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

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How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
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How to keep just Xubuntu?

I've installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on an Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Is there any way to remove the default gnome/unuty programs or at least the applications in the lubuntu-desktop ...
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How do I contribute an autopkg test to ubuntu?

How do I contribute an autopkg test for a ubuntu package?
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How to update Synaptic on 10.10 to include new packages

I would really appreciate if someone can help me out. I've been using gtk3 on 10.10 to write applications but when I start them it says Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" I ...
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How can I browse linux kernel package source like I can other packages on Launchpad?

I want to go here https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux and see how the kernel is packaged. Specifically I think there may be an old debian patch still in there that is affecting my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - How to get sip phone Twinkle latest version working using deb or already existing package from any repository?

In Fedora, ArchLinux Twinkle works without any problem just using there default package installer. But since in Ubuntu 12.10 there is not anymore this package available using apt-get install twinkle ...
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What package is glib-sharp-3.0 in?

This messages comes from Banshee's configure script: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-sharp-3.0 >= 2.99.1) were not met: No package 'glib-sharp-3.0' found Consider adjusting the ...
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How do I locate and remove Proprietary Drivers

I'm planning to move my ubuntu install to another machine. I think the proprietary drivers like those for nvidia and wireless might cause issues with that hardware. How can I find all these tricky ...
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I would like an explanation of each package in package list

I know that entering dpkg --get-selections "*" >pkg.list gives a listing of the packages, but I would also like a brief explanation/description of what each of those packages does. Is there a ...
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How to obtain a list of installed packages based on a backup?

I have made a backup of my entire computer and I reinstalled the OS right now. I know I should have listed dpkg -l to obtain a list of packages, but I have not done so. I only made a tarball of the ...
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Regarding inbuilt application PostGreSQL

In my work I need to study about FOSSology. This tool supports only in Linux. So i have installed Ubuntu version 12.10 Quantal. Through net i have come to know Ubuntu has inbuilt postgreSQL ...
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How to write debian/changelog to allow build package other people

I've created simple debian package which I am building using bzr bd. the problem is my colleague is unable to build this package using this method, without changing changelog's email to her own, so ...
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I Cannot install or remove packages

I tried to install the openoffice.org package but it gave an error. Now i cannot repair, remove or install nothing. The Software center of xubuntu gives this error log. Nothing seems to solve this. I ...
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Cannot install some apps due to unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? After I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I am not able to get Skype, Picasa , Adobe flash player and such similar applications. When I try to ...
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Delta-update Firefox Aurora package from PPA

I am using Firefox Aurora in my Ubuntu 12.04 which I have installed via its ppa (ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora). As expected of Aurora, I get an update usually after 2-3 days. I have Firefox ...
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Unmet dependencies for libnspr4

This comes up a lot, but I can't seem to fix it with the solutions listed elsewhere. I have an unmet dependency from libnspr4. I have done; sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get ...
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There isn't a sofware package called “dbmail” in your current software sources

where is dbmail? [Binary packages] Most major distros already have packages for dbmail. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora en Gentoo are known to do so. So check your package manager. From the ...
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Recover the package manager after crash during update

My so frequently crashing 12.04 system responded with a kernel freeze during my last package update. Which did result in malfunction Package Manger that describes the error as such: ...
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How to create a repository for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I hope I have more success here then I had anywhere else. I'd like to create a repository to host my software (ex. ...
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Virtual Packages ; offline installation problem

I have a problem with offline installation of a package. For instance; python-qt4 module requires sip-api-8.1 but it is a virtual package, hence there is no .deb file to install. How can I fix this ...
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Why do I get this error trying to build Komparator from source?

I downloaded Komparator source from this page. The INSTALL file in the source say the following: Unpack komparator4-xxx.tar.bz2, and open a shell inside this directory mkdir build cd build cmake ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Wine installation not completing due to held broken packages

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I want to install wine. This is the output of sudo apt-get install wine: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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ubuntu-restricted-extras wants to remove over 200 packages. Could this harm the system?

Has anybody installed ubuntu-restricted-extras yet? (You need this for example to encode mp3). When I try to install that, it wants to remove the following packages: # aptitude install ...
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I am unable to install programs after 12.04 upgrade and attempt to install Libreoffice

I tried to install Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04 (after an upgrade), and now I can't install, ugrade, anything in any form. When I go to the Software center, I get a message that I need to repair the ...
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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Problem after interrupted installation of Adobe Flash

I am using Ubuntu. Yesterday I have installed Adobe Flash plugin to my laptop. The installation was interrupted,and it didn't complete. However, the software shows in the installed software menu. ...
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How do I show the paths of a package in aptitude?

I know how to show the paths where I installed a package with dpkg: $ dpkg -L gnome How can I do that with aptitude?
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How can I install a package in Gnu Octave?

How can I install a package in Gnu Octave? I have tried, for example, with the splines-package after downloading it in my home directory with: Octave1>> pkg install splines-1.0.7.tar.gz I get ...
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Computer shudown during upgrade, Ubuntu not booting

My computer shutdown because of critical temperature reached. I was upgrading my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. Now, Ubuntu is not starting up.
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Is there an 11.04 package for gtk+-3.2.0?

gtk+-3.2.0 has been out since 26-Sep-2011. When will there be a package available for Ubuntu natty? I've tried building it myself but it's very difficult, all I get are errors. The references pages ...
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Is it possible to view exactly what a package will install and where?

If I want to install the tomcat6 package for example, would it be possible to see a list of files/directories of what/where this package will save? Also, can I see the actual debian package to learn ...
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What is the actual package name for the appearance app?

I am trying to find the actual package name for the appearance app in ubuntu 11.10, went through synaptic and cant
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Replicate a system as is

How do i repliacate a system as is. i have installed ubuntu from the minimal iso... i have kept it to minimum now i m using UCK to customise a live cd is there anyway i can replicate my installed ...
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Error while building rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 from source

I've already install the build-essential package but it doesn't work that's right i'm trying to compile a wireless driver i'm trying to use aircrack-ng so i need to patch the driver of my wireless ...
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Syntax error in bandwidthd package causing upgrades to break

Automatic update gives me option to update some packages. I tried to do this, but after downloading packages it gives me error. Output is: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... cp: ...
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Prevent new packages from linking start up scripts?

How can i prevent newly installed packages from creating links in e.g /etc/rc2.d? Currently i'm launching update-rc.d -f blabla remove /etc/rc.local each time during boot. But this shouldn't be ...
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Gnome issues after downgrading from Gnome 3

I followed this post on AU and then downgraded back to 2.32. Then I followed a tip in a post asking me to add the gnome3 PPA to install a package dconf-settings-backend because my settings weren't ...
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Installing a group of .deb files

I have a directory of .deb files which I copied from the cache folder of apt. There are many applications and Ubuntu updates among them. but there's no dependency failure because they were all ...
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How do I remove manually installed packages?

I have followed this tutorial http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/quickstart.html on installing OpenLDAP, but now I want to remove it. I'm not sure which command should I use for that. Can somebody ...
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Browser Crashed in Natty [closed]

My system froze while I was installing ubuntu-restricted-extras in natty. So I restarted. After that firefox crashed and it is not properly showing websites. Same goes for the chromium browser. Any ...
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When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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time-out while trying to download public keys [closed]

Almost every time I try to add a new software source, I get an error: james@james-GA-890GPA-UD3H:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options ...
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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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Which Ubuntu package provides the pypi future package?

Which ubuntu package would correspond to the following package at pypi: future (not futures or concurrent.futures) https://pypi.python.org/pypi/future ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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Problem installing Wine

I am trying to install Wine 1.6, I used the link from their website and installed it through the Software Center. The Software Center froze in the middle of the installation and there appeared a red ...
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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 ...