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

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dpkg Install Problems Because Packages Are Not Configured [migrated]

I have done a fresh install of Zentyal 3.5, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. To be fully operational, several modules must be installed. Many of these modules failed to install since a chain of them ...
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apt-get install stuck at “Unpacking wine…”

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using an ordinary apt-get install playonlinux command to have it installed. However, it is always getting stuck at (i.e. doesn't do anything further): Preparing to ...
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Could not exec dpkg! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

i m using 12.04 .. i m unble to perform any installation or remove b'coz i lost my dpkg in /usr/bin/dpkg i tried with following procedure mkdir /tmp/dpkg cd /tmp/dpkg wget ...
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Removing a plethora of default installed packages

i just bourght a VPS, imaged with ubuntu 12.04, and i notice right out of the box it's using 10% ram. I then proceeded to run this: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 ...
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Package not present in ubuntu package list. Different approach (ubuntu precise 12.04)

I currently have an application that I am doing packaging now. I require ruby2.0 and the package is for Ubuntu precise. (12.04LTS) but the issue is that, ubuntu precise package list does not have ...
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I can´t install anything now in trusty after upgrade

After upgrading to trusty, it's been hell because I can't install anything from the software center or with terminal. mario@mario-Aspire-5536:~$ sudo apt-get remove linux-generic Reading package ...
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Cannot update software, cannot install anything, cannot upgrade

I cannot update anything in my system. I use the terminal and this is what I get. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package ...
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Used up software Linux Downloads folder?

I`ve been using Linux for four month. Mint Qiana,Peppermint 3, Lubuntu14.04.1. When I set up my printer, I downloaded the following: cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.deb --Archive ...
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Deleted elements that I don't know

In order to install a new version of Skype, I did sudo apt-get -force remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove This deleted lots of elements on my laptop and I don't know if they are important. Can ...
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apt-get broken…help [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu-restricted-extras using the terminal, but a "Microsoft Eula" screen poped up and I closed the terminal (now I know I should not have done it). After failing to "click" on the ...
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trying to install App but getting errors

I'm trying to install OpenPilot 14.01 on my "Precise" i386 system but I keep getting errors like Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6 (>= 2.17), and after trying several Cl answers to try and ...
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Package Dependency Issue

I am unable to install anything at the moment because of dependency issue. When I try to run apt-get -f install, the following happens; sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt-get won't install dependency

File A, version 12, has a dependency on file B, version 12. However, in the repo, there exists a B_12_all.deb and B_13_all.deb. The dependency in A_12_all.deb's control file is the following: ...
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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I'm trying to do a sudo apt-get upgrade, but there are some packages that are no longer required. Should I remove them? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but ...
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Can't upgrade packages [duplicate]

I'm truing to upgrade my packages because Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work. It just chashes when I'm trying to execute it. In terminal I wrote: sudo apt-get update And here is an answer: E: ...
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Removing BlueZ and friends packages completely in Ubuntu 14.04

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. It is running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (both fresh installations) in dual-boot configuration. The laptop has Atheros WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0. ...
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Checking for dependencies when creating a .deb

I'm working my way through the documentation on how to build a .deb package and I've hit something of a snag. When I need to spell out the dependencies for the package (dillo right now, just for a ...
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Package 'ruby1.8-dev' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

How can I solve this error? sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install libgemplugin-ruby Currently I am getting this error: sudo ...
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How can I hold back some packages when upgrading releases?

There are a number of questions that address holding back packages with apt or dpkg to prevent upgrades when doing a normal 'apt-get upgrade'. Will any of these methods work across a release upgrade? ...
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I cannot resolve the following erro message [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status ...
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Failed to load package lists error [duplicate]

I get a 'Failed to load package lists' - this didn't work: sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get update Here is a screenshot I am using the live cd
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How do package files .deb files that are installed outside the package tree get put into the normal package tree?

So, I've installed .deb files through double click or through dpkg, and I was wondering how do they get into the normal package tree structure you can get from apt-get synaptic etc. I mean, if you ...
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Getting error while installing python-kivy packages in Ubuntu

I'm not able to install python-kivy, I got this error: dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Processing triggers for ...
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software center and ppa not working [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, just today I was trying to download a program with a ppa, crebs, and it did not work; not only that, the software center doesn't work either, and I can't get it from the internet ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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“you have held broken package” While trying to install R

I know this question has already been asked, but all the answer posted weren't able to help solve my problem. I tried the following command on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo apt-get install r-base-core and I ...
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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How to find out which package a particular file under /usr/share came from? [duplicate]

How do I find out which (apt-get-installed) package a particular file came from?
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Package 'libdconf0' has no installation candidate [closed]

My system settings do not persist. I have been trying to set system wide proxy settings. BUt once I set it and if I open the settings dialogue again, the last saved settings vanish. I tried setting ...
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Cannot remove (or reinstall) Spotify or any other program

I had install Spotify a while back but since deleted some folder belonging to it (accidental rm- rf operation - sh*t happens). I now can't install any software at all via apt-get (pip works fine) ...
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Unmet Dependencies while Installing default-jre [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while trying to install default-jre. How can I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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dpkg dependency error, even when said dependency is installed

I'm trying to install some software on Ubuntu 14.04 (BlackMagic Desktop Video version 10.1.1). My command is: dpkg -i <packagefilename>.deb I get the following error: Preparing to unpack ...
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Find and download a package without sudo using aptitude [duplicate]

I would like to install a bunch of packages (glogg, libprotobuf7, libleveldb1, libsnappy1, libhdf5-7) on an Ubuntu system on which I do not have root privileges. (I understand that this can be ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Unable to load package manamge and Ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I am unable to open Ubuntu software center and package manager.I am getting the above error.Anyone please help me to get out from this.
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Unable to run Package Manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Error Message being displayed in Notification: 'Error: Opening the cache (E:Encountered a section with no Package: header,E: Problem with ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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how much space does a given package, and dependencies, cost?

given a package name, I want to find how much space would be freed up if the package, and its dependencies, were deleted. As dependencies might be shared between packages, maybe the right way to put ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure ...
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Error with package manager [duplicate]

This is the error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_universe_i18n_Translation-en, E:The ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Extra unneeded packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It was an upgrade from 11.10. I removed the GUI so that I just have the command line. I was wondering if there was a way to remove all the unnecessary packages that ...