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

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Why does 'quickly package' fail with “An error has occurred when creating debian packaging”?

I've got a big problem with packing my quickly application for the Ubuntu App Showdown. When I try to package or submit my application, I get some warnings: quickly package --verbose ........ --------...
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Can't install wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to install it on the Ubuntu Software Center I always get a message that says I have unmet dependencies. I tried installing Wine through the terminal ...
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Blacklisting packages from installing

I'm currently running 10.10 with a package removed. I'm concerned that when it comes time to upgrade, synaptic may well install that package again. Is there way to blacklist a package that works ...
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Not able to install g++ in ubuntu 13.10 because of broken packages

When I try to install g++ in my machine I am getting the following message. support:/$ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information....
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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“Unable to locate package” errors for all software [duplicate]

My apt-get doesn't install any programs. I try to install programs with apt-get install but always it shows same error: unable to locate package. For example I try to install the xbmc media center; ...
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Uninstall kubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop but I no longer want to use KDE. How do I remove all the packages that were installed by this command ? Thank you
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Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrade to 12.04 mysql server was unable to start. I tried many different things but without any luck. Now when I try to install it, I get: $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 Reading ...
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Cannot install automake and libboost-all-dev [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a download issue when updating? I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and installed it in a VMware workstation. and I've been using all the installation commands: sudo ...
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How can I tell, from the command line, whether the machine requires a reboot?

When you install certain updates (e.g. a new kernel) in Ubuntu Desktop, you get an indication that a reboot is required (in Lucid, the logout icon turns red). How can I check, from the command line, ...
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How can I check the available version of a package in the repositories?

How can I check the version of the available package in the Ubuntu repositories without installing it?
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What's the difference between package managers?

What are the differences between apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic, and which one is the recommended choice for normal day-to-day package management? This is a basic question, but I think it'd be good ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages - Chrome [duplicate]

I recently noticed while installing some packages and using the command apt-get update that I ran into the following error: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release ...
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Install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I try to install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server with apt-get install gcc, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gcc : Depends: cpp (>= 4:4.6.1-2ubuntu5) ...
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What precautions should I take with .debs I find on the internet?

So I was browsing the web the other day, and I came across a few places that wanted me to download .deb files - and since those are installed by root (and as such have the "powers" and capabilities of ...
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How to create a deb package that installs a series of files

I would like to create a brand new deb package to install series of files. If at all possible, I would like to untar the folder containing these files as part of the installation into a known folder ...
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What is Ubuntu's policy on keeping old kernels

I've just run out of disk space on /. Looking into the situation I realised that since first installing 12.04, Ubuntu has upgraded the kernel ~23 times and has kept every old kernel, binaries and ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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Is there a Ubuntu sanity check

Is there a standard procedure to 'unit test' an Ubuntu system against the deb packages? Assume, a system has ubuntu-desktop installed according to the package manager. Can I find out, whether the ...
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Finding out what package a command came from [duplicate]

Is there a generalised way to find out what package caused the installation of a command?
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Keep only essential packages

In an attempt to learn more about Ubuntu and its packages, I want to remove all non-essential packages, so I can install what I need, when I need them and know what they do. I'm using the commands ...
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Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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Syncing apt-get installations between multiple computers

Is there a way to synchronize my installations (and removals) between multiple PCs? Preferably with dropbox - since I'm already using that to keep my files in sync. I thought of an alias for the apt-...
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How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation? In other words, I would like to create a boot CD from Ubuntu that is installed on my PC, because I want to include the updated packages in ...
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Search Launchpad for PPAs matching software or package name?

Is there a way to search though LaunchPad's PPAs for a certain package name? For instance if I was looking for PPAs with Firefox packages I could search for "firefox" and retrieve a list of all the ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure (...
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: sun@...
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How do I generate a package download list?

I want to generate a package download list, which can be used to download those packages from another system. (I have a slow connection). I want to use those downloaded files to create a local ...
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Removing broken packages on distro update (13.04 to 13.10)

i'm kinda new to linux. last night i tried upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 but i got the "could not calculate" error. i read this question and found this error in the main log: Dist-upgrade failed: 'E:...
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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How do I install KDE and retain LightDM as a login manager?

I want to install KDE in my Ubuntu 12.04 . I am using LightDM. So how can I fully install KDE? I do not want to remove LightDM. I want KDE but without any confliction with it.
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond (2.12.3; ...
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download.01.org certificate verification failed - CRLfile missing?

So I had intel-Linux-graphics-installer on my computer but lately when I sudo apt-get update I get the following error Err https://download.01.org trusty/main amd64 Packages ...
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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Install packages without internet [duplicate]

How do I install ubuntu packages from the ubuntu cd. I have ubuntu-desktop 10.04 running and I have to install wvdial package but no internet connection for installing from apt repository.
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Any way to list similar commands?

When you write the command name wrong, bash often does this: septi@norbert:~$ good No command 'good' found, did you mean: Command 'gold' from package 'binutils' (main) Command 'gmod' from package '...
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How to have Ubuntu Chrome Canary?

Ubuntu how can i have Google Chrome Canary? https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html
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Can not install 'openjdk-9-jdk' because it tries to overwrite file aready included in 'openjdk-9-jdk-headless'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial desktop, 64 bit, and wanted to install openjdk-9-jdk (Java 9 development kit). The version available from the universe repository is 9~b114-0ubuntu1. Running the ...
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Authentication problem with my PPA

I created a package and uploaded it to my PPA. After it got built, I went to install it, but was faced with this message: ******@******-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install stackapplet Reading package ...
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How do I list commands a package provides? [duplicate]

I'm curious what commands a certain package provides my system with. By command, I mean an in-path executable that I can run from the command line (ls, grep, sed, etc). I'm not trying to work out the ...
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How to create deb installer from tarballs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? there are several tarballs (e.g. Firefox, Eclipse, Zend Studio and ...) that have executable file within, that easily we can extract them ...
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I can't update, upgrade and remove my app from kubuntu

I have a problem upgrading software. I can't update, upgrade or remove my software. The notification of update manager signs 46 security packets and 83 other packets and when I click on it to install ...
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How to install recommend packages from a file (package.deb)?

I have a package.deb and want to install all dependencies (Depends field in debian/control) and all recommend packages (Recommends field in debian/control). Options considered so far: Gdebi ...
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Broken dependencies after upgrade

After an apt-get upgrade I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to remove all associated files and configuration settings of an app installed through 'force architecture' command

A few weeks ago I installed a 32 bit .deb file through the 'force architecture' command (on my 64bit notebook), however the procedure was unsuccessful and I used the apt-get purgecommand to uninstall ...
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apt-get : unmet dependencies

I wish to compile vim7.3 with python-interp enabled, which requires python-dev package. The problem is I have python-2.6.6-2ubuntu2 while python-dev requires python-2.6.6-2ubuntu1. (I don't how i got ...
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inxi installation on ubuntu

I have migrated from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 64(KDE installed). I want check my hardware with inxi -F command but it returns : inxi: command not found and as I want to install inxi (sudo apt-get install ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at '/...