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

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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 ...
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Error while upgrade in Ubuntu 15.10

I am getting this result by running sudo apt-get upgrade: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... Setting up udev (225-1ubuntu9.1) ... ...
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Broken packages when installing Wine

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), but can't install Wine. All I get is broken dependencies. Tried all in my mind... sudo apt-get update && upgrade and even with dist-upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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What replaces the software center?

I get that the software center is going away, but what replaces it? I just installed ubuntu 15.10, mate, and its not here. Is there an alternative hiding some place? I installed synaptic for package ...
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How to create .deb package without packages for the dependencies available?

At the moment, I am diving into the .deb packaging system. I'm very new to this, so I have a question to you because I couldn't find an accurate answer on other sites. Assume I'd like to create a ...
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having trouble installing varnish on web server

So I initially installed varnish and it was working, but then I thought I would like to get the latest version. So I removed varnish and reinstalled through the latest repository. Upon ...
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apt-offline only install specific packages and don't upgrade/update

apt-offline seems like a great tool for installing packages on a non-networked machine. However, I'm having a problem where it does an update/upgrade instead of just installing the packages that I ...
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Testing an APT repository

I am trying to setup a distribution mechanism for Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) on a Ubuntu server. I have read most of the posts here and articles I could find about setting up an APT repo. I don't know if ...
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Fixing “The following packages have been kept back” - without install?

I've ended up with the Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" due to needing 32-bit overlay-scrollbar-gtk2 on a 64-bit amd64 Ubuntu - which is better described in How do I ...
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Why debuild and CMake are not including installed files into the package?

Making a test package: #!/bin/bash export DEBEMAIL="test@email.com" export DEBFULLNAME="Test" mkdir gbp-test-0.1 cat <<-EOM > gbp-test-0.1/CMakeLists.txt cmake_minimum_required (VERSION ...
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Installed wrong libc6-dev Version

I wanted to install an ARK server on my ubuntu server 14.04 LTS and I think I completely messed up my system entirely. What I did was this. nano /etc/apt/sources.list and added this to the file ...
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Package responsible for Unity Dash search results (home lens, category “References”)

I want to file a bug against a Unity Dash scope, but I don't know exactly which one it is and which package it belongs to. The results I want to complain about appear in the home lens, in the ...
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How do I install the VCAC (VMware) guest agent on Ubuntu? I have an rpm file to use

I am using Ubuntu 15. I have an rpm package for installing the gugent (guest agent for VMware's Virtual Cloud Automation Center). I'm trying to find a standalone (offline) installation package for ...
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Running VirtualBox in a Xen environment fails

So, virtualbox does not get along with xen. How do I kill/uninstall/remove xen from the terminal so that DKMS process succeeds? aborns@nautilus:~$ sudo apt-get remove xen-hypervisor-4.5-amd64 Reading ...
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See what debconf do to configuration files

Some packages will run debconf when you install them. Based on the input you enter in the dialogs, some configuration files will be change before installation ends. How can I see what actions debconf ...
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Installing XML-RPC C++

I am trying to install XML-RPC for C++, and it seems like this library is the most often used. However, when building it using ./config, I get the error message: configure: ==>We are not building ...
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Can't find broken packages

Xubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro. There seems to be a serious problem with dpkg as there were only a few updates available when I logged into Ubuntu after more than a month. Also when I try to install ...
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Error: Python packaging tool 'pip' not found

Whatever packages I try to install in pycharm I keep getting an error saying: Error: Python packaging tool 'pip' not found My python version is 3.4.2 in Ubuntu 14.10. Please help.
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Problems with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I tried to install dropbox and suddenly it couldn't finish installation. I tried from the terminal to do it manually and the same,it stucked at 100%. These are two of the problems are coming through ...
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Unmet dependency issue after failed Skype install

I'm pretty new to linux/ubuntu so I have no idea what is going on. I tried searching some of the errors I'm having online, and I tend to see similar information that hasn't helped. I figure I should ...
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Wine on Ubuntu 15.10

I have updated my OS from 14.04 to 15.10 (Both AMD64). In the past, wine installs without any problem on 14.04 machines, but this time there are problems. I tried to install wine(Microsoft Windows ...
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apt-get update fails with errors [duplicate]

I am attempting to run apt-get update from the super-user root in XTerm and am getting the following error: Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 213 kB in ...
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I need help installing steam on my trusty Xfce4 chromebook [duplicate]

I have tried everything, I am running on trusty and there are so many things wrong. (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~$ cd ~/.local/share/Steam/ (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~/.local/share/Steam$ ...
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Morph a Linux Mint into (pure) Ubuntu without Complete Reinstallation

I have Mint installation I would like to convert into a pure Ubuntu, i.e. remove all Mint-related components. In the past, I had already removed Cinnamon and installed Unity (ubuntu-desktop), which ...
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Skip packages requirements in a installation

I'm trying to install http://scigraphica.sourceforge.net/ but after that I need to install gtk 3.18 but when I type ./configure, it says: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.45.8 ...
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Should I install these packages for python3?

I'm learning python3 now and I want to ask a question about it. My Ubuntu has Python2 and Python3 already. I'm just learning python3. Should I install these packages? Packages: sudo apt-get ...
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Application BitTorrent Not Appearing After Installation

Just tried installing BitTorrent via CLI, but the application isn't appearing in the Dash and doesn't seem to want to run from Terminal, either. I used sudo apt-cache search bittorrent to verify it ...
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Trying to uninstall libwacom will remove many other packages

As the title, I was trying to remove libwacom packages in order to install those provided by their channel so to be able to correctly use their tablet. However, whenever I try to remove or purge ...
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Cannot open Software Center and Cannot install any packages

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 15.10 on a desktop. Just recently, when I go to open Software Center it opens for a second then closes. Also, when I try to install ANY package in terminal ...
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apt-get install - error currupt database format file

Im trying to install the "samba" package (or any package - this happens with all of them) and apt Fetched 46.4 MB in 1min 22s (561 kB/s) E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? ...
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List all binaries a package provides

This is not a duplicate of listing all files a package provides, i want to list all binaries a certain package provides that are in the standard location for binaries. I know this can be done with ...
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Editing a Latex file after installing TexLive

I have just installed TexLive by running sudo apt-get install texlive. According to the official website, this package also comes with the editor TexWorks. But how do I now open a .tex file with ...
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terminal unable to locate W and E [duplicate]

After typing sudo apt-get update at last it says: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release ...
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Accidently deleted /var/lib/dpkg folder from ubuntu

I had deleted the /var/lib/dpkg folder in ubuntu 14.04 accidently. I recreate the dpkg directory and copy the /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 as status to that directory, based on the link. I can perform ...
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Installation of mono 4.2.1 over mono 3.2.8 on ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, results some unmet dependencies

In End user machine(ubuntu 14.04 LTS) there is some mono-applications such as tomboy, banshee are pre-installed which runs on mono-3.2.8. Now i have another mono-application and i want to run it on ...
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Disabling package updates for custom-built Vim

I built Vim from source and installed it via checkinstall, but whenever I run sudo apt-get update, it lists vim, vim-common and vim-runtime along with the other things I do want to update. When I ...
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Is apt-get dist-upgrade required in Docker container?

Node Source's Docker image of Ubuntu runs apt-get upgrade, not apt-get dist-upgrade, to install latest version of all packages. apt-get dist-upgrade is considered a command to upgrade kernel related ...
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What does “Package build-essential is virtual” mean? How to solve it?

I have read other posts, most of them were not solved, and I also tried the "solutions" posted there. I wasn't successful getting a download link by the terminal apt-get install --print-uris ...
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Trying To Install Java 8.. Unable to locate package openjdk-8-jre

I'm attempting to install JAVA JRE 8. I have tried following the apt-get's, but it cannot be found there. I attempted to download it straight off Oracle's website, and i have the folder now in my ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command

I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command pip install --user python-igraph After several processes I'm getting something like this Extracting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: apt-get can't parse repository url if username contains @ ('at' sign)

I added a repository URL that contains to '@' (at sign) to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/myrepo.list deb https://FOO@BAR:PASS@domain.com/xyz precise non-free apt-get update fails with: Couldn't resolve ...
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Attempt of apt-get install sftp fails with : E: Package 'sftp' has no installation candidate

magnus@mt-dell:~$ sudo apt-get install sftp [sudo] password for magnus: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package sftp is not available, ...
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Unable to install/upgarde. Shows `E: The package linux-headers-4.2.0-32 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.`

I am using ubuntu 15.10. Recently I used the command sudo dpkg --configure -a, form then it is showing the above error. On typing this command now, it shows: dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Can't install debian package

I'm trying to create and install my own deb package: fotorator_1.0-1.deb. When I try to use gdebi fotorator_1.0-1.deb, I get following error: root@kiosk-HP:~/Desktop# gdebi fotorator_1.0-1.deb ...