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

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Problems with registering Ubuntu clients to spacewalk-server

I'm currently trying to get an automated-paching-system running. I installed spacewalk to a centOS-server according to the official documentation. I installed an ubuntu-client and followed the ...
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Having difficulties in installing mysql 5.6 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have been able to install Ubuntu on Windows 7 using VBox virtual machine. I am facing difficulties regarding setting up of Mysql5.6 on my Ubuntu box. It gives me various ...
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How to see packages installed on a given date using aptitude

Does anyone know if there's an easy way to find a list of packages installed, sorted by date, when using aptitude (or apt-get)? I was installing a bunch of packages to try something new, and it ...
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

Because of bug #693758 I'd like to prevent apt-get upgrade and Update Manager from updating the "libgtk2.0-0" package. How can this be achieved?
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Duplicate sources warning found while updating [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run, sudo apt-get update the terminal gives me, Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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Is there a log of package management activity like recent removals?

Is there a log that shows recent activity done by the package management, like apt-get, dpkg, synaptics? For example, you removed a bunch of packages but realized that a not-tracked application (for ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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14.10 wine and fglrx conflict

I've just updated to 14.10 from 14.04, and have come across a problem having both wine and fglrx installed The wine dependencies that are causing the problem go like this wine > wine1.6 > ...
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Can't install gloobus-preview Ubuntu 13.10

I was trying to install gloobus-preview following this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-gloobus-preview-in-ubuntu-13-04/ The problem is that when I try to install the ...
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OpenJDK-7-JRE throws “broken packages” error (14.04 LTS)

I have an application that requires the Java JRE. I decided to go ahead and install the JRE from the repositories. Normally, the only issue I would have with this is it taking forever and a day to ...
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package maintainers guide?

I am trying to learn more about packaging, package maintenance, back-porting, and creating compliant deb packages. I have been reading this: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ but I am ...
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What package conventions are there for ubuntu?

It's hard to describe this question. Let's look at an example: The package blender depends i.e. on blender-data. I looked into both packages. blender contains only the application, a .desktop file ...
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Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager not responding [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I open Ubuntu Software Center it closes automatically. When I run update by, sudo apt-get update after the system reads the downloaded package lists, it shows ...
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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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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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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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Synaptic Package manager problem

I am trying to install ubiquity-frontend-gtk through Synaptic Package manager but getting following error. I even cant install through terminal sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk returned ...
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problem in repairing software center

what should be done regarding this error(software center) - installArchives() failed: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Broken Package on Ubuntu!-Failed to Remove or Fix it

I have a problem. I open the SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER and an error message appear and show me that there is a BROKEN PACKAGE on my system. I am going to FIX IT on Terminal by typing 'sudo apt-get ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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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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unable to remove a program

I'm trying to remove bitdefender using the ubuntu software center.. and this is what happened next: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 188880 files and directories ...
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Is universe checked by the Ubuntu Security team?

I have a generall question regarding the Ubuntu universe repository. Does anybody know if they are checked by Ubuntu Security Team? Will they move or delete packages if any problem is encountered ...
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Although I have Texlive installed from DVD apt-get suggests to install it every time, how can I avoid this behaviour?

I installed TexLive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS and now I would like to install other packages together with a frontend for Latex, namely TexStudio. The problem is that when I try to install ...
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Can I use a Debian package build environment to build Ubuntu packages?

I have a Debian wheezy server that I use to build packages using pbuilder and git-buildpackage. I can currently build packages for Debian sid, wheezy, and squeeze. I would like to use this same ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), ...
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download.01.org certificate verification failed - CRLfile missing?

So I had intel-Linux-graphics-installer on my computer but lately when I sudo apt-get update I get the following error Err https://download.01.org trusty/main amd64 Packages ...
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Can't install any software using apt-get [duplicate]

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Software center installation stuck after script cancellation

Attempted to add the Matlab installation and it asked me where my current installation was -- never have tried to install it before -- I hit cancel when it asked for the installation directory and now ...
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How not to install recommended and suggested packages?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, I did the following, sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf and added APT::Install-Recommends "false"; APT::Install-Suggests "false"; but did not work. When I try to install a ...
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Use a local tarball with webupd8's Oracle java package?

I'm using the Oracle java package from the webupd8 teams PPA, which is saving me a lot of hassles doing automated installs of the Oracle jvm. I'd like to speedup the process more, and avoid redundant ...
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Apt server certificate error with download.01.org [duplicate]

I should begin by mentioning that I am very new to Ubuntu and I am in the process of getting used to it. Every time I try to update it gives me back an error. I have put it here in my question. ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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How do I find packages to install via apt-get

After doing a man apt-get and cursory Google search it's not clear how I find new programs to install (from the internet) using apt-get (which is amazingly powerful and simple coming from another ...
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Trick system into thinking extra files have been installed (netfix-desktop)

I've downloaded netflix-desktop, which requires a *.png image which should have been downloaded automatically during installation. However, the URL for said package is now dead. I found a similar ...
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avoid installing some packages from metapackage

I want to install xubuntu-desktop (a very large metapackage) but I don't want some of the packages on it (around 10). A standard method to do this is in two steps: 1) install metapackage, 2) purge ...
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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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Where can I find when new version become available for Ubuntu?

For a number of packages that I use in Ubuntu Trusty Tahr I need a newer version than I can get via the default repositories. I often wonder when these new package versions get updated in the ...
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Installing All Packages in a PPA

How do I download all of the packages contained within a particular PPA in one command, without explicitly listing out each package? For example, say I want to download all 108 or so packages ...
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Failed to satisfy dependencies (Broken Cache) when trying to install software

I recently I installed mate on Ubuntu, which I believe messed things up. I get an error when trying to reinstall Google Chrome. It comes up with a pop-up saying ''broken dependencies, do you want to ...
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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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Unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev on 12.04

While trying to install open mpi on my Ubuntu 12.04, I am getting error unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev. What to do? $ sudo apt-get install libopenmpi-dev openmpi-bin openmpi-doc unable to ...
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linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and while updating (upgrading) I received an error message: Error: BrokenCount>0. I was searching and trying everything I found here, but the package ...
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How does the --root option of gdebi work?

I'm trying to install a local .deb file and all it's dependencies from local .deb files, too. I want to use gdebi and saw, that it has a --root option. --root=ROOTDIR Use alternative ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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Web Apps install problem in 12.04 64bit installation

I just did: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-preview and get the following message: Reading package ...
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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is there a GUI front end for Nix package manager?

I've heared about Nix package manager and how powerful it is so i installed in my Ubuntu ? I was wondering if there is GUI front end for it ( Like pacman simple GUI in manjaro linux ) or It just runs ...