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

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apt-get installing postgresql binaries with root ownership

When I was reading an article about installing postgresql from source, it mentions not only to make sure that the data directory is owned by the postgres user, but also the binaries. In fact, it says ...
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Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file

I have Ubuntu 16.04. When I do sudo apt update I get the following output: W: Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-security_InRelease W: ...
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How to install i386 packages on 14.04? [duplicate]

On 12.04, I could sudo apt-get install libcurl3:i386 sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-0:i386 sudo apt-get install libx11-6:i386 and similar, but they don't seem to be available on 14.04. (I need ...
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Unable to install wine 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wine in Ubuntu 12.04. Before given the sudo apt-get install wine, Ubuntu updated successfully. After that I am getting below error. I think proxy error can any one of you ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. Broken dependencies and impossibility to resolve them in usual ways [duplicate]

I upgraded the system some days ago and after that I had a problem of broken packages which affects to MySQL and several libraries. After that I can do updates but not install, upgrade, remove or ...
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How to disable upgrade/update of selective packages permanently?

I read this Q&A about How to prevent updating of a specific package? But, I would like to disable/prevent update of a lot of packages, how can I do this efficiently? The above given method ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04 there is no character palette

The Character Map is not what I want. I want the character palette I could put on the panel in 12.04, mostly European linguistic marks. The Character Map in Accessories is impossible to figure out.
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Rare Full Partition Behaviour

Yesterday, I had my main Linux partition more than 60% free. Today, I tried to upgrade the system (as usual, each day) and it tells me: There is not enough room to perform the upgrading. Please, free ...
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Error in software installation

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and when I want to install any software I encounter this error: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-6-jre [sudo] password for ali: Reading package lists... ...
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dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list for package 'adwaita-icon-theme' is not a regular file

When I try to run " sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" command on my Ubuntu 16.04 PC, it throws this error below: pxxxx@pxxxx:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Warnings and errors when updating Aptitude with multiple architectures enabled

I have an Odroid XU3 with Ubuntu installed on it. I recently installed qemu-user-static for the purpose of running i386 binaries. Part of this process was adding the URLs of a repository I can ...
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Reading Package List Error Xenial [duplicate]

After upgrading to ubuntu 16.04, whenever I run sudo apt update, I receive Reading Package List Error and for most of the archives, Failed to fetch http://. . . Empty files can't be valid archives. ...
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I just accidentally uninstalled a lot of programs, is there way to get all of them back at once? [duplicate]

Okay, so, this question may have been asked before, but I really need help. I ran sudo aptitudeto find a specific package that I wanted to delete. I pressed "Install/Remove Pkgs" and there was a ...
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See package names gnome-software

Is there a way to configure gnome-software such that I can see the package names? In the old (and slow!) software-center it was default - which I appreciated, as I usually find the software via ...
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I have a version dependency that I don't understand

Nautilus threw a SEGFAULT, the Ubuntu bug handler caught the crash and generated a crash report. So far, so good. In the bug report, it said that there some packages that were out of date. Okay, I'...
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How do I properly install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Just as the title says. I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I've used it before about a year ago. I had help then, but now this seems pretty confusing. I've already read the Installing Software article, I'm ...
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Please check that the PPA name or format > is correct

There is a problem where one cannot add new PPAs using the apt-add-repository command. It's not 100% repeatable on one machine. I manage many VMs so this one is an anomaly. The rest do not have this ...
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Xubuntu update-manager not working

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Xubuntu from 15.04 to 16.04. Since then my update-manager does not work anymore. Every time I either start the "Software Updater" application or run update-manager -...
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Extract just the name of the package without the descrption in apt-cache?

I want to install multiple plasma packages from apt-get. I am planning to store the names in a file and then execute xargs -a file sudo apt-get install I would get the name from apt-cache search ...
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Problems with Python running apt-get upgrade

When I'm trying to make apt-get upgrade I'm getting the following errors: Preparing to unpack .../python-samba_2%3a4.3.9+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.3_amd64.deb ... Traceback (most recent call last): File "...
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E: Package 'pkg-config' has no installation candidate [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 14.10 and I try to install new mongodb driver, but I have this error: configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's libraries ERROR: `/tmp/pear/temp/mongodb/configure' failed I find that i ...
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Upgrading all packages except Gnome [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a specific command to upgrade my whole system except Gnome with sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. In a previous post I found the following command to ...
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E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

So I am making this post because I have a special case. There are like four questions like this and the right answer seems to be to just do apt-get update, but that does not work for me. So let's ...
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Problem with apt-get update and architecture «1386»

I Have a problem with the Architecture 1386, I don't know what it means that but when I put "sudo apt-get update" I get recently this error with many packages: Omitiendo el uso del fichero ...
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Broken package issue

I have tried to install TreeSheets on my Ubuntu 14.04, using following method. sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list added : deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily main universe sudo apt-get ...
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16.04 dependencies problem

I built a new PC and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 desktop 64bit. So it's a fresh install, not an upgrade. I installed a couple of my favorite software from the official repos, and I enabled canonical ...
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Target Packages Configured Twice…Lies

ERROR: W: Target Packages (partner/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:40 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list:1 W: Target Packages (partner/...
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Install specific version of OPENJDK

I would like to know if and how is it possible to install a specific version (version and update version) of a OpenJDK on an Ubuntu server? I know how to install it normally following the ...
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16.04: how to fix broken packages for php?

When I run this command to install php modules sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml php-xmlrpc I get the following output Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installing package in qtOctave

Why are there no packages for some basic functions like Bode plot? Where can I find these packages, and where (in which directories) should I add them? Thank you.
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KDE dependencies error

After Telegram install using this, I got and error: KDEInit could not launch '--': Could not open library '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_--'. Cannot load library /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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How to fix corrupted package cache in ubuntu

Whenever I try to install any new package in Ubuntu 16.04 , it ends up with the following error menssage The package cache file is corrupted I've tried the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-...
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Are system packages installed into /usr allowed to be broken by source installations into /usr/local?

My /usr/bin/vlc binary was broken after installing vlc from source into /usr/local prefix. Based on my experience installations into /usr/local didn't affect binaries /usr/bin/[binary], but maybe that ...
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apt-get keeps upgrading the same package over and over

I have created an experimental PPA which hosts a lot of different packages for Ubuntu 16.04. The builds are as recent and stable as possible. Everything works fine, except for 2 packages and I can't ...
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Error on installation of apache2 and php5

This error occurs when I install the apache2 & php5 around the time that libapace2-mod-php5 is installed: root@ubuntuServerASC:/home/asc# apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 Reading package lists....
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libccolamd2.8.0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Help! After I update my Ubuntu 15.10 I can't even install applications using the terminal: sudo apt-get install gimmp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to Restore Pip installation and its Installations in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I messed up my Pip installation. There was one missing when I run sudo apt-get install python-pip. Then, I run after sudo apt-get install python-dev. Then, I started to get 404 errors in ipython ...
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Install vegan package for R via terminal command

Hi I want to install the vegan package for R via terminal command - so far I have this: This downloads the zipped file required (this part works) wget -O ~/file/downloads/vegan_2.3-5.tar.gz "http://...
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apt-mirror testing

I want to configure a local apt-mirror on my 16.04 Ubuntu server. In my mirror.list, I downloaded only main and restricted packages, since I don't have enough space for all of it. After downloading ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu/Debian package upstream loadable bash builtins ($bash_src/examples/loadables)

There's a bash-builtins package, but it only comes with sources and headers. The sources go to /usr/share/doc/bash-builtins/examples/loadables/ (for some strange reason), and they don't even compile. ...
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how to install a specific package version

I'm building my first debian package (django), which needs some dependencies, so I was wondering if it's possible to install a specific package version with apt-get. For example instead of pip ...
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Ubuntu 16 doesn't find tails-installer

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop trying to get tails-installer. I'm on step 2/6, I am stuck on sub-step 9, because there is no tails-installer found in the Ubuntu Software. The APT is added fine and after ...
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How to convert a deb package to udeb

Following up on How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command, I want to have a udeb of the squid-deb-proxy-client package. From reading the Debian wiki it seems it should be easy ...
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E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages in ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and after updating smtube and youtube-dl I got this message on top bar of ubuntu desktop with a red circle containing a minus sign. I tried all that is available on posts. Help ...
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apt-get wants to auto delete important packages

when i'm using apt-get upgrade, it shows me this, but I need those packages, how can I require those packages? root@K411:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to install “google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb” pakage?

~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--install): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) ...
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installing pip3 (for python3) on ubuntu 16.04 LTS using a proxy

I have tried entering: sudo apt install python3-pip The error I get is: $ sudo apt install python3-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages (multiverse/...
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Dependency issue: gcc-4.9-base being kept back

I'm unable to upgrade my system because of broken packages. I've been unable to solve this problem for some months now, and frankly, I'm on the verge of doing a complete reinstall of ubuntu. This ...
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Elixir syntax highlighter not working in sublime text

I am new to elixir. I manually downloaded deb file for latest version of elixir from erlang solutions website and installed it. Now i installed Elixir - Sublime. But my problem is in set syntax elixir ...