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

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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?
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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How can I detect all changes made from a default install or point in time?

I am trying to learn Ubuntu (and Linux in general) on a much deeper level right now and am having a nightmare tracking changes - in particular with the package management system. Is there any ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Can't install “manager accounting” app

I had my HD crash and used the same install disc to re-download Ubuntu and now the "manager accounting" App won't install. It keeps giving me this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Cannot find a package in Ubuntu 14.04 with apt-get install

I tried everything but for some reasons I cannot find any packages in this new distro. I wanted to install wicd, git, ... all of the packages cannot be found for some reasons. I followed this guide ...
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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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Wine installation on Ubuntu 14.04 failed

Installation of wine failed, since migration on Ubuntu 14.04 (from 12.04). I precise that i have tried many things commonly suggest including : sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get ...
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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 manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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failed installing libamd2.2.0, libumfpack5.4.0 and libatlas-sse2-dev [duplicate]

I have a script I run on erach new machine I own, that installs somethings I need. For some reason, on a dell Inspiron 3542 with Ubuntu 14.04, the following fails: $ sudo apt-get install libamd2.2.0 ...
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Installing a package with apt-get for a single user [duplicate]

Is it possible to install a package for just the current user (placing files in locations that the user can write to, such as their home directory)?
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Resolve Unmet dependencies

vikiboy@BatCave:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-openni-launch Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ros-indigo-openni-launch is already ...
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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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postgresql vs postgresql-server-dev package

What is the difference between postgresql and postgresql-server-dev packages. What are the purposes served by installing different packages and what are the use-cases of these?
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Is it possible to do only the download part of apt-get/aptitude full-upgrade?

When I go to internet cafe, I'd like to take that opportunity to upgrade the system. Sometimes though there is not electrical sockets in the cafe. To conserve batteries I'd like to be able to only do ...
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List (Head) packages available from specific ppa by command-line

I want to list all Head packages available from specific ppa. Example: webupd8 ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 has following head packages for trusty: Can I list them by command-line?
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How to install packages from Launchpad which are not in a PPA?

Launchapad contains a wealth of packages that are not usable (they seem to be in source form or something). For example, by searching for a "ndoc ubuntu" on google, I fell on the page ...
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How to find the list of all available packages along with the lastest version number available in the repositories?

I want to list all the packages(installed or not installed) along with the latest version number available in the repositories. For example: The output of apt-cache policy chromium-browser shows ...
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How to cherry pick a package dependency when there are several providers

I'm currently writing puppet config to automatically setup a number of system configurations, such as apache2 + php5 + mysql, nginx + php5 + mysql (in reality any http service a long with any addons ...
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Installation of .c files in phylip

I am trying to install .C functions of PHYLIP in Linux/ubuntu. I read documentation and it mentioned it is very easy compilation and of .C functions: To make executables, use your C compiler. It ...
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How to identify the name of the package? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Cannot find package (pymol) [closed]

I'm trying to install the program pymol (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pymol/) on my system (I have Ubuntu 13.04). I've tried it via this link to the softwarecentre and via the ...
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how to stop downgrading while installing from deb

I used to install deb packages by using command: dpkg -i *.deb as all deb's are in same folder. Sometimes dpkg shows warning of Downgrading dependencies to lower version. Because Later Version ...
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How can I get a new /etc/apt/sources.list? [closed]

I was trying to modify that file, and then somehow all the contents got deleted... does anyone know where I can get a new one? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Edit: Moreover, what had happened was I had ...
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List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
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How to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment?

Can any one help me out to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment? I tried to install those packages with the help of pip install but it fails to install because ...
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Very small package for apt-get experimentation?

I spent a lot of time this weekend installing and uninstalling kmines to test out options on apt-get install, subshells, and the like. Is there a very small, simple package--perhaps with no ...
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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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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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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 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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What is the minimal installation to run .NET application created in C# by monodevelop?

I am a bit noobish when it comes to .NET but I am wondering what is the bare minimum of packages needed to be installed to run .NET application. It is a simple input output console app and with ...
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How to install Fogger?

I Want to know that how to install Fogger application, which Interact with different web accounts including Facebook on Ubuntu 13.10. In main Ubuntu repository, it is only available for Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Can't install gloobus-preview Ubuntu 13.10

I was trying to install gloobus-preview following this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-gloobus-preview-in-ubuntu-13-04/ The problem is that when I try to install the ...
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Are all “Important security updates”, updates to already installed packages?

I'm running 12.04, and I've never downloaded any drivers for the installation of any peripheral devices. Yet, I noticed a fair few "Important security updates" involving drivers/utilities for HP ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Cannot install PHP CURL, php5-common discrepency

When every I try to install php5-curl, php5-common, php5 I always get following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5-curl : Depends: php5-common (= 5.3.10-1ubuntu3) but ...
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having Error:BrokenCount>0

I was installing pidginfacebookchat-1.69.deb package from a 3rd party "https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/" but after installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center, an error appeared Items ...
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How to view packages provided by a PPA?

For example, I am trying to install the latest version of Gnome-Do, provided by the following PPA. ppa:do-testers/ppa However, I am unable to find the latest build. Therefore I would like to ...
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Where are the Rust (aka rust-lang) packages for Ubuntu?

I'd like to play with the Rust language on Ubuntu, but there don't seem to be any packages. Did I miss it or is there some problem?
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Where to locate a tgz file and contents of it?

I downloaded processing-2.0.1-linux64.tgz. In Windows, when I download a non-install software (.exe) I locate it under Program Files directory so that it stays with other software. I don't want it ...
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Can I restore content of /var/spool for package defaults?

I'm a Class A Muppet. I have had /var/spool/ mounted as tmpfs for over a year and that means crontab has never been able to remember what it's doing and postfix has been broken. I'm not asking to ...
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Preparing to replace install-info 4.13a.dfsg.1-10ubuntu4 (using …/install-info_5.1.dfsg.1-3_i386.deb)

When I upgraded my system, I had a problem about this syntax: Preparing to replace install-info 4.13a.dfsg.1-10ubuntu4 (using .../install-info_5.1.dfsg.1-3_i386.deb) ... dpkg: error processing ...
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/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check returns wrong information; also affects motd

My question is related to Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don't, which pertains to Ubuntu 10.04. But my problem is with Ubuntu 12.04.2LTS (and the solutions mentioned for 10.04 ...
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install/remove list of packages from command line with apt-get

I'm writing a Makefile for our team to be able to set up a local environment with all of the software they need to install packages, etc so that they can develop quickly without having to figure out ...
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Ubuntu Archive API?

I'm trying to query the Ubuntu archive on a machine that doesn't have python-apt installed (and for reasons beyond my control can't have python-apt installed). Is there an API endpoint for ...
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How to read file with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding?

What package should I install to be able to read files with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding? Currently, I only see strange characters instead of text. % locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= ...