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

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Recover the package manager after crash during update

My so frequently crashing 12.04 system responded with a kernel freeze during my last package update. Which did result in malfunction Package Manger that describes the error as such: ...
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How to create a repository for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I hope I have more success here then I had anywhere else. I'd like to create a repository to host my software (ex. ...
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Virtual Packages ; offline installation problem

I have a problem with offline installation of a package. For instance; python-qt4 module requires sip-api-8.1 but it is a virtual package, hence there is no .deb file to install. How can I fix this ...
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Why do I get this error trying to build Komparator from source?

I downloaded Komparator source from this page. The INSTALL file in the source say the following: Unpack komparator4-xxx.tar.bz2, and open a shell inside this directory mkdir build cd build cmake ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Wine installation not completing due to held broken packages

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I want to install wine. This is the output of sudo apt-get install wine: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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ubuntu-restricted-extras wants to remove over 200 packages. Could this harm the system?

Has anybody installed ubuntu-restricted-extras yet? (You need this for example to encode mp3). When I try to install that, it wants to remove the following packages: # aptitude install ...
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I am unable to install programs after 12.04 upgrade and attempt to install Libreoffice

I tried to install Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04 (after an upgrade), and now I can't install, ugrade, anything in any form. When I go to the Software center, I get a message that I need to repair the ...
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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Problem after interrupted installation of Adobe Flash

I am using Ubuntu. Yesterday I have installed Adobe Flash plugin to my laptop. The installation was interrupted,and it didn't complete. However, the software shows in the installed software menu. ...
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How do I show the paths of a package in aptitude?

I know how to show the paths where I installed a package with dpkg: $ dpkg -L gnome How can I do that with aptitude?
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How can I install a package in Gnu Octave?

How can I install a package in Gnu Octave? I have tried, for example, with the splines-package after downloading it in my home directory with: Octave1>> pkg install splines-1.0.7.tar.gz I get ...
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Computer shudown during upgrade, Ubuntu not booting

My computer shutdown because of critical temperature reached. I was upgrading my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. Now, Ubuntu is not starting up.
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Is there an 11.04 package for gtk+-3.2.0?

gtk+-3.2.0 has been out since 26-Sep-2011. When will there be a package available for Ubuntu natty? I've tried building it myself but it's very difficult, all I get are errors. The references pages ...
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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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What is the actual package name for the appearance app?

I am trying to find the actual package name for the appearance app in ubuntu 11.10, went through synaptic and cant
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Replicate a system as is

How do i repliacate a system as is. i have installed ubuntu from the minimal iso... i have kept it to minimum now i m using UCK to customise a live cd is there anyway i can replicate my installed ...
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Error while building rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 from source

I've already install the build-essential package but it doesn't work that's right i'm trying to compile a wireless driver i'm trying to use aircrack-ng so i need to patch the driver of my wireless ...
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Syntax error in bandwidthd package causing upgrades to break

Automatic update gives me option to update some packages. I tried to do this, but after downloading packages it gives me error. Output is: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... cp: ...
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Prevent new packages from linking start up scripts?

How can i prevent newly installed packages from creating links in e.g /etc/rc2.d? Currently i'm launching update-rc.d -f blabla remove /etc/rc.local each time during boot. But this shouldn't be ...
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Gnome issues after downgrading from Gnome 3

I followed this post on AU and then downgraded back to 2.32. Then I followed a tip in a post asking me to add the gnome3 PPA to install a package dconf-settings-backend because my settings weren't ...
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Installing a group of .deb files

I have a directory of .deb files which I copied from the cache folder of apt. There are many applications and Ubuntu updates among them. but there's no dependency failure because they were all ...
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How do I remove manually installed packages?

I have followed this tutorial http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/quickstart.html on installing OpenLDAP, but now I want to remove it. I'm not sure which command should I use for that. Can somebody ...
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Browser Crashed in Natty [closed]

My system froze while I was installing ubuntu-restricted-extras in natty. So I restarted. After that firefox crashed and it is not properly showing websites. Same goes for the chromium browser. Any ...
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When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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time-out while trying to download public keys [closed]

Almost every time I try to add a new software source, I get an error: james@james-GA-890GPA-UD3H:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options ...
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How can I get Movable Type 5 experimental package?

I'd like to install the movabletype-opensource package for version 5.0 I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. How do I install the experimental package? Do I need to add a site to my apt sources? ...
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How to get .so file to show up in package?

As many of you know by now, I'm building a package :) I am so close to getting it finished so I can upload it to my PPA, but there is still one slight problem: the shared library (.so file) doesn't ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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Problem installing Wine

I am trying to install Wine 1.6, I used the link from their website and installed it through the Software Center. The Software Center froze in the middle of the installation and there appeared a red ...
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My repos became corrupted: Unable to parse package file [duplicate]

Suddenly ubuntu 14.04 started to print this: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to install a specific version of openssl

I am running 12.04 but the question applies to all ubuntu versions. Is there a package for a specific (actually I am only interested in the newest) version of openssl? Although I have the latest ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Install a list of packages and replace all errors

I have a list of packages I would like to install on a fresh Ubuntu. Since those is a quite old list, I would like so see the outcome, If I would replace the suggestions automatically. So all ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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configure tkinter for python3.4.2

I recently met a problem while installing the newest python3.X. Installed it using the Python-3.4.2.tar.xz package from python.org After, the intallation I tried importing the tkinter module but ...
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Difference between launchpad.net/ubuntu and packages.ubuntu.com?

What are the difference between launchpad.net/ubuntu and packages.ubuntu.com? Are they both for ubuntu packages? Thanks.
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having issues with Steam. When I attempt to get it from the USC, it tells me it needs curl. Trying to get curl (using apt-get on the terminal) doesn't work either, instead telling me: Package ...
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I purged TZData and now Lubuntu won't boot! Help!

Ok, so in hind sight purging a package that was marked as a critical package was probably a terrible idea, but I was only following the instructions of people from this thread. I couldn't get ...
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How to replace tk8.6 with tk8.5?

The title explains pretty much all I need to do. I need a downgrade from tk8.6 to tk8.5 on 14.04. There is some niche scientific python based software that I need to use, however it is incompatible ...
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dpkg is installing the wrong version of a package

I'm attempting to upgrade Graphicsmagick on Ubuntu 12.04 from 1.3.12 to 1.3.18 or newer. I tried to install it following these instructions, but Graphicsmagick did not upgrade and remained 1.3.12. I ...
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. I get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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How does the package update process work/happen at Canonical/Ubuntu? [closed]

After trying to look through this site and also searching for an answer, there seems to be no clear information concerning how this process is done. What I would like to know is how the folks at ...
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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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how do I go about removing all the language packs I don't need

I just noticed that in /usr/share/help I have the ubuntu help files in 70 different languages. I only speak 2, and I only really compute in one. I also noticed that it is full of broken symbolic links ...
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How To Uninstall Haguichi/Hamachi completly? [closed]

I want to uninstall Haguichi and Hamachi from my computer, I try to find anything on Google but I don't find nothing.I just want to remove 100% of Haguichi and Hamachi.
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MrSID support for QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get MrSID support in QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04. According to the this tutorial you have to rebuild libgdal against MrSID SDK from LizardTech. But I cannot find the package ...
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How to download and install a single package with all it's dependencies? [duplicate]

How to download a package with all its dependencies So that it can be installed later on another computer without the internet. I tried at Official packages for Ubuntu. But it also needs to be ...