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

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problem in downloading vlc [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu 12.04 i am facing a lot of problem while installing vlc in my laptop every time i try to install it i get an error that the packages are broken. i have tried repairing, cleaning and ...
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ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS :why do i get errror with this

After installing 12.04, i ran into some language selector problem i guess.. update manager, software center would crash.. Going through this support, sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf and running ...
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Reinstall package that was not from repo from ubuntu repository

I've added ppa repository with some package(s) with versions greater that versions in official ubuntu repository. After that I upgraded (sudo apt-get install upgrade), then I delete ppa. Now I want ...
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Does the below mentioned packages come along with ubuntu 12.04

G++ GNU Make GNU Bison Flex GNU libiconv GNU GMP GNU MPFR GNU MPC GCC If not what if i remove my gcc packages and install them from tarballs provided by gcc.gnu.org Does the packages come with gcc ...
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How to install AFNI? “unable to locate package libXp”

I am trying to follow some instructions given to me for downloading AFNI on ubuntu. The first thing it tells me to do in the terminal is: sudo yum install libXp tcsh sudo yum install PyQt4 R but ...
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Installing GCC Cross-Compiler for i586-elf

I was following a tutorial http://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page to build an OS. I needed to install a cross compiler for i586-elf (Executable and Linkable Format). How to install it on ubuntu 12.04 ?
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Error compiling a package: “configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.0”

I am trying to compile a package, which requires gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.3. I think I have an older vesion installed on my system. So I downloaded and compiled gstreamer-1.0.4 and it got installed in ...
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Connection Problem with update [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to install synaptic package manager using sudo apt-get update. This command has stuck at 0%. I use a network proxy setting. Internet is not working in Update ...
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subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

I'm trying to install the package: libhdf5-serial-dev using the following terminal command: sudo apt-get install libhdf5-serial-dev This gives me the following output: Reading package lists... ...
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Qt (headers and libraries) not found

I'm trying to install a program and i used the following command: ./configure But, an error occurred: checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2) (headers and libraries) not found. ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Removed Ubuntu

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Using it since a couple of months back and still learning it. But today something weird happened. I was trying to free some disk space from my /boot directory. To do that I ...
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problem while removing package from ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove libpixman-1-0 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Both Software Center and Synaptic Package manager won't download packages

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I am trying to download Labyrinth mind-mapping tool. However, neither the software center nor the synaptic package manager will download ...
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Is there a place or software in ubuntu like controol panel add/remove programs [duplicate]

is there a software or add/remove programs like windows that keeps a list of all installed used programs list on ubuntu. gui is prefered here. so that its easy. we do not have to use terminal.
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Installing Google Earth in a 64-bit system

ok. solved the problem with lib-core now I get this error. jacob@jacob-desktop:~$ sudo -s dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-stable. ...
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How to re-download unauthenticated packages

I live in egypt. we have a country specific server here. I used to download everything from there. but when I got to download encryptfs, synaptic said the package could not be authenticated, so I ...
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dpkg: error processing mfc8500lpr:i386 (--remove)

I uninstalled this package with synaptic but it does not appear to have been completely removed. I used autoremove and the result is below. Reviewed several help requests but non seemed to work. ...
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Why do I get 404 error on .canonical.com on some archive servers?

I've been having a broken package problem for a fair amount of time now, and it was giving me trouble earlier when I was trying to install rvm. After some searching, I opened the software sources ...
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Optimal Ways of Installing and Maintaining Ubuntu Installations while off line (Starting with DVDs)? [duplicate]

I got my installations from Raring Ringtail which offers Xubuntu, L, K, GNOME and Unity. Let me also state that I know these version are already probably dated, since open source is always moving. I ...
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How to install Fogger?

I Want to know that how to install Fogger application, which Interact with different web accounts including Facebook on Ubuntu 13.10. In main Ubuntu repository, it is only available for Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Installation of libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit failed : unmet dependencies

Trying to install CDH4 (Cloudera Hadoop) and Manager on 12.04 LTS with 3.2.0-56-generic kernel and the installation aborts on the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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libjpeg-turbo-dev Undefined reference and package issue

i am trying to do some coding using the lib but i cannot even compile a simple code, and when i asked about it in help section for the developers i got that the issue is from the package on the system ...
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How do I see what PPA or PPAs are installed or in use

Sometimes I install good guy PPAs because someone on askubuntu says to use add-apt-repository . Later I wonder, where have they gone? Where can I find a list of Personal Package Archives that are ...
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Retaining packages while upgrading

How can I retain installed package from a previous version of Ubuntu after upgrading that only the packages are retained and I don't have to download and install them again? or can I make a installer ...
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Problem with package installation - linux-image-server

I know similar issues have been resolved, but I'm kind of stuck. I ran out of space on / partition and needed to remove some packages since apt-get remove, autoremove and clean were not able to do ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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“Unable to locate package” while trying to install packages by apt

When I try to install any package through the command line, I get an error. Can anyone help me on this? $ sudo apt-get install <package> Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can a deb package contain a PPA dependency and install packages from the PPA?

When creating a .deb package I create a file named control that contains some fields: Package: my-qt-app-name Version: 0.01 Architecture: all Maintainer: my name <my email address> ...
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Can't install gloobus-preview Ubuntu 13.10

I was trying to install gloobus-preview following this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-gloobus-preview-in-ubuntu-13-04/ The problem is that when I try to install the ...
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How can I recover my system after attempting to install experimental packages?

I've been having issues with extremely frequent screen lockups and scrambled text. One possible fix was in mesa 9.2.3. Unfortunately, the latest version in the official repos was mesa 9.2.1. Hence, I ...
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Where to find package manager in Xubuntu 13.10

I'm a newbie to linux and I have a Xubuntu 13.10 relase installed on my PC. I need to install some packages for web development but I can not find the package manager utility in the applications menu. ...
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What is the difference between default-jdk, ecj, gcj and openjdk?

This morning, I tried to install something and came across a statement like this: The program 'javac' can be found in the following packages: * default-jdk * ecj * gcj-4.6-jdk * gcj-4.7-jdk * ...
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Add packages to Ubuntu Distro installation [duplicate]

I wanna create small change to Ubuntu Install CD. I want to add a few packages so when Ubuntu is installing, those packages also would be installed. So I wondering if it has some maybe ...
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OpenCV install problems on Studio 12.04 - broken dependencies [duplicate]

Problem: I'm trying to install OpenCV (video analytics) and am following the Ubuntu OpenCV installation documentation. The provided script has a line which executed for some time, taking away more ...
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Binary package for gcc 4.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.04?

Following this answer, I have installed gcc 4.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, I encounter bugs very frequently, varying from failing to compile valid programs to crashing. ...
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Is Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In Synaptic Manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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X11 Development Libraries

I am new to ubuntu, I am using ubuntu 13.10, and trying to install NS-2. During the installation I am facing the following error; X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory Then i tried to install ...
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Ubuntu Saucy: What is the default console tool for parsing XML?

I used xmllint package for parsing xml files. Also, I know, that we can use xml2, xmlstarlet too. But I do not see those packages in Ubuntu Saucy. Does Saucy contain any default xml parsers? I ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyway, ...
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What package do I need to build a Qt 5 & CMake application?

I'm trying to build sdrangelove, which wants Qt 5 and uses CMake for its build system, on Ubuntu 13.10. What package do I need to install to give it the file it's asking for here? There are a lot of ...
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How to repair a broken package?

My libboost package is broken. I don't know how to fix it. I tried: sudo apt-get autoremove and it was the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Installing both lxml 3.1.2 and lxml2 on ubuntu 12.04

I asked this on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19852911/lxml-3-1-2-and-lxml2-both-on-ubuntu/19856674#19856674 But it is perhaps more appropriate for AskUbuntu. So here it is again, ...
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Installing a .deb package to /usr/local directory using dpkg(1)?

I want to install a binary .deb package under the "/usr/local" directory rather than the default "/usr" directory but I can't because the database "/usr/local/var/lib/dpkg" doesn't exist: $ sudo dpkg ...
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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my probleme about “The installation or removal of a software package failed”

Recently, when I open Ubuntu software center, it ask me repair package Then I found this message . installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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apt-get update : Unable to change to (unreachable)// - chdir (2: No such file or directory)

Today I have tried to update the package lists and I have encountered strange error $ sudo apt-get update ... Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US Ign ...
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Using dpkg to install upgrade and dist-upgrade packages

So I'm playing around with offline package installation on 12.04 Server, having downloaded packages by retrieving and wgetting their URIs using the instructions here: ...
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installing python-xml packages [duplicate]

I want to install python-xml package on ubuntu. I see this command for installing it: sudo apt-get install python-xml but $ sudo apt-get install python-xmlReading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I sort packages

I'm trying to remove some packages that I installed a long time ago but don't need any more, when I type dpkg --get-selection I get a list of all the packages installed in my system, but I need to ...