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

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How to add the source packages on launchpad to my PPA?

I have a working project on launchpad, with generation of packages for three version of Ubuntu distribution and all is fine there. However, I cannot find the option to tell launchpad to put the source ...
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update problem: untrusted packages [duplicate]

When I am trying to gen an update through the Software Center I get this: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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error: Package requirements (libssh2) were not met

I have troubles installing monodevelop. I was trying to follow this tutorial but I had an error when hitting this command ./configure --profile=stable. Here is a screenshot of the error I'm getting ...
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Should I install packages when alerted another package depends on it for installation?

I've been installing libraries to get Google Earth to run on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I got a list here, but this was returned when I entered it: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Unable to upgrade 15.04

I'm currently trying to upgrade to latest version of Ubuntu, but when I run: sudo do-release-upgrade I get this error message: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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After removing a package, more packages are removed

After I type in my shell: sudo apt-get --purge remove openssl I got more than just openssl packages removed, why? Below is partial output: (Reading database ... 400426 files and directories ...
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vlc installs, but not on system?

Dear Ubuntu community, This is very strange to me. I added the nightly build ppa for vlc, installed vlc, removed vlc, then removed ppa. Now I am stuck: $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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Error message: 'E:The package mono-runtime needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

I run 12.04 and get the following message when I want to update: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please ...
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Cups missing /etc/init.d/cups and cannot be updated

cups package wants to be updated, but the /etc/init.d/cups was deleted before. now we cannot install it. root@server:~# touch /etc/init.d/cups root@server:~# env LC_MESSAGES=EN apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Install all recent packages installed on other computer.

I have some package installed on a computer. I want to install similar packages for other computer. I can list down all recent packages with this command cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\ install\ " ...
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I can't install Winusb?

I try to install Winusb and this comes up: Package dependencies cannot be resolved: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. ...
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Does anybody know how I might fix this error? (Mainly how to fix broken packages in linux)

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Why am i getting the error message “package 'owncloud' has no installation candidate?”

I am attempting to install Owncloud to Ubuntu server 14.10. I am using the code: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/community/xUbuntu_14.10/ /' >> ...
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Download from a new repository without modifying /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm am currently using heroku, and I am trying to install a package from a non-standard repo (https://github.com/openalpr/openalpr/wiki/Compilation-instructions-(Ubuntu-Linux)) I have had no issues ...
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Schemas missing - Unity Tweak Tool

I understand this is very similar to this question and this one, but none of the answers there have worked for me. When trying to install the packages mentioned in those questions, apt-get throws up ...
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Partial distribution upgrade 14.01 to 14.10 lost permissions to do anything

My WiFi went down as I was upgrading. Now, when I try to update software, I get an error message stating that I am not authorized to install or uninstall software. I cannot access synaptic. I searched ...
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Cleaning old kernels does not work

I am a new Ubuntu user, so please have patience. It all started when my /root partition became full. It was obviously too small and I will have to resize. I tried to remove kernels using Synaptic and ...
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Why is python-pip kept back in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I upgrade these days, I get this message: $ sudo apt-get upgrade -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Update manager wont work

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Type 'e' is not ...
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How to uninstall Battle.net and Hearthstone

I downloaded Hearthstone and Battle.net a while ago and they had both been working great. However, I am now unable to properly log into my hearthstone account. When I do log in hearthstone is ...
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Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list'

I am trying to access update manager, so I can update my Ubuntu but everytime I open it, it gives me Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list ...
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Error using apt-get

Hi I am getting an error whenever I use using apt-get. For example, when I try sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to forcefully remove wine with unmet dependencies that are not resolved by sudo apt-get -f install

Firstly, the unmet dependencies are not being met by sudo apt-get -f install The following commands were not successful for removing wine Optional, to remove Wine 1.7.45 and winetricks, open a new ...
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Why does login banner on 12.04.5 LTS list package update notice twice, different number of packages on each?

Running 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64). When I log in via ssh, I got this today: Graph this data and manage this system at: https://landscape.canonical.com/ 5 packages can be ...
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Can't install Cheese or OBS-Studio

I use Kubuntu 14.04 and I recently installed Wine and PlayOnLinux. I am trying to download OBS-Studio and cheese but it won't work. Before I downloaded Wine and PlayOnLinux cheese worked fine.I tryed ...
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error while trying to install from software center

Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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Problem with umnet dependencies

I did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04, did updates and upgrades, when i tried installing softwares smplayer, synaptic package manager, ubuntu-restricted-extras, gdebi, etc.. getting a umnet ...
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Unmet dependencies after skype

I tried install Skype from deb-file, downloaded from Skype.com on my fresh Ubuntu 14.04. This attepmt caused an error: ... skype depends on libasound2-plugins. dpkg: error processing package skype ...
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Can't install systemctl - E: Package 'systemd' has no installation candidate

I want to install 'systemd' in ubuntu/trusty64 but getting E: Package 'systemd' has no installation candidate error, have done sudo apt-get update and upgrade before and after installation commands. ...
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Can't reinstall Banshee?

So, I had Banshee because of dependencies issues and now I can't reinstall the player from Guake or Synaptic Package Manager. error from Synaptic: banshee: Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.44.1) but ...
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how to get the sudo apt-get install r-base failure

after entering the command sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev it prompts me to insert a disc labeled ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty tahr. What does that mean? Do i have to insert a disc as the prompt ...
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dpkg: error processing archive

I am new to Ubuntu, when I try to install new package, It is asking for run sudo apt-get -f install command, and when I execute that command, I am getting following logs: temp@temp-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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Reg installing packages on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid vervet

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I am using this PC behind corporate firewall. I am not able to install any package from terminal.when I run sudo apt-get install git I am getting the error ...
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/usr/local/lib contains libraries which Aptitude reports aren't installed

I am trying to build a project that uses a specific library (SDL) on Ubuntu. The project uses old version of the library (libSDL-1.2). I've made mistake of installing the newest library but have since ...
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accidentally deleted /usr/*

# apt-get install bind9 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done bind9 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 ...
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Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0

I am trying to install Simplicity studio on Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) and I get this error E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'lib32bz2-1.0' I tried to ...
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gcc fails to compile

I'm a newbee but adventuresome. I'm tri-booting Windows, Fedora, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (all 64). Learning but not using dpkg, apt, and apt-get. Starting to study C++ using Ubuntu (the only one with gcc ...
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Is there a way to create a deb package that installs only on certain distros? [duplicate]

We have a certain set of supported OSs. And within that - for debian/ubuntu, we support only wheezy and trusty. Is there anything within the packaging that can control this? That is, the .deb file ...
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pakage installed but ubuntu still not recognized

i create new virtual machine ubuntu 14 desktop. i have an issue with display. i'm trying to install xserver-xorg-core package. but ubuntu give unmet depndenices. however when i tried to install this ...
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Why can terminal uninstall itself?

How does apt-get remove xterm go through? And after it's been uninstalled, xterm doesn't close and continues to function normally. Is the xterm process cached in RAM whilst it is running?
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pkg-config not updating installed libs

I am trying to install GTK+-3.16 and I have installed all the dependencies but when I finally try to configure GTK, it gives the following errors: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 ...
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Unable to correct dependencies while installing vlc

In an attempt to install vlc offline(internet was down), I manually installed the packages needed to run vlc. I copied the packages from my friends Ubuntu(apt-cache depends vlc). So now my apt-get ...
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system trouble after apt-get upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade a few times and kept returning an error message. After a restart my system doesn't work properly. I've looked at other questions and found that my boot partition is full. So ...
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Package explanation

I was having issues with my graphics card working on Ubuntu and I had to enter the commands below as part of the process to get it working. I don't know what they are or what they do, so I'd like ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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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 ...
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Which packages is installed by default in Ubuntu?

How to determine whether a given package is shipped by default in Ubuntu installation or it's installed later by the user?! The answer in this U&L says: To figure out if a package (Tor here) ...
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Several unmet dependencies

I have recently tried downloading steam from the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I try to launch the program I got the bellow error message. Also my results when trying to install are this when it ...
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Not All Updates Can Be Installed Lubuntu

When I try "Software Updater" -> "Not All Updates Can Be Installed" Please tell me is everything ok with the updates? sudo apt-get update Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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vlc player is not installing from ubunto software center giving a massage

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...