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

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Unable to correct dependencies [closed]

I have a 11.10 ubuntu server machine located on a VPS that has package problems. I think this all started with my do-release-upgrade failed part way through. In any case, I can no longer use apt-get ...
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How to resolve Unmet dependencies with libminiupnpc-dev specificly?

I have checked other pages with unmet dependencies and applied the solutions but I still receive the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libminiupnpc-dev : Depends: ...
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Prevent packages 'on hold' to show up when I upgrade

I did sudo apt-mark hold nameofthepackage on 3 packages, but now I have an annoying remark when I upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade : Following packages have been holded : package1 package2 ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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How to directly download a source package installation package tarball from a URL?

This is my first question. Quick background: I am an undergrad doing a bioinformatics class in which we use Linux. I have minimal background in Linux and I am having an issue with one of the problems ...
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E:The value 'raring-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources [duplicate]

First it was when I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. sudo apt-get check shows: E: The value 'raring-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the ...
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What is the correct way to create your own packages for local installation?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I currently have an issue where one of my used packages has an annoying bug. Instead of removing it and just building it from source, I want to integrate it ...
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I can't install wine 1.4 this comes up every time HELP! [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install wine1.4-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Wine version conflict causing update manager to crash

I attempted to update wine from my existing 1.5 by installing 1.7 through apt-get but apparently it only partially succeeded. Now it looks like I'm trapped in a catch-22: When I try to install 1.7 it ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Getting error running sudo apt-get -f install

E: Waited for /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true but it wasn't there E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true I know this question has been asked before but the ...
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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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Package manager error

I am getting a problem in Ubuntu as an error opening the cache, the list of software sources could not be read in my /etc/apt/sources.list file and the package lists or status file could not be parsed ...
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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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How do I get a non-standard non-repo version of python under package management?

For any number of reasons, I need a python version that isn't in mainline repositories. Where should I look? In my particular case I want 3.4 alpha/beta, but where should I look for non-standard ...
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Ignoring specific unmet dependencies with aptitude?

This is my situation: I've installed a program called ipe "forcably" through a deb package; the reason for this is that ipe depends on texlive-latex-base, however, I already maintain a separate ...
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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Packages that are architecture independent won't install

I'm using the 64-bit install, but whenever I install something i386 and have a dependency which is architecture in dependent any it fails to install through the normal apt-get method. Please correct ...
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software-catalogue cannot be repaired

After updating my system, Im getting problems installing a plugin for google+ The softwarecenter doesn't repair it self and so cannot update the plugin. There seems to be a problem with software ...
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Cannot start ubuntu software manager and update manager in ubuntu12.04 [duplicate]

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: E:Encountered a ...
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Flashplugin-installer fails to install (unable to download the .tar..gz file)

I have had this "Failed to download package files" window popping up regarding flashplugin-installer for a long time now. I have tried "sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin installer" and then ...
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Steam Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
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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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Internal Error? [duplicate]

I've never asked a question here before so bear with me. I'm running 13.04 and whenever I run my package manager it doesn't fully execute because it comes up with an error saying it can't open my ...
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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Unmet dependencies and huge amounts of errors, please help! [duplicate]

I try to do this: sudo apt-get -f install And then this happens: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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How do I resolve a newer package dependency, when the old one is in a higher-priority source?

When trying to update the "unity" package (and a few other related packages, including unity-2d and libunity-2d-private0), apt-get tells me I cannot, as the required dependency is libxi6 > ...
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Setting up display driver

I'm trying install fglrx from terminal. I'm using Ubuntu few hours so be patient, please. Here some output in different command variations: 1) $ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... ...
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Problem with “rhythmbox-plugin-magnatune”

I have problem with software installation on my ubuntu(12.04). Whenever I want use ubuntu software center popup show up with information that "Items cannot be installed or removed..." and option ...
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What is the meaning of output in terminal when I run mysql-workbench

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with mysql workbench version 5.2.38. I am trying to fix this problem mysql-workbench only shows splash screen when being launched When I run $ mysql-workbench I ...
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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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Can't install any SW

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How to remove package that gives error on remove? [closed]

I'm trying to install ocenaudio32bits. The 64bits version was installed but was preventing me from installing skype. So when skype was installed the 64bit version of ocenaudio was also removed, but ...
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How can I view last installed package or program? [duplicate]

Can user list last installed packages by apt-get in terminal? I need to know which last package I installed on Ubuntu 12.04.
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OpenERP Not allowing other things to be installed

I have an OpenERP server set up for testing purposes on my computer. Since the setup, whenever I try to install other applications I get an error caused by OpenERP, When trying to install packages ...
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Unable to locate any i386 package

I've been messing with my system for a while to get it work after upgrade and now it kind of works, but is not healthy. When I try to remove any i386 package on my 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 it returns an ...
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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unable to install synaptic neither ubuntu software center nor terminal

i just installed Ubuntu 13.04 but i'm not able to install Synaptic. i tried these steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get remove synaptic sudo apt-get install synaptic the ...
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How to install build essential

I am trying to install G++ compliler in Ubuntu 13.10 it asked me to install build essential package. I have tried the below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential I got the ...
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Prevent the installation of a specific kernel version

Having had major problems with kernel 3.11.0-14 (WLAN, desktop login, ALSA crashes) I decided to back out -14, returning to 3.11.0-12. >>ALL<< problems then disapeared. Now I want to block ...
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appending apt-get source code to remove broken packages error

Can anyone help me append the source code of apt-get in such a way that the system never gives the unmet dependencies: broken packages error... I have been looking into the source code of ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Boost unmet dependencies

I heard it is easy to install libraries on ubuntu so i switched to ubuntu, i tried to install boost so i write: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev and I get this: Reading package ...
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How do I create a multiarch deb?

I am trying to make a package that will install on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.* on 1386 and amd64. I've figured out that on the amd64 the only difference is that I need to install the 32 bit libraries. ...
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Start installing packages while further fetching the update

Is there a package manager that during installation/update will already start installing first fetched packages whlie other packages are still being downloaded? Example made up scenario: Chromium ...
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Where to find information sources about the APT system?

The APT seems to have developed into a very comprehensive environment, hosting a multitude of command-line, and GUI based tools. Comprehensive information regarding the APT system, specially from the ...
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Fix problems caused by updating libraries

I have forced an upgrade (you know when you use apt-get upgrade and it says some packages will not be upgraded? I did apt-get install to those) of a few libraries, I remember one of them had the name ...
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Problem with kivy installation

I'm trying to install the kivy framework. But first I need to install these packages: python-setuptools python-pygame python-opengl python-gst0.10 python-enchant gstreamer0.10-plugins-good python-dev ...
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Preventing other packages from being upgraded from PPA [duplicate]

On Gentoo Linux: If I wish to upgrade my Konsole progam which is available in an overlay named KDE all I have to do it is to add the overlay to my system layman -a kde At this point I can install ...