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

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Dependency is not satisfiable: libglibmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 2.42.0)

Updated my mysql to 5.6 and as a consequence broke my preexisting mysql workbench. Trying to reinstall the newest mysql workbench, from both the Software Manager and the latest .deb from their ...
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Cannot install NIS package

I cannot install NIS package on Ubuntu 14.04 (upgrade from 13.10). When I try to run apt-get install nis I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Boot and Broken Count

I have 2 error messages, one is that the volume boot has 0 bytes disk space remaining. The other is error: broken count >0. When I try to fix these error it says I have to fix the other first. ...
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Remote package installation over LAN

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this? I was ...
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Why does the Software Updater allow me to update the package list without authentication unlike in Terminal? [duplicate]

I have found recently that when running the Software Updater GUI it automatically, without asking for authentication, updates the local package list, but when running the equivalent in Terminal ...
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Best way to install PyQt5 for Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am attempting to install PyQt5 on my Ubuntu box. I have been able to install the packages for Python 3, however,I have code that depends on pygraphviz which has a hard dependency on Python 2.7. I ...
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Uninstall terminal [closed]

I ask here, because googling about is quite chaotic (you fall to 'how to uninstall via terminal). I wonder how to uninstall terminal ? Cause I want to add some hardness in playing with a delivered ...
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dpkg-buildpackage ignores Vcs-Git in debian/control

I'm building a Debian package and have the following debian/control file: Source: custom-package Section: custom Priority: optional Maintainer: Dusan Rychnovsky <dusan.rychnovsky@gmail.com> ...
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can not open software center 14.04 LTS

OS - Ubuntu 14.04 lts Background - wanted to install chrome, but software centre was not opening. What I did - tried to uninstall and re-install software centre through terminal. failed. result ...
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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ipython qtconsole

I get this error when launching qtconsole. I already installed: sudo apt-get install libzmq-dev sudo pip install pyzmq sudo pip install pygments sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui ...
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Resolving Wine Dependency Errors

Here's the broken package problem I get from wine: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1:1.7.12-0ubuntu1) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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Can you *simulate* an upgrade from one Ubuntu version to the next?

How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu? does a great job of explaining how to do a version upgrade. It also says "Upgrading Ubuntu works 99 times out of 100" which has not been my experience - ...
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How to install nvidia-cuda-toolkit package?

If I enter sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit it will remve almost all my packages (xorg server, abiword etc.). Downloading local repository from nvidia official site breaks a lot of ...
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How can I install libsdl-ttf2.0:i386 without nuking my system?

I'm trying to play Toribash, and after regularly installing all of the required libraries, I decided to try the i386 ones and they solved the problems. Until I got to libsdl-ttf2.0. Trying to install ...
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Why is package 'xul-ext-ubufox' is required to install the Firefox package?

When trying to install the Firefox package on Ubuntu 14.04 it prompts me to also install xul-ext-ubufox: $ sudo apt-get install firefox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Fix “half-installed” package

I have the latest google chrome but accidentally tried to install the .deb package i downloaded two years ago, then cancelled with ctrl-c when it was unpacking, now it keeps telling me its half ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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Linking to different versions of a library with cmake

When using cmake to link code to a library, I am trying to understand how Ubuntu finds the correct library when there may be more than one version installed. For example, in my case, I have installed ...
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Update outside of the repositories

Let's assume, I have an application (called abc), that is, in the current repositories, on version 1.0 . So I find in the internet the news today 'BREAKING: abc Version 1.5 released, IT FIXES ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 removal of “Not installed” packages using Synaptic Package Manager

I am experienced computer user but a newbee to Linux. This is a new installation of Xubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) using the "wipe existing OS" feature. Using the STATUS button in SPM, I can see a list ...
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Linking with a newer library rather than an old one

I am trying to compile the Point Cloud Library from source (http://pointclouds.org/). After running cmake and make, I receive the following linking error: Linking CXX executable ...
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command for re-installing uninstalled packages?

I just removed a package with synaptic. Many additional (30-40) packages got also removed, because they had dependencies to the main package. Now I reinstalled the main package and I simply want to ...
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in Ubuntu 14.04.3 UCK tool,I can't install wine 1.6 or wine1.7 [duplicate]

I can install wine1.7 successfully by following commond,but can't install in uck tool Why is this happening and how can I fix it? $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa $ sudo apt-get update ...
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Syanptic: Could not download all respository indexes

I've been trying on and off to fix this and I have come to the point where I need to ask for help. The last thing I did was visit here (Update manager: "Could not download all repository ...
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Confused about packages libc6-amd64 and libc6:amd64

While debugging (on a 64-bit system), gdb told me: warning: the debug information found in "/lib64/ld-2.19.so" does not match "/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2" (CRC mismatch). Trying to track down ...
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Apt-get Issues (and random crashes)

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (x64, i7, etc.). Everything has been working perfectly for a long time. However, this morning I was watching some videos online (YouTube) when Firefox crashed. I tried running ...
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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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Vivid - broken package using upstart on a systemd install

I tried to get dnscrypt-proxy working from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~anton+/+archive/ubuntu/dnscrypt EDIT: this PPA is outdated, and the correct one to use is ...
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get only one arch update

I have enabled multi arch enabled (64 and 32) in my machine and I want to update system but it is giving me below error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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remove libavcodec54

In the Xubuntu offline documentation it says: It will be necessary to install "xubuntu-restricted-extras" in order to play proprietary media formats like e.g. MP3. At the Ubuntu Software ...
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How to tell if a certain package exists in the apt repos? [duplicate]

I am specifically interested in determining whether a 32-bit version of OpenJDK 8 exists in the apt/Ubuntu repos. According to this answer, you can install the 32-bit version of the Open JDK 7 ...
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Error while installing ubuntu 15.04, unable to install grub-efi-amd64-signed

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 in my HP lap which has windows 8 OS. While installing, it showed an error that it was unable to install grub-efi-amd64-signed and it also mentioned that the above ...
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How to install Brosix secure instant messaging on an Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone

I have already installed the Brosix .deb app on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop without any problems. I copied the app to the downloads folder on my Aquaris E5 Ubuntu touch phone, downloaded the terminal from ...
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Can I fix package metadata locally? [closed]

I have a dependency problem. A bunch of packages decided to depend on libgbm1 instead of libgbm1-lts-utopic at some point. What puzzles me is that libgbm1-lts-utopic does not provide libgbm1: $ ...
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How to install bimp for gimp 2.8 on ubuntu?

$ sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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building package libimobiledevice 1.2 for ubuntu 14.04. (iOS 8 support)

Me new iPad comes with iOS 8.1 and libimobiledevice 1.1.5 installed in ubuntu 14.04 just support iOS 7. It was cool to be able to manage my files and photos in my Ubuntu. This question was asked in ...
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Package libgeotiff-epsg is not available and has no installation candidate

I am installing openstreet server on Ubuntu and for that I need to install libgeotiff-epsg package. When I do sudo apt-get install libgeotiff-epsg, it it returning that Package libgeotiff-epsg is ...
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Trouble sync'ing Ubuntu channel in Spacewalk

We have a fairly complex setup in that our production environment is not able to connect to the internet. To aid in lifecycle, I am using Spacewalk server in our test environment with a cloned channel ...
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ubuntu-restricted-extras

I am trying to install ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (so that I can play mp3 files). However, I get an error message (see below). Any suggestions? Thanks! ...$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Can not install steam: E: Unable to locate package

I've ran update and upgrade and are working fine. But when I try sudo apt-get install steam all i get is Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to request a package for Ubuntu?

I want to see Webcamoid in my Ubuntu. What is the process to request the package? There are instructions how to build the stuff manually at ...
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installation failed with linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb [duplicate]

I have an issue with installation of linux-image-3.13.0-61-generic_3.13.0-61.100_amd64.deb. I am not able to install this update which is needed for all other updates and for many programs running on ...
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how to downloand and install RKDET in ubuntu

hello guys i want to install rkdet (rootkit detector) in my system. currently i am using ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. i have downloaded rkdet and read install and read me text file even followed guideline ...
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open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory)

When ever i install a new application using terminal command, i get this error E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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Why unpacking teamviewer error in processing?

i can't solve the problem even though i base to other answer in this website. please kindly help me because i am newbie in Linux OS
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Installing “texlive-fonts-extra”

I am new to using ubuntu. I currently have ubuntu running on my Mac laptop through VirtualBox. I have had a problem come up a couple times when downloading various packages (ghostscript, auctex, ...
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KDE “Authentication Errors”

I am having trouble using package managers on KDE. I have both Muon Package Manager and Apper installed, but both fail to ask for a password and give the error that I have "not authenticated". I have ...
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installing pango and dependencies?

I want to install Pango. According to linuxfromscratch.com the dependencies for Pango-1.36.8 are Fontconfig-2.11.1, and it's dependencies are FreeType-2.6, it's dependencies are Harfbuzz-1.01.1, ...
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cannot install android studio

I tried to install andorid studio with PPA : But after install running sudo apt-get install android-studio is giving error :- Setting up android-studio (4.11.0-ubuntu0) ... Archive: ...