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

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Difference between apt-get remove -y and apt-get purge -y? [duplicate]

apt-get remove <name of program> apt-get purge <name of program> and apt-get purge -y <name of program> Research indicates the running either "remove" or "purge" performs the ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Install newer package version from trusty-backports

In an ubuntu 14.04 system with the latest updates: $ ansible --version ansible 1.5.4 $ apt-cache policy ansible ansible: Installed: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Candidate: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Version table: ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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Get the kernel version from lts package?

How do I determine the kernel version that a package like linux-image-generic-lts-saucy will install? Basically I'd like to get what uname -r would report before I actually install this kernel so I ...
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An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. Please report this bug against the update-manager package and include the following error message: 'E:Error, ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without an internet connection?

I do not have a very fast internet connection, so ideally I want to download Ubuntu with all of the packages I require so I can install them all from CD/DVD/USB without the need to use my internet ...
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Is it possible to know from apt if the package was installed explicitly or as a dependency of another package?

Let's say there are A, B and C package. A and C were installed manually with apt-get install, and B is a dependency of A and was installed by apt automatically. Is it possible to know that with some ...
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How do I pin the lowlatency kernels so apt doesn't update with a newer generic kernel?

I'm on Kubuntu 12.04 with lts-raring HWE stack. I'm running kernel 3.8.0.30.18 low latency. A recent update replaced my low latency kernel with a slightly newer (3.8.0.31) generic kernel. I wish to ...
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Cant install wine1.5 13.04

So I tried to install wine 1.5 a few times, I got 1.4 installed, and 1.6 installed oddly enough, I completely removed and purged all wine and still nothing. I installed ia32-lib and still nothing, ...
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Availability of packages on ubuntu LTS

How can i know what packages are available for the Ubuntu LTS. My host says that PHP 5.4 is not supported because it is currently not available on the LTS repo for Ubuntu 12.04. How can I find out if ...
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Can I install programs on a live DVD, just to test them?

My Ubuntu's version is 12.04. Right now I'm using Windows, but as I've burned an Ubuntu image disk to a DVD, I want to know if it's possible to install programs on it, just to test them. Will it ...
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How Install gio-unix-2.28.0

When I was installing the application (libvirt-sandbox-0.1.2) I've got this message: configure: error: Package requirements (gio-unix-2.0 >= 2.28.0) were not met: No package 'gio-unix-2.0' found ...
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Will Google Chrome update itself considering that it has been downloaded as a standalone .deb file?

I guess my question applies to software in general. Sometimes software is only available through .deb files, or sometimes up-to-date software is only available through downloaded .deb files, so will I ...
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How to get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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How can i play acoustic guiter in Ubuntu? Like placing cords making leads and playing it

Is there any package available for Ubuntu which allows me to create guiter music such as cords place and making lead melody, edit/delete/etc?
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How do I get GPAC v0.5.0 on 12.04 where v0.4.6 is in the repositories?

I am currently working on a web application which requires streaming video, I am using an EC2 Instance on AWS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on it. As I need to transcode video i am wishing to install ...
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Broken Packages

How can I fix the following broken packages?: root@desktop:/home/karl# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Where do I look for the reason for the removal of a package from the Ubuntu repositories

I have seen that when a new Ubuntu version is released, sometimes a particular application that I had used till the previous Ubuntu versions would have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for ...
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What package (helper app) does recoll need to index images?

The File->Show_missing_helpers menu item in the recoll GUI mentions the following missing helper (among others): Perl::Image::ExifTool (image/gif image/jpeg image/png image/tiff image/x-xcf) Per ...
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Just Now Purged Packages By Mistake

I purged the following packages by mistake. How do i reinstall them. Here are logs. I was trying to Remove And Purge Orca Screen Reader. Start-Date: 2012-08-17 07:16:01 Commandline: apt-get --purge ...
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Broken Package Manager? The suggested “apt-get -f install” is failing!

I don't really know what happened... I clicked "install updates" in the update manager window, it failed, and next thing I know I can't apt-get install any packages, it just suggests I try apt-get -f ...
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32 bit packages in 64 bit ubuntu

Can I install the downloaded 32 bit packages to 64 bit OS? (now using UBUNTU 12.04(32bit) and going to install UBUNTU 12.04(64bit) on another PC.)
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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Why won't apt-get install anything after I deleted its cached lists?

Recently I had a problem with the update-manager and search for a solution. On my search I found a post, where someone had the same problem and as solution they told him he should run this command on ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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biblatex package recommends biber (>= 0.9), but it doesn't exist

I'm not sure I understand what this means. How can Ubuntu recommend something that isn't in the repository? Am I supposed to fetch the source code and install myself? Why isn't there a biber package? ...
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How do I install KDE on my 11.04

I want to get rid of the Unity thingy (who came up with this?). KDE seems the best choice. All the instructions, including this How do I install KDE shell on Ubuntu? mention the Ubuntu software ...
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Unable to install KDE in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install KDE but I can't!! When I mark kde-full in synaptic to install it returns this error kde-full: Depends: kde-plasma-desktop but it is not going to be installed Depends: ...
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How to cancel holding of a package

I got a MID based on ubuntu os.The version if its software is pretty old.So I decide to upgrade the system.But apt-get upgrade does not work,it appears packages are prevented from upgrade.I can I ...
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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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Error during update and installation of new packages

This error occur both in Synaptic and via terminal so I can't update or install new packages: LANG=en_US;sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gens:i386: ...
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When to update packages?

I am using KPackageKit to maintain my system, and I am trying to keep all pack up to date (but I didn't enable any experimental or beta repositories). In my opinion such setup should not break ...
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Alien deletes the .deb generated before I can install it

After I "alien" a .rpm file, i see freego_4.5-2_i386.deb, generated but can't find the file afterwatds. Then trying alien -i results in an error message stating the .deb file couldn't be found What ...
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Install software so that cannot be wiped by reinstalling

Is there a way to install programs under Ubuntu in such a way that the standard reinstall from live usb will not wipe them out? (e.g. by installing them in a different partition or keeping folders ...
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How to get deb packages for Ubuntu wallpapers

Where I can found all the desktop wallpapers deb packages of all the versions of Ubuntu releases? However I've found deb package of Ubuntu wallpaper contest 14.04 Trusty Tahr on web previously with ...
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Package explanation

I was having issues with my graphics card working on Ubuntu and I had to enter the commands below as part of the process to get it working. I don't know what they are or what they do, so I'd like ...
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Problem removing avg

I've tried to remove avg2013 however when I try I get a funky error message. The command I'm running: sudo apt-get remove --purge avg2013flx The error I get: Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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Finding how many times a given package has been installed

Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?
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How to get a list of the package home pages in a repository section from command line?

A while ago, I asked here about how to get the list of packages in a repository section from the command line. According to the Synaptic Package Manager, many of these packages feature a home page. ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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After installing Dart commands like pub, dart2js are not found

I've installed Dart according to instructions from the official website (https://www.dartlang.org/tools/debian.html). To be more exactly: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to force apt to give you a “Do you want to continue? [Y/n]” for every install

I understand that when running the code sudo apt-get install <packagename> it will only give me this: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] If that package will install additional packages. But how ...
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GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I wrote a video player with Qt and when I tried to run it, this error occurred, Error: "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in" This issue can be fixed by running the following ...
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Will i get update if I install a package by myself?

THe current emacs in the repository is 24.3. I would like to install 24.4 by downloading the source from its official site, compile and checkinstall to create a deb package, and then install the deb ...
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How to list the packages to be installed by installing a specific package?

Pardon this newbie question, but I've previously run into serious issues as I wanted to try other desktop environments other than the default one in Ubuntu, precisely because I didn't know how to ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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how to check package version before install

Im trying to install Apache 2.4.12 or apache2.4 at least. I see some listings for apache2.2 in the apt-cache, but I don't see apache2.4. How can I verify the actually version that sudo apt-get ...
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In which location are Ubuntu packages installed? [duplicate]

There is an Ubuntu application called remote desktop viewer, I want its location to run in a script, how can I get the package details?