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

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broken packages with PgAdmin3 version 1.20 in Ubuntu 14 LTS

My pgadmin3 was perfect, working with PostgreSQL 9.3 (pg9.3)... Them I upgraded to pg9.4... And start the problems... Old pgAdmin3 not runs with new pg9.4, so pgAdmin3 needs also upgrade. With pg9....
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Messed up with ppa: restore package manager

I was trying to read a Matrioska video, so I've added the followiong ppa: ppa:strukturag/libde265 but it supports until ubuntu vivid, so I've modified the list.d file changing wily to vivid, then I'...
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Trying to use autoremove [duplicate]

When removing unused kernals (to make space on /boot) I get this message: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gnome-mplayer hardinfo libgda-5.0-4 libgda-...
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update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/vim corrupt: invalid status

Whenever I try to install, update, or do anything with apt-get, I always get a error message similar to this, griping about vim: 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded. 1 not ...
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Missing Steam Packages

In Ubuntu 14.04, when I try to install steam via .deb file, it shows: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 Then it asks for my ...
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upgrade requires 525M free disk space on /boot while boot is only 230M in total there are also dependencies with previous kernels

I was having problems installing the latest kernel due to lack of free space in the /boot partition. Finally I managed to force delete the old kernel files, but when I tried sudo apt-get -f install it ...
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LXC Ubuntu container. Hash Sum mismatch

I am installed Ubuntu container (wily) onto Ubuntu host(with wily too) with such command: # lxc-create -t download -n es1 -- --dist ubuntu --release wily --arch amd64 Everything fine, I can ping ...
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mysql dependencies installation problem

I am reinstalling mysql on a test server with Ubuntu 14.04 before I hadn't had any problems reinstalling it. When I reinstall it I do the following: use apt-get purge and remove on mysql-server-5.5 ...
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problem installing Collada-dom 2.4.4 headers and build tools

I got a notification that I need to install updates, and I clicked yes, but since then I am getting this stop sign on the top right corner because of unmet dependencies. when i run: sudo apt-get ...
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Why does apt-get marks packages I dont want directly?

If I try to install metapackage apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and then see the output of apt-mark showmanual | grep lubuntu I see much more than just lubuntu-desktop: lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-core ...
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how can I remove all my nvidia drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Nvidia 3D controller on my laptop with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove all my Nvidia drivers in order to perform an update but the command sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* ...
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Libboost 1.55 instead of libboost 1.58

I am trying to compile a program that requires libboost1.55-all-dev and I received an error after /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/5/../../../x86_64-linux-gnu/libphysfs.a: error adding symbols: Archive ...
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how to install removed i386 packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I removed All i386 packages using dpkg. Now I can't install any package related to i386. sudo apt-get install wine1.7 says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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dpkg: error processing package unity-tweak-tool (--configure)

when i run apt-get install, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install, it always return this : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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why I can't install libpq-dev

I try sudo apt-get install libpq-dev and I got this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Apt-Get Errors; Cant install anything

When i run sudo apt-get upgrade i get this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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Ubuntu Desktop package not found

So I messed up somewhere when installing R and now I have no access to my desktop. I can,however, load into terminal and run commands. So I googled and searched this forum for answers and the general ...
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How to fully replace APT with RPM?

I was just wondering if there is a way to fully replace APT with RPM? Once I have got RPM installed and setup as it should (if I need to configure it in any way) is there any way to remove APT without ...
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Where does “The program '<package>' is currently not installed.” get its program list from?

When running the command quickly I get this output: The program 'quickly' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install quickly However when running: apt-cache ...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Skype unmet dependencies & conflict in kubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am having unmet conflicting dependancies. The log is too long to paste here so I have made a pastebin. http://pastie.org/10651012 But these are the most relevant lines: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Commands and packages relationship [duplicate]

I want to find out what commands installing a package makes available in my console. For example: If I want to run the command quiz in bash, I have to install a set of packages by asking apt-get to ...
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Can't install packages without installing IBus and removing Ubuntu-desktop

I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS. So I was trying to solve the issue where IntelliJ complains about IBus not being updated to 1.5.11. So I followed the instructions here and now I can't install any ...
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What does this dpkg error mean?

I have an Ubuntu server (trusty) that gives this error. /boot had been full, so I removed some of the older kernels, and updated grub. Yet this error remains. It seems to say that linux generic is ...
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Remove/reinstall/get rid of corrupted WINE installation

I installed WINE 1.6 via Ubuntu Software Center. It went wrong. Next time I wanted to install a software it told me sth about software dependencies... After I tried to re-/deinstall WINE via several ...
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i want to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu but I get this problem

Using this command apt-get install xubuntu-desktop i get this: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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Unable to upgrade a single package

I want to upgrade security patches only but when I try to upgrade any packages then also need to upgrade below packages : $ apt-get install --only-upgrade openssl The following packages will be ...
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what's difference between apt-get and 'apt install'? [duplicate]

it seems those two commands all can use to install new package and I have read the man page for those two commands, but I think I didn't get the point. Is those two command the same ? all one ...
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Packages have unmet dependencies when trying to install anything

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've recently run into this problem with several applications, it seems to happen to anything I need to update or install. I just gave up the first 2 or 3 times this ...
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How to resolve a missing libproxy1 dependency on Wily

I'm installing the Citrix VPN client using the installer nsgclient.deb on Wily and I get the error Dependency is not satisfiable: libproxy1. I tried apt-get with this result: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Problem with determining “security updates”

My test machine is running Ubuntu 14.04.1. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable says that 157 packages can be updated and 81 are security updates. apt-get -s dist-upgrade | grep "^...
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Trying to install muon package manager on kubuntu

I want to install some features from Kali Linux but I need firstly to install a muon package manager. So I'm trying: bartosz@bartosz-L750D:~$ sudo apt-get install muon Reading package lists... Done ...
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About plugin/library/add-on package

I found I can install almost everything using terminal. But how can I get the packaged version of those softwares especially lib files & media codec in case I'm offline.
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Unable to remove old kernels: Stuck at “Building dependency tree … 50%”

I have to remove old kernels because I don't have enough space on boot partition but I can't. I'm trying: sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic but the result is: Reading package ...
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libldap & dpkg errors

I seem to have a problem with my install after removing Wine 1.8: [installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (...
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Is a dependency used by many packages?

Can a dependency be used by many packages? If this is true, for example, packages A and B use a common package C as a dependency, and now I remove package A using the apt-get command, will the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center can't install software

Ubuntu Software Center gives me a message: new software can't be installed because there's a problem with the old software When I click on Repair, the details are: It requires installation of: gcc-...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3LTS 64-bit - apt-get update error , Hash Sum mismatch

apt-get update error. The following links result in a Hash Sum mismatch. Scared of following any other answers because all of them seem to be unique for every person's chosen mirror. Are these ...
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Traces of removed packages

After executing the command: sudo apt-get remove wine 1.7 I was sure that package had been removed as it showed on free disk space, but then I executed: sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine And it ...
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installing packages from usb to ubuntu server 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to install these packages to my Ubuntu server from USB as i have tried many thing by editing mirrors in /etc/apt/sources.list to install some packages for Ubuntu server 14.04 know I want to try ...
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Failed Install Phanteon on Ubuntu 14.04

Help, please. What should I do? Unpacking elementary-icon-theme (3.2.2+r1530+pkg27~daily~ubuntu0.3.1.1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/elementary-icon-theme_3.2.2+r1530+...
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Are there any maintained, always up-to-date, repositories for apt-get? [closed]

I like using apt-get install for my packages. However, I discovered that the repositories for apt-get is rarely updated after release. For example, when trying to install nodejs and npm today, I ...
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Distribute own application on PPA or use own server with repository?

I am writing an advanced cross-platform open-source application. It is commercial app, but free&open-source (GPLv3). The thing is, this app is related to data security, so we need, that the source ...
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How do I do a batch downgrade of packages from one repo back to canonical?

Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 While trying to do an install of Bumblebee, I followed instructions to add the xorg-edgers PPA. A more recent tutorial advised against it. However, by then,it was already too late: ...
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Failed to start session on 14.04 after installing R

So...I was struggling to update R on ubuntu 14.04 and I think I messed something up. Adter I rebooted my computer I tried to login and got a failed to start session error. I also cannot not see my ...
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How to completely remove evolution including configuration?

I want to remove all of evolution since it's missed up (takes an eternity to load mails, probably need to clean up my gigant gmailbox). So, I've done sudo apt-get purge evolution , removed my google ...
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cant understand the function of apt-cache remove [duplicate]

I needed to reinstall wine from scratch so I first decided to uninstall the current version but, running the command sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine before and after running any of: sudo apt-cache --...
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Installing NodeJS on Ubuntu Trusty

I need to install version 12 of NodeJS on Ubuntu but looks like my company is for some reason blocking the path to the files. When I run the curl -L https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_0.12 | sudo bash -...
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gvfs-backends unmet dependency

I by mistake un-installed ubuntu software center and gvf packages, when i am trying to install gvf packages i get this error. I ran sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends Reading package lists... Done ...
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Removing boot packages while ignoring dependencies

My boot folder is full, and according to this question one simple solution is to remove old Linux image packages. Unfortunately, I can't do this because apt tells me that some of my packages have ...