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

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Cannot install python module urlparse

some program written in Python 2.7 complains that ImportError: No module named 'urlparse'. So I need to install the module, but I am not able to do it. The module does exist, it is described e.g. at ...
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cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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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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Cannot find a package in Ubuntu 14.04 with apt-get install

I tried everything but for some reasons I cannot find any packages in this new distro. I wanted to install wicd, git, ... all of the packages cannot be found for some reasons. I followed this guide ...
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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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How do I find the package that provides a file?

Simple enough question: is there some shell command (or GUI method) I can use that, given the path to a file on my system, tells me what package put it there? Assuming the file did in fact come from a ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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some libraries are missing in 14.04

I want to install MySQL Workbench Community,but in terminal when I attempt to install It always says to me libnetcdf6 is missing and gives error. I tried to find this but It is just available on ...
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An error occurred, please run package manager

I have just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Unfortunately the top bar now has a little red circle with a minus sign in it. When I click it, it opens a box with the ...
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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How can I disable apt-get autoremove?

I added a bad ppa to my system and now I need to do manual package removing/downgrading. The issue is that I enabled apt-get autoremove a while ago and removing a package to later replace ...
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I can't install or remove any software from software center? [duplicate]

I can't install or remove any software and the Ubuntu software center shows me this message when I install software: Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies, what should i do?

packages have unmet dependencies: openstack-dashboard : Depends: python: (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is not installable Recommends: openstack-dashboard-ubuntu-theme but it is not ...
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How do I install ruby-rvm?

I want to install a rails environment on Ubuntu 11.04. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But got the error: Unable to locate package ruby-rvm My other PC has Ubuntu 11.10, and this ...
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Luarocks version

I'm new to Linux and am attempting install the newest luarocks version. I'm currently running version 2.0.8 (after running sudo apt-get update) which isn't sufficient for some of my needs. Is there a ...
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libtiff4:i386 is not available [duplicate]

The package: "libtiff4" is now unavailable. So, for people who have problem trying to install libtiff4:i386 And came out with this output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Luarocks: 404 Not Found

I'm fairly new to Linux and am having some problems installing luarocks. I keep getting the error E: Failed to fetch ...
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How to fix “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” error?

I can't update my system because it freezes while installing a third-party update (zramswap-enabler)! Sometimes I get the following message in Update manager: Could not initialize the package ...
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Limit apt repo to a certain arch?

I have several repositories that don't have armhf (for RPi cross-compiler) binaries, so it always gives me a carp ton of 404 errors on updating package lists. it also prevents me from running ...
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Qt (headers and libraries) not found

I'm trying to install a program and i used the following command: ./configure But, an error occurred: checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2) (headers and libraries) not found. ...
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Can't install “manager accounting” app

I had my HD crash and used the same install disc to re-download Ubuntu and now the "manager accounting" App won't install. It keeps giving me this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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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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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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I am no able to install any package of openstack due to dpkg error, what should i do?

dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 41363 package 'openstack-dashboard': 'Depends' field, missing architecture name, or garbage where architecture name expected E: Sub-process ...
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Will apt-get download the same version of a package manually added to /var/cache/apt/archives?

Imagine, I have all packages to install, say, ddd. If I copy all ddd packages to /var/cache/apt/archives and run sudo apt-get install ddd in terminal, will apt-get re-download the packages or skip ...
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Reinstall nvidia-prime

A friend was trying to solve this issue on his laptop and mistakenly autoremoved nvidia-prime before shutting down. Now the laptop won't display anything when booting linux (which doesn't seem too ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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How can I recover my system after attempting to install experimental packages?

I've been having issues with extremely frequent screen lockups and scrambled text. One possible fix was in mesa 9.2.3. Unfortunately, the latest version in the official repos was mesa 9.2.1. Hence, I ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Building and hosting Ubuntu packages using C++11

The full question would be: Is Ubuntu ready to host C++ applications packages, compiled with C++11, and which use a large set of dependencies? Let's say that we have an official Ubuntu package (C++ ...
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Fix “Package system is broken” error without synaptic

The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Now run the following command in a terminal: apt-get install -f ...
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sudo apt-get --fix-broken install is confusing

I am trying to fix some broken packages and fix broken packages in synaptic package manager is not working. When i try the command in the question, it asks to remove 292 packages and some of them seem ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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Installing GCC Cross-Compiler for i586-elf

I was following a tutorial http://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page to build an OS. I needed to install a cross compiler for i586-elf (Executable and Linkable Format). How to install it on ubuntu 12.04 ?
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How to use a Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64 .deb) program on 14.10

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5965 laptop with Ubuntu 14.10, I am trying to install was the Dolphin Emulator but all I see is the 13.04 (amd64 .deb) link. Is there some compatibility mode like Windows or ...
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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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Can I install Desktop-Environment from distro's iso file?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit (Default Unity D.E.).I have Xubuntu14.04 desktop (32-bit) ISO file (image). It must exist Xubuntu Desktop Environment inside ISO file. I don't want to install whole ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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Why is rpm -qa showing nothing in Ubuntu?

I am doing dpkg -l and it is listing all installed packages, but rpm -qa is not showing anything. Why is this the case? Do I have to make some changes so that rpm will also display the installed ...
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Install a list of packages and replace all errors

I have a list of packages I would like to install on a fresh Ubuntu. Since those is a quite old list, I would like so see the outcome, If I would replace the suggestions automatically. So all ...
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apt-get stopped working because of dependancy issue - libegl1-mesa

tl;dr: Every apt-get command fails because of this: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.5~git1411191810.9460cd~gd~u) but 10.4~git1411171930.920f87~gd~u is to be installed I cannot remove or install ...
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torch7 install failed [closed]

I am new in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu in my computer and then installed torch7. the torch7 install with and without "sudo" failed because I have not rights to write in /home/adminName. If I set the ...
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What's the development package for Qt5 in 14.04

I want to build a Qt5 example on my desktop machine. I installed qt5-default and qtdeclarative5-dev, but I'm still getting this error: Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: quick qml Which ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2

I am running a server with Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I reboot the server it boots up with nginx running, and not apache2 like I would like. I end up having to stop the nginx service, then restart ...