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

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Can't install any update and packages ubuntu 14.10

I am using ubuntu 14.10. I am trying to install all updates, but it's show me the following result: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so ...
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Error in upgrade process

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When I perform sudo apt-get upgrade, I get the following error: dpkg: error processing package lsb-security (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you ...
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Having trouble installing VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm getting the following message when trying to install VirtualBox-4.3 sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.24-98716~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
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how to install xampp on ubuntu 14 without using terminal

I am new to ubuntu. I am wondering is there any way to install xampp on ubuntu without using terminal and software -center. I mean can we install it using package repository for simple installation ...
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How to read the left column “words” in aptitude?

In the list views of aptitude, there are three columns of one character each on the left side of each item. The meaning if the columns is described in the section “Accessing Package ...
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skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
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Unable to re-install ubuntu-desktop, or fix the broken packages required to do so

I don't know how, but somewhere along the way the package ubuntu-desktop got uninstalled from my machine. I'm starting to notice little breakages all over my system now- I can't upload photos from ...
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haskell-platform unmet dependencies

Trying to install haskell-platform by using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform on 14.04 LTS. The error I'm getting: jared@jared-N550JK:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install haskell-platform Reading ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-device-flash in 14.04

I have problem with this command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When i try to remove Java sudo apt-get remove jdk1.8.0-40. I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be ...
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Can't install fglrx-core - help

So after googling around and finding out wine doesn't work with the AMD drivers, I uninstalled it and the libopen things for both AMD64 and i386 as they were conflicting with the installation of ...
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Trying to install wine for play on linux

This is my first time using Ubuntu, I tried to get Play On Linux to run Microsoft Office, but it wanted Wine. But when trying to install Wine with this command: sudo apt-get install wine1.7 I get ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate source.list entries? [duplicate]

After freshly installing 14.04 as a novice user and installing a plethora of application (some erroneously!) I find myself faced with the following message in terminal during installation:- W: ...
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Ubuntu Sofware Center no longer works [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time (previously an XP user). Naturally, I did the usual search on the internet regarding "things to do after installing Ubuntu..." One of the many ...
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can't install , remove , purge or anything

when ever I try to open Software Center it shows a message : New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem ...
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GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I wrote a video player with Qt and when I tried to run it, this error occurred, Error: "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in" This issue can be fixed by running the following ...
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Downgrading xserver-xorg video driver from lts-utopic to lts

I have two monitors, one is rotated 90 degrees. On one of my monitors, I am getting an additional, rotated cursor, in addition to the real cursor. I've discovered a bug report that notes that this is ...
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Why does libapache2-mod-php5 get removed whenever I upgrade apache2?

I hope someone can help me figure out what is going on with my apache upgrades. For years, whenever I upgrade apache2, it tries to install apache2-mpm-itk even though I use the prefork module ...
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unmet dependicies

bhaskar@bhaskar-Inspiron-3542:~$ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Package requirements openglucose

I am trying to install openglucose (https://blogs.gnome.org/xclaesse/2014/09/08/openglucose-again/#comments) on my ubuntu machine. But I have issues with some dependencies. I don't know how to install ...
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Held broken packages (libgbm1) from Xorg-edgers PPA

My laptop (Aspire VN7-591G) comes with an nVidia graphic card that is not supported by default in Ubuntu Trusty (14.04.2, amd64). I installed the Xorg-edgers PPA to be able to install nvidia-340 ...
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Unmet dependencies - cannot remove package libgbm1

In this case I have the libgbm1 being held, giving me message like: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. Since I carefully read How do I ...
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Sentinella Cannot be installed on ubuntu 14.10 above

From Ubuntu 14.10, Sentinella cannot be installed on Ubuntu, neither by software centre nor by terminal. The terminal ends with the error appu@Ujjayini-Aspire-5738:~$ sudo apt-get install sentinella ...
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Using pip3-installed python 3 packages when apt-installed packages exist too?

I have numpy 1.8.2 installed in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (via apt), and the newest version (1.9.2) installed in /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages (via pip). Both paths are in sys.path (in ...
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FGLRX won't install: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

When I run sudo apt-get install fglrx, I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Google Chrome installation failed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have only recently started using Linux and Ubuntu. I have in the past always had Windows computers. All I want to do is be able to watch Netflix on my computer but as you know you need to download ...
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Remove private shared libraries from Depends field in control

I'm using command debuild -b to package my application into a .deb. When it goes to run dh_makeshlibs, many shared libraries' names are added in debian/my-package/DEBIAN/shlibs. But some of them are ...
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libglib2.0-0 accidentally deleted

I accidentally type this dpkg --force-all --remove libglib2.0-0 in Ubuntu command line and suddenly I get this massage whenever I try to install a software: telepathy-gabble : Depends: libglib2.0-0 ...
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How can I resolve repeated package dependency error involving ' wine-staging-i386 '

I have a wine package via a dependency from a package that gives you Silverlight and more up-to-date Adobe Flash for Linux. However, I get an error on startup of Software Center and also will ...
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Cannot install package subversion from deb file

On Ubunut 12 VM, I am trying to install svn 1.7 taken from wandisco website. I am using the deb installation file and command line. I get a dependency error: john@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i ...
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What happens to PPA and applications installed from PPA if Ubuntu is updated to the next release

What happens to PPA and applications installed from PPA if Ubuntu is updated to the next release? Since Ubuntu-provided repositories are specific to Ubuntu releases, I'm guessing the same is for PPA? ...
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Using minimal Ubuntu--can Synaptic check for new versions of packages at startup?

Can Synaptic automatically check for new versions of packages at startup and notify me? I previously used Kubuntu which had Muon that would notify me whenever a new version of any packages I have ...
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Why is the version number of a package in Ubuntu repositories so different from its original one?

In synaptic I saw okular 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1, and on okular website, the latest stable one is Okular 0.21. Why is the version of the Ubuntu one so different? How can I find out the actual version ...
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Depends field in control

I'm packaging my application into a .deb. Here, it says dh_shlibdeps(1) calculates shared library dependencies for binary packages. It generates a list of ELF executables and shared libraries ...
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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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Will i get update if I install a package by myself?

THe current emacs in the repository is 24.3. I would like to install 24.4 by downloading the source from its official site, compile and checkinstall to create a deb package, and then install the deb ...
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Update not working - returning an error. Please help

I'm getting a following error: Can someone please help? Terminal output
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QT on ubuntu: can not find -lGL [duplicate]

I just installed QT creator from the offline installer. Created a new project and tried building the dummy code (it was supposed to work because itw orked in windows too with msvc installed) Anyway ...
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Dependency problems installing steam

I'm having some dependency trouble trying to install steam on Ubuntu 14.04. I got the steam-launcher.deb-Package from http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb and installed it: ...
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How to package shared libraries into deb packages?

My application needs some shared libraries, say libabc.so.1.0. I need to package this shared libriary into my .deb. Where should I put it? And tell the application where to find it if libabc.so.1.0 ...
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How to get Ubuntu to recognize new installed Pandoc version?

I want to install a new pandoc version. I followed the procedure outlined here. mark@server:~$ sudo cabal install pandoc pandoc-citeproc This worked out. But when checking on the installed version ...
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dpkg error while installing any package

dpkg: error processing package click (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: click E: Sub-process ...
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Can't install freeglut3-dev or libglfw-dev due to unity-control-center dependency issues [duplicate]

I'm trying to install 2 different packages: libglfw-dev and freeglut3-dev When I run: sudo apt-get install libglfw-dev or sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev I get the following error: Some ...
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Unable to locate package libl1-mesa-dri:i386 and libl1-mesa-glx:i386 and libc6:i386 version 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32Bit and I am trying to download Steam but on the last steps for some reason it can't locate some packages. I press enter to continue and it says missing package ...
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Using switch statement with Ubuntu in Perl [duplicate]

I am an IT student and taking UNIX/Perl class. I am using vi to write Perl program with a switch statement. I am running into this error: "Can't locate switch.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps fail to recognize installed packages

I'm trying to build a package which depends (build depends) on several other packages. For some reason dpkg-checkbuilddeps shows some dependencies as if they were not installed, while in practice, ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Package dependencies broken

So I've been trying to install cmake using apt. sudo apt-get install cmake But I get this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...