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

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Install MediaTomb server on lubuntu

I have old Asus Netbook with Intel 32 bit celeron processor. Because of resource constraint, I installed Lubuntu 14.04 (command line only) version. I tried apt-get install mediatomb, but no luck. ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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Is there a browser based apt-offline / keryx alternative

I have a unique problem that has been plaguing me for a looong time. I work for the government, I have a windows computer at work that has internet access but it is very locked down. I also have a ...
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Deleting update cache

How can I clear the list of updates and softwares (from an ubuntu download server) created when sudo apt-get update is run for the first time (after the download server is selected)? I do not want ...
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Is it possible to do only the download part of apt-get/aptitude full-upgrade?

When I go to internet cafe, I'd like to take that opportunity to upgrade the system. Sometimes though there is not electrical sockets in the cafe. To conserve batteries I'd like to be able to only do ...
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Check if all dep packages dependencies are satisfied [duplicate]

I sometimes install .deb files that have a "Provides" field. From what I understand, if e.g. a package called "expack" is listed here then if another .deb file depends on expack it will not need to ...
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How to install package with all dependencies offline! [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu Server setup and it doesn't have internet, so I'm downloading packages from packages.ubuntu.com and installing them manually. (Instead of using apt-get) But the problem is, some of ...
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How do I list the contents of a package?

How do I list the contents of a package that I just installed? This command: dpkg --contents filename.deb requires that I know where the .deb file is. I don't feel like I need to know that, and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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Package management fails in update-manager with gzip problems and compilation errors. U12.04LTS

Similar to but not the same as Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS (an earlier problem) with package management system. Followed all of L. D. James ...
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Add packages to the LiveCD when using Ubuntu Customization Kit

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create my own customized Live CD. I chose to use the Ubuntu Customization Kit, which I added as a package to my Ubuntu install on my Hard Disk. Now I would like to ...
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How to reverse engineer deb file?

Is it possible to reverse engineer or have a dry run of a deb package in order to see what files and directories it will deploy and perform other settings modifications? Sort of like list the ...
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Cannot install any package via apt-get

So my problem is quite easy to describe: I can't install anything in my Ubuntu installation. apt-get stopped working after I tried to fix some other package errors I was getting. Now I'm nowhere. Let ...
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ubuntu failing to boot - could not write bytes:broken pipe

So I was having a problem with steam and I went to the steam support center and it told me to delete a file (within the steam directory) next step after that, reboot when I do I am greeted with a ...
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Errors were encountered while processing gdk-pixbuf-psd

I'm getting this error whenever I'm installing/removing or anything else using dpkg... Errors were encountered while processing: gdk-pixbuf-psd E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code ...
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what is difference between sudo apt-get install and sudo apt install

I installed many packages from sudo apt-get install but when I typed sudo apt --help it gave a direct option of doing installation by sudo apt install [package name].... So, what is the difference ...
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Ubuntu gone out of order - Wont install any packages. What do I do?

Lately, I've been getting some strange behaviour from Ubuntu. First and the most important is that it wont install updates. It gives a package installation error and it simply wont work. Earlier I ...
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What does it mean it can't access this file? [duplicate]

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: user Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for user: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: ...
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Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS

Having read other posts, I believe that this may be less about samba than about update system. Below is the log file of the failed installation of Samba. I have been trying without success to ...
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How to run HipHop with an old libc6 (not solved)

Coming from here→ libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found I see that is somewhat possible to run a programs against a library that is not hard installed in the OS. I would want to know how to ...
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Error message on ubuntu 13.10 Aspire 4741Z machine

"Unknown Error: 'class 'SystemError' (E:The package Linux-image-extra-3.11.0-17-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.)' This error appeared and struck completely the ...
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install software package-centre app [duplicate]

I am trying to install the software-centre package on Terminal.. I have entered these commands: sudo apt-get install software-center* I get this: The following package was automatically installed ...
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(12.04 vm/server) Dist-upgrade to 3.2.0-63 wants to remove git (1.9.2) and git-core - is that the correct behavior?

was wondering if anyone knows dist-upgrade wants to remove git. FWIW, this is a pretty simple box, mainly used for web dev. $ uname -a Linux precise64 3.2.0-61-generic #93-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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Compare two outputs from dpkg --get-selections > output.txt

I have two installed package lists in .txt files This command was run on two different machines with same distro of Linux dpkg --get-selections > output.txt I need to get packages that are ...
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cannot install anything new

When I type sudo apt-get install gnome-shell archit@archit-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for archit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg: error processing extlinux (--configure)

So I was running apt-get autoremove and the output was: dpkg: error processing extlinux (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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Help with held broken packages

Please help I get the following message below after trying to install synaptic.... perkins@perkins-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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can't install software--can I fix missing dpkg?

New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair now? hit Repair Package operation failed The installation or removal of ...
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Red icon on the top right corner of screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. Suddenly a red icon has appeared on the top right corner of my screen. It says "An error occurred, please run package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in a ...
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I delete duplicate packages but Canonical keeps reinstalling them, Ubuntu 14.04

files at /var/lib/apt/lists W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages ...
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How in the living hell can I install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my genealogy programs stopped working; looked around, & other Windows emulator progs stopped working, as well. This is what I get when updating, then ...
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List all versions of a package

Is there a equivalent of this command; yum list kernel-headers --showduplicates on Ubuntu with apt-get, apt-cache etc. The above command lists various versions of the kernel-headers rpm available on ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed

Every time I want to install something with terminal it shows this warning message but it continue to install, what's the problem? dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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Problem to compile project (libx11-dev libxext-dev)

I'm trying to compile a project that uses these two packages: sudo apt-get install libx11-dev libxext-dev But I'm having the following error when linking: Building ... ...
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Error during installing skype , software update and while starting ubuntu

when installing skype on ubuntu 12.04 Lts gets the following error $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 [sudo] password for shailendra: dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg ...
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Got a problem with Package Mangement [duplicate]

The last day I got a problem with my package-manager saying that "An error occurred, please run Package Manager form from right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The ...
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I installed a custom .deb file that provided a package named “python” but now need to remove it [duplicate]

I think I may have botched my system. I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. One of the first things I did was install python 3.3 from source (using make altinstall); but then I ...
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How do I save the name of installed packages on my system in order to restore this state elsewhere? [duplicate]

I have 12.04 and I'm looking for a way to store all the currently installed packages names into a file or archive. Not the packages themselves, but the names. Or the package management's state. I'd ...
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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
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Can I reset all packages to repo versions without ppa-purge?

This is just a theoretical for me (it's a real problem for another user) but let's say: I upgrade a load of packages from a PPA onto 12.04 I upgrade to 14.04 Some packages are held in because my ...
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SWT Virtual Table not working on Customised Ubuntu

When I run a software developed using Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Virtual table works smoothly. But the same software, when executed on a Customized Version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, virtual ...
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remove single package and NOT dependent packages

I have to remove libgail18 as suggested on this site https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=384315 (pls search libgail18 on this to get the exact information) to make SWT Virtual Table work. ...
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How to list packages of a repository section at the command line?

In Synaptic, one can list packages by section. For example, in the image below all packages of the "Amateur Radio (universe)" section are listed. How can I get such a list (edit: with package ...
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Dependency problem while processing CUPS

I tried to update ubuntu but got a prob tried $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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Recursive dependencies

I can reveal package dependencies like this apt-cache show wget | grep ^Depends However I would like to also list the dependencies for the dependencies, so the output would be something like this ...
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Cannot install PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot install the PS3 Media Server onto Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to run the recommended commands I get the following error message. "The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to cherry pick a package dependency when there are several providers

I'm currently writing puppet config to automatically setup a number of system configurations, such as apache2 + php5 + mysql, nginx + php5 + mysql (in reality any http service a long with any addons ...