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

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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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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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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 ...
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how to create a debian package using “equivs-build” which can be “upgraded” if already installed?

I have created a .deb package using equivs-build command and providing necessary control, preinst, postinst, etc. I noticed that version can also be mentioned in control file. Now I want to create a ...
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Cannot update software, cannot install anything, cannot upgrade

I cannot update anything in my system. I use the terminal and this is what I get. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package ...
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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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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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How do package files .deb files that are installed outside the package tree get put into the normal package tree?

So, I've installed .deb files through double click or through dpkg, and I was wondering how do they get into the normal package tree structure you can get from apt-get synaptic etc. I mean, if you ...
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How can i install anaconda on Ubuntu?

I need help to install the anaconda python distribution on Ubuntu 14.04. I ran in terminal the bash script Anaconda.sh, but I thing I have to do something else after that.
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List installed packages that are no longer installable via repository?

This question is in reference to another question that has not been answered. When I upgraded Ubuntu, all my PPAs were removed (which I'm ok with). Is there a way to list all the packages that no ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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cant update or install anything tor geoipd not installed

when i go to the Ubuntu Software Center i get and try to update i get the error installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ...
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BOTH available-old & available missing from dpkg - “dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading”

Issue : Many threads try to solve the broken packages problem using the options as below. However my main problem is that BOTH the available & available-old do not exist . I have no clue how I ...
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When should I use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast? [closed]

Is there any difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is recommended to use while installing and removing package? In other words, which command is preferable while ...
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libc6-amd64 dependency problem

I'm trying to install fglrx manually from the AMD website however it keeps complaining that it's missing the dependency "libc6-amd64". When I run the fglrx package through gdebi I get this message: ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Can't launch JD-GUI on Ubuntu 12.10 64bits

When I try to open JD-GUI via the terminal it gives me the following error error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory . So I ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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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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Is there a way to restrict the packages installable from a repository?

I want to restrict the packages installable from a repo, eg restrict some packages to the main Ubuntu repos, even if they are available from launchpad or some other third party repos, something like ...
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How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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How can run a gsettings command inside a postinst script from a custom .deb package?

I want to change the wallpaper when a custom .deb package is installed. In the postinst script I've written this: PID=$(pgrep gnome-session) export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(grep -z ...
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Is a package a hybrid when its ex, Version 2.0.0 Really 1.8.2?

I knew these packages exists, I've seen them everyware but I never understood them. I'm not sure if they have features from the generic X.X.X (Aka Version X.X.X) or if Its just Really X.X.X and the ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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unable to locate package cgroups-lite

$ sudo apt-get install cgroups-lite [sudo] password for neethu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package cgroups-lite
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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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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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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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 ...