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

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Ubuntu software centre, update manager fail to open [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update On my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system the Software Centre and Update Manager do not open. I am unable to ...
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/usr/bin/make overwritten accidentally

I am extremely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I accidentally replaced /usr/bin/make with another executable and now I need to fix this. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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How to configure Software Center to work with HTTP proxy?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the Windows installer (Wubi) yesterday. And then I tried to install Chrome, Flash player, etc., but nothing worked. Then I tried installing some random package using ...
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What is “Manual Package Selection” in Ubuntu Server?

What does choosing "Manual Package Selection" allow me to do, versus choosing one of the other options?
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Mark a deb package as used, so it's not suggested for autoremoval

I have a bunch of shared libs installed on my system which aren't dependencies of some concrete package but are needed for non-apt-managed libraries I've built from source (like latest SDL, Allegro, ...
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Ubuntu hangs on booting up after a update

I've made a clean install yesterday, for the first time restarted, everything went good and then after I updated packages and copied my old home directory to replace the new one, when I restarted it ...
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How to resolve - dpkg error : old pre-removal script returned error exit status 102

I am unable to install or remove a package on my Ubuntu 10.04 due to the following error. $ sudo apt-get autoremove Password: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Flash removal and installation issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I'm having this issue trying to uninstall and/or upgrade the Adobe flash player plug-in. Here's what I've ran through the terminal: $ sudo ...
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How to fix “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” error?

I can't update my system because it freezes while installing a third-party update (zramswap-enabler)! Sometimes I get the following message in Update manager: Could not initialize the package ...
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository?

How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
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How can I find Boost version?

I just want to know how I can find the version of boost installed in my ubuntu 12.04? I am having trouble with the current precise and thinking of reverting back to 8.04. What is the boost version in ...
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How to save downloaded software?

I am totally new to Ubuntu and my Internet connection is slow. Because of that, I can't afford to download software twice. When I install Ubuntu again for some reason, I want to know how to save the ...
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Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “sudo apt-get update” do? Why do we have to run sudo apt-get update before I can run sudo apt-get install package? I found this very annoying when I am ...
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How to create a deb package that installs a series of files

I would like to create a brand new deb package to install series of files. If at all possible, I would like to untar the folder containing these files as part of the installation into a known folder ...
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what packages to uninstall for better security?

I have read a recommendation which was stating that after installing one should remove some packages from the default Ubuntu installation, in order to have a more secure server. What are your ...
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Ubuntu server-sysadmin package-managment docs: best to read Debian's docs? Any Ubuntu-specific?

Where's the authoritative, canonical (no pun intended) Ubuntu software-package-management ("pkg-man" for short) docs, references? Similarly, where would one point a newbie sysadmin to canonical ...
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How to get Package List with Security and bugfix details?

I am new Ubuntu User and I liked it most. In RHEL after installing yum-security package, we can get list of updates like this # yum list-security Sample Outputs: Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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Recover “ps” command

So I found myself in a situation where I needed to copy the ps command though I suppose that I use mv instead of cp. I copied the binary to the incorrect location and immediately deleted it. Looking ...
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install package via yum found on apt-cache but not yum search

I have this library on machine X that manages packages via apt: libmemcached-dev - Development files for libmemcached And I want it on machine Y that uses yum. yum search libmemcached-dev fails. ...
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How do I install libqt4.7.4?

I need to use libqt4.7.4 (or .3) on the latest build of Ubuntu. Is there any easy way to revert to that version. Will it break anything? sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools=4.7.4 errors with 'Version ...
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Used purge command to remove java, it removed a lot more than java

I used this purge command sudo apt-get purge openjdk7*, however this uninstalled a lot of the software and my me menu has vanished. Every time I install something there is a huge list of packages the ...
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VLC and all main Ubuntu sofwares are unauthenticated

Then how I'll install all these software including VLC and Mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.?
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Errors when attempting to install vim on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer few days back. from then i tried to install few programs through Ubuntu software center but it showed that no internet connection even though i was ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...
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How to fix a broken package, when “apt-get install -f” does not work?

I tried to install Scala with the typesafe stack and got into trouble. Now I cannot do much with apt (except update), the broken package seems to be impossible to remove/clean: Here's the result of ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

How do I resolve unmet package dependencies? Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Do Not Uninstall Flag on Apt?

Does the Debian/Ubuntu package infrastructure has some way of marking packages so that they never get uninstalled, no matter the pinning of other packages? My problem is that, sometimes, packages ...
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How to list all dependency problems?

Like being able to filter broken packages in synaptic, is there a way to list (CLI or GUI) all dependency problems? Or would dependency issues show up as broken? I'm confused because each time I ...
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Trouble installing gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme, dependency/PPA conflict?

I installed gnome tweak tool, and am trying to set up custom themes and whatnot. So, trying to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme. me@computer:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?

I'm working on some machine setup instructions, and I was surprised to find out that apt-get install A B can behave differently than apt-get install A && apt-get install B. My specific ...
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Multiple identical items in software sources other software [duplicate]

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64, I have multiple duplicate items, three each of "Conical Partners-software packaged by Canonical for their partners" and "Conical Partners-software ...
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How can I set up aptitude-curses so that it doesn't automatically select *recommended* packages?

When I select a package for installation using aptitude-curses, sometimes a huge list of extra packages appear selected under "Packages being automatically installed to satisfy dependencies". When I ...
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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Can't install libssl-dev, dependency problem

I'm trying to install the package libssl-dev, but I get the following error: libssl-dev: Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.1-4ubuntu3) but 1.0.1-4ubuntu5 is to be installed the package libssl1.0.0 is ...
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How to make package manager recognize libs that were compiled manually?

I had to compile OpenCV 2.4 on my machine. How to make applications installed from synaptic do not ask to install OpenCV 2.3 libs dependencies (since 2.4 is already installed in the system)?
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Which packages recommended 'Missing Recommends'?

The Synaptic Package Manager has a custom filter "Missing Recommends". Is there a way to find out which packages installed on my system recommended the packages listed in this filter?
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Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrade to 12.04 mysql server was unable to start. I tried many different things but without any luck. Now when I try to install it, I get: $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 Reading ...
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Why do so many GNOME packages depend on evolution-data-server?

I was notified of some updates today, but when I looked at the list I saw that they were all about evolution-data-server and evolution-data-server-common. My first thought was that "I don't use ...
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What's the meaning of “action flag” of a package?

Suppose the flag of a package is "pi". I learnt that the "i" stands for "i - the package will be installed." What's the meaning of "will be installed", please?
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When was a package installed?

You know the problem: "I didn't change anything" But now, it's broken. Is there a way to see when some package was installed or a list of all packages sorted by time?
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Upgraded to 12.04 before updating 11.10

I believe I'm the only person that did that. I've read that I must update my 11.10 before upgrading. Then the next morning I just opened the update-manager and upgraded to 12.04. I forgot all about ...
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Uninstall broken package

Times ago I have installed Linux Mint stuff on my Ubuntu 11.10 (now 12.04). I accidentally removed some files manually (they were under /usr/share). Now it is impossible to remove the related deb ...
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MySQL server stopped working after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04 I upgraded to 12.04 and my MySQL server just stopped working. It throws: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to ...
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How I can delete specific Applicatios/Packages without their dependencies ? Is it possible?

I want to delete Akondaitray which comes with K3B installation. How can I do that ? When I try to remove Akondaitray, Synaptic shows it is gonna remove all KDE applications. Is it really possible to ...
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Dependency resolution problem: libgnome-keyring0

I'm trying to install ia32-libs on Precise (it's a dependency of CrossOverPro which is actually what I'm trying to achieve, but I don't think that's relevant). That package won't install, and tracing ...
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Where is Wine-1.5 installed?

I installed Wine-1.5 with these commands in the terminal >> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 After it downloaded some files, ...
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Updating Packages on Ubuntu Alternate CD

Is there any way to update the packages on an Ubuntu install CD? I have a customized alternate install CD (to automatically install Ubuntu and set it up for me), and I would like to update all the ...
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How to download a specific package beforehand, so that I can install this after setting up Ubuntu without having an internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without internet (offline)? I am about to format my computer and install Ubuntu. This particular computer is the local server that ...
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Where is libpython-dev?

I've just upgraded to 12.04 and I can't find libpython-dev anymore. Can you tell me where it is?