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

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dependency in ppa

i have a package(fcl) in my ppa in my launchpad ppa and it depends on another package (libccd) which is in another ppa ppa:imnmfotmal/libccd. FCL has both build and run dependency in libccd. SO i ...
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Vivid - broken package using upstart on a systemd install

I tried to get dnscrypt-proxy working from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~anton+/+archive/ubuntu/dnscrypt EDIT: this PPA is outdated, and the correct one to use is ...
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Zenity does not show messages in deb preinst when it is ran through Ubuntu Software Center

I am creating a deb package which requires java oracle >= 7. So I wrote a simple preinst file with bash script that will pop up a message (using zenity) that will warn the user that he needs to ...
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Error in dpkg-configure: Can not find file “symbols/u” in any known directory

After upgrading to vivid, I keep getting this error for each apt-get operation or when running sudo dpkg --configure -a directly: Setting up keyboard-configuration (1.108ubuntu5) ... Error loading ...
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Stripping image metadata

A while back, on an old installation, I had installed a package that allowed me to view and delete metadata from images. I'm fairly certain the syntax was as follows To display the metadata in an ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

To close voters: This question is different from the question linked, because its scope is to find the options passed to ./configure during the building of a generic Debian package, not only to find ...
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The “supported packages” in R

From http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu/ SUPPORTED PACKAGES A number of R packages are available from the Ubuntu repositories with names starting with r-cran-. The following ones are ...
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Update Manger offline error

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, using the i3 window manager. I'm having troubles with the Software and Updates for my system. When I start the update-manager I get this screen : The internet is working ...
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Where to put binary file?

I am packaging my own application into .deb. According to this, my compiled application should be installed in /opt/my-package. However, the tool Lintian reports such error: E: dir-or-file-in-opt ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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How do I get a list of needed packages

I want to know how to get a list of needed packages for a program. I want to get one program/application from one computer to another, by taking every package that is needed and compile it on the ...
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sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ not woking

I'm trying to skype on ubuntu 14.04, but when I type: sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list’ It says ...
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Cannot install any package via apt-get

So my problem is quite easy to describe: I can't install anything in my Ubuntu installation. apt-get stopped working after I tried to fix some other package errors I was getting. Now I'm nowhere. Let ...
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How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility ...
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How to solve missing libmng.so.1 in Trusty (14.04) Package is no more available

I would like to run SoulseekQT. However unfortunately one of the dependencies is libmng1, which is no more included in Trusty. sudo apt-get install libmng.so.1 or libmng1 or libmng1:i386 in Trusty ...
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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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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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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 ...
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How to rename deb package?

I get package source by typing: sudo apt-get source nginx and added --add-module=/usr/src/nginx-rtmp-module \ string to debian/rules How I can rename packages from nginx-* to nginx-rtmp-*?
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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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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unable to locate package cgroups-lite [duplicate]

$ 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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Cannot install libgtkmm-2.4-dev in Kubuntu 13.10 - unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install grub-customizer in Kubuntu 13.10. After a lot of fiddling, following various online advice, I got to the point where I needed to install libgtkmm-2.4-dev (which I know nothing ...
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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How to conveniently find local HTML documentation?

There are many doc packages in the repositories which provide documentation in HTML. Is there an easy way to find locally installed HTML documentation, like info or man? I guess I should clarify ...
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how to copy updates from 1 linux box to another using cli remote serial and usb drive

I have 2 old pc's that I'm going to remote into using serial port/tcp. The first one is a 32-bit machine that I remoted into serially and couldn't get it to connect to the internet for various ...
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How can I remove the Lubuntu packages after installing ubuntu-desktop on top of Lubuntu? [duplicate]

On this machine, I installed Lubuntu 12.04 and then installed the ubuntu-desktop package. Now there is some Lubuntu software, such as the Lubuntu Software Center, Xscreensaver, and Abiword, that needs ...
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Downgrading a package with older version “physically” in the repository

I want to downgrade from OpenJDK Update 25 to OpenJDK Update 21. If I look, for example, at security.ubuntu.com or at mirror.pnl.gov, I can see that .deb files for Update 21 are still there, however, ...
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how to find out what versions of a package from a launchpad repository are available with apt-get

If I go to the following web page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+publishinghistory there are a number of versions of gedit listed for the distribution "raring" (3.6.0-0ubuntu1, ...
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Unmet Dependencies for handbrake-gtk

I have reviewed the suggestions at [How do I resolve unmet dependencies?]. As yet, my issue remains. Here's hoping the good folk here can help me. sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk ...
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Installed then removed Kubuntu Desktop - now Ubuntu/Unity doesn't look quite right

I am running QQ - default Ubuntu/Unity desktop Installed kubuntu-desktop with 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop' to try it out. Decided I didn't like it, so I removed it with 'apt-get remove ...
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How can Ubuntu detect some mobile devices that debian doesn't?

For example, when I plug a Samsung i770 in ubuntu and I run eclipse, the mobile device is detected and I can run my apps. But debian doesn't recognise this device. What package is included in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Chromium browser - how to define zoom percentage via command line launch?

I have Chromium browser running as Ubuntu Desktop, when i launch my system i need to set the Chromium browser zoom percentage to 79%, so that it always remain default. Using command line, how do i ...
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Why is the library's linker name only in the -dev package?

Take a package like sqlite3: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-0/filelist http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-dev/filelist Note that the linker name ...
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Cannot get OpenGL to install [duplicate]

When I try to run an example application it says I am missing a file that is found in OpenGL. I found information online and tried to install OpenGL with the following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to create package download script with correct dependencies?

In Synaptic it's possible to select a bunch of packages for installation (or reinstallation), then just click File → Generate package download script to get a set of commands to download the ...
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Old ubuntu 10.10 [closed]

Explanation: I have a VPS that comes with ubuntu 10.10. I'm using it for a webserver that runs a bunch of sites. My problem is that I cannot upgrade the distribution (which I really want) . I ...
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Failed to fetch http://np.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/krb5/libkrb5-3_1.10+dfsg~beta1-2ubuntu0.3_i386.deb 403 Forbidden

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with kernel 3.2.0-26-generic and GNOME 3.4.1. when I run the upgrade manager, I get the option for partial upgrade and details show: install (11) remove (1) upgrade ...
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Installing zsnes on Lubuntu

How do I install zsnes on Lubuntu? I've already updated Synaptic and ran sudo apt-get install zsnes, it came up with this error: >Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I install signal so I can install Octave?

anyone can help me with this error? octave:4> pkg install signal-1.2.0.tar.gz error: the following dependencies where unsatisfied: signal needs optim >= 1.0.0 signal needs specfun >= ...
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From command line without internet how to install software from the installation DVD?

I don't have an internet connection. I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 server on one machine. From the command line appreciate your help for how to select/install additional software and/or libraries from ...
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Remove a previously deselected package to install postgres?

So I was meant to run add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql apt-get update apt-get install postgresql libpq-dev but instead I ran without the previous two commands apt-get install postgresql ...
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Installing package on different ubuntu version

I want to install this package on Quantal but it only seems to have Oneiric and Precise versions. So apt-get update fails when fetching the package's PPA (it doesn't have a Quantal version). I think ...
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problem in repairing software center

what should be done regarding this error(software center) - installArchives() failed: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev on 12.04

While trying to install open mpi on my Ubuntu 12.04, I am getting error unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev. What to do? $ sudo apt-get install libopenmpi-dev openmpi-bin openmpi-doc unable to ...
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How to move packages from the live image to a pool on the disc?

Currently I'm using UCK and trying to make Edubuntu 12.04.1 DVD launch installer on 256Mb RAM: How to install Edubuntu on a system with low memory (256 Mb)? I was reading release notes for 12.10 and ...