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

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Get latest version of package when not available for current distro

Basically, I have this: lucho@lucho-HP:~$ apt-cache policy dynare-matlab dynare-matlab: Installed: 4.4.1-1build1 Candidate: 4.4.1-1build1 Version table: 4.4.3-1~trusty1 0 100 ...
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How to update to latest Java JRE 71? [duplicate]

I installed the java jre via my package manager and get this version: $ java -version java version "1.8.0_66" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b17) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM ...
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What are source, binary files, signatures and packages?

What do each one of them hold and what is difference between them? I encounter various links where they ask to download binary, source, signatures, or package.
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How to build a package from source?

Im a linux noob, first and foremost. Not as nooby as your usual unsuspecting windows user, but a noob nonetheless. I was trying to build a package called zenbu from source. I downloaded it and ...
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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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Java Installation error

Below error is comes when i install new software ............ this error comes because i deleted java folder directly ..... help me to remove this error Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading ...
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Replace automatically installed package with manually compiled one

I want to replace a package (unixodbc) that was automatically installed and managed by apt-get with the same package that was manually compiled from source (and of a higher version). This is because ...
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Update manager fails and too much broken packages found

my update manager tells me it can not upgrade but I should do a partial upgrade (I don't know if partial is the right term as my system language is not english). I have 3 buttons : configuration, ...
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System wide internet problem

Proxy settings work fine on Firefox, but unable to download or update any package. apt-get can't connect to the internet through the proxy even after the proxy settings are applied system-wide. ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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Cannot uninstall php-memcache using terminal

I uninstalled php5 from my computer with command sudo apt-get -y purge php.* running this command will show me this message in terminal: Errors were encountered while processing: php5-memcache ...
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Not able to understand “Attention” para from USN-2872-2: Linux kernel (Wily HWE) vulnerability [duplicate]

From USN-2872-2 , I am not able to understand what does Attention para means. The paragraph is ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version ...
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Problems after git installation from source [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I have installed latest git version from source, but maybe I have done something wrong, because now when I am trying to install/uninstall any stuff using apt-get I get ...
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Upgradable packages seem to appear from nowhere on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

My Ubuntu 14.04 server has the default settings for fetching updates i.e. /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic has following entries: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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Install bluetooth or bluez-utils packages fails using bluez-5.37 (or bluez-4.101)

I have compiled bluez 5.37 from sources, and installed it. I would like to install the package bluez-utils, which depends on bluez. sudo apt-get install bluez-utils Reading package lists... Done ...
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Package Dependacy Failure

I am currently newer to the who Ubuntu side of Linux systems. No I have a friend that I have been trying to help out with he computer systems and he is not exactly what you would call computer ...
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Unable to locate package lesstif2 in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

E: Unable to locate package lesstif2 got this error in Ubuntu 14.04
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How to tell what PHP 7 version is installed, and how to update it to latest version?

I'm using Vagrant box (Homestead actually) with Ubuntu. When I use PHP 5.6 box for php -v I'm getting: PHP 5.6.13-1+deb.sury.org~trusty+3 (cli) so it's clear that's PHP 5.6.13. But when ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies and could not initialize package information

I know that this might seem to be duplicate of other questions. But none of the answers mentioned there solved this: When I try to update my system using Software Updates, I get an error message ...
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Cannot remove Packetfence - “Errors were encountered while processing: packetfence-redis-cache”

I had installed PacketFence on Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition, and all was working fine. I could access the dashboard at https://(ipaddress):1443 without issue. After moving the hard drive into a ...
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Package signing for commercial application

I have an application which will be distributed as commercial one. It won't be a part of Ubuntu Application store as well as it won't be a part of ppa. I am going to distribute it using .deb and .rpm ...
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Reinstalling CUDA 7.0 after uninstalling CUDA 7.5

Recently, I have been having some issues with my installation of CUDA, and so decided to try to reinstall it again. Originally, I had two versions installed: one at /usr/local/cuda-7.0, and another at ...
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Installing package attempts to download files for another non-dependent package

I have been instructed to install a package called DART, by running the following: sudo apt-get install libdart5-dev This gives me several error messages, which all look like the following: Err ...
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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software-properties-common not installing

I'm trying to install the java jdk on my linux machine and ended up with the need to install software-properties-common. However if I try to install it with apt-get it returns this: Reading package ...
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Remove package repository

I must have a package repository listed that I can't reach and get the following error when I run apt-get update: Failed to fetch ...
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PPA Build failing - Failed to build on lcy01-29

I am trying to learn how to upload source and other files to PPA and I am trying it with "HotShots-2.2.0" source. I have created the .dsc and .changes file using "debuild -S -" command and then ran ...
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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old ...
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How to make a snappy package for an open-source

I have developed an open-source daemon EasyCwmp. EasyCwmp has many dependencies such as libcurl, libubox, libubus, libuci, json, libmicroxml. I want to generate a snappy package for Ubuntu core for ...
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...
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Unable to install certain package/module in Ubuntu

I am struggling with this issue for quite a bit. Thought I might give it a try and risk being directed to a duplicate. If I type: sudo apt-get install software-center. I get the following: ...
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How to create package file for packages

I am trying for offline installation of certain packages using apt-get. I have modified sources.list file to reflect the local cache directory path where I have kept all the required packages. ...
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Why does Ubuntu not want to remove old Java versions?

I finally got my 14.04 system up to date with Java and JDK 8 - as you can see in the screenshot, I still have JDK7 though. When I go to uninstall it, it says it will uninstall freemind and other ...
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problem when try install E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

root@Hima:/home/ibraheem# sudo apt-get install nmap Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: ...
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Trying to update but update manager is failing Ubuntu 14.04

My problem looks similar to the one explained in this question. However, there do not appear to be any broken packages in the term.log. I have installed Synaptic too and it does not show any broken ...
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how to install nasm on ubuntu 14.04

How to install nasm on Ubuntu? I run sudo apt-get install nasm: Need to get 0 B/1,503 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,285 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously ...
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Unable to install prey on ubuntu15.10

I am trying to install prey on Ubuntu 15.10. I have downloaded .deb file from https://preyproject.com/download but when I use sudo dpkg -i prey_1.5.0_i386.deb I receive the output: (Reading ...
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No installation candidate for “libicu52” on 15.10

When I try to install sudo apt-get install libicu52, I get the following error. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10, 64 bit. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problem installing Dolphin-emu, Unmet dependencies

When attempting to install Dolphin-Emu, I have come across a un-met dependences that are preventing the installation. I installed Dolphin-Emu as a PPA, so I could manually install the package. Every ...
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Error while installing Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install Steam on my Ubuntu and am getting this error: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for ...
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Desperate call for help… Badly need some one to help

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server on my PC, two days ago. I actually did it for practising C,C++,Java,etc.. Programs. Now, while installation, I checked OPEN SSH SERVER . and ...
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Error of packages autentication while updating from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 to it's lastest version 15.04 but during the process I get the error "It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be due to a transient network ...
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Am not able to install other debian packages after installing google chrome. what could be the issue?

$ sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How to create a .deb package for a Qt programme?

The past few days I have been trying, without success, to create a deb package for a programme with a Qt interface. The previous steps I have done so far: Created a gpg key and registered it at ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 reports broken packages

I am trying to upgrade ubuntu 14.04 but I have somehow messed up my packaging system. When I run sudo do sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following message and the upgrade is aborted: An ...
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self build deb package prevent stop service while dpkg -i

I build an deb package with new version, and do not want to auto stop this service while install deb by dpkg -i. so I add <package>.prerm, <package>.preinst, <package>.postinst with ...
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Fatal Python Error when upgrading

I usually manage to solve any linux related problems alone but this time it seems unusually impossible. I used to get errors every time I was trying to login and it was asking me to skip to mount ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to upgrade my dist from 14.04 to 15.04 and received the error "Could not calculate the upgrade". I use the main server. I was grepping over main.log and saw the following line: 2016-01-15 ...
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problems installing gfortran

When I try to sudo apt-get install gfortran, the following error message pop up, it seems that there are some broken packages, how do I fix that? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Installing Spotify libssl [duplicate]

I am trying to install spotify on ubuntu gnome 15.10. I've added the key, repository and updated, like it says on the website, but when I try sudo apt-get install spotify-client, it says that spotify ...