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

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Unable to install libjack-dev

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. 64-bit and I am trying to install linuxband. To do I need to install the package libjack-dev, but when I do so I obtain the following message: Some packages could not be ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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How to solve the error: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

wazir@wazir:~$ sudo software-properties-gtk [sudo] password for wazir: (process:15506): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale. Cannot set locale: ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Reinstalling guile 2.0 - dev

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libltdl-dev_2.4.2-1.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/libtool/libltdl/Makefile.in', which is different from other instances of package ...
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List of sources could not be read

i am getting this error when i try to run the update list command in order to correct the red minus sign on the top bar: $ sudo apt-get update E: Type' !DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source ...
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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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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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Install package with dependency built from source

I just built PostgreSQL from source on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.1 install. Now I need to install PostGIS but I'd rather install from the package. However, since I built Postgres from source, apt-get ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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How to list the packages to be installed by installing a specific package?

Pardon this newbie question, but I've previously run into serious issues as I wanted to try other desktop environments other than the default one in Ubuntu, precisely because I didn't know how to ...
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Launchpad build: Missing build dependencies: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev (>= 2.6.1)

I have a program that has libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 and libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev as dependencies on Launchpad. Problem is that it builds perfectly on Vivid (which contains these packages in Ubuntu ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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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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How to repair badly damaged package system?

I've looked at a lot of questions like this but found little in answers other than the standard apt-get purge, -f, remove, clean, etc,etc,etc. I have a package system really badly clogged up from ...
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Error when I try to install package: New software can't be installed because there is a with the software currently installed

I'm trying to install google chrome (and other packages) but i keep getting this error in the software centre. I've tried the solution in this thread but even that is not working. The error that I get ...
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How to update unshare package (unrecognized option '--fork')?

I'm facing to an issue. I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The execution of a program fails with the error: unshare: unrecognized option '--fork' I found on the web two man pages for 'unshare' package: ...
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Unknown error: '<class 'KeyError'>' (“The cache has no package named wine-staging-i386”)

There is an error sign on my Ubuntu panel which states the error given in the title. I used sudo apt-get update but it gave me no errors. However the error sign persists. How do I fix this?
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How to list all installed packages?

I'd like to output a list of all installed packages into a text file, so that I can review it and bulk-install on another system. How to do this?
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Software installation error

I am getting below error when I want to install any software because I deleted the file Config.pm Can't locate Debconf/Encoding.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debconf::Encoding module) ...
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Cant install any package anymore [duplicate]

pc@pc-desktop:~/work/$ sudo apt-get install curl [sudo] password for pc: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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How to specify installation directory when installing packages [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to linux, in college its the preferred by my computer science professors so I decided to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows 8 installation. Now, here's my problem. I read ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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How does apt handle circular dependencies?

When I installing .deb packages by hand I often encounter circular dependencies. I, then, install it with dpkg -i --force-depends ... and hope it works. How does apt handle circular dependencies?
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Running apt-get upgrade in crontab

Adding sudo apt-get upgrade -y into crontab as a daily. This seems like a very good idea to make sure everything is automatically kept updated, but nobodys ever mentioned it before (and recommend ...
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Why does Wine installation fail saying it can't install other versions of it? [duplicate]

I tried various versions to install Wine, but I am getting the below error: sudo apt-get install wine1.5 The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.6 but it is not ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libOSMesa.so.8: cannot open shared object

On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I need to install the libOSMesa8, one of the Mesa 3D libraries. In particular, I need the file libOSMesa.so.8 to run the graphic tool Asymptote. Only libosmesa6 is available ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx?

Sometime ago I used Kura's PPA to install Nginx+Pagespeed on my VPS. I would like to update it to the newest version, but the latest packages from Kura aren't so recent and I'm thinking about ...
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how to properly resove package dependencies

I am trying to install the following packages: apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-common libpq-dev The message I get is: Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problems and errors installing Chrome [on hold]

Chrome won't install via Software center nor command line. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, duel-booted next to windows 7. I'm also new to this so I'm probably doing something wrong. What I get from ...
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How to fix dpkg: error processing fusion-icon?

This is what I got after upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04: santos@santos:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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I Think I Just Messed Up My Whole System, HELP!

so i was trying to fix some dependency problems with my repositories and stuff and i ran sudo apt-get -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=yes dist-upgrade and this is what happened (some log from the ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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problem with debian package manager

Because of internet connection speed limitation i prefer installing packages offline. I usually obtain required packages from a system with the same os installed. But when I install programs this way ...
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Applying patch doesn't work when building package

I have old Ubuntu server which is vulnerable with Ghost bug. Its to old to upgrade from repository, so I want to patch source with CVE-2015-0235.diff. I set up apt-get to old-releases.ubuntu.com and ...
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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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Install some packages (with deps) on machine that has no internet connection [duplicate]

I have server with installed minimal "Ubuntu 14.04. server" on it. This server has no internet connection. How can I deliver on this machine packages like qemu-kvm, libvirt-bin, virtinst (with their ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages while installing nfs server?

I am trying to install nfs server on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine but everytime it is giving me an error like this - david@machineA:~$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server Reading package ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...