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

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apt equivalent of `brew doctor`?

I recently ran the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop -y on an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine. There were some conflicts between some of the dependencies of kubuntu-desktop and some of the ...
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Installing package collections back to back

If I say, install science-chemistry through apt-get, if there are any packages that are also in science-physics will installing those two packages back to back cause any issues?
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How can I remove burg themes?

Please help. I downloaded several Burg themes using Super-Boot-Manager. Later I deleted Super-Boot_Manager. Now all the Burg themes have become redundant, but blocking any update through Synaptic. I ...
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Package mirroring

Is it possible to copy a specific application that is installed in another machine to my machine. That means i want to install that same application in my machine. The .deb for the specific package is ...
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Compiling custom kernel with debug symbols

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Linux-3.14.3-rt51 kernel. I need to use Systemtap so I compiled my kernel with the following options chosen during make menuconfig: General setup [*] Kprobes [*] Kernel->...
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meld installation issue

I am trying to install the meld diff viewer on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I run sudo apt-get install meld I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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upgrade process stuck for too long while Preparing to unpack …/mysql-server-5.7_5.7.12-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

I tried to do upgrade and its been unpacking for too long (20 minutes) is it normal?, not responding to ctrl+C too.What to do next? shubhendu@shubhendu-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:/opt$ sudo apt-get ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1)

I encounter the error in the above title whenever I try to run sudo apt-get and I can't figure out why. For example: Setting up python-gobject-2 (2.28.6-12ubuntu1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/python-...
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Installing R on Ubuntu 14.04

I had R 3.3.0 on my machine. During the process of upgrading R, I had some problems. Now I'm getting the following error when I try to install R. yaseen@yaseen:~$ sudo apt-get install r-base Reading ...
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Error with Packages [duplicate]

I had this big red circle with a white minus sign on my notification bar something like this. An error occurred please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to ...
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Having Trouble Installing MongoDB for setting up Deployd on Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trusty 84bit

I'm following this process: http://terraltech.com/how-to-setup-deployd-on-ubuntu-server/ And EVERYTHING goes fine without a hitch, then I get to this section: mongo shell And it says that mongo ...
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How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?

Python virtual environments are used to create isolated python environments to avoid dependency and version conflicts, and also indirectly takes care of permission issues. But what is the easiest way ...
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Dependency problems with bitcoinqp

I keep getting this message when trying to install bitcoin-qt on my VPS: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bitcoin-qt: bitcoin-qt depends on libboost-chrono1.54.0; however: ...
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compilation terminated: Package linphone was not found in the pkg-config search path [duplicate]

In trying to compile helloworld.c for linphone, I get: thufir@mordor:~/sip$ thufir@mordor:~/sip$ gcc -o helleworld helloworld.c $(pkg-config --libs --cflags linphone) Package linphone was not found ...
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dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure)

I am getting the following error when I remove, autoremove, install, upgrade etc.. via terminal and also software updater. The sudo apt-get autoremove result is given below. The error says dpkg error ...
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What is the difference between 1st and 2nd command?

What is the different when install samba using sudo apt-get install samba and using this command sudo apt-get install samba samba-vfs-modules winbind bind9 bind9utils ldb-tools ntp smbldap-tools ...
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How can I check the available version of a package in the repositories?

How can I check the version of the available package in the Ubuntu repositories without installing it?
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Can't install new software/packages

I was having an issue with updating packages and I was getting 404's to au.archive.ubuntu.com. I seem to have resolved now however I am now getting this; llibke@libke:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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How do I install build-essential without an Internet connection? [duplicate]

I can't install it. Qhen I am installing build-essential_11.4build1_amd64.deb getting error of wrong architecture still I am using amd turion 64 and then i am trying to install build-essential_11....
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“Error: Broken Count > 0” on updates

Here are two pictures below that clarify the situation and show the issues/errors I am seeing. This is the error I got when the system tried to get updates: This is what I got when I tried the ...
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Error in downloading mysql server

I am downloading mysql on ubauntu software center I am getting error as follows: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-workbench: Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.9.1-...
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found this error while updating or installing software through terminal(error code 1)

I used sudo apt-get autoremove to overcome from this error but I failed. Please help me. atul@atulpc:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to install texlive-full 2015 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I see that the packages has been outdated in Ubuntu Package: texlive-full (2013.20140215-1) [universe] about the current package which seems to be texlive 2013 a vanilla way recommended to be ...
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Can't install Google Talk with Software Updater

I have 16.04 and about a week ago, my daily software update starting failing with the message that it cannot find the package and to check my Internet connection. My Internet connection is fine, and ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 which I installed few days back. I am trying to install nodejs and npm. I tried to install from command line first and then uninstalled it. Then something broke. sudo apt-get ...
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My system won't install anything

So recently I was just setting up an Ubuntu 15.10 system, and I was downloading some stuff. There was a prompt to update some stuff, and I accepted it, and it went running while I was browsing some ...
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sudo apt-get curl and sudo apt-get wget gives “Invalid operation”

I am very fresh in Linux. I tried to use the sudo apt-get command to install both wget and curl utilities. To do that I ran at the following CLI commands: sudo apt-get curl sudo apt-get wget Both ...
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How do i get my steam to work?

Package libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-quantal:i386 needs to be installed Package libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal:i386 needs to be installed Package libc6:i386 needs to be installed Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-...
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No module named pygame

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, I can't seem to install PyGame. I've tried installing through various methods: sudo apt-get install python-pygame (Remove and reinstall pygame a couple times) ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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Where are the x86_64 packages? [duplicate]

I have a x86_64 system. 3.13.0-36-generic #63-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux. I'm trying to find packages for netperf. apt-get install doesn't find it. I see the package is available here, but not for ...
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How can I update a particular software through Terminal without sudo apt-get update?

For general updates I use: sudo apt-get update But I want to update my Ovito software from 2.3.2 to 2.6.2, which is not achieved by the above command. How can I update a particular software ...
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Synaptic package manager error im ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

System is showing the error message to run package manager. When i try to run the package manager, it shows the following message: "E: Malformed entry 54 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (...
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Packages broken after accidentally deleted python3

I accidently deleted my python3 package and then I'm trying to reinstall the package. But I am running into errors everytime. The following packages have unmet dependencies: devscripts : Depends: ...
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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How do I update Ubuntu when package system is broken?

I have been trying to update Gallium OS (which is based on Ubuntu), however, I keep on getting error messages. Any help would be appreciated. Please see a screenshot of the error message below:
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Cannot install ownCloud on ubuntu 16.04

I get the following errors while trying to install ownCloud: The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: owncloud : Depends: ...
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Removing gvfsd-smb-browse

I just had the problem where gvfsd-smb-browse starts taking up the whole cpu and needs to be killed. Searching the Internet I see this is not uncommon, and there doesn't seem to be a general solution....
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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Can't find installed programs

I'm trying to install a VPN client (selected correct .DEB package etc) I run using sudo dpkg -i example.deb and it goes through fine and it says it's installed. Now when searching for the program (...
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dpkg: error processing packages after reinstalling dpkg

Somehow I've broken the packet manager on my Ubuntu server. First I got the following error: root@vmd11340:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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gi repository problem

When I try to run software-center I get this message Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 25, in <module> from gi.repository import Gtk, GObject ...
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how to fix update problem on ubuntu 16.04

While update I have got error like this W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
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Can't install Mrtg on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I can't install MRGT-2.17.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Text appear Error below ? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done mrtg is already the newest ...
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Trying to install muon package manager on kubuntu

I want to install some features from Kali Linux but I need firstly to install a muon package manager. So I'm trying: bartosz@bartosz-L750D:~$ sudo apt-get install muon Reading package lists... Done ...
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gufw installation issue (package is in a very bad inconsistent state)

I have been unable to fix this any help would be appreciated: dpkg: error processing package **gufw** (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before ...
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Unmet dependencies and possible conflicts? [duplicate]

It seems that I have messed up somewhere along the line and now I can no longer install anything without the following message showing up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-...