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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

0
votes
1answer
48 views

Apt-get is not installing jdk properly

Any time I try use apt-get install (I'm logged into the root account) It doesnt work properly this is what it comes up with (This is after trying to use it to install java jdk) Reading package ...
-1
votes
1answer
39 views

Python is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the error: The program 'python' is not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-minimal I have done this and it still gives me the same error.
0
votes
0answers
14 views

remove mysql with its unmet dependencies from ubuntu

I tried to install mysql into ubuntu The installation file was .deb It was not properly installed. Now i want to remove it. I used following command to remove it sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

/usr/bin/dpkg issue when installing apache

I think I may have deleted an important directory while uninstalling apache I'm experiencing the following issue when trying to install Apache: Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4) ... cp: cannot ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
-3
votes
0answers
23 views

Depends Debian problem [closed]

> > apt-get --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting > dependencies... failed. The following packages have ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

Installing Using Terminal Brings Up Long List of Auto Removable 'Options'

So I'm using the terminal to install a few programs, little minor things like visual boy advance and such. Every time I do, it makes a rather gigantic list of things that can be removed with ...
3
votes
0answers
29 views

How to prevent apt-get install from removing package holds?

We've recently upgraded from 10.04 to 14.04. We have some held packages, which we upgrade them from time to time. It appears that on 14.04, when you install or upgrade a package it removes the hold ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

X11 Development Libraries

I am new to ubuntu, I am using ubuntu 13.10, and trying to install NS-2. During the installation I am facing the following error; X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory Then i tried to install ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

synaptic package manager not showing drives [closed]

Why in my synaptic package manager doesn't show the below drives Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) nvidia Display Driver Version 352.21 Release Date Mon Jun 15, 2015 Operating System Linux 64-bit ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Cannot upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.02 due to kernel package problem

I am experiencing a problem with 3.13.0.57 kernel. After the upgrade the system was not able to boot anymore. I booted it with the previous kernel image and tried to remove the broken kernel packages, ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

How to generate a list of categorized list of applications?

When I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Installed, I get a categorized list of all applications. It's something for example like Accessories (Disk, Text editor, ...), Developer tools ...
1
vote
3answers
518 views

How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
3
votes
1answer
161 views

Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
5
votes
3answers
943 views

Where can I obtain nightly-builds of LibreOffice?

Is there a PPA with nightly builds of LibreOffice? Or some another source that I can add to my sources.list such that I can try nightly-builds of LibreOffice? I know about the various ways to get the ...
4
votes
2answers
14k views

How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
-2
votes
0answers
22 views
0
votes
0answers
22 views

I want to install packages from LAN network

On updating /etc/apt/sources.lst deb http://10.254.5.225/debs amd64/ trusty main universe restricted multiverse E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (absolute dist) E: The list of ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Cannot remove codeblocks using apt-get - Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run sudo apt-get remove codeblocks I am met with this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: codeblocks-contrib : Depends: libgamin0 but it is not going to be ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

How do I mirror any VCS unique to Ubuntu?

I'm a student at UWyo researching source code differences. I've been cloning git repositories from distributions conforming to the following: sudo cat /var/lib/apt/lists/* | grep Vcs-Git | awk ...
21
votes
6answers
15k views

Is there an apt command to download a deb file from the repositories to the current directory?

I am often interested in the installation triggers (postinst, postrm) or certain parts of packages (like /usr/share and /etc). Currently, I am running the next command to retrieve the source code: ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

How can I add new packages to archive.ubuntu.com? [duplicate]

I found that some of the software downloaded by "apt-get" is now out of date. I compiled the new versions into .deb packages. Now, how can I add them into the software center or archive.ubuntu.com? I ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Can't access Sotware and update in ubuntu 14.04 + installation Error

Here is a very simple problem with my Ubuntu: I Can't access Software and update in system settings! when I click on system settings in the top-right gear icon, there is no Software and update icon ...
2
votes
3answers
259 views

Cannot apt upgrade due to kernel package problems

an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user here. Basically I had a problem when running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade An error code was returned by dpkg because the Linux kernel package 3.13.0.57 was ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

debsums flags some files as broken even after package reinstallation

When I run debsums -c in ubuntu it flags the following files as corrupted: /usr/lib/aspell/it.rws /var/lib/aspell/it.compat Trough dpkg -S I discovered that those two files belong to the package ...
138
votes
14answers
81k views

How to backup settings and list of installed packages

If I want to make a backup of everything I have done since the fresh install of Ubuntu, what are the possible options? What all should I backup? I want to get all the settings that I changed, all the ...
10
votes
9answers
55k views

How to check if Network Proxy is really applied?

I'm trying to set Network Proxy to use my LAN's internet connection to update packages. while the proxy settings works on my firefox, but the package manager still cannot connect to Internet. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
1
vote
2answers
24 views

Tools for Package Managing [closed]

I've had numerous problems in the past where apt-get fails to do something and gives a confusing reason why which doesn't help me solve the problem, but aptitude guesses some alternative action that ...
22
votes
4answers
32k views

How to install GUI desktop on a server?

After installing Ubuntu server how do I install the desktop environment?
189
votes
7answers
531k views

How to install updates via command line?

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 in I still ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
5
votes
1answer
26 views

Using dch to increment release number without a suffix?

I'm building my software into a deb package using the standard devscripts, and I would like to use dch to automatically increment the release number for non-source code changes (i.e. packaging changes ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

How can I slove postgresql-9.3-postgis-2.1 unmet dependencies Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed PostgreSQL v9.3 (database) on Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm currently attempting to install the following: sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.3-postgis-2.1 However I'm getting the following ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

How to log usages of cpu, memory etc in collectd?

Is there anyway that I can log usage of cpu, memory, etc in collectd? I know 'kcollectd' lets you see graphically but I want to log those usages lively. Thank you in advance
2
votes
1answer
21 views

How to change interval time in collectd?

how do I change interval time in collectd? I want to collect my data for every 1 second.. Thanks in advance
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Relink dependencies dpkg

I removed a self-compiled .deb-package (OpenCV) by using dpkg -r --force-depends. I have done that this way because another package (ROS) have some dependencies on it. The purpose was just to ...
4
votes
1answer
42 views

Apt doesn't want to install an older version of package

I'm building a debian package from the source code. The package has, among the others, the following dependency (part of debian/control): libswarm-dev (>= 0.6.1.0), libswarm-dev (<< 0.7), ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

How to purge *all* Unity packages?

Does anyone know how to purge these packages without breaking the system? gir1.2-unity-5.0 libunity-common libunity-protocol-private0 libunity9 unity-asset-pool unity-greeter The goal is a ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

Unable to locate mono packages in Ubuntu 14.04

After updating Linux with: sudo apt-get update I'm trying to install referenceassemblies-pcl and ca-certificates-mono as per this article respectively using the below commands: sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

ppa-purge leaves me with 25 unresolved dependencies

Oh dear. I just followed advice on how to try the latest Gnome release. Admittedly, it made it clear that I was moving into riskier territory, but it gave a way to roll back. So I tried it. But when ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

popcorn time not installed

So I tried to install popcorn-time over terminal and it failed, and I was ok with that. But then every time I try to install something else (like aptitude for example) over terminal I get this ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Package in launchpad but apt-get says no installation candidate found

I am trying to install liblcms1-dev on Ubuntu 15.04. I can see the package here on Launchpad. But when I run apt-get install liblcms1-dev I get: E: Package 'liblcms1-dev' has no installation ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Downgrade from Evolution 3.16 to Evolution 3.12

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Gnome Evolution 3.16 by adding the Gnome PPA in my sources list. This worked briefly, but then Evolution stopped working with my Google Apps accounts (happened on ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Ubuntu 14.04 update failure due to failure in certificate authentication

Below is the error from running sudo apt-get update in a terminal on Ubuntu 14.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages server ...