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

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Ubuntu Update Manager fails

I have Ubuntu desktop installed. Every time Update Manager runs it fails: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnutls26/libgnutls26_2.12.14-5ubuntu3.6_amd64.deb 404 Not ...
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How to identify the name of the package? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors [closed]

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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I already have the newest version of g++ but I still get a 127 error what do I do?

I have done the following. I just don't know what to try next. I supposedly have the newest version of gcc by following these directions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why `dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg` shows “base-files, dpkg”?

I'm curious to know which package provides the /var/lib/dpkg directory, so i run this command $ dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg base-files, dpkg: /var/lib/dpkg The resulted output displays the package which ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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jockey-text is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04, just learning Linux. I ran jockey-text --list and got no results. Then I ran jockey-text -u and got the following results: emmett@emmett-linux:~$ jockey-text -u Traceback (most ...
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How to delete broken download package?

I wanted to install eclipse from the software center on 12.04, after download the software center shows an error and said something like "connection broke" (I do not remember the exact error). Also, ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

trying to install this, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages' error message. Apache version Server version: Apache/2.4.2 (Ubuntu) Server built: Jun 27 2012 ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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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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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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Crash in systemd-shim

Today we installed Ubuntu 13.10. Now a system error occurred: Systemerror Executable Path /usr/lib/I386-linux-gnu/systemd-shim Package systemd-shim 3+real-Oubuntu1 Problem ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Really installed packages in (K)ubuntu

1) First question How to list really installed packages in ubuntu? The problem of dpkg --get-selections (the command written in almost any forum) is that its second column (which is install / ...
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What does the output of apt-get install --dry-run mean?

I want to upgrade a server to make sure the recent OpenSSL bug gets patched. So, to check the versions of things I'll be installing, I run apt-get install --dry-run, and see a line like: Inst openssl ...
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Issues with python-pip and speedtest-cli

dpkg: error processing python-pkg-resources (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 137 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Getting a ksplice error after installing from ubuntu software center

There's a red circular icon with a white horizontal dash in my taskbar which says : An error ocurred, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Managing a corrupted apt-get state [closed]

I'm extremely frustrated with apt-get (and probably dpkg also). At least once or twice per year my apt-get will mess things up on my server which requires a total reinstall of my Debian OS. This ...
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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How to highlight an Warning message?

I want to hightlight the Warning message appears while running a specific command. If we accidentally run some specific commands(it may be removing essential system pacakges), it shows some warning ...
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detect broken packages

There are many pages on the web regarding "how to fix broken packages" but I can not find a command to find/detect/view the broken packages. I want to search for orphan packages such as lib*.
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python-software-properties unmet dependencies Ubuntu 12.04

I just got a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 server and I am trying to get add-apt-repository. For that I need the package python-software-properties. However, when I try to install it with apt-get, I actually ...
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Problems with libudev0 libudev0:i386 libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386, BREAKS

I get this problems when i run apt-upgrade The following packages have unmet dependencies: libudev0 : Breaks: libudev0:i386 (!= 175-0ubuntu9.4) but 175-0ubuntu9.5 is installed libudev0:i386 : Breaks: ...
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Can I use RPM packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

A friend of mine uses RPM and has many custom in house developed packages of his own and wants to switch to Ubuntu. The question he asked me was; Can I use RPM packages with Ubuntu instead of .deb ? ...
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how to stop downgrading while installing from deb

I used to install deb packages by using command: dpkg -i *.deb as all deb's are in same folder. Sometimes dpkg shows warning of Downgrading dependencies to lower version. Because Later Version ...
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Is it possible to search and remove files that aren't part of a package?

So, I've wrecklessly installed tarballs into / and /usr thinking this is what I'm supposed to do! Apparently its not and updating now kind of is difficult. I'm wondering, save for a full blown ...
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apt-get install <package> equivalent using C++ apt-pkg library

I am building a small QT (C++) application where I ask user the software he want to install. Once he selected some packages a, b, c from the list all I have to do is run sudo apt-get install a b c ...
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Bad package installed, can't uninstall, can't use Software Center or command-line install

Trying to open Software Center from command line gives this error: SystemError: E:The package hl1470nlpr:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. 2014-03-30 22:32:35,966 - ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot access package manager troubleshooting procedure [duplicate]

I have the following error: E: The package dassault-systemes-draftsight needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it I think I need to access the package manager troubleshooting ...
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What package should I include as build-depend based on this error

Previously, I've asked about debian/rules additional build flag of CMake for packaging in Launchpad. The question is here. Now I managed to accomplish that by changing that debian/rules. And I ...
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Can't launch JD-GUI on Ubuntu 12.10 64bits

When I try to open JD-GUI via the terminal it gives me the following error error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory . So I ...
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How to Remove all packages which is installed by dpkg from debs

I used to install packages by dpkg -i *.deb as I have all deb (with dependencies) in one folder. Now Is there any Reverse process of dpkg -i *.deb to remove all packages installed from debs. (dpkg ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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apt-get says Version was not found but it is there

I've added this repository "ppa:videolan/stable-daily" using this command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily thin I wrote this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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How to remove/install a package that is not fully installed?

I went to install bsnes the other day and for whatever reason the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this ...
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Automatically remove “package-dbg” if “package” is removed

I usually install many debug packages to know what happened when something crashed. But those debug packages are not removed when I remove the package they belong to, for example if I type sudo ...
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How to rename deb package?

I get package source by typing: sudo apt-get source nginx and added --add-module=/usr/src/nginx-rtmp-module \ string to debian/rules How I can rename packages from nginx-* to nginx-rtmp-*?
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How can I remove a package

I have encounter a problem when I install a package, The error message: $ dpkg -i 116667-Ubuntu\ xsplash\ clean\ theme.deb (Reading database ... 265031 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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installing libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

04 (32 bit) precise version.While i'm installing this libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 its shows the following error........ The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx : Depends: ...