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

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Require Install untrusted packages

My brother has put a password on installing untrusted packages and i cant install adobe flash player on my linux. Is there any other way than putting the password for installing untrusted packages.
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Unable to locate package libtomcrypt-dev

I can't seem to find this package when doing a simple apt-get install libtomcrypt-dev, the error I get is unable to find the package libtomcryp-dev. Version I use is 14.04.02 I need it for my build, ...
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Apt-get upgraded package from 32bit to unsupported 64bit - why and how to revert?

Recently the repository of qtox had to change its domain and the new one only contains only 64bit builds at the moment. However, I'm on 15.04 32bit and can't run any 64bit software. Now when I last ...
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List of all base packages installed in Ubuntu laptop versus Ubuntu tablet/smartphone

Please direct me to lists containing all base and mandatory packages installed in: (1) Ubuntu Lap(desk) top (2) Ubuntu smartphone/tablet I wish to know the difference between the packages installed ...
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Is there any software like Windows Device Manager in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to View/Install/Uninstall the System's Default Packages separately like Windows Device Manager. I wanna list the Systems's Default Packages too. Is there anything available regarding to that? ...
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NIS client setup

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10. After the upgrade NIS stopped working. I went in, checked the settings (hosts, yp.conf, nsswitch) - everything seems to be configured correctly. But... I can't ...
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“E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages” when trying to install a package. Nothing has worked from other threads

The Problem I am trying to install Dolphin Emulator but every time I try it gives me an error. Anything I try doesn't work including many other thread's solutions. sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu ...
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Zenity does not show messages in deb preinst when it is ran through Ubuntu Software Center

I am creating a deb package which requires java oracle >= 7. So I wrote a simple preinst file with bash script that will pop up a message (using zenity) that will warn the user that he needs to ...
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How should I arrange a test and production mirror of Ubuntu package repositories?

I want to be able to closely standardise my Ubuntu installations, there's a likelihood that the number of installations I have to complete will rise dramatically soon. I want to put a system in ...
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How to add libreoffice 5.0 links to dash

I have removed libreoffice 4.2 from my ubuntu 14.04 machine by using: sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* And then I have installed libreoffice 5.0 extracting files from the downloaded package, and ...
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Where are specified the default packages to install in all ubuntu images (liveCd, Server, mini, netboot …)

I would like to know where and how do you tell which default packages your Live CD or mini.iso, netboot ... have to install? I think all theses images use different method to do that ...
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Remove the Packages completely leaving no file? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled a package and i have added the ppa via terminal for example. I have to know that the packages have uninstalled successfully without leaving any file in my computer. Is there any ...
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What does status pi of package mean in aptitude?

Packages can be searched and listed using the command aptitude search foo. The status of these packages are listed in the leftmost column. The values of these status is explained in the Aptitude ...
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“Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages” and downgrading packages?

I'm trying to install M64Py for Mupen64Plus, but this is the result: ➜ ~ sudo apt-get install M64Py Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How do I clear the apt-get remove list?

apt-get upgrade shows that a package is supposed to be removed: gradinafrica@host:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for gradinafrica: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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How do I install a software as admin for the standard user to use?

Background: I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and would like to install and use Aptana (and Java). Google pointed me to the guide how to do this and i successfully did this under the initial Ubuntu ...
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issues after attempting to install spotify on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install spotify using these instructions: Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 ...
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'apt-get update' gets stuck for hours at “100% [Working]” for specific PPA

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 15.04, I get the following (shortened) output: $ LANG=C sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ipc-admin: Ign http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de vivid InRelease ...
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How do I make space to resize the root (/) partition? No free space on root, cant uninstall software nor update [duplicate]

The main question is how to make space in root (/). After this I want to resize the root partition, this topic can be found on: How to resize partitions? or elsewhere. I'm a little bit confused. No ...
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Repositories some help

I want to install on ubuntu 14.04 framework cppcms so I have commands from official website http://cppcms.com/wikipp/en/page/apt Commands are: deb http://apt.cppcms.com/ utopic main deb-src ...
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upstart conf file not being copied

Ubuntu 14.04 chroot apt-get install cgroup-lite invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/cgroup-lite not found. If I download source files (tarball), decompress it, there is a ...
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Why is my system unable to locate libreadline when I'm certain I've installed it?

I am trying to set up my chromebook for development with crouton and ubuntu. I am using the railsgirls recipe to install rails and I'm getting stuck at: E: Unable to locate package libreadline I ...
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Which unattended-upgrades system takes precedence and how?

I've just run into an answer that has made me question how the unattended upgrade system works. There seem to be at least two systems on my computer: unattended-upgrades with ...
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Apt-get command not functioning

I am running lubuntu on a cubie server. I am however unable to install any packages using the apt-get command nor am I able to update using the apt-get update command. I am able to ping IP addresses ...
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Install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box

I have a problem when trying to install ruby 2.0 under Ubuntu 15.04 box I have add ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng with bellow command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng And I get following error ...
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where can I find the installed package

I installed package pidgin-skype-common ? I searched but I found many commands I don't know which command should I use package : pidgin-skype-comon_20140930+svn665+dfsg-1_i386.deb In windows, ...
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dpkg-query vs apt-cache

I noticed an interesting phenomenon and I am looking for an explanation. On my Ubuntu system, dpkg-query cannot find some uninstalled packages which apt-cache can find. For instance, dpkg-query -l ...
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dkms does not remove package

It appears I am stuck in a loop with dkms where I cannot remove a package. See the following commands and output: $ sudo dkms status | grep alsa alsa-firewire, 3.11: added $ sudo dkms remove ...
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How to install g++ complier [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu-14.0.4 and i am trying to install the g++ compiler by using the command sudo apt-get install g++ after clicking enter some sort of process is running and it ends with an error ...
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How do i manage metapacket architecture?

I'm building a debian package compose only of bash/perl script. Those scripts aim to interact with an architecture specific program (amd64) and are completely useless without this program. On debian ...
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Can I update only a specified package in an Apt repository mirror?

I have an Apt mirror on which I want to update only a specific package. I don't need release-level granularity. I want to update the target package for all Ubuntu releases in the mirror. It would be ...
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Cannot remove or update a package

I ran into a problem that I cannot remove or update masalla-icon-theme package that I installed from Noobslab ppa using apt-get. The issue is I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Can't update my apt packages.. problems with python-oneconf, software-center.. pyclean & pycompile not found

I can't update-upgrade my ubuntu packages anymore after my latest update/upgrade/dist-upgrade here are some outputs : $sudo dpkg --audit The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems ...
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Using sudo apt-get install, why no source code?

I was trying to install a package for robotic operational system (ROS). And I just go ahead and type sudo apt-get install <package> After installation, I see a list of files in /opt/share ...
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Are there APIs to achieve centralized patching?

I am trying to make a centralized patch management tool, which can be used to perform the controlled update of all the Ubuntu machines in my network. I did some research, and collected the following ...
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Specific version for packages

I am using salt-stack to manage servers state(required software/tools/libraries etc). I use specific EC2 images for ubuntu(14.4 x64) instances so I am sure that the os version will not change. I am ...
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Google chrome removal after deleting /opt/google

I had installed google-chrome and there was a folder named google in /opt. For some reason I accidentally removed /opt. Now I have trouble removing google-chrome-stable with apt-get. Any ideas on how ...
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How can I build PHP5 Dependencies while having MariaDB installed?

I am trying to build php5 dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Unfortunately I get the following error message. % sudo apt-get build-dep php5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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installing 32 bit libraries on ubuntu 14.04 64bit:errors

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Synaptic requiring too many additional removals?

I installed LLVM out of curiousity some time ago, not using it for anything specific. Today I tried removing it with Synaptic, the same way I installed it. The problem is, marking 'removal' on one of ...
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dpkg error while installing fail2ban on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to reinstall fail2ban after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04. I was getting these errors so I did apt-get remove fail2ban and then apt-get install fail2ban, however I still get these error ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mod-geoip

I am trying to start over on my apache configurations and I am trying to just delete it. Every command I try to delete the libapache2-mod-geoip or apache2 will give me the error Errors were ...
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Errors installing CUDA development libraries on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some trouble getting the CUDA development environment up and running on Ubuntu 14.04. I initially tried using the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package from the repository, and although everything ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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MySql did not install properly and now I can not use the software center or remove MySql

When I open the software center I got an error saying "New software cannot be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" ...
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Problems creating custom deb packages

I am trying to create a few packages that will replace ones that are existing from the standard Ubuntu repositories. I am currently testing this setup as a local file:/ repo to mimic how it will be ...
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An error occurred not sure how to fix it

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently got a error that is bothering me. I typed sudo apt-get install -f into the terminal it responds with this Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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pip installs Python modules in python 2.7 rather than 3.4

I am trying to use pip to download and install python packages. I am using Python 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 I attempted sudo pip install paperclip, for example. It gets installed to ...
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How can I get a list with the packages selected by apt-get autoremove?

Is there any command that prints only the name of the packages that apt-get autoremove selects? I'm creating a script that updates the kernel, removes the old kernel and the unnecessary packages ...