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

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How to access packages installed with ubuntu-make using GUI?

I would like to know if it is possible to use a GUI for managing packages installed with ubuntu-make. For example I am interested to know if I can load ubuntu-make packages with some application like ...
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Why every package I try to download I get package errors?

I am tring to download packages like LAMP or phpmyadmin and I always get errors like this: At the beggining I had the problem with the apache2, so I decided to install it while installing ubuntu ...
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File containing a list of all installed software, including dependencies?

All the guides I've seen recommend the use of the command dpkg --get-selections and redirecting the output to a text file. Isn't there a file somewhere on the filesystem that contains a list of all ...
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How can I backup packages from an install I can't currently boot

My ssd had a partition problem and I've been unable to repair grub. I can still access the partition with my files on it though so what I want to do is backup the installed packages and reinstall ...
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What happens if I install Packages twice?

just want to know what happens if I install a Package twice. Is it just gonna remove the old one? I purged postfix and it deleted some other files with it, but im not sure which belong to which ...
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How do I revert my source.list from the source.list.backup?

After following these commands from http://askubuntu.com/a/159371/63298, it removed my sources.list and when I do sudo apt-get upgrade, it's asking me to auto-remove the packages lost. How do I ...
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Broken packages when installing VELES - Ubuntu

When install VELES from https://velesnet.ml/ , it couldn't install due to a broke package: alvas@ubi:~$ wget -O - https://velesnet.ml/ubuntu-install.sh | bash - --2015-11-23 22:42:14-- https://...
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Build an operating system [duplicate]

I want to build my own operating system with that Linux kernel. I.e ineed to add some packages to the existing kernel and when I boot it with the image I have the OS with those packages installed. ...
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Weird dependencies for gnome-tetris

I tried to install games-tetris because that's the only one returned by aptitude search tetris: # aptitude install games-tetris The following NEW packages will be installed: angrydd bastet ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libxerces-c28 / libqt4-multimedia (>=4:4) [duplicate]

Hello guys i have been running into this problem trying to install an unattended .deb package that only worked on an old 9.04 machine but computer got broken and i have not been able to install on ...
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Software Center not working [duplicate]

The software center and the software updater aren't working. I cannot even open them. I have tried to install some programs using the terminal and this error message shows up: E:Encountered a ...
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error with runit and upstart\

Yesterday i try to install some package and i get error about runit . So i search on Internet and a fix was to sudo dpkg --force runit i did it but as i tried today sudo apt-get update i got ...
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Help me with dependencies [duplicate]

When I try to install .deb file it says: Selecting previously unselected package guitarpro6:i386. (Reading database ... 182150 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack gp6-full-...
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Broken pkg install - howto fix?

Below see attempt to remove pkg; synaptic is unhelpful and I don't know enough to go further...any way to FORCE removal of a pkg when necessary? $ sudo dpkg --remove libwayland-dev dpkg: dependency ...
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Prevent a certain package from autoupdating

I'd like to disable/remove autoupdate for the certain packages in a repository. In particular, I want this package to stop autoupdating: I just don't want to install it. Is it possible to prevent ...
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Accidentally removed config files from /etc/glance/

I've accidentally removed some config files from /etc/glance Since then i've tried to reinstall Glance thinking it'll repopulate the /etc/glance directory with the default config files. Any help would ...
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The package system is broken Ubuntu 15.10

I know this has been asked many times before, i looked it up. But i haven't found a solution to my problem yet. If i try to update the Software Center it says my package system is broken. Running ...
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Problem while installing vlc player

I can't install vlc player on my Ubuntu(14.04). I have read this and try to run the commands, but while I run this command: sudo apt-get install vlc I got something like this: Reading package ...
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dpkg is confused since I manually removed installation files for spotify with sudo rm recursive

So I was reading to learn on how packages and package installation works in Ubuntu in general and where do the files responsible for the existence of any application (installation files) reside in my ...
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Security Updates - The package system is broken

tried to update recently, and have this result from Update Manager: The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are >a common source ...
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Unmet dependency installing Nemo

I am trying to install on a fresh 14.04 system from the Webupd8 PPA. The main nemo package is failing to install with this error: $ sudo apt-get install nemo [sudo] password for lads: Reading ...
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LibQt4-core has unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install libqt4-core, but it seems that for the dependencies, I have more recent versions than are compatible with this package. When I use sudo apt-get install libqt4-core my output is ...
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How do I list all packages outside of the enabled repositories? [duplicate]

I upgraded ubuntu, and since every PPA is disabled by default, I want to be able to list all packages that I have installed but aren't inside any enabled repositories. I want a command (or a series of ...
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Will the Ubuntu packaging and uploading process change in Ubuntu 16.04?

I am in the process of creating a program for Ubuntu, and intend to upload it to the Ubuntu Software Center. Will the packaging and uploading process change in Ubuntu 16.04 due to the switch to the ...
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Why isn't this package auto-updating?

I have the PPA for Mozilla's daily builds of Firefox set up, but for some reason firefox-trunk has not updated for over a month. In the PPA, it shows that it should be at version 45a1, but instead it'...
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removing kali packages from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have added Kali Linux packages using Katoolin( a tool that adds Kali tools to Ubuntu) how can I remove all the tools I have added ?? I'm using Ubuntu 14.02
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Issues when trying to use 32bit toolchain on 64bit ubuntu with ptxdist

Me and my team mates are trying to upgrade our platform from ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit) to ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). We ran into an obstacle when we tried to use ptxdist on the new platform. Note that we ...
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when i open software center and trying to install software i show the below errors [duplicate]

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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Problem with LyX dependences on 14.04-64bit

Here is the message in my console: lyx2.1 depends on lyx-common2.1 (= 2.1.1~git20151118~ubuntu14.04.1); however: Package lyx-common2.1 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package lyx2.1 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 The installation or removal of a software package failed

I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and when I try to install application from software center after installation I got this error.when I click Ok I can see that application on my pc but I can't open it.Help me ...
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Debian package issue [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 15.10. I want to install COMODO AntiVirus, which is a Debian package, but I can't find the Debian Packages Installer in the menu. How can I install the package?
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APT: additional repo for some packages

we use an own repo for some packages. How can we avoid it, that these packages will be upgraded from other repo's (e.g if the packages in the official mirror are newer than our packages) by an apt-get ...
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Dependency problem with old version of ubuntu

Can't figure this out myself, hopefully someone can help. Even though I am already on 3.13.0-68-generic, whenever I run an update I get the error message that something is wrong with 3.13.0-58-...
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serious problem with ubuntu 12.04, long error message herein [duplicate]

I've got a red circle with a white line across it in menu bar, when I click it I get this message: W:Duplicate sources.list entry http://apt.freegeek.org/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/...
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archive manager delets files?

I have an old folder that I compressed with rar. Each file is about 50MB, and there are 30 total rar files. I have used no password of any kind. When I try to "extract here" Archive manager starts to ...
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How can I revert libavcodec-extra-54 to libavcodec54?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32bit platform. I want to compile opencv, it requires libavcodec-dev. I want to install it but it needs a long list of packages. It would be easy if I could just install them ...
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Difference between 64 bit.rpm and 64 bit.deb packages

What is the difference between software installation files called 64 bit.deb and 64 bit.rpm? I want to understand which one is best for my computer so that I am downloading and installing the correct ...
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How to fix installation wine on ubuntu 14.04.3LTS 64 bit

I knew there are a lot of questions about wine but i can't find or fix with there answers. Can someone help me to fix installation about Wine please. Here are the command output while trying to fix ...
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Install x32 software on x64 system

I recently install Ubuntu x64 on my laptop and i am trying install wine from terminal : sudo apt-get install wine and the result is : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel “linux-image-extra-3.13.0-68-generic” Produces Errors During Update

I encountered a kernel crash due to problems during an upgrade. I typed in a terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade It returned the following output: dpkg: error processing ...
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apt-get cannot install or remove due to no space

I have been trying to install a 300 MB package on an Odroid U3. Unfortunately during the installation of the many many dependencies, there was no space left and so apt-get stopped. If I try to sudo ...
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Installing the latest build of packages [duplicate]

How can I install the latest build of a package? I am referring to the version of the package, because I see that other linux distros have more recent build of packages. For example, ubuntu offers ...
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CouchDB Unmet Dependencies couchdb-bin (>= 1.6.1-0ubuntu5) - held broken packages

From the root directory, I uninstalled couchDB on a server with: sudo apt-get purge couchdb Installing couchDB on a server with: sudo apt-get install couchdb -y I get the error: Some ...
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Difference between command-line commands regarding uninstalling Cairo-Dock?

The Basis In order to uninstall Cairo-Dock completely, @Nattgew's answer to this question says that the following should be input (inputted?) into the terminal: sudo apt-get remove cairo-dock cairo-...
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dependency error on libc6-amd64 even if it's already installed

Trying to install nodejs debian package that I built myself, i get error about missing: libc6-amd64 however, I am sure this lib is installed. root@x72j:/home/reda/repo/git/node-debian# dpkg -i ...
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Cannot install Wine (held broken packages)

I 'm trying to install Wine on my Ubuntu system, but cannot complete the installation. I have read countless other Q & A but none of them seems to fix my problem. When I try to install it with ...
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How do I fix connection problem in update sources of ubuntu 15.04 vivid? [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my system with the habitual sequence of codes: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade But when the first code finishes, it appears the follow message: W: Fail to search ...
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Installing Intel graphics Drivers Packard Bell Dot s Intel Atom N2600 GMA 3600:

I followed the instruction on this link How to install Intel Media Accelerator Driver in Ubuntu 12? i downloaded every thing in my laptop.. when i run the script file install.sh, i have get some ...
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Please advice how to get rid of unmet dependency issue

I faced the problem of installing the software. It was stated something about unmet depedencies with the bitdefender-scanner:i386 package (its antivirus that I was trying to install the day before but ...
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Should I auto remove this packages?

When I run "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" it say the following at the end : "The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-4.2.0-16 linux-headers-4.2.0-...