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

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Partially Dist-upgrade from CLI?

Sometimes a sudo aptitude upgrade fails and sudo aptitude upgrade --full-resolver then wants to remove about 100 Packages, because of "dependecy conflicts". Often I can then start update-manager and ...
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Where can I obtain nightly-builds of LibreOffice?

Is there a PPA with nightly builds of LibreOffice? Or some another source that I can add to my sources.list such that I can try nightly-builds of LibreOffice? I know about the various ways to get the ...
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Cannot install wine because of broken dependency

I am trying to install wine on a 64-bit Natty. It was installed, but one of my regular update & dist-upgrades removed it (didn't pay enough attention to which packages would be removed). Now ...
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Is there a way to install packages via a a queue even when there is another instance of an installation or upgrade is running?

Many times there is the problem, that I have only a small bandwith connection, and when running a sudo aptitude safe-upgrade or similar with a big download volume and then stumble upon a program that ...
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“aptitude update” as cronjob, customize the cron-mail-output

I have set up aptitude update as cronjob for root and sending the mail to my normal user account. What I want to have now, is that all the output of aptitude is ommited and instead only a ...
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Creating custom updates for my users?

I'm looking for a secure and flexible way of pushing custom updates to my users' Ubuntu 11.10 x64 machines. I'm looking to push updates that will run scripts for adding new software, adjusting ...
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Cannot install libcurl4-openssl-dev unmet dependencies [closed]

I need to install libcurl-dev. When sudo apt-get install libcurl4-dev fails. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

I am new to Ubuntu, but I believe I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed correctly. I am trying to install Acroread using AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i386linux_enu.deb that I downloaded from the Adobe web site. How do I ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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Aptitude offers to remove some packages but apt-get doesn't?

I'm trying to install mint-meta-mate which is Gnome 2 fork on 11.10 - 32bit with aptitude i get this: The following NEW packages will be installed: caja{a} cowsay{a} fortune-mod{a} ...
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How to list all my packages from command line which can show package name, license, source url, etc?

How to get all the installed package list with there license, source url? Such as following only shows name of the package only. $ dpkg --get-selections acpi-support install acpid ...
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Apt/Synaptic needs to reinstall package but can't find the archive for it. [closed]

Running Synaptic I get the following error message: E: The package hl1440lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report. Upon ...
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How to find the latest version of redis-server in repos?

I need to learn how to search for packages for 'redis-server' and also what version they various repo's have? I know to add a repo I add it to /etc/apt/source.list and sometimes I have to add a key. ...
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Limit what users can install

This is a theoretical scenario that has come up as part of another question: I have x Ubuntu desktops with x users. Users don't have sudo privs I can let them install things through the software ...
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muon package manager thinks that other package manager is open, and is not

I use KDE in Ubuntu 11.10 (I installed KDE with kubuntu-desktop using software center), which comes with muon package manager bundled, but some day Muon package manager decided not to update and ...
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Minimal package to install Qt Assistant

We are using Qt Assistant as our help system for a custom application that will run on Ubuntu. In building the .deb package, I need to include a "Requires:" value that makes my package dependent on ...
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Applications that can be installed and/or run by a non-admin user

Most applications do need to be installed by admin because, I believe, they need access to system resources or files otherwise protected from accessing or modifying. At the same time, for example, ...
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How to install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
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Update Manager failed with “the package catalog has broken” error

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a live DVD. Then went for updating through Update Manager. It downloaded everything. During installing them the update manager crashed. It showed the error message: ...
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How to obtain installed package files?

I need to download all packages I already installed on Ubuntu 11.10 x64. There should be in /var/cache/apt/archives I know, but there are only 300 Mb of deb files. I installed a lot of development ...
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Keep the Ubuntu package version I'm using now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? I just installed a package (wine). I want to keep this version I'm using now. How can I disable updates for this package? ...
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.deb equivalents to .rpm commands

I'm used to RPM based systems, and there's many commands I'm not yet sure how to do with .deb packages. This is mostly for use with custom packages, i.e. not stuff apt-get installed. It'd be great if ...
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How to install software from source and tell the apt-get that I have installed the version?

For installing software from source: ./configure make sudo make install How to tell the apt-get that the software has been installed, so that sudo apt-get install someSoftware Will show that the ...
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Can I recover from corrupted debconf in place?

My file system recently experienced multiple failures. An fsck from an old live cd I had laying around (Hardy) was able to repair things enough that I could boot my system (xubuntu 9.10 I think) but ...
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Stop dpkg -l from listing packages already removed

As the solution to another problem I was forced to use dpkg --remove to uninstall a package. However, after I do this the package is still listed in dpkg -l: phrogz@planar:/boot$ dpkg -l | grep ...
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
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How to remove all associated files and configuration settings of an app installed through 'force architecture' command

A few weeks ago I installed a 32 bit .deb file through the 'force architecture' command (on my 64bit notebook), however the procedure was unsuccessful and I used the apt-get purgecommand to uninstall ...
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Installing tarball when you already have a package (different versions)

I want to install Cython so I installed the current package in the software center which is version 0.13, Now I want to install the tarball from the Cython website - version 0.15. If I just ...
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How do I lock a package in the Software Centre?

I know that you can lock a package using the command line and synaptic - is there a way to do so using the Software Centre?
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Malformed 3rd word in the Status line error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update After installing Ubuntu 10.10 I cannot do the update. This is the error message I received: ...
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problems installing sun java [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Java 7 from the official tarballs? I try to install the sun java package using the instructions from this site and after typing sudo ...
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Why do packages fail to install from command line

Every once in a while I can't install packages in Ubuntu 11.04. I'll try to run the software center and it and it will pop up then disappear. If I call it from the command line it says it seg-faults. ...
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Error uninstalling postgresql: `Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)` [closed]

I am getting this error while executing sudo apt-get remove postgresql-8.4 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Why does reinstalling a package only take a short time the second time?

Let's say I first install some package using apt-get, for example: apt-get install some-package Then I remove this package using: apt-get remove some-package Now I try to install that same package ...
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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How can I install python-envisage?

My question is about how I can install Ubuntu 11.10 packages on Ubuntu 10.04. I would like to install python-envisage (4.0.1), but in the Ubuntu 10.04 Software Center there is only python envisage ...
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I want to save apt-get package

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Suppose I run this command to install GCC: sudo apt-get install gcc* I want save gcc on my pc forever, so that next time I do not have to run that apt-get command to ...
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How to use Finger Print sensor?

i am using ubuntu 11.10 on my aspire 5237g i am having finger print reader in built with touch-pad. i am not able to use that . if someone provide me package details and installation procedure . i am ...
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How can I direct apt-get to download package and its dependencies to some other location?

How can I direct apt-get install package_name to download package and its dependencies to some other location instead of /var/cache/apt/archives?
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Can't install nodejs-dev: unmet dependencies

I need to install nodejs-dev package. But sudo apt-get install nodejs-dev throws The following packages have unmet dependencies: nodejs-dev : Depends: nodejs (= 0.4.9-1ubuntu3) but ...
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Is it possible to view exactly what a package will install and where?

If I want to install the tomcat6 package for example, would it be possible to see a list of files/directories of what/where this package will save? Also, can I see the actual debian package to learn ...
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Can't install Banshee

This is what I get when I try to install Banshee: sudo apt-get install banshee Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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Can I update a Single Package with out a Full Distro Upgrade?

I want vim 7.3 on my server. I don't want to do a full distro upgrade just yet. Is it possible to pull the next version of vim from an updated version of the repositories with out performing the ...
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How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list?

I have unistalled and reinstalled the Ubuntu Software Center as per info I found in a similar thread and I got the same response about line 91 or something like that. I just tried to upload a screen ...
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair It says the package catalog needs repair. I tried with this command "sudo apt-get install -f" ...
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How to reset the language of the package descriptions

I have had German as my main language about a year ago. Later I changed it to English. Most parts of the system accepted the change. The notable exceptions are the package descriptions, which ...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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How do I convert any ubuntu istallation to a command-line system?

On the alternate CD there is the option to install a command-line system. What packages (or meta-packages) are installed when I select this option? What is the easiest way to remove all packages ...