error installing package ess

I have problems with installing package ess in Ubuntu Xenial. For instance, if I try the command below: $ sudo apt-get install ess --reinstall Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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why I can't intall kernel sources from repository

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my machine. I found that I need the kernel sources to do so. To see which kernel sources I needed I checked uname -r which gave: 3.2.0-59-generic-pae The first ...
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How do I install a specific lower minor version of gcc using package manager?

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04-4 64bit. gcc --version returns (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) 4.8.4 Yet, I need version 4.8.2-10. What I tried: I found the specific gcc version in a debian snapshot ...
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How to make Package Converter (Alien GUI) work in Ubuntu 16.04?

I pretty sure everybody knows Alien (package converter)! rpm to deb, rpm to tgz, deb to tgz, etc. Sadly, no longer maintained, but still working in Ubuntu. But its' GUI named Package Converter doesn't ...
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Check details of uninstalled packages

How to check details of yet-to-be installed packages? That is I want to figureout what binaries a package will install before installing it. E.g. dpkg -l binutils* Above lists out packages of ...
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What does the aptitude `why` and `why-not` mean?

From the manuals: The command why finds a dependency chain that installs the package named on the command line, as above. Note that the dependency that aptitude produced in this case is only a ...
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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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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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Is there any apt-get/dpkg/aptitude option to get apt cache folder location?

apt cache folder default location is /var/cache/apt/archives. i work in a python script. is there any way to know cache folder location in code. like run a apt-get option. like: apt-get ...
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Regexp/config var for apt-cacher to allow repo files for 16.04 clients (Metadata, Components-*.yml)?

I use apt-cacher on a Debian server, and doing an apt-get update with a 16.04 client I'm finding that it's blocking a bunch of repo files including icons-64x64[.tar[.gz]], some xz extensions, Metadata ...
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Where are the Rust (aka rust-lang) packages for Ubuntu?

I'd like to play with the Rust language on Ubuntu, but there don't seem to be any packages. Did I miss it or is there some problem?
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Remove Dependencies - I don't want to install them

PC Specs OS : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit After reinstalling ubuntu back on my laptop, I installed google-chrome-beta,virtualbox and opera-developer, I decided to remove LibreOffice and `firefox. I ...
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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apt-get equivalent of this command

I'd like to know the equivalent of the dnf remove *nvidia* with the apt package manager.
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Unable to downgrade Binutils package

The Problem I'm currently on 16.04 LTS. binutils package of this distro is of version 2.26. But I need 2.25 (binutils of 15.10). I'm using PyBDF 0.1.1 python packages which depends on binutils 2.25. ...
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Troubles with the updating process in Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and today, Monday, May, 16, 2016, I couldn't update my system (with the System Update routine) because it gave me a lot of errors. Using sudo apt-get update, the ...
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How to repair corrupt package installation (mysql)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed mysql was having mind-boggling errors. Convinced, it was a broken setup, I tried running a purge of mysql. That didn't seem to delete everything, so I tried ...
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How to remove all garbage packages with aptitude

I am getting a big garbage package list obtained with the command: aptitude search ~g or aptitude search ?garbage (These commands Select packages that are not required by any manually ...
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Missing locales, running in low graphics, can't apt-get

When I try to apt-get upgrade I get error with dependencies and it tells me to use apt-get -f install, but when try it perl warning setting locale failed... The problem started when I used katoolin ...
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Wired Wireless Connection not working after update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed the update package and after rebooting no wifi or ethernet connection. Tried some fixes after reading up online. Nothing improved plus new error now. Red dot in the tool bar which says "An ...