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

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Steam Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
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difference between tar and deb

What is the difference between a .tar.gz file, a .tar.xz file and a .deb file? Are all of them archives? When I download a software from the Internet, I sometimes get a .deb file, but sometimes I also ...
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Problems while doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

I started facing this sudden issue a few days ago when I was once trying to 'update' and 'upgrade', something regarding corruption of package index files in the apt-repository and I've not been able ...
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Internal Error? [duplicate]

I've never asked a question here before so bear with me. I'm running 13.04 and whenever I run my package manager it doesn't fully execute because it comes up with an error saying it can't open my ...
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installing a new package in Ubuntu Linux

I have a problem with installing a new package in Ubuntu, I want to install library pcrafter, and I have downloaded the files from here (crafter-0.2.tar.gz) but when I use this command " sudo apt-get ...
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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How can I use Java Mobile Phone's camera as a Webcam?

In windows there is a software called "Mobiola webcam" for use a mobile cam as a webcam . Is there any way for Linux (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ?
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Completely mucked up everything trying to install gimp 2.8 [duplicate]

I recently tried installing gimp 2.8 and apparently I have a lot of broken packages. Not too geeky when it comes to terminals and such. Did a purge of gimp and then enter it. This comes up: ...
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How do I resolve a newer package dependency, when the old one is in a higher-priority source?

When trying to update the "unity" package (and a few other related packages, including unity-2d and libunity-2d-private0), apt-get tells me I cannot, as the required dependency is libxi6 > ...
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How does software work in Ubuntu?

I am absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 from Windows. While using Windows, it is a common practice to download a software, save the downloaded files in a different partition ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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apt-get update wanted to download much more MB worth of packages than the disk space will be used to install them

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox, ran apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade and faced the following message 246 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 194 ...
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Problem with “rhythmbox-plugin-magnatune”

I have problem with software installation on my ubuntu(12.04). Whenever I want use ubuntu software center popup show up with information that "Items cannot be installed or removed..." and option ...
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Php broken, “held broken packages” error on install [duplicate]

I've completely destroyed everything and now php wont install. I had php5.4 and everything was great. I then needed to run Magento locally which wasnt working. I saw one of the requirements was ...
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Given a package name, how can I find out what will change if I install the package?

Given a set of apt commands and packages to apply (e.g. install foo bar baz, autoremove quux blerg bang), is there a way to calculate the diff of the system state that will be produced if I run the ...
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Can't install any software using apt-get [duplicate]

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How to configuring which Packages should be removed on Ubuntu Installation?

On Ubuntu installation not all packages on Live Session (Try Ubuntu) were installed on the Ubuntu,some are removed. How i can configure which packages should be removed on an installation ? (Example ...
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How to remove package that gives error on remove? [closed]

I'm trying to install ocenaudio32bits. The 64bits version was installed but was preventing me from installing skype. So when skype was installed the 64bit version of ocenaudio was also removed, but ...
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Is there a way to download something over network when it's downloaded by another PC in the network? [duplicate]

We have 4 PCs connected to each other. We all download our apps through Internet which uses our Internet bandwidth. Is there a way to share downloaded softwares through network to prevent others from ...
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How can I view last installed package or program? [duplicate]

Can user list last installed packages by apt-get in terminal? I need to know which last package I installed on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Where can i find a precompiled verson of the Mesa 3D Library?

I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu community and I was wondering what where I could find precompiled versions of the Mesa's librarys. I keep following instructions and I keep trouble shooting but i can ...
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Software center shows “use this source” instead of “install”

I was downloading vlc media player. Suddenly there was a network problem and it stopped. Then when I tried to install it again it does not show the install option, but instead shows "use this source". ...
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Unable to locate any i386 package

I've been messing with my system for a while to get it work after upgrade and now it kind of works, but is not healthy. When I try to remove any i386 package on my 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 it returns an ...
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zsh man page documentation missing in packages?

I have a newly installed xubuntu 13.10 x64. I decided to install zsh via synaptic and make it my default shell. The installed zsh's version is: zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu). The installed zsh ...
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Packages not Updating [closed]

While updating my system, something went wrong and now I have 275 packages that refuse to update. At the end of each one, it says (-11 - System error) and they all say that they failed to fetch a ...
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unable to install synaptic neither ubuntu software center nor terminal

i just installed Ubuntu 13.04 but i'm not able to install Synaptic. i tried these steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get remove synaptic sudo apt-get install synaptic the ...
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How to install build-essential?

I am trying to install G++ compiler in Ubuntu 13.10. It told me I needed to install the build-essential package. I have tried the below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential ...
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Can't find installed packages in Lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu on my laptop and installed Pjsip on my lubuntu . For compiling purposes I need to locate the PJSIP library but I don't seem to be able to locate them or other system files ...
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Prevent the installation of a specific kernel version

Having had major problems with kernel 3.11.0-14 (WLAN, desktop login, ALSA crashes) I decided to back out -14, returning to 3.11.0-12. >>ALL<< problems then disapeared. Now I want to block ...
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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Installing Without Internet [duplicate]

I have come with a question. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell studio 1537 in hopes to rid myself of Vista, if only for a few things. However, I do not have Internet because I can't get the drivers, ...
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Boost unmet dependencies

I heard it is easy to install libraries on ubuntu so i switched to ubuntu, i tried to install boost so i write: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev and I get this: Reading package ...
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Is there an application for HR Management in ubuntu?

Is there an application available in Ubuntu that can : Keeps attendance details of the employees. Overtime hours Can make salary of employees. It should be easy to use than Libre Calc.
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How do I create a multiarch deb?

I am trying to make a package that will install on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.* on 1386 and amd64. I've figured out that on the amd64 the only difference is that I need to install the 32 bit libraries. ...
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Start installing packages while further fetching the update

Is there a package manager that during installation/update will already start installing first fetched packages whlie other packages are still being downloaded? Example made up scenario: Chromium ...
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Where to find information sources about the APT system?

The APT seems to have developed into a very comprehensive environment, hosting a multitude of command-line, and GUI based tools. Comprehensive information regarding the APT system, specially from the ...
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Override Distro Package with Custom Package?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides OpenSSL 1.0.1e, but it disables TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. In the past it was an interop decision because of broken client implementations. In 2014, its really not appropriate ...
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Problem with kivy installation

I'm trying to install the kivy framework. But first I need to install these packages: python-setuptools python-pygame python-opengl python-gst0.10 python-enchant gstreamer0.10-plugins-good python-dev ...
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gnome ppp installation without connection

Is there any way to install the gnome ppp package without an online connection. It opens in the software center but the install button is not active. I currently have wvdial package and gnome ppp ...
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upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 failed and broken dependencies

I tried running the upgrade from my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 but it failed to upgrade a latex package with the error from [here] (Upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 stops) and calmed to try to roll back. ...
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Preventing other packages from being upgraded from PPA [duplicate]

On Gentoo Linux: If I wish to upgrade my Konsole progam which is available in an overlay named KDE all I have to do it is to add the overlay to my system layman -a kde At this point I can install ...
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How do I configure the package manager on server setup?

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS and there is a screen that comes up during the setup called "Configure the Package manager": If you need to use a HTTP proxy to access the outside ...
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Exclude package installation to resolve conflict

when I try to install a package by doing apt-get install abc* it gives me an error between two packages that abc-x : | Conflicts: abc-y E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken ...
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Difference between the host and the guest OS kernel versions

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my Laptop (host OS) when it was released (around April, 2012) and after applying all the patches (sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade), the version of ...
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Unmet dependencies/ Broken packages

I am trying to install the necessary plug-ins to play a video but I always get the "broken packages" message. After searching on Ask Ubuntu I've already performed the sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo ...
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How to install libdb4.8++-dev or equivalent on 13.10?

I am trying to test a mod that I've created of Peercoin. I need to install libdb4.8++-dev, but it is not available. How can I install it or an equivalent? Note: this is not a dupe since I cannot ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...