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

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i m getting problem in installing traceroute utility

I m getting this atul@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute [sudo] password for atul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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How do I get a list of needed packages

I want to know how to get a list of needed packages for a program. I want to get one program/application from one computer to another, by taking every package that is needed and compile it on the ...
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Local APT repository for specific packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up an APT repository on my local network that will work similar to apt-mirror except, I don't want to mirror an entire repository, I only want to serve specific packages of my ...
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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 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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xubuntu/xfce4 package to hold to prevent breakage by updates

I've painfully set up my xubuntu desktop to look exactly how I want it to look. I have previously experienced a well built setup crumble due to unfortunate updates. Though I would like to keep getting ...
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postgresql vs postgresql-server-dev package

What is the difference between postgresql and postgresql-server-dev packages. What are the purposes served by installing different packages and what are the use-cases of these?
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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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novnc error unrecognized service on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to do the setup for openstack. I installed novnc but when i try the command "service novnc restart" i get the error "novnc : unrecognized service". What should I do ?
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Where did the easy_install and pip packages go?

I wrote a Bash script which automates the installation of an application based on ERPNext 3.6.1* on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Part of the script installs required dependencies using apt-get ...
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sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ not woking

I'm trying to skype on ubuntu 14.04, but when I type: sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ It says ...
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Installation guide for multiple servers using Cockpit

I found this project can handle multiple servers Cockpit Project but I do not know how to use it. Question is then, is there Cockpit documentation or is there an alternative for MULTIPLE server ...
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libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.15-0ubuntu10) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.5 is installed

Problem So I having this problem after upgrading from Ubuntu server 8.04->10.04->12.04. Initial Command apt-get install -f dpkg: warning: files list file for package `tcpd' missing, assuming ...
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Can I install Desktop-Environment from distro's iso file?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit (Default Unity D.E.).I have Xubuntu14.04 desktop (32-bit) ISO file (image). It must exist Xubuntu Desktop Environment inside ISO file. I don't want to install whole ...
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How to remove an apt package? [duplicate]

Hello i'd like to know how to remove 2 apt things that gets an error any time I type apt-get update here is the output at the end `W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to replace/update python-eggtrayicon in 14.04?

I've wrote a pygtk script using python-eggtrayicon but not available in Trusty. However, I've this package installed in my Trusty, because I come from Saucy. How can I replace it? Is it possible to ...
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Cannot login after Clam AV removal purge mistake

I would like some help repairing my Ubuntu installation please, I am having problems logging in after a mistake trying to uninstall Clam AV. I accidentally deleted some files / libraries whilst ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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How to pause installation package in ubuntu software center

How can I pause one big installation package operation and install another small package then resume paused package again. I'm using ubuntu software center to installing the big package. Is this ...
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Is this possible to uninstall one package during another package is installing

Is this possible when I installing one package I allow to uninstall another package at the same time?
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Were is the Debian package for Blender 2.70a?

In the official repository of Ubuntu and Debian is only the 2.6 version of Blender. I searched with Google to find a Debian package to download. But I found nothing.
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What security differences are between click and .deb package?

Installing a random (nasty?) .deb can be dangerous because it will grant all privilege to the apps and daemon installed because the .deb has some configs asking to applied if the user valid his ...
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Installing a Package that asks debconf questions doesn't work with the Software-Center

I am building an automatic configure Package for our environment and it has to ask a few debconf questions when installing. Until Ubuntu 13.10 it was no problem installing it via the GUI but since ...
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Problem in system update; failed install and removal of software packages

I can not install and uninstall software I used these comments: sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get update sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a What shall I do ? ...
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gstreamer bad plugin of file .dep are not allowing me to install any software

For any install in ubuntu It is giving the same error. How can I remove all these gstreamer package errors? The error is installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration ...
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Can't update and can't install any package - files list file for package 'libatk-adaptor' is missing final newline

Whenever I try to install any package I receive this error 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 124 not upgraded. Need to get 19.6 kB of archives. After this operation, 81.9 kB of ...
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Deleting update cache

How can I clear the list of updates and softwares (from an ubuntu download server) created when sudo apt-get update is run for the first time (after the download server is selected)? I do not want ...
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Upgrading to Bluez 5.19 from source

I've successfully compiled Bluez 5.19 from source using ./config and then make, but I'm stuck on the next step. Make install doesn't seem to overwrite the old Bluez (when checked with dpkg -l, it ...
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Is it possible to do only the download part of apt-get/aptitude full-upgrade?

When I go to internet cafe, I'd like to take that opportunity to upgrade the system. Sometimes though there is not electrical sockets in the cafe. To conserve batteries I'd like to be able to only do ...
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Check if all dep packages dependencies are satisfied [duplicate]

I sometimes install .deb files that have a "Provides" field. From what I understand, if e.g. a package called "expack" is listed here then if another .deb file depends on expack it will not need to ...
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How to install package with all dependencies offline! [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu Server setup and it doesn't have internet, so I'm downloading packages from packages.ubuntu.com and installing them manually. (Instead of using apt-get) But the problem is, some of ...
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Unable to install php5-mcrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't install php5-mcrypt on ubuntu 14.04. I'm doing this: $ sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt And getting this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I list the contents of a package?

How do I list the contents of a package that I just installed? This command: dpkg --contents filename.deb requires that I know where the .deb file is. I don't feel like I need to know that, and ...
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There are no repos [closed]

I have PC Engines Apu . I wanted to install Linux to Apu over PXE. I m trying to install this on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS #yum install tftp-server syslinux httpd dhcpd There ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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sudo apt-get install <multiple packages> cannot read packages

I am trying to setup ruby on rails on a new ubuntu machine. I want to install all the dependencies at once after a sudo apt-get update, but encountered errors saying the packages has no installation ...
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Debian Packaging Dependencies Checking [closed]

How to force a debian package to check some dependency installed?
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Add packages to the LiveCD when using Ubuntu Customization Kit

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create my own customized Live CD. I chose to use the Ubuntu Customization Kit, which I added as a package to my Ubuntu install on my Hard Disk. Now I would like to ...
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How to reverse engineer deb file?

Is it possible to reverse engineer or have a dry run of a deb package in order to see what files and directories it will deploy and perform other settings modifications? Sort of like list the ...
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Cannot install any package via apt-get

So my problem is quite easy to describe: I can't install anything in my Ubuntu installation. apt-get stopped working after I tried to fix some other package errors I was getting. Now I'm nowhere. Let ...
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Trying to build/install patched gtk3-engines-oxygen to test bugfix, get shared changelog.Debian.gz is different from other instances of package

I want to just quickly test the patch in this bug report to gtk3-engines-oxygen so it can go upstream. I could test it either temporarily or permanently; I would just like to do it. I currently have ...
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ubuntu failing to boot - could not write bytes:broken pipe

So I was having a problem with steam and I went to the steam support center and it told me to delete a file (within the steam directory) next step after that, reboot when I do I am greeted with a ...
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Errors were encountered while processing gdk-pixbuf-psd

I'm getting this error whenever I'm installing/removing or anything else using dpkg... Errors were encountered while processing: gdk-pixbuf-psd E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code ...
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Application Software updater not working anymore (Ubuntu 14)

As soon as i log in a this red sign appears top a and it says : And error occurred .please run package manger from the right-click menu or apt-getin a terminal to see what is wrong The error ...
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Unable to locate package [duplicate]

There are many questions about Unable to locate package. For example : if user try to install package by using apt-get then the following error shown. (Here package is used only as example for ...
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What is the difference between sudo apt-get install and sudo apt install

I installed many packages from sudo apt-get install but when I typed sudo apt --help it gave a direct option of doing installation by sudo apt install [package name]... So, what is the difference ...
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List (Head) packages available from specific ppa by command-line

I want to list all Head packages available from specific ppa. Example: webupd8 ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 has following head packages for trusty: Can I list them by command-line?