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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to pack a “complete” ubuntu? [on hold]

all. I'm not sure how to ask this question. I had been search this question in past couple few days. Here is my question: I would like to know how to pack a "complete" ubuntu when the date of release ...
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how to check package version before install

Im trying to install Apache 2.4.12 or apache2.4 at least. I see some listings for apache2.2 in the apt-cache, but I don't see apache2.4. How can I verify the actually version that sudo apt-get ...
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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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Submitting Ubuntu Touch Scope

I have a problem trying to upload an Ubuntu Scope to the store. When I upload the *.click file, I get the following error: "The uploaded package name (ba-unsa-etf) does not use your namespace ...
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libperl-dev fails to install because it can't find dependencies

I'm trying to install libperl-dev onto a server via chef but the server fails to install with the following error message: Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libc-dev-bin ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unmet dependencies is not being resolved

I am completely new to ubuntu and I fell in love with it. I am completely happy with its features. But The problem is I've got some red icon in the task bar that is showing the following message: ...
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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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When i try to install Google Chrome (i386 64 bits) it ask me to remove pidgin-indicator. How can i get both running?

When i installed in first time pidgin-indicator from webup8 PPA (i have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), i didnt noticed that it removed me Google Chrome. When i realized that, i tried to install again Chrome, ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation of libdrm-dev

I am trying to install mesa-common-dev (sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev), however I get the following message: mesa-common-dev: Depends: libdrm-dev(>= 2.4.52) but will not be installed. ...
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How to keep linux-cloud-tools-virtual in sync with my kernel?

The Ubuntu 14.04 package linux-cloud-tools-virtual, used for compatibility with Hyper-V, depends on linux-cloud-tools-3.13.0-44-generic. However, the standard installed kernel is 3.13.0-32, which ...
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Synaptics Package manager and Software Manager crash

Hello when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 14.10 this error message appears: E: Type ‘apt-get’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list E: The ...
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error processing package debhelper [duplicate]

When i try to install or remove applications or update and upgrade my Ubuntu 14 i get error messages and the installation fails. This is an example on what happens: kardac@SidFolio-9470m:/$ sudo ...
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How to fix unmet python3 dependencies [closed]

I was trying to get mysql working on my computer so I tried to install the necessary packages with: sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev And ran into the errors: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Software center won't open,14.04

This problem began when I used the One Click Download for Moonlight from Mono. There is an error in the source list, line 2. I tried to update, same results. I tried deleting the line, the error moves ...
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Why latest version of packages in Synaptic is different from developers website? [duplicate]

I found that latest version which is determined in Synaptic Package Manager is older than what is on developer web site. It is different from latest stable versions as well, and even after 2 (or ...
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How to figure out whether a package is already installed?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 as a guest on a windows host. Before installing GCC, I need to make sure that the following packages are installed: GMP, MPFR and MPC I checked the Ubuntu package site ...
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How to list all packages in a repo by name

I've made a full clone of Ubuntu packages repo (about 230 GB), and running a local VM as my repo server. What command can I use to list ALL packages contained within that repo?
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Install Everpad - unmet dependencies - libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.23-0ubuntu1) but 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 is to be installed

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but keen on coming to grips with it. I've tried to install Everpad on Ubuntu 14.04. The repository was added to source.list and the repository key was registered as well. ...
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i'm new user installed package have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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Installing TeamViewer

Trying to install Team Viewer. Downloaded Deb package sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_10.0.37742_amd64.deb >(Reading database ... 282424 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Issue with linux-image-3.13.0-44-generic & linux-image-extra-3.13.0-44-generic [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu Server for a few months now. I'm getting the below OUTPUT after running sudo apt-get -f upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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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 ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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In which location are Ubuntu packages installed? [duplicate]

There is an Ubuntu application called remote desktop viewer, I want its location to run in a script, how can I get the package details?
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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Packages for Ubuntu Core Snappy

How can I find out what packagges are available for Ubuntu Core? I've googled everything, but I can't seem to find a website like packages.ubuntu.com for Core.
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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PeerGuardian Installation (E: Unable to locate package)

Following the instructions on their wiki (http://sourceforge.net/p/peerguardian/wiki/pgl-Install-DebianUbuntu/), I run into this error that it cannot find any of the PG programs to install. What am I ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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Error trying to install wine in Ubuntu 14.10: missing or conflicting packages

I already tried to install it with the terminal as well as with the ubuntu-software-center, but I always get this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are ...
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Ways to unpackage a tar file [duplicate]

I have heard of many different ways to unpackage a .tar file but it is unclear which ones are "official" (if there is one) and how they are different. Also, I have noticed that some work on some ...
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Install python package with python

I will maybe repeat the same question but, when I read "How to intall python packages on Ubuntu" everybody say to "Enter python install file.py" or "Enter sudo" but when I follow these instructions, ...
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apt-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...