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

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How do I create a custom APT package? (the title may be misleading) [duplicate]

Most packages on launchpad.net are for some reason behind the actual version of the software (eg: the latest Clang version is 3.8.0 and the one available on launchpad.net is 3.6.0). I want to be able ...
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apt-get -f install removed nearly everything

In an attempt to install some statistical software (SAS), I attempted to install virtual box while running in Ubuntu 12.04. I was unable to do so and prompted to use apt-get -f install which I did. ...
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cachegrind.out files still being stored at /tmp even after being purged,autoremoved

I have uninstalled kcachegrind from my Ubuntu 14.04.I notice some files like cachegrind.out.1606,cachegrind.out.2301 etc. being stored at /tmp directory.Each of this files have size of more than 10 ...
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installing packages

I installed MySQL server and client and WordPress on my Ubuntu and now when I wanted to remove this packages I got this: sudo apt-get remove mysql-client-5.6 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Uninstall packages with stow

I recently compiled (in Ubuntu 14.04) the latest version of emacs 24.5 using the following script from here. #!/bin/bash # Build latest version of Emacs, version management with stow # OS: Ubuntu ...
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How do I hold a package in landscape?

I have a held package in Ubuntu, and Landscape recognizes it -- this is great. But how do I hold a new package from the Landscape UI?
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squid-deb-proxy setup, it's just not working for me

Background I'm planning on doing a lot of R&D on different ubuntu services and decided that I want to run most of it through KVM. But because I want to create a few different servers and try ...
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Why do I always get dependancy errors when trying to install 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'?

Whenever I try to install ubuntu-restricted-extras I always get errors similar to these, however the answer to that question only resolved the errors I had that time, though I get very similar errors ...
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Installing xsane without gimp? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 14.04: $ sudo apt-get install xsane Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: gimp ...
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How to tell to linux build system not to produce cleaning every time I build package?

I need to build kernel from kernel.org git on my notebook several times. I use this guide. But every time I enter to console make -j `getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN` deb-pkg LOCALVERSION=-custom make ...
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No command 'dpgk' found, did you mean: Command 'dpkg'

I am attempting to install some bizarre software. I have virtualbox with lubuntu running in it. I have built a .deb package, that I am trying to install on to this. But I have the oddest error. ...
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Trying to install R generates unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 14.04

I've followed the instalation of R (first r-base) as I always did - adding mirror, genereate the correct key, then sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install. But now I'm getting unmet dependencies ...
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apt-get install not install dependencies

I faced a really weird issue recently in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Here are the steps: I have a deb package called test.deb which has dependency on xorg-dev Then I tried to install this deb package by sudo ...
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ROS installation not working… or anything else

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and am trying to install ROS Jade for work on a project. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have been following the steps listed at the official website. My repositories ...
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How to check the list of packages and applications installed along with the name of the users that installed them.? [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu desktop which is accessed by many other users. Is there an option or a command to check all the packages/application that was installed by a particular user. Thanks
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Repairing Network Manager Packages From Live USB?

I'll be honest here, I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux here with my only experience being minor to moderate Command Line usage in Windows (it's REALLY not as scary as many make it out to be) and the ...
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Installing libexpat0 instead of libexpat1

I'm trying to run BitWise IM on Ubuntu but every time I run the program I get the following message: ./BitWise: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked many times but everything I've seen has not helped me. I'm new to linux. I'm on 13.10 and I get that message every time I try to update my software sources. ...
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How do I go from what I see in sources list to correct PPA name?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while. I had some problems with conflicts after I added some repositories. Then it turns out I needed to remove them. I wanted to use the command. ...
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Error while installing: Unable to locate package

I have installed ubuntu server 14.04 I used the entire disk. Should I have only use part of it? I am having trouble installing a package. I am wondering if that is because I used the entire disk. I ...
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“Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf” [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Linux and have recently just installed Lubuntu on my laptop. I typed the: sudo apt-get update command in the Terminal to see if I needed any updates after getting a ...
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Just-installed package is not found

I'm trying to install Docker on my Ubuntu 14.04 VM. I ran sudo apt-get install docker, assuming it would work because, y'know, that's how packages are installed. Only once the install completed, when ...
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Installing from mono-project.com

I have already installed a lot of the packages referenced on the Install Mono on Linux How to, mono-complete, ca-certificates-mono, mono-devel, and referenceassemblies-pcl. However I did this probably ...
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Upgrade R on Kubuntu 14.4 LTS

How can I upgrade my R installation on Kubuntu 14.4 LTS from 3.0.2 to the current 3.2.4? Something like sudo su echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/" >> ...
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Purged way too much. Can I undo that?

I wanted to reinstall wine and wanted to make sure, everything could be installed from the very beginning. So I lazily typed: sudo apt-get purge wine* This was obviously a big mistake, because ...
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How should I deal with the broken packages occurred while installing a new software?

In order to install clang, I typed sudo-apt-get install clang and got the following message. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Uninstalling jre1.8.0-73 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to remove Java jre1.8.0-73 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and on every try I made, I got this error: Removing jre1.8.0-73 (1.8.073-1) ... find: «/usr/java/*»: No existe el archivo o el ...
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Where does ubuntu store information on all installed programs

I have created a custom software, packaged it as a .deb file and tried to installed the same through software-center. Everything was successful. However, when I go back to "Installed" software, I do ...
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Why is apt downloading package list again when updating in 16.04?

I don't know if it was problem before or is just a beta thing. When I run apt update it downloads package list as normal. If I run it again it will download the lists all over again even though there ...
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Broken package unable to reinstall/ force remove due to post removal (error exit status 5)

I have Ubuntu server 15.10 installed and everything runs well, except i tried to install the MFC260C cups driver (sharing printer over the LAN network) and somehow the steps or drivers have been ...
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Can I remove whole package system?

Yes, I want to remove whole apt-xxx related stuff, how can I archive it?
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How to work around build dependencies with disparate epoch numbers?

I have a build on Launchpad that is failing for reasons that escape me. The package clearly lists the build dependencies as: Merged Build-Depends: ..., golang (>= 1:1.4~) | gccgo-5, ... Filtered ...
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“install” skype as non root

I was searching for this topic and cannot find helpful answer but than I came across this install skype dynamic, (I hope it'd be possible with the "stable" .deb) you need to extract the .deb file and ...
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Failed to fetch binary i386 and amd64 packages [duplicate]

running Ubuntu 15.10 When I try to apt-get update/upgrade, I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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No package information is being reported to landscape

Hi I have recently added some new machines to our infrastructure. I was able to register the computers with the UI, I can see CPU information, process etc. However I still see: 2 computers have ...
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Regexp/config var for apt-cacher to allow repo files for 16.04 clients (Metadata, Components-*.yml)?

I use apt-cacher on a Debian server, and doing an apt-get update with a 16.04 client I'm finding that it's blocking a bunch of repo files including icons-64x64[.tar[.gz]], some xz extensions, Metadata ...
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Update and Package Installation impossible: E: Unable to locate package! Linux Mint 17.3 [migrated]

I have a problem. Installing packages or updating the system is impossible. Neither the Terminal nor the Software Manager are working (Software Manager dosn't start). Terminal shows commands as ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6-dev-amd64_2.23-0ubuntu2_i386.deb

$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following additional packages will be ...
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specifying PPA version for apt-get build-dep?

On Ubuntu 14.04 I want to rebuild the package ardour from source, and I've found a suitable version in a PPA, and I've activated its sources (deb-src line in the right file somewhere in ...
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dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `doc-base/noawait'

# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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ClipGrab was removed automatically from my PC and i coudn't install anymore

I did the following steps: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clipgrab But the terminal result was: Package clipgrab is not available, but is ...
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Getting OpenGL 3 on Ubuntu Studio

I have recently (this month) installed Ubuntu Studio on a device that has previously run several other distributions. I am now attempting to install OpenGL 3 libraries for development on this machine. ...
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How to automatically install libraries required by automake?

I'm trying to compile a program with lots of dependencies from source. Currently, my workflow goes something like: ./configure configure: error: Cannot find A library. sudo apt-get install ...
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found this error while updating or installing software through terminal(error code 1)

i use sudo apt-get autoremove to overcome from this error but i fail.pl help me:-thanks in advance atul@atulpc:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Building qBitorrent with qt5 fails (qt4 works)

I want to build qBittorrent v3.4.0alpha with qt5, but I'm getting errors. In this qBittorrent version qt5 is the default, but running ./configure --with-qt4 && make builds it using qt4, which ...
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I try to upgrade packages, but it says 565 downgraded

I just execute sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade but this is what i got 7 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 565 downgraded, 0 to remove and 670 not upgraded. Need to get 1,427 MB/1,475 MB of ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After doing : sudo apt-get -f install I get : Errors were encountered while processing: apturl gaphor gdebi gdebi-core gnome-applets-data gnome-orca gnome-sudoku guake nvidia-prime onboard ...
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pip install IPython pandas NSEpy Matplotlib

I am getting the below error during installation. Please tell me how to resolve it in Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 PC/OS. $ pip install IPython pandas NSEpy Matplotlib Collecting IPython Retrying ...
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Python 2.7 installed but no interpreter for CLI?

I just had my sever provider install Ubuntu 15.1.0 on a new server. I need Python 2.7.11 running on the server for an app I want to deploy there. I ran apt --installed list and see that I have a ...
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Cmake error: “Found unsuitable version”

I have two versions of CUDA installed: 7.0 and 7.5. These are located at /usr/local/cuda-7.0 and /usr/local/cuda-7.5 respectively. I also have a symbolic link at /usr/local/cuda which points to ...