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

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Troubles with the updating process in Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and today, Monday, May, 16, 2016, I couldn't update my system (with the System Update routine) because it gave me a lot of errors. Using sudo apt-get update, the ...
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How to repair corrupt package installation (mysql)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed mysql was having mind-boggling errors. Convinced, it was a broken setup, I tried running a purge of mysql. That didn't seem to delete everything, so I tried ...
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Wired Wireless Connection not working after update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed the update package and after rebooting no wifi or ethernet connection. Tried some fixes after reading up online. Nothing improved plus new error now. Red dot in the tool bar which says "An ...
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Understanding section of “upstream_version” [duplicate]

When looking at the latest updates published by a package maintainer I noticed that there was a recent update to a package despite the minor version not incrementing: ...
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Error on installing applications

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. When I run dpkg in the terminal, I get the following ...
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How can I know when update is avaible?

You wrote : Once the future upgrade from trusty-proposed is installed you can remove that hold with: sudo apt-mark unhold libnl-3-200 libnl-genl-3-200 libnl-route-3-200 But how can I guess the ...
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fixing broken packages in ubuntu : repost

I have a lot of broken packages in my ubuntu 14.04 distro, which I am trying to fix. I am following this answer by one of our community member. I followed the first two commands and after editing the ...
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How do I find technical packages in 16.04 besides command line?

I just upgraded to 16.04. I'm installing all of the software I use. Some things that I use were previously in the software center but now cannot be found. For example, texlive packages (for latex), ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Core OS snap won't remove

So I tried to install ubuntu calculator app snap package. The process went fine and after logging out and back in I managed to start the app from the menu. After that I decided to play with snap ...
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sudo apt-get update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I recently tried to install npm and nodejs and got some errors and was suggested to run sudo apt-get update. After running sudo apt-get update I get the following error: Failed to fetch ...
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Missing locales, running in low graphics, can't apt-get

When I try to apt-get upgrade I get error with dependencies and it tells me to use apt-get -f install, but when try it perl warning setting locale failed... The problem started when I used katoolin ...
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Unable to install libmotif4

While installing dependencies for Oracle 11g setup on Ubuntu, I got the following error: Package libmotif4 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How to list broken packages in console

When I try to google how to do this, all the results I get are "How to fix broken packages". Could you give me a hint how to only list them in the console one by one?
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: ...
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GRUB shows kernels from previous ubuntu version

I have just updated Ubuntu to 16.04 version and when I boot, grub shows the kernels from the previous Ubuntu version. How can I delete them? (not only in the grub list but to actually free that space ...
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Apt-get not working after attempting to install kde desktop [duplicate]

So, I tried to install the KDE Desktop in Ubuntu, but it failed (I couldn't grab output for here). Now whenever I try to use apt-get , it says that it fails, and to use sudo apt-get -f install . ...
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How to list all packaged installed/upgraded from '-proposed'?

I was wondering if there is any way to list all packages which have been installed/upgraded from the <release>-proposed channel (for 16.04 this is xenial-proposed)? Preferably I would like to ...
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What archive type are ubuntu click packages?

Deb files and RPMS are at the end of the day zip files with files inside of them in a particular place. I was debugging one of my applications and wanted to look inside of the click package but it ...
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Hide hold back package from being listed in software updater and apt

I'm running 16.04 but downgraded the gedit package from 3.18.3 back to version 3.10.4 because of the new ugly and badly usable design, following this great answer by @Videonauth. His script installs ...
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can't install python modules using pip

I am trying to install python module "scrapy". I have pip 8.1 and python 3.4 installed . I have tried the following command in the terminal sudo pip install scrapy but i get this error instead I ...
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nodejs 6 installation shows version 0.10.25

I am trying to install the nodejs 6 version : curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs First of all , it returns me an error: env: -E: No such ...
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How to update a manually installed software package properly (here: Simplenote)?

I have installed Simplenote 1.0.0 for Ubuntu by downloading the .deb file and using the command line as explained here. As there is no ppa for this app, a notification now explains that I could update ...
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Chrome - apt-get update Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch

I'm running Chrome 50.0.2661.102 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 and today sudo apt-get update failed with the following message: ... Err:28 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 ...
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How to fully remove QEMU?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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How to remove all garbage packages with aptitude

I am getting a big garbage package list obtained with the command: aptitude search ~g or aptitude search ?garbage (These commands Select packages that are not required by any manually ...
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Unable to install wine1.7 due to broken packages

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I'm trying to install wine1.7 on my computer but sudo apt-get install wine1.7 but I get these errors : - sidhu@sidhu-Inspiron-5521:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ...
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How to install Estru3D - Structural Analysis Software?

I had problems installing Estru3D. It requires Gambas3 to be installed as a prerequisite. But it doesn't work with the newest Gambas3 installed in Ubuntu 16.04.
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libobasis5.1-core is missing with apt-get

When I install language pack, libobasis5.1-core is missing: sudo apt-get install libobasis5.1-core ... tells that libobasis5.1-core exists in list, but not in ubuntu bases. Where I can find ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to downgrade smbclient

I'm trying to downgrade smbclient as is no longer working with backuppc. I have followed the instructions in this post How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? but it doesn't seem to work. I ran sudo ...
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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VMware VSphere Client on Ubuntu

Is it possible to have VMware VSphere client on Ubuntu?I have tried this link https://www.higebu.com/vsphere-client-on-ubuntu-en.html#install-vsphere-client for installation guideline but the problem ...
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Unable to install graylog-web [duplicate]

Package graylog-web is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source. E: Package ...
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apt-get upgrade always hangs at same percentage

I am currently trying to ugprade my server system using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y. However, the upgrade process always starts to hang at exactly 31%. First, I suspected a problem ...
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Broken Packages Issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VM on Windows. I am trying to install OpenGL. I am getting the following error: vinayak@Vinayak:~/VinGL$ sudo apt-get install freeglut3 freeglut3-dev [sudo] password for ...
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File installer broken (.deb broken) [closed]

Whenever I try to install or purge something I get this: E: The package vyprvpn needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. I have a chromebook with crouton and unity on it. My ...
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Installing libpoppler.so.28

I'm so new to this and I know I'm going to ask this all wrong. I'm also scared that I've missed the correct answer somewhere already posted, and I'm very sorry if that's the case! I've been trying to ...
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IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 packages errors after upgrading to 16.04

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 on my laptop and now I have errors with IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 related packages. There seems to be a problem with dependencies. Can someone tell me how to get rid of ...
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can't upgrade from google chrome 45 to 50. Says, Unable to find expected entry

i have looked at some of the solutions here, but nothing worked: Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages - Chrome and No more updates for Google Chrome | apt-get update error. ...
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How to downgrade Ruby on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. My ruby version is: ruby 2.3.0p0 (2015-12-25) [x86_64-linux-gnu] How can I downgrade ruby to version 2.1 to be in line with the rest of my development team (some of our ...
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perfBroken dependencies in insralling opencv

I am receiving this error again and again. At the end, getting it has already installed. Please suggest how I can fix this. I tried all solutions mentioned on this question but got no solution. ...
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Can not install 'openjdk-9-jdk' because it tries to overwrite file aready included in 'openjdk-9-jdk-headless'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial desktop, 64 bit, and wanted to install openjdk-9-jdk (Java 9 development kit). The version available from the universe repository is 9~b114-0ubuntu1. Running the ...
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How can I keep gstreamer up to date?

So there's GStreamer-0.10 and there's GStreamer-1.0 and they turn out to be different. And there are many packages (like -plugins-bad, -plugins-good and so...). It's very confusing. And Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: ...
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apt-get seems to be broken

I don't really know what happened, but it seems like my apt-get command in ubuntu is broken. No matter what I do, I cannot use it to either install or uninstall anything. Right now, I am for example ...
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Can you help to install “Not Installed” packages

Hi there... I am really new on Linux system. Can you help me to install "Not Installed" packages ???
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Upgrade dependencies while upgrading a package not included in a distribution

I am using a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and don't want to upgrade the OS. However I wish to upgrade a specific package to the latest version. The package in point is spyder: The version ...
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Is there a way to set up some sort of flag or tag to a command instead of referring to its full name in terminal?

I'm trying to figure out if theres a way to rename or use some sort of tag that points to a package instead of having to write the whole name of the package in the command line? because some packages ...
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apt-get autoremove does not see dependencies of a removed package?

I had ubuntu-sdk installed, /var/log/apt/history.log has to say this about it: Commandline: apt --no-install-recommends install ubuntu-sdk Install: python3-simplejson:i386 (3.3.1-1ubuntu6, ...