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

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Dependency error: Unable to install Anjuta IDE

I'm unable to install anjuta studio in Ubuntu 15.04 using the Gnome 3.16 DE. This is the output of terminal: shivam@shivam-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get install libjavascriptcoregtk-2.4.9-0 Reading ...
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The package system is broken in 14.04 LTS

I am a beginner in Ubuntu. Please suggest on broken package system: The following packages have unmet dependencies: cndrvcups-common: Depends: libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.5.1) but it is not installed ...
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Can't install haskell platform because of libgl1-mesa

When trying to install haskell platform using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: haskell-platform : Depends: ...
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Can't update software - untrusted packages/indel files failed to download

When I try to update via Software Updater, I am shown this error: Of course, one would normally fix this with (as I have previously asked about here) : sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Problems installing virtualbox in ubuntu 15.04

I have a serious problem installing virtualbox, install from the Ubuntu Software Center. Configure a Debian ISO image but the start my virtual machine I get the following error: Kernel driver not ...
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Can't install some packages. Depends: x but x is to be installed

I am on a 64bit system, that is what I suspect is creating this problem. I'm trying to install various packages, one of them is libssl-dev. $ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev Reading package lists... ...
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Some softwares are not working after uninstall bodhi desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to open synaptic from termial. gksudo synaptic but I am getting the following error. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gksudo", line 5, in <module> import ...
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After upgrade to Lubuntu 14.04 not able to run any command on command line or open a program!

all commands that I type on command line is returning: no such a file or directory. Below I try to write how it has happened. Recently I have upgraded Lubuntu from 13.04 to Lubuntu 14.04. Then I ...
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PostGIS Broken Package: Unmet Dependencies - liblwgeom-2.1.8

This suddenly happened to me today after I upgraded my Unity (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) via Software Updater. I got a warning telling me that I have installed packages that unmet dependencies. I used ...
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Remove PPAs: “add-apt-repository --remove” vs. “rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/???.list”

According to How can PPAs be removed? there are mainly 3 methods to get rid of a PPA: Use the add-apt-repository command: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:???/??? Manually remove the .list ...
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Offline installing libxml2-dev in Ubuntu 15.04

Hi I'm kinda new to Ubuntu and have a problem. I don't have any internet on my pc and wanto install the libxml2-dev package to my system. I've gotten hold of a .deb file which I can open with the ...
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Restore Python installation to default plus apt package dependencies

I have played around a lot with my Python installations (2 and 3) and installed a bunch of packages, some using apt-get, but most using pip. I have also upgraded many apt-installed packages with pip ...
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Upgrade to plasma 5.4 damages all kontact-related packages

I'm running Kubuntu 15.04 and I've just upgraded my plasma to 5.4, as described here. However now kontact, kmail etc. don't work anymore. I can setup the mail accounts but no email is shown. Moreover ...
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Check for and remove unused PPAs

Since the installation, I have added not too few PPAs to my 15.04 system because I wanted a specific application. But sometimes I have removed that package later again, because it did not work, was ...
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How to check if installing a package will require a reboot?

I often install packages and updates for them, although sometimes it is not convenient to do a reboot if one of the packages needs it, so is there any way of telling BEFORE installing the ...
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Cannot install using Software Center - fix does not work

The Ubuntu Software Center no longer lets me install software (tried to install pdfsam, and Synaptic, both give the same error): There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software ...
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Steam will not run in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently downloaded steam, but every time I try and run it, this happens: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 [sudo] password for ...
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how to uninstall sublime text3 completely?

I installed sublime text3 and 'package manager' also. In this process, there was an unknown error and the process just stopped. So I just shut down by force and ran again to complete install. ...
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OpenGL sources: Libglu1-mesa-dev depends on libglu1-mesa (= 8.0.2-0ubuntu3) but 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.7 is to be installed

When trying to install an R package (rgl, which makes 3-D plots), R gives the following error: configure: error: missing required header GL/glu.h ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘rgl’ ...
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install build-essentials

I have used the command sudo apt-get install build-essentials g++-4.4 gcc-4.4 This command gives error E: Unable to locate package build-essentials. how should I install gcc?
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Installing Linux 4.3 on existing Ubuntu release

Suppose we have a stable Ubuntu release installed, such as 15.04 or 14.10 (my case). Suppose we have no interest in upgrading userland software, but have a dire need for a state-of-the-art kernel (in ...
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how to edit (or delete) sources list in commandline (no text editor, cannot install any new packages on limeted install) [duplicate]

I am running lubuntu (actually kodibuntu) as my server. whilst attempting to add a package there was an error in the sourceslist. config rendering synaptic package manager useless. I cant change the ...
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Error when trying to install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I'm trying to run webgl apps in my web browser but whenever I try to, nothing happens so I did some googling and found that ubuntu-restricted-extras can be installed to enable webgl. One of my friends ...
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'sudo dpkg --configure -a' stuck at 'Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) …'

I am new to linux/Ubuntu. I got dpkg error message when I run 'sudo apt-get update': $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) - package “runit”

I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 to fix random system crashes on my previous installation but the system crashed during the upgrade, as a result I had to fix it from terminal mode, now I have a ...
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apt-get install from local repository

I have two Ubuntu 14.04 servers. Server 2 is a repository server and server 1 does not have internet access. Repository server Configuration: nginx with root directory: /var/www/packages All ...
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Problems with apt dependencies after install of python 3.5

I downloaded and compiled the latest python, 3.5, and installed it with checkinstall. Now I am getting a ton of packages that have missing dependencies in apt. apt-xapian-index : Depends: python ...
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Reinstall all dependancies of a single package

How can I reinstall all packages that are dependencies of a package I installed? The package does not want to run due to an install problem. A dependency may have been installed but does not work, ...
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How to install R package in ubuntu 14.04.03?

As per the documentation given on the page http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/cran/ I tried to install the latest R package v3.2.2 on my system(32-bit). I have added deb http://cran.rstudio.com/ubuntu trusty/ ...
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How to remove unity3d game engine from Ubuntu (and its dependencies)?

I have installed it from .deb package. I can't find packages that I should remove.
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Errors with sudo apt-get update, starting with Skype installation

Ever since I installed Skype (or I think it is because of Skype), I've been getting errors with sudo apt-get update of the type in Errors with Installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I got to the conclusion ...
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Error after lintian check

I was following this tutorial. But when running this command bzr builddeb -- -us -uc I get an error after the lintian check: E: hello: package-contains-info-dir-file usr/share/info/dir.gz After ...
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How can I make sudo apt-get install requests queue instead of bouncing? [duplicate]

Considering that when running sudo apt-get install while another command is using apt-get fails, is it possible to make commands queue? I understand I can install multiple packages at once with ...
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How do I uninstall steam without the software center or the terminal

The Ubuntu software centre force closes when I open it and the terminal will not install or remove anything due to an error. The error message was: Error: Opening the cache (E:Encountered a section ...
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Is it necessary or advised to have devscripts in debian/control Build-Depends?

debuild is provided by the devscripts package. Is it compulsory or advised to have devscripts in the Build-Depends line in the debian/control file? Do the official Debian packaging manuals write ...
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Muon Discover fails to find Wine

Well, this is a beginners question. I am using my first personal Linux installation running Kubuntu 15.04. There have been several software packages I couldn't find using Muon discover. In most cases ...
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Can I fix package metadata locally?

Is it possible to modify metadata of a package that was installed from the official Ubuntu repository, e.g. to change its Provides property? To put this question into context: I'm having a dependency ...
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debian/control Conflicts

I'm trying to create package X that combines the functionalities of packages A, B and C. Packages A and B depend on package C. There are no other dependencies. In debian/control for my package, I ...
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KDE-theme is not showing in some programs after updating linux-headers

It seems my Kubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't show the KDE themes (using Oxygen or QtCurve) in some programs (gnumeric, kazam, giggle, synaptic...) after updating the linux-headers. However, the KDE-theme ...
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Frustration with broken packages (Dropbox)

I don't remember how I installed it, but currently, a package relating to dropbox had left my system unable to install anything. I suspect it is nautilus-dropbox, but I don't know of any methods to ...
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Installing packages upon installation automatically

I commonly install/remove a bunch of software after installing Ubuntu, I wonder about the methods to automate it. Is anything like /etc/apt/packages where I could define which packages I want? ...
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CodeLite installation missing dependencies

ok, this question may seem retarded as there has been so many documentation on this: Installing CodeLite on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr). I followed exactly the steps in: ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of energytycoon

On a virtual ubuntu box (15.04) I am trying to install a debian package using the following command sudo dpkg -i energytycoon_release1_package.deb which results in some errors: Selecting ...
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What commands does the Software Updater run?

I was just wondering, what commands does the Software Updater run? Am I right in assuming that it runs something like?: sudo apt-get update And then: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Or what exactly ...
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Should 'apt-get upgrade' be run before 'apt-get dist-upgrade'

Many times I have seen people upgrading the packages on their system, and I have noticed that some of them specifically run: sudo apt-get upgrade Before running: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Is ...
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Trouble install packages on Xubuntu

I'm looking to install eclipse, and I'm running into some issues: Ubuntu Software center starts the download OK, but has a connection issue mid-way through. (I'm on a stable office network, and it's ...
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country specific sources.list file?

i was trying to setup local repository so i did some entries comment and some of them deleted. now i don't want to create local repository for less storages. i have searched on google for ...
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Cannot remove qtspim from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently tried to install spim(mips compiler) on my machine and it didn't work. Now I'm trying to remove the whole thing but I simply cannot do it and the worse part is that every time I try to ...
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apt ignore URLs for certain architecture [duplicate]

I'm using qemu to emulate an x86 CPU on my ARM PC (with success). Therefore i have two different URL's in my /etc/apt/sources.list: http://archive.ubuntu.com (for i386) http://ports.ubuntu.com (for ...
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Why Ubuntu is not Installing 'Synaptic Package Manager' as default when installing it on the hard drive? [closed]

I always ask my self about this, and I would really like to know why. I mean Synaptic is on EVERY Ubuntu user's launcher and I know it, that is because it is important. Why do I and every Ubuntu ...