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

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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?

Before upgrading to Saucy, I had several PPAs installed. As usual, the upgrade process disabled the PPAs. Afterwards, I re-enabled the PPAs in Software Sources (making sure that the release was set to ...
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how to downgrade whole system

I have broken and partial upgraded system, it was attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 some how things did not went fine, and in next consecutive months I kept using this system. Later on when ...
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Full changelog of updated packages for Ubuntu releases?

So for any given version e.g. 12.04, 12.10, 13.04,etc. a full changelog of all update packages e.g. MySQL, Apache, etc.? Note: Raring Ringtail release notes says: For a list of all packages being ...
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How to get rid of this nonsense pop-up appearing in Ubuntu while using Chromium browser?

I am using Ubuntu in a public location where dozens of users come and visit a site and then go, so for each customer it opens google.com and when they are done, it restarts Chromium by killing it ...
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How can I determine what packages I had installed before a new install?

Situation: want to move from 32-bit to 64-bit environment (taking advantage of >4GB RAM) bought new HDD and installed new OS mounted old HDD as a secondary device Question: How can I determine ...
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Why “Failed to download repository information” when I try to install Flash?

I want to install Flash Player. But it only shows: Failed to download repository information. How can I install Adobe Flash Player? anonymous@anonymous-945GCM-S2L:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I install the ordinary php and php-cli on the same machine?

I want to install php5 on my machine and also php5-cli. I want to first install the ordinary php5 package and then php5-cli. Are there likely to be any conflicts if I do this: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to update SystemC?

I have installed SystemC 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 by following the instructions on this blog post. I want to remove SystemC 2.2 and install SystemC 2.3 for its support of TLM library. So could someone ...
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How to completely remove virtual packages?

It turns out that removing a virtual package with apt-get only remove the package itself, leaving behind the real packages that were installed by it So how do you remove a virtual package, along ...
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How can I get optimized, non-stripped versions of libc and vmlinuz?

A commonly done task is to profile things. Profiling is rarely done on debug builds. Ubuntu seems to either give you the choice of stripped optimized executables or debug builds. I've run into this ...
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Is Ubucleaner script still a good idea?

I wonder to know if should I use ubucleaner script on Ubuntu Oneiric/Precise?
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How to set the package selection status to the current status?

I have made a dpkg --clear-selections command and found that all my packages are selected for removal. As the man pages is saying --clear-selections : Set the requested state of every ...
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How do I bundle a package and its dependencies into a single DEB file?

I have copied downloaded deb package when installing software from software center or terminal. Is it possible to make a single package instead of multiple package. Exp: Thunder bird have 3 package ...
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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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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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Prevent .deb package from being upgraded

I maintain a package on launchpad that releases approx every month. However, our new version is no longer compatible with the previous version, because of some fundamental changes. So version 2.8 ...
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What version of Qt is supposed to be in 11.10?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10. In distrowatch the version of Qt is 4.7.4. In installation is 4.7.4 too. But I think it's not the real Qt 4.7.4! Because there is no Persian translation in ...
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Manage ubuntu 11.10 desktop from server webconsole [duplicate]

Are there any alternatives to Ubuntu landscape as I want to manage ubuntu desktops of different version 10.04,11.04 and 11.10
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How to install an older version of Java

I updated my installation of the sun-java6-jdk package today to version 6.24-1build0.10.10.1 after being prompted by the update manager. However this now causes some compilation failures so I'd like ...
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Which MPI package should I install?

I want to attempt some simple programs using MPI on my desktop which runs KUbuntu 10.04.2. Which MPI package should I install?
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Unable to locate package mongodb-dev [closed]

I try to install mongodb client for c++, but get this error message Unable to locate package mongodb-dev, when I do: $ sudo apt-get install mongodb-dev even though mongodb-dev seems to exists, ...
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Downgrade from Evolution 3.16 to Evolution 3.12

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Gnome Evolution 3.16 by adding the Gnome PPA in my sources list. This worked briefly, but then Evolution stopped working with my Google Apps accounts (happened on ...
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Tools for Package Managing [closed]

I've had numerous problems in the past where apt-get fails to do something and gives a confusing reason why which doesn't help me solve the problem, but aptitude guesses some alternative action that ...
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Should I use autoremove in these packages?

When I run sudo apt-get autoremove it is trying to remove the followings packages: linux-headers-3.16.0-40 linux-headers-3.16.0-40-generic linux-image-3.16.0-40-generic ...
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How to get a list of installed packages held back for upgrade?

Recently, I needed to get a list of packages that were installed on my Ubuntu system which were also put on hold for upgrade. The 'hold' status for a package means that when the operating system is ...
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Install all recent packages installed on other computer.

I have some package installed on a computer. I want to install similar packages for other computer. I can list down all recent packages with this command cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\ install\ " ...
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dpkg-query is not displaying all files installed from package

I installed postgresql from the package manager sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib and I want to know what files it installed, including any startup scripts or modifications to any ...
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What is the difference between a package and a software in ubuntu?

It is a very basic question however i cannot find the answer. I wonder the difference between package and software. By giving command, sudo apt-get install filezilla, the package named filezilla and ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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How do I get a list of all AVAILABLE packages from the repositories that are configured from a command line? [duplicate]

OK, I understand how to get a list of installed packages on my system. Now how can I get a list of all available packages from the list of repositories configured?
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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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How do I resolve unmet dependencies caused by a conflict between Open Office and LibreOffice? Software Update is broken and will not update [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled LibreOffice to install OpenOffice and experienced no problems in using Open Office. Later, I installed a file preview software known as Sushi. When trying to view .odp files, ...
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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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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= ...
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i m getting problem in installing traceroute utility

I m getting this atul@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute [sudo] password for atul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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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?