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

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Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM

When updating I got this error message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111012)/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this ...
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How can I filter “dpkg --get-selections” to just packages available in repositories?

I would like to get a list of packages installed on one system and install all of them on another system. I know that dpkg --get-selections can give me a list of all installed packages which I can ...
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Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
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deb package are not able to install in Ubuntu 10.10

I can install every deb package in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but none of them can be install in Ubuntu 10.10. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, just simply double click on the deb package icon, and then click on "install ...
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Custom package is uninstallable

I have a custom package I've built, python-amqplib, which relies on python >= 2.5. I'm using repoman to push to my repo via Jenkins, which reports the build was pushed successfully. After an apt-get ...
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How to remove package in bad state, software center freezes, no synaptic

When 'Update Manager' starts running, it tells me that I need to do a 'Partial Upgrade', when I start doing the upgrade, it tells me "Remove package in bad state The package ...
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Broken package manager due to incorrect Banshee package

Sup, so, I'm not familiar with linux at all so help is much appreciated. I've been trying to boot my pc up from a live CD unsuccessfully. I get to the stage at which there are the options to test ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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can i installl xerces 2.8 and 3.1 lib and dev, and easilly switch between them - maybe using update-alternatives?

I work on two different projects that use the two different versions, and I'd like to switch at will between them. When I try to install package 'libxerces-c-dev' it wants to uninstall ...
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Pinning GNAT to the version from Ubuntu 5.10

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. I'm installing GNAT, but I want GNAT 3.40 (which came with Ubuntu 5.10), not the latest version. Is it possible to get GNAT 3.40 on an Ubuntu 11.10 machine? I thought about ...
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Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?

I would like to ask a very basic question but I have never thought about it before. Well, when someone installs an application from terminal, he has to add the repository first, right? On the other ...
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Unable to locate package blind9

When I try to install Blind9 package in Ubuntu server, I am getting error: Unable to locate package blind9 How can resolve this problem?
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Good workflow for updating R modules around R-cran updates?

I like that R updates frequently to give me the best new packages, but it does seem to pose a problem for my R scripts on cron schedules. I noticed that every time ubuntu updater updates my r-base ...
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How can I remove burg themes?

Please help. I downloaded several Burg themes using Super-Boot-Manager. Later I deleted Super-Boot_Manager. Now all the Burg themes have become redundant, but blocking any update through Synaptic. I ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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Ubuntu Network installation gives warning, tried with 2-3 images

I am trying to install Ubuntu using PXE Boot. I want to automate the whole process. But inbetween, it stucks at one point when it looks for ubuntu/main/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages file and ...
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unmet dependencies and broken count>0 problem

I tried installing fbreader, following all the steps, but ended up with unmet dependencies, i also think a file is referenced in two locations at once and hence killing it.. any ideas how I can fix ...
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Can't fix broken packages [closed]

I am too dumb but determined to use Ubuntu that I paid a professional to install it for me (dualboot 11.10 with Win7). When I came home I got a lot of things from the software center. Skype did not ...
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Unable to upgrade due to “SystemError: E:Method has died unexpectedly!” error

These are the errors shows by different client Update Manager: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 968, in simulate ...
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Adding Debian Sid as Package Repository?

I am running 12.04 Precise beta (upgraded from 11.10 Oneiric) and I added the following line to my /etc/apt/source.list: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free In order ...
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Can't remove burg theme packages

Today after trying to install and remove BURG and few themes I faced an issue. Now I can't install or remove anything. Here is the output (unfortunately partly in Finnish, I couldn't change language ...
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Problem after interrupted installation of Adobe Flash

I am using Ubuntu. Yesterday I have installed Adobe Flash plugin to my laptop. The installation was interrupted,and it didn't complete. However, the software shows in the installed software menu. ...
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Can't remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de package

I just installed the wrong version of LibreOffice (x86 instead of 64bit). So I tried to remove it but I get this error: > aptitude remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de Couldn't find package ...
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How do I install ruby-rvm?

I want to install a rails environment on Ubuntu 11.04. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But got the error: Unable to locate package ruby-rvm My other PC has Ubuntu 11.10, and this ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Install .deb on from CD-ROM while offline with default applications only

I have an application with a .deb package to install it. If the user is online, everything works fine. However, I need to support installing on offline computers from a CD-ROM, and I can only assume ...
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Why does “indicator-datetime” have broken dependencies, and how can I fix it?

I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04 and clock/calendar doesn't appear on the bar. So I figured out that indicator-datetime wasn't installed. When I tried to install it the following error ...
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Prioritize PPA/repos with the same host

I'm using GIMP every day (on 11.10). Because of this, I need the Single-Window mode feature. So, I've added the matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn PPA, but as you see the description: GIMP 2.7.5 Will not ...
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Manually add library to installed packages

I'm trying to install opencv libraries. There were some dependencies that apt can't locate: libcudart4 libcufft4 libnpp4 These libraries are part of CUDA from nvidia. So I installed CUDA and now I ...
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How to install dkim-filter by apt-get?

In tutorial, DKIM is installed by sudo apt-get install dkim-filter I wonder why on my Ubuntu 10.10, I am unable to do this as I receive error of E: Unable to locate package dkim-filter How can I ...
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aptitude package install error

apt-get install -f gives following Errors were encountered while processing: flashplugin-downloader:i386 flashplugin-installer E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) I am unable ...
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ffmpeg unmet dependencies

I faced an issue recently when tried to install ffmpeg on my Ubuntu computer. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit, all latest updates are installed and system runs perfectly, however i feel need in ...
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Uninstalling package unrecognized by aptitude

Some times ago I installed qtikz on my system, but I don't remember if I did it via dpkg -i --force-architecture or directly from source (perhaps via checkinstall). In short, it is not working and I ...
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install tomcat on ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Apache Tomcat 7? I tried installing tomcat on 11.04 using apt-get install tomcat7 but I get an error: Unable to locate package tomcat7 I guess ...
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How to install Cairo 1.8.10

The package libcairo2-dev is the latest version of the Cairo graphics library (1.10.2). Is there any way I can install version 1.8.10? I'm running 11.10, but would be interested in a general solution ...
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How do I install KDE on my 11.04

I want to get rid of the Unity thingy (who came up with this?). KDE seems the best choice. All the instructions, including this How do I install KDE shell on Ubuntu? mention the Ubuntu software ...
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How do I fix these package dependency issues? [duplicate]

I can't install anything right now (or upgrade anything). When I run `sudo apt-get upgrade I get this list of unmet dependencies. At the end it says E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f. When I ...
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Failing package manager?

I am trying to download kcachegrind after a reinstallation of my OS. But I keep getting "dependency" failures. I have tried going through the Ubuntu software manager (which worked perfectly before...) ...
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How do I show the paths of a package in aptitude?

I know how to show the paths where I installed a package with dpkg: $ dpkg -L gnome How can I do that with aptitude?
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Which readlineX-dev should I install?

I'm installing postgresql from source. The installation guide states: If you are using a package-based Linux distribution, be aware that you need both the readline and readline-devel packages, ...
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apt-get is giving me errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, I get the following: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install KDE in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install KDE but I can't!! When I mark kde-full in synaptic to install it returns this error kde-full: Depends: kde-plasma-desktop but it is not going to be installed Depends: ...
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How to remove console-tools completely?

After removing console-tools using apt-get --purge remove console-tools I am getting the following error during boot init: Failed to spawn console-setup main process: unable to execute: No such ...
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Why do some packages conflict with themselves?

After an upgrade to Oneiric I have had some troubles with the package manager (it wanted to remove half of my system, including libc6, zlib1g packages etc). During the fight with aptitude I've noticed ...
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php5-mysql install, error 404 Not Found

I get this message when I try to install php5-mysql http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/pool/main/p/php5/php5-mysql_5.3.3-1ubuntu9.7_powerpc.deb 404 Not Found It's the same when I try both the ...
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How do I manually install tasks presented to me in the installer?

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server and I messed up and didnt select ssh, dns, lamp and tomcat as things that I wanted to install, it is now done with the install process and how do now ...
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Virtual box : Issue connecting to security.ubuntu.com

I have Windows 7 as host system, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as guest. I'm using the latest version of VirtualBox. The networking works fine, as installation completed correctly and I can browse web ...
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How is Ubuntu more updated than Debian?

I am reading Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use? Ubuntu, on the other hand, is made to include a good combination of new and stable ... Some packages can be used ...
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Can I purge configuration files after I've removed the package?

I was doing a package removal with apt-get remove but then realized I should have done a --purge along with it to remove the configuration files. Can I remove the packages configuration files easily ...