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

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Reparing ubuntu installation using usb drive

I upgraded from ubuntu13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 and the process went very bad. Many packages were broken because my internet connection failed and now, when I turn my computer on, it is very slow and many ...
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How to remove packages from the apt cache that are not currently installed?

I want to organise my apt cache folder so I want to remove packages that are NOT currently installed and keep packages that are ONLY currently installed
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Will apt-get download the same version of a package manually added to /var/cache/apt/archives?

Imagine, I have all packages to install, say, ddd. If I copy all ddd packages to /var/cache/apt/archives and run sudo apt-get install ddd in terminal, will apt-get re-download the packages or skip ...
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Install suggested packages via aptitude

I've read installing suggest packages via apt-get, and I've read how to look suggested and recommended packages from aptitude.. But then, How to install it all using aptitude? Best Regards, Ahmad
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I tried to install git in my machine but i got a error message like below? [duplicate]

I tried all the possibility kindly let me know how resolve this error message and how to install git in my machine, (personal)root@ubuntu:/home/shan/workspace/projects# apt-get -f install git-core ...
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Is a package a hybrid when its ex, Version 2.0.0 Really 1.8.2?

I knew these packages exists, I've seen them everyware but I never understood them. I'm not sure if they have features from the generic X.X.X (Aka Version X.X.X) or if Its just Really X.X.X and the ...
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...
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How to change the mirror of setuptools?

I changed the ~/.pip/pip.conf file to a customized mirror, and pip install do download the package from that mirror. But when installing(run the setup.py), I find setuptools still get packages from ...
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Backup of Apps and GUI Settings [duplicate]

Well, I got (I think) a pretty basic question. I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm wondering how do I backup all I've installed and my GUI settings and tweaks. I'm not pretty much interested in backing up ...
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Ubuntu crash during the update to 13.10

I just tried to update from 13.04 to 13.10. However, during the process, my internet connection was cut and I restarted the computer. The installation was not successful and my computer is very slow ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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Package is in a very bad inconsistent state

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop.I wanted to install the "D-Link DWR-730" 3G modem drivers, but the default autoplay software for Ubuntu says "kernel not supported" for this. I ran the dpkg -i ...
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Looking for unused debs in my Ubuntu

For example, I can extract information about every files of installed packages. Thereafter, I can do find -ls with -mmin & -mtime somehow, I can draw a graph of absolutelly unused packages. Is ...
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How to recover from an package uninstallation that removed everything?

I am using 13.10 in VMWare as a guest. While trying to remove an older version of libjpeg using apt-get, somehow, the whole desktop and related applications were removed. I have rebooted into ...
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Very small package for apt-get experimentation?

I spent a lot of time this weekend installing and uninstalling kmines to test out options on apt-get install, subshells, and the like. Is there a very small, simple package--perhaps with no ...
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Unable to update Package Manager due to syntax error

I noticed my package manager was not updating and kept giving an error about third party repo's so I disabled them and tried to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f && ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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Can't install WINE - “broken packages” [duplicate]

I can't install WINE. When I go to the terminal and type sudo apt-get install wine1.7, I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Error while installing packages

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm encountering error in installing any package using apt-get. I've tried steps given in various forums, but couldn't resolve the error. For example, if I install kcachegrind, ...
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How does one install pygobject from the official repository?

I want to install the Pygobject package on my Ubuntu 13.10. I tried the JHBuild option but I got stuck at the end of a very lengthy process. The tutorial website of Pygobject says that it comes ...
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which packages are required to install wine in offline mode

I want to install wine1.4 on approximately 20 PCs, but don't know how many packages are required for that. I've checked dependencies with apt-cache showpkg wine1.4 but for some packages it gives an ...
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Installing JHBuild on UBuntu

I wish write GUI applications using PYGTK on my Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed recently. This is my first Linux OS so please be gentle with your jargon. I tried to import pygtk but couldn't because ...
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Is KdepimLibs 4.12.44 package available now?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, Linux version 3.11.0-15-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu8) ). To build one of the application I need KdepimLibs5-dev 4.12.44. But ...
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unable to locate package cgroups-lite

$ sudo apt-get install cgroups-lite [sudo] password for neethu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package cgroups-lite
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...
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ARM Chroot installing xfce fails, packages named different

I am trying to install xfce within an ARM chroot, most packages download fine however a handful error out, after looking at the packages in the repo I have found that what apt-get is trying to get ...
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How to make package management more efficient when package versions in Ubuntu are lagged? [duplicate]

ORIGINAL TITLE: Why are package versions in Ubuntu so lagged? How to make package management more efficient? (edited to avoid duplicate questions, see comments below) Backgroud: I started using ...
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My ubuntu version is showing ubuntu 13.04 version

My ubuntu version is showing ubuntu 13.04 version,but inside of sourcelist is showing like this below screen shot even i can't download many packages.
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I get the following errors when I try to install the Ubuntu SDK (ubuntu app development kit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I followed the steps given here . 1)When I try to execute the first step " sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Contributing to Ubuntu packages

I'm using the SFML library which - wasn't at all tedious but - took about 30 minutes to get it configured properly. Now the library is available using apt-get, but it installs an earlier version. Is ...
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Unable to correct dependencies [closed]

I have a 11.10 ubuntu server machine located on a VPS that has package problems. I think this all started with my do-release-upgrade failed part way through. In any case, I can no longer use apt-get ...
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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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change directory during Install of deb packages for libreoffice 4.2 producing no file found cmd line

I am sure I am missing something simple here so apologies in advance if I missed the answered somewhere else. I am relatively new to linux, have had ubuntu 12.04.4 lts installed for about 2 years ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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Why one of the package s I've installed is unaccessible in Guake Terminal?

I installed Rails framework (Ruby on Rails) on my Ubuntu. Today after I installed Guake Terminal, and I called Rails command in it => The program 'rails' is currently not installed Rails still ...
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Prevent packages 'on hold' to show up when I upgrade

I did sudo apt-mark hold nameofthepackage on 3 packages, but now I have an annoying remark when I upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade : Following packages have been holded : package1 package2 ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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How to directly download a source package installation package tarball from a URL?

This is my first question. Quick background: I am an undergrad doing a bioinformatics class in which we use Linux. I have minimal background in Linux and I am having an issue with one of the problems ...
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libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 package

In my software I am using libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 package, which is necessary for proper running of my Software. I had this package installed on all my Laptops. But when I tried to install the Software on ...
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How to do packaging of ADT (Android Development Tools) for PPA?

From last few days i am trying to learn packaging in Ubuntu. I successfully created Binary deb of Scilab 5.4.1 & ADT but i don't have any webspace or server to host repository for these packages. ...
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can't access ubuntu.com or launchpad [duplicate]

I can't access ubuntu.com, kubuntu.org, ubuntugnome.org, xubuntu.org, and launchpad.net, and the apt-get repositories, from any computer on my local network. isitdownrightnow.com says it's up, and ...
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Answering debconf questions from a custom GUI in Python? (Custom Front-end)

I'm writing an app that should enable the user to install some additional packages when needed. I'd like to create a custom GUI that collects the packages debconf questions along with some other ...
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E:The value 'raring-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources [duplicate]

First it was when I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. sudo apt-get check shows: E: The value 'raring-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the ...
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What is the correct way to create your own packages for local installation?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I currently have an issue where one of my used packages has an annoying bug. Instead of removing it and just building it from source, I want to integrate it ...
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I can't install wine 1.4 this comes up every time HELP! [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install wine1.4-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Fixing Broken Packages— /tesseract-ocr-osd_3.02-2_all.deb [duplicate]

I am trying to install the scanner driver of my new canon Pixma MP230 printer. I was getting an error message of a broken package. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade all when ...
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run FileZilla package [closed]

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Where can I find introductory material for using the command line? [duplicate]

I've been very interested in Linux for a while now and Finally decided to install Ubuntu on my machine. I was wondering is there any sites or PDFs links were I could get an intro into running ...
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Wine version conflict causing update manager to crash

I attempted to update wine from my existing 1.5 by installing 1.7 through apt-get but apparently it only partially succeeded. Now it looks like I'm trapped in a catch-22: When I try to install 1.7 it ...