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

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Partial distribution upgrade 14.01 to 14.10 lost permissions to do anything

My WiFi went down as I was upgrading. Now, when I try to update software, I get an error message stating that I am not authorized to install or uninstall software. I cannot access synaptic. I searched ...
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vlc installs, but not on system?

Dear Ubuntu community, This is very strange to me. I added the nightly build ppa for vlc, installed vlc, removed vlc, then removed ppa. Now I am stuck: $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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How do I remove an update link from my terminal? [closed]

I found this guide called 'switching from LightDM to MDM,' and it was a nightmare when I had to uninstall it because of a black screen I got when I logged in. Now I have removed the packages that were ...
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Error message: 'E:The package mono-runtime needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

I run 12.04 and get the following message when I want to update: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please ...
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Install all recent packages installed on other computer.

I have some package installed on a computer. I want to install similar packages for other computer. I can list down all recent packages with this command cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\ install\ " ...
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Why am i getting the error message “package 'owncloud' has no installation candidate?”

I am attempting to install Owncloud to Ubuntu server 14.10. I am using the code: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/community/xUbuntu_14.10/ /' >> ...
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Does anybody know how I might fix this error? (Mainly how to fix broken packages in linux)

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Firefox not installing [closed]

So I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and my fiancee somehow accidentally deleted firefox from my computer when I was out of town. She apparently had tried to download Chrome through the firefox browser. When ...
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How to update libsoup to the latest version

I would like to update my libsoup to the latest version as found in the launchpad for libsoup2.4. The last time I tried to install it from source I ended up with a bricked Linux system. Can I update ...
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Download from a new repository without modifying /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm am currently using heroku, and I am trying to install a package from a non-standard repo (https://github.com/openalpr/openalpr/wiki/Compilation-instructions-(Ubuntu-Linux)) I have had no issues ...
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Why is python-pip kept back in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I upgrade these days, I get this message: $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Cleaning old kernels does not work

I am a new Ubuntu user, so please have patience. It all started when my /root partition became full. It was obviously too small and I will have to resize. I tried to remove kernels using Synaptic and ...
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Update manager wont work

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Type 'e' is not ...
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apt-get install/remove/reinstall doesn't work. Python errors

Recently I tried to install the ubuntu desktop on my ubuntu server 14. The installation failed hard. I tried several things fixing it and did a lot of research. But I couldn't find anything helpful. ...
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X11 Development Libraries

I am new to ubuntu, I am using ubuntu 13.10, and trying to install NS-2. During the installation I am facing the following error; X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory Then i tried to install ...
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How to completely remove virtual packages?

It turns out that removing a virtual package with apt-get only remove the package itself, leaving behind the real packages that were installed by it So how do you remove a virtual package, along ...
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Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list'

I am trying to access update manager, so I can update my Ubuntu but everytime I open it, it gives me Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list ...
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How to uninstall Battle.net and Hearthstone

I downloaded Hearthstone and Battle.net a while ago and they had both been working great. However, I am now unable to properly log into my hearthstone account. When I do log in hearthstone is ...
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Error using apt-get

Hi I am getting an error whenever I use using apt-get. For example, when I try sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to forcefully remove wine with unmet dependencies that are not resolved by sudo apt-get -f install

Firstly, the unmet dependencies are not being met by sudo apt-get -f install The following commands were not successful for removing wine Optional, to remove Wine 1.7.45 and winetricks, open a new ...
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Unable to install any updates through update manager/apt-get upgrade

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 for the past few weeks. I recently tried to download and install some files through the Update Manager. It located a few files, downloaded them, but then failed to ...
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Why does login banner on 12.04.5 LTS list package update notice twice, different number of packages on each?

Running 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64). When I log in via ssh, I got this today: Graph this data and manage this system at: https://landscape.canonical.com/ 5 packages can be ...
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Can't install Cheese or OBS-Studio

I use Kubuntu 14.04 and I recently installed Wine and PlayOnLinux. I am trying to download OBS-Studio and cheese but it won't work. Before I downloaded Wine and PlayOnLinux cheese worked fine.I tryed ...
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Problem with umnet dependencies

I did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04, did updates and upgrades, when i tried installing softwares smplayer, synaptic package manager, ubuntu-restricted-extras, gdebi, etc.. getting a umnet ...
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error while trying to install from software center

Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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Unmet dependencies after skype

I tried install Skype from deb-file, downloaded from Skype.com on my fresh Ubuntu 14.04. This attepmt caused an error: ... skype depends on libasound2-plugins. dpkg: error processing package skype ...
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How to list dependent packages (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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Error: Broken packages but can't find any

So I am trying to install VLC. I'm getting this: sudo apt-get install vlc That yields: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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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. I attempted to create a symbolic link between this installation and /usr/bin, so I could invoke the software ...
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Which packages is installed by default in Ubuntu?

How to determine whether a given package is shipped by default in Ubuntu installation or it's installed later by the user?! The answer in this U&L says: To figure out if a package (Tor here) ...
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Can't install systemctl - E: Package 'systemd' has no installation candidate

I want to install 'systemd' in ubuntu/trusty64 but getting E: Package 'systemd' has no installation candidate error, have done sudo apt-get update and upgrade before and after installation commands. ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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Can't reinstall Banshee?

So, I had Banshee because of dependencies issues and now I can't reinstall the player from Guake or Synaptic Package Manager. error from Synaptic: banshee: Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.44.1) but ...
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/usr/local/lib contains libraries which Aptitude reports aren't installed

I am trying to build a project that uses a specific library (SDL) on Ubuntu. The project uses old version of the library (libSDL-1.2). I've made mistake of installing the newest library but have since ...
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how to get the sudo apt-get install r-base failure

after entering the command sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev it prompts me to insert a disc labeled ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty tahr. What does that mean? Do i have to insert a disc as the prompt ...
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dpkg: error processing archive

I am new to Ubuntu, when I try to install new package, It is asking for run sudo apt-get -f install command, and when I execute that command, I am getting following logs: temp@temp-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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Reg installing packages on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid vervet

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I am using this PC behind corporate firewall. I am not able to install any package from terminal.when I run sudo apt-get install git I am getting the error ...
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Why can terminal uninstall itself?

How does apt-get remove xterm go through? And after it's been uninstalled, xterm doesn't close and continues to function normally. Is the xterm process cached in RAM whilst it is running?
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0

I am trying to install Simplicity studio on Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) and I get this error E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'lib32bz2-1.0' I tried to ...
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accidentally deleted /usr/*

# apt-get install bind9 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done bind9 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 ...
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gcc fails to compile

I'm a newbee but adventuresome. I'm tri-booting Windows, Fedora, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (all 64). Learning but not using dpkg, apt, and apt-get. Starting to study C++ using Ubuntu (the only one with gcc ...
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Is there a way to create a deb package that installs only on certain distros? [duplicate]

We have a certain set of supported OSs. And within that - for debian/ubuntu, we support only wheezy and trusty. Is there anything within the packaging that can control this? That is, the .deb file ...
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pakage installed but ubuntu still not recognized

i create new virtual machine ubuntu 14 desktop. i have an issue with display. i'm trying to install xserver-xorg-core package. but ubuntu give unmet depndenices. however when i tried to install this ...
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Unable to correct dependencies while installing vlc

In an attempt to install vlc offline(internet was down), I manually installed the packages needed to run vlc. I copied the packages from my friends Ubuntu(apt-cache depends vlc). So now my apt-get ...
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system trouble after apt-get upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade a few times and kept returning an error message. After a restart my system doesn't work properly. I've looked at other questions and found that my boot partition is full. So ...
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unable to find mysql-server package in ubuntu

I tried installing mysql using the command sudo apt-get install mysql-server then after entering the password, I'm getting the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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pkg-config not updating installed libs

I am trying to install GTK+-3.16 and I have installed all the dependencies but when I finally try to configure GTK, it gives the following errors: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 ...
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How do I list the default installed packages?

I am developing a offline installer for ubuntu all version. I need ubuntu's default installed packages list. We can get installed packages list by command in ubuntu dpkg --get-selected But is there ...
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Downgrading xserver-xorg video driver from lts-utopic to lts

I have two monitors, one is rotated 90 degrees. On one of my monitors, I am getting an additional, rotated cursor, in addition to the real cursor. I've discovered a bug report that notes that this is ...