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

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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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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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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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What is it? Help me please [closed]

N: Ignoring file 'trusty-dell-csmb-vivid-skl.list.disable' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension N: Ignoring file 'trusty-oem.list.disable' in directory '/etc/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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apt-get hash sum mismatch

I am trying to install packages from an internal repository and I am getting persistent issues with hash sum mismatches on ubuntu 14.04. WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ...
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APT install package with dependency

I created own debian packages with dependencies. Package A: Version 1.0 depends on Package B = 1.2 Version 1.1 depends on Package B = 1.2 Package B: Version: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 If I'm trying to ...
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update-desktop-database: not found error when installing ubuntu-mate-welcome

I am running Kubuntu 16.04 LTS, when I try to install the ubuntu-mate-welcome, I get this message. Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Suggested packages:...
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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-...
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dpkg error with libmysqlclient18

Every time I try to install/uninstall any package I got the same message: nelson@nelson:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox [sudo] password for nelson: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 3.13.0-69-generic cannot be found - Can't Update!

When trying to upgrade, I get this error: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 81.8 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Why do snap-packages exist - is there a real need? [closed]

Assumptions Honestly, I do not know much about snap-packages - but this is irrelevant for this question - see below. I assume the system is significantly different from the existing one. Does the ...
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Failed to download respository information - Software Updater [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04LTS, 64bit. I tried to run Software Updater, but I had that "Failed to download respository information. Check your Internet connection" message (screenshot). I ran apt-get update,...
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Do I have to create a new snap package everytime a dependency gets a security update?

If I create a snap package with lets say 5 dependencies. Do I have to create a new package version everytime a dependency gets a (security) update? I mean the advantage of .deb packages is that in ...
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Why apt-add-repository does not enable source for main?

I'm trying to enable deb-src source repositories for main, universe, etc. Since it is possible to add them to sources.list with apt-add-repository main I would assume that apt-add-repository -s ...
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Conflicts installing nfs-common - missing LSB tags and overrides

sorry I'm not very experienced with Ubuntu. I just tried to install NFS client and got this error: root@server:/usr/local/vpnserver# apt-get install nfs-common Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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QT unmet dependencies for smplayer

I was trying to upgrade smplayer, but aptitude tells that it's unable to solve the dependencies for libqt5script5 $>sudo aptitude dist-upgrade The following NEW packages will be installed: ...
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Error while updating my system 16.04 LTS

When I am using following command to update my system, I got an error from dpkg,how to rectify that, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade linux-signed-image-generic ...
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Packaging to deb : no source format specified in debian/source/format

Am following the tutorial explained here to build a deb file for my own software. The Software itself will be distributed as deb file in our website and so no need to put on PPA or something like that ...
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How to report a corrupt package on a specific apt repository?

I am trying to install "netatalk (2.2.5-1) i386" from tr.archive.ubuntu.com But cannot continue to download after 78% and install fails. I have changed the repository and installed the package. But ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 version not taking input from mouse or keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04, I upgraded my linux after long time & tried installing mechanize and some other modules of python. and also upgraded to python3.4 .As a result my current linux version (3.16.0-...
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Having trouble running update through terminal

After typing sudo apt-get update which I've done quite a bit in the past few months, (I am a new Linux user and kind of went in head first to try to teach myself) the two different error messages I'm ...
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mdadm package broken, but cannot purge and reinstall

My mdadm package is not fully installed and now when I run apt-get upgrade I see the following error message: Setting up mdadm (3.3-2ubuntu7.1) ... dpkg: error processing package mdadm (--configure): ...
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Proxy problems after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 / Apt 1.2

I used the cntlm proxy for authentication against a ntlm proxy server in the past. While this worked seamlessly in 14.04, now I get some Hash Sum mismatches when trying to sudo apt update. I also ...
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I can't download anything on 16.04 LTS

When I try to download anything at all through the terminal on 16.04, it doesn't finish something as I do this command: sudo apt-get install kdenlive. It then tells me Unmet Dependencies. Try 'apt-get ...
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Upgrading to python 3.x

Any way i can update to python 3.x? The version I am using is 2.7.11+ When I usesudo apt-get install python it says it's already at the latest version.
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apt-get update not Working due to unmet dependencies

Whenever I try installing using apt-get install command I am getting errors like these Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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How can I get a list of all packages available for a specific version of Ubuntu (not necessarily the one I have installed)?

I can get a list of all available packages and their details using the following command: apt-cache search . Which outputs a list of packages which looks like this: i 0ad - Real-...
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Selective sudo apt-get dist-upgrade [duplicate]

If I run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade It upgrades all the packages on my system, including LibreOffice, Chrome & Firefox, which for me is undesirable. How can I tell Ubuntu to only install ...
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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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Why Warning about Apt's partner in this /etc/apt/sources.list of Ubuntu 16.04?

I use the default GUI to select the packages but it complicates in the package of partner in /etc/apt/sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1)]/ xenial ...
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Why does upgrading the Linux Kernel often cause one to have to run 'apt-get autoremove' twice?

I have noticed that after installing a kernel update through the standard means of sudo apt-get dist-upgrade that sometimes (very rarely) when I run sudo apt-get autoremove afterwards it says that ...
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How to make a deb file which tells the system a reboot is required?

I plan to set up a PPA or perhaps submit my package to Debian, but there is something I really need to know, I understand that packages normally do something with /var/run/reboot-required and are ...
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Openjdk 9 broken package cannot install inubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Fellows I tried to install openjdk-9 jdk via this command: sudo apt-geet install openjdk-9* And I got this error: Τα ακόλουθα πακέτα έχουν ανεπίλυτες εξαρτήσεις: Preparing to unpack .../openjdk-9-...
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How to fix the error about incompatible version of libc and libgcc when upgrading Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS?

I encountered the following error when trying to upgrade a server running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. To summary, this error complains that there are incompatible versions (amd64 and i386) of two libraries ...
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Can wine and play on linux be installed in Ubuntu 16.04? [closed]

I'm upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 and having trouble installinging some items I used in the old OS.
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zeroc-ice dependencies has broken apt-get, help!

I've busted apt-get while I was trying to get a mumble server viewer running, and have since given up on doing that as I can't find/discover the resources/solutions to make that happen. but now I can'...
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Can't install or update any software

I'm new to Linux and I was trying a few new things. I was having problem install stuffs on software center at first because if this error Failed to fetch http://llvm.org/apt/precise/dists/llvm-...
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How to get the download file name of apt-get download?

I have no sudo privilege, So, I want to install software into my home directory. I have a lot of package to download, so I want to write a script to do this. I use: apt-get download libopencv-dev ...
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Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times with Ubuntu 16.04

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/google.list:1 W: Target Packages (main/binary-...
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Dependencies issue while installing vlc

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 2.1.5-0ppa1~precise1 is to be installed Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8-1~) but 4:0....
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize specific package through apt-get

I'm trying to install libboost-thread1.54.0 (I need this specific version) using this command: sudo apt-get install libboost-thread1.54.0 but it throws me this error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How do I install photofilmstrip on Ubuntu 16.04?

When I try to install photofilmstrip, I am told that that there is a problem: Error dependency is not satisfiable: pythonwxgtk2.8 When I tried to install it via Command line, sudo apt-get ...
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What is an alternative for Ubuntu tweak that I can use for removing the old kernels? [duplicate]

What is an alternative for Ubuntu tweak that I can use for removing the old kernels? I wanna delete the old kernels and headers