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

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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to run g++-4.7 installed in the machine using g++ command?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10(Saucy). I installed g++-4.7 in my machine. But when I tried to run g++ or tried to check the version it is showing that the package is not installed. $ g++ --version The ...
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What is the minimal installation to run .NET application created in C# by monodevelop?

I am a bit noobish when it comes to .NET but I am wondering what is the bare minimum of packages needed to be installed to run .NET application. It is a simple input output console app and with ...
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Not able to install g++ in ubuntu 13.10 because of broken packages

When I try to install g++ in my machine I am getting the following message. support:/$ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to decrypt information from package versions?

What these numbers mean? Take look at concrete example from aptitude: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra could be upgraded to version 31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20131204.1, but it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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Is it possible to install packages from another linux distribution?

To be more precise, an executable returns this error: error while loading shared libraries: libftdi1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't find that library ...
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Command line tool for removing orphaned packages?

Just exactly that. A command line equivalent of gtkorphan? An Ubuntu equivalent of urpme --auto-orphans? Please do not suggest apt-get autoremove as it's not exactly the same thing.
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Removing only the broken package

So was about to install some packages so I could get programs that I want. And somehow one package got broken, I have no idea how. So now when I try to do sudo apt-get -f install it says broken one ...
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Error pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my machine, I tried to install a new version of libc6 which I downloaded from here I made that because a new version of libcv depends on it, I thought after ...
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BrokenCount <0 broken packages [duplicate]

So,ive have had problems with my packages and software center for sometime. I can't download any packages, and can't open software center obviously. It says that i have Brokencount <0. How can i ...
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Why two libpango exist?

$ dpkg -l '*pango*' Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ...
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E:Encountered a section with no Package: header [duplicate]

i get error message whenever i use the sudo apt command in terminal. also i cant open my ubuntu software center. Plz help. My ubuntu version is 12.04
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unmet dependancy that seems impossible to fix as system is stuck in a loop (to do with acroread)

I need to install acro-bin to sort out a dependency issue and have followed the amazingly detailed advice on the unmet dependencies thread (How do I resolve unmet dependencies?) but still no luck. ...
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Can't install lamp-server^ after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10

I installed 13.04 because installing with 13.10 directly wouldn't work in UEFI mode. When I sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ it fails with: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2 ...
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Delete all ubuntu desktop stuff from ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu server VPS, I installed 3 months ago some packages to try to get a remote connection, without success. Anyway, now I'm cleaning some stuff from my server, the problem is that I found a ...
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Broken packages 'libxfixes3' and 'libxi6' after update from 13.04 to 13.10

After doing a system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 I am facing a problem with packages 'libxfixes3' and 'libxi6'. The system upgraded, but all my custom-installed software is gone. And also when ...
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Is it possible to install a newer version of cloud-init on Lucid?

I'm using EC2 user-data to configure certain services before they are launched on newly spun up instances. I've been using #cloud-boothook as the beginning of user data, and it worked like a charm on ...
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How to upgrade openSSH version in ubuntu 10.04

I need to upgrade the openSSH version present in my ubuntu server to a higher version. Please provide me steps to do so.
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Is Norwegian language supported?

Can I get Norwegian language support in Ubuntu? I don't want to get an operating system that doesn't support my language. I also wonder if I can type in Norwegian, can I do that? Can I install Ubuntu ...
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Trying to uninstall vmware packages but get 'unmet dependencies' error

So when I do dpkg --get-selections | grep vmware I get... vmware-tools-core install vmware-tools-esx-nox install vmware-tools-foundation install ...
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How to install a single package from Launchpad

How do I download and install a proposed ubuntu package from Launchpad? I am technical but not THAT technical so if you could give me a hint it would be much appreciated. To give you a background on ...
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Webmin packages update

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.10 + Webmin 1.660. Since I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, Webmin don't detect any package update anymore. In console when I run "apt-get upgrade", I have some packages ...
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How to make apt-get known the imported deb package in apt-cacher

I compiled memcached with sasl enabled, and made a deb package: memcached_1.4.15-1_amd64.deb by checkinstall with package name: memcached-sasl-enabled. I imported it to apt-cacher repo by ...
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An error occured please run the package manager from the right click menu

I am facing some issue my ubuntu bar was showing some triangle with ! sign and I tried to find out some solution and by mistake i deleted /etc/apt/sources.list I tried to search for some solution but ...
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Lost settings menu and unity lenses after uninstalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 in Ubuntu 13.10- I later decided to remove it. Now Everything has gone. When I right click the desktop I can't access the settings and all the unity lenses are missing apart from ...
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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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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 ...