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

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trying to install libncurses dev package for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install libncurses for Ubuntu 14.04. But, it is showing the following error: root@sharwariDell:/usr/src# sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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The package system is broken libjpeg8: libjpeg8:i386:

I can't update and install new software on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have this message when i try to install a software : The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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apt-get broken: No module named debian.deb822

sys.path: ['/usr/lib/update-notifier', '/usr/local/lib/python26.zip', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/plat-linux3', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', ...
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How can a Debian package install Python modules from PyPI

This question tries to complement this one . I have a python app which uses third party modules from PyPI. I want to package my app into a debian package, but don't know how to handle python ...
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Show all installed packages which are not dependencies

I would like to clean my fresh Xubuntu installation a bit. To do this I would like to print all installed packages that are not installed as dependencies. In other worlds I would like to list all ...
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NS2 Package not located in Ubuntu 13.04

i have installed ns2 on ubuntu 12.04 and there never have been any problem. Now with 13.04, it gives this message "unable to locate the package: ns2" . Whether i try it through software centre or ...
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Is boost in ubuntu repo broken?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS When I apt-get install libboost-all-dev, there are no libs in /usr/lib/ (I use find /usr/lib -name "boost") and nowhere else in my FS. However, when I downloaded ...
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How do I install turbo c++?

I am used to Turbo C++ and I am new to Ubuntu. I really need Turbo C++ to get started. Can somebody please help me to install Turbo C++ on Ubuntu.
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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 ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.15-0ubuntu10) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.5 is installed

Problem So I having this problem after upgrading from Ubuntu server 8.04->10.04->12.04. Initial Command apt-get install -f dpkg: warning: files list file for package `tcpd' missing, assuming ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 missing dependencies

I'm facing a problem trying to install a number of packages which include the following: Skype: i tried $ sudo apt-get install skype error : the following packages have unmet dependencies skype: ...
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Installing package(s) from local repository [duplicate]

I used following method to install packages by local-repository mkdir /var/my-lcaol-repo and put all debs inside this folder Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/my-local.list with deb ...
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What packages do I need to add the functionality of NodeZero?

NodeZero is a distribution optimized for Penetration testing and security auditing specialist tools NodeZero comes around 300 tools for penetration testing and set of basic services which are ...
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Which packages are installed on Ubuntu desktop by default?

Is there a list of packages that are installed on a fresh install? What is the output of dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | cut -f 1 Right after a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 desktop?
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How do I find if a package is installed by default for each Ubuntu release? [duplicate]

I know how to check if a package is installed and if its available for install but I cannot find any list of packages that are installed with a release from Ubuntu. Sometimes I am trying to answer ...
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Remove Gnome Shell completely after installing it?

I wanted to try gnome-shell in 11.10 (also 12.04 now) I removed it, however, classic Gnome is still there and the battery icon is changed (too big and can't use a icon pack on it like faenza) Also, ...
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What is the equivalent of locales-all from Debian?

On Debian, I can have a package depend on locales-all to ensure that all locales are installed/available. There is no such package in Ubuntu. It used to have belocs-locales-* which appeared to do the ...
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apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc | 101MB will be freed?

Here's the output of apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc on my system. $ sudo apt-get remove libstdc++-4.8-doc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Package Operation Failed - Help needed

I am getting this error on opening Ubuntu Software Centre: New software cannot be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb ...
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Why can't I install wine? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having trouble installing wine on my laptop. I tried using the software center and the command line but neither is working. From the command line, I get the following error ...
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How to install updates via command line?

Good day, 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 ...
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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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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Error while Running ztemyapp MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 14.04

My Ubuntu version is E7440:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ~$uname -a Linux ...
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can't install software--can I fix missing dpkg?

New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair now? hit Repair Package operation failed The installation or removal of ...
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How do I get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...
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I think wrong Jack version Jack1 instead of Jack2 (Ubuntu14. Studio)

I had lots of problems with my external firewire audio card in Ubuntu so I did fixed it with lots of help from my friends of Jack-ffado and jack-devel. But now I try to install new software and if I ...
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) seems to be choking on kde-runtime-data version issue [closed]

12.04 LTS, on a dell mini 10. Install stable until about a week ago. Updated about 1x a week, sometimes more often. Several days ago, I booted up and the system was no longer working correctly. All ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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Install software with its dependencies from a local repo over LAN [duplicate]

I have a couple of Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit boxes. One of them can talk to internet (say Machine1) and the other can not due to network restrictions (say Machine2). Machine 2 needs some specific software ...
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“The following packages have been kept back:” Why and how do I solve it?

I just added a PPA repository for the development version of the GIMP, but I get this error The following packages have been kept back: gimp gimp-data libgegl-0.0-0 libgimp2.0 Why and how can I ...
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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upgrade from 14.04LTS to 14.10 error

i just upgraded from 14.04LTS to 14.10 and it looked like it went ok.. Then i ran apt-get-upgrade to see if there was any lingering upgrades and i got message saying there was 1386 upgrades available ...
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make deb file and install resulting package

I am quite new to Linux and am trying to install Tirex on an Ubuntu server. Tirex is mapping-related software, and its instructions indicate that to use it one must "install from source or build your ...
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Opening the cache e unbable to parse package file var/lib/apt/lists [duplicate]

how can i solve this getting constant error popups in the system tray with red minus sign if i do sudo get update it do not solve the issue Opening the cache e unable to parse package file ...
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I am trying to remove OpenOffice to go back to LibreOffice, but I keep getting an error message

I am trying to remove OpenOffice and go back to LibreOffice but I keep getting this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice-core : Depends: libreoffice-common ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Upgrating from 12.10 to 14.10 failed

I got this error while upgrading from 12.10 to 14.10: W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] W:Failed to ...
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pkgProblemResolver error when running Package Manager and updating 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 (Original Ubuntu version was 8.xx) I have a message on the top bar that an error occurred and to run Package Manager. I received the following message after running package manager: ...
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Linux kernel discrepancy 3.11 and 14.04

I am trying to execute this command: $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Can I run `apt-get purge --auto-remove`?

Is apt-get purge --auto-remove packagename a valid command? Or, does it have to be apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove packagename? The Ubuntu manpage for apt-get ...