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

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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place? [duplicate]

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Error: Broken count > 0 during normal update

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 was updating this morning and this error occurred: Error: Broken count > 0. It says that the package Manager is broken. Then the following info is provided: E: Could not get ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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What is the best practice to manual build software on Ubuntu?

apt is great, this is also why many people choose Debian-based systems; however, there're some times that we need to build some software manually. (For example, for a newer version). I create a ...
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How to Cross Build Latest Stable Qemu with x86_64-w64-mingw32

Installed the mingw and cloned the "latest stable" branch of QEMU with sudo apt-get install -y mingw-w64 cd ~/ git clone -b stable-2.1 git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git cd ~/qemu Then from ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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some libraries are missing in 14.04

I want to install MySQL Workbench Community,but in terminal when I attempt to install It always says to me libnetcdf6 is missing and gives error. I tried to find this but It is just available on ...
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How can I disable apt-get autoremove?

I added a bad ppa to my system and now I need to do manual package removing/downgrading. The issue is that I enabled apt-get autoremove a while ago and removing a package to later replace ...
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What does it mean that python-keyring “suggests” python-kde4?

I have a pending update for "Get Hot New Stuff" for the KDE Platform (libknewstuff2-4). I don't recall installing anything with KDE dependencies (I'm using vanilla Ubuntu), so I tried to figure out ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies, what should i do?

packages have unmet dependencies: openstack-dashboard : Depends: python: (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but it is not installable Recommends: openstack-dashboard-ubuntu-theme but it is not ...
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I can't install or remove any software from software center? [duplicate]

I can't install or remove any software and the Ubuntu software center shows me this message when I install software: Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not ...
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Luarocks version

I'm new to Linux and am attempting install the newest luarocks version. I'm currently running version 2.0.8 (after running sudo apt-get update) which isn't sufficient for some of my needs. Is there a ...
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Chrubuntu 14.04 WINE install unmet dependencies

Okay, I understand that there have been quite a few solutions to this problem. None of them have worked for me. To explain my conundrum I shall post the output of "sudo aptitude install wine1.7". ...
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Luarocks: 404 Not Found

I'm fairly new to Linux and am having some problems installing luarocks. I keep getting the error E: Failed to fetch ...
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libtiff4:i386 is not available [duplicate]

The package: "libtiff4" is now unavailable. So, for people who have problem trying to install libtiff4:i386 And came out with this output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Limit apt repo to a certain arch?

I have several repositories that don't have armhf (for RPi cross-compiler) binaries, so it always gives me a carp ton of 404 errors on updating package lists. it also prevents me from running ...
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I am no able to install any package of openstack due to dpkg error, what should i do?

dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 41363 package 'openstack-dashboard': 'Depends' field, missing architecture name, or garbage where architecture name expected E: Sub-process ...
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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Building and hosting Ubuntu packages using C++11

The full question would be: Is Ubuntu ready to host C++ applications packages, compiled with C++11, and which use a large set of dependencies? Let's say that we have an official Ubuntu package (C++ ...
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Reinstall nvidia-prime

A friend was trying to solve this issue on his laptop and mistakenly autoremoved nvidia-prime before shutting down. Now the laptop won't display anything when booting linux (which doesn't seem too ...
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How to use a Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64 .deb) program on 14.10

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5965 laptop with Ubuntu 14.10, I am trying to install was the Dolphin Emulator but all I see is the 13.04 (amd64 .deb) link. Is there some compatibility mode like Windows or ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Why is rpm -qa showing nothing in Ubuntu?

I am doing dpkg -l and it is listing all installed packages, but rpm -qa is not showing anything. Why is this the case? Do I have to make some changes so that rpm will also display the installed ...
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Fix “Package system is broken” error without synaptic

The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Now run the following command in a terminal: apt-get install -f ...
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apt-get stopped working because of dependancy issue - libegl1-mesa

tl;dr: Every apt-get command fails because of this: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.5~git1411191810.9460cd~gd~u) but 10.4~git1411171930.920f87~gd~u is to be installed I cannot remove or install ...
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2

I am running a server with Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I reboot the server it boots up with nginx running, and not apache2 like I would like. I end up having to stop the nginx service, then restart ...
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How to install sage from repository?

Instructions from here did not work. Instructions: apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath apt-get update apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary After last command I get: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages

In the Redhat, we can verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages by using the following command: # rpm -Va | grep '^......U' Is there any equivalent command for Ubuntu? ...
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Access a local repository

I'm trying to access a local repository which happens to be a mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 trusty release. The stuff all downloads and looks good, but I can't get apt-get to install any packages from ...
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Package system is broken - updating Python

First I wrote the following command: sudo apt-get update And when that was completed, I ran this command: sudo apt-get -f install And I got this error from the terminal: dpkg: error processing ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...
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Why is this package search incomplete?

Looking at the package search page, I can see that it's highly unorthogonal: For example, libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby is provided only for 10.04 and 12.04. Maybe they're obsolete, but libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Problem during Plowshare's installation

Today i tried to install Plowshare on Ubuntu Server 14.10, as written in Plowshare's documentation. So, i added the Plowshare's repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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package system broken (14.04)

I tried installing Google Earth this morning using this code: Terminal Commands: sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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Show all installed packages which are not dependencies

I would like to clean my fresh Xubuntu installation a bit. To do this I would like to print all installed packages that are not installed as dependencies. In other worlds I would like to list all ...