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

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unable to install synaptic neither ubuntu software center nor terminal

i just installed Ubuntu 13.04 but i'm not able to install Synaptic. i tried these steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get remove synaptic sudo apt-get install synaptic the ...
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How to install build essential

I am trying to install G++ compliler in Ubuntu 13.10 it asked me to install build essential package. I have tried the below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential I got the ...
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Prevent the installation of a specific kernel version

Having had major problems with kernel 3.11.0-14 (WLAN, desktop login, ALSA crashes) I decided to back out -14, returning to 3.11.0-12. >>ALL<< problems then disapeared. Now I want to block ...
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appending apt-get source code to remove broken packages error

Can anyone help me append the source code of apt-get in such a way that the system never gives the unmet dependencies: broken packages error... I have been looking into the source code of ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Boost unmet dependencies

I heard it is easy to install libraries on ubuntu so i switched to ubuntu, i tried to install boost so i write: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev and I get this: Reading package ...
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How do I create a multiarch deb?

I am trying to make a package that will install on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.* on 1386 and amd64. I've figured out that on the amd64 the only difference is that I need to install the 32 bit libraries. ...
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Start installing packages while further fetching the update

Is there a package manager that during installation/update will already start installing first fetched packages whlie other packages are still being downloaded? Example made up scenario: Chromium ...
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Where to find information sources about the APT system?

The APT seems to have developed into a very comprehensive environment, hosting a multitude of command-line, and GUI based tools. Comprehensive information regarding the APT system, specially from the ...
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Fix problems caused by updating libraries

I have forced an upgrade (you know when you use apt-get upgrade and it says some packages will not be upgraded? I did apt-get install to those) of a few libraries, I remember one of them had the name ...
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Problem with kivy installation

I'm trying to install the kivy framework. But first I need to install these packages: python-setuptools python-pygame python-opengl python-gst0.10 python-enchant gstreamer0.10-plugins-good python-dev ...
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Preventing other packages from being upgraded from PPA [duplicate]

On Gentoo Linux: If I wish to upgrade my Konsole progam which is available in an overlay named KDE all I have to do it is to add the overlay to my system layman -a kde At this point I can install ...
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How do I configure the package manager on server setup?

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS and there is a screen that comes up during the setup called "Configure the Package manager": If you need to use a HTTP proxy to access the outside ...
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Unmet dependencies error [duplicate]

I have been having some trouble with installing things on my linux setup. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I get the error 'Error:BrokenCount > 0'. I tried to run sudo apt-get -f install to see if that ...
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Difference between the host and the guest OS kernel versions

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my Laptop (host OS) when it was released (around April, 2012) and after applying all the patches (sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade), the version of ...
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Central management for managing multiple Ubuntu desktops

I have used Spacewalk before and am looking at Foreman.. but not sure what will best meet my needs. The project I'm looking at doing is what several people do around the world, I want to take in ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...
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Adding repository error

I'm trying to add a repository on my VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 installed using this command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js But terminal is showing command not found Then I've ...
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apt-get moodle ERROR 1045

When in Ubuntu and I try to install a program not related to Moodle I get an error message that refers to Moodle processing errors: # apt-get install screen Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I install overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit? [duplicate]

I need overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 for Adobe AIR. Trying to install it using apt-get doesn't work: overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 : Depends: overlay-scrollbar:i386 but it is not installable It depends ...
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Reinstall ubuntu keeping data

I have done 2 distribution upgrades in the past and each time I ended up with grave problems after that, so I decided not to do any automatic upgrades. However, I do want the newest distribution, ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Copying files into custom uck chroot environment

I have been trying to setup a custom Ubuntu 13.10 ISO, containing programs and utilitiess that are beyond what is installed by default. I am initially using uck and finally got it working for me, ...
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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 run g++-4.7 installed in the machine using g++ command?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10(Saucy). I installed g++-4.7 in my machine. But when I tried to run g++ or tried to check the version it is showing that the package is not installed. $ g++ --version The ...
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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 ...
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How to decrypt information from package versions?

What these numbers mean? Take look at concrete example from aptitude: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra could be upgraded to version 31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20131204.1, but it ...
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Managing PHP Versions on an LTS [duplicate]

First of all, I wish to stay on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I know that upgrading my version is a possibility but I don't want to do that. I know the dogma is to stick with your repos for your distribution, ...
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apt-get upgrade not to replace the local copy

There is some problem with the xmlcopyeditor in the Ubuntu 12.04 repository and it doesn't start. Details and the workaround is mentioned here. The package has to be built and the installed as below. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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Internal error in ubuntu 12.04 that asks to run package manager [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire One for some months, but it has been showing me an error message since 3 days. The error message appears as a red circle with a white hyphen in the ...
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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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Update error (Problem with MergeList) [duplicate]

During the another common update on my XFCE 4.8 the following error occurred: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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telling alien to install under /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64

I'm trying to convert mysql 5.0 rpm's from oracle (specifically, http://downloads.mysql.com/archives/get/file/MySQL-shared-5.0.96-1.glibc23.x86_64.rpm) from .rpm to .deb in order to install them on ...
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Command line tool for removing orphaned packages?

Just exactly that. A command line equivalent of gtkorphan? An Ubuntu equivalent of urpme --auto-orphans? Please do not suggest apt-get autoremove as it's not exactly the same thing.
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Removing only the broken package

So was about to install some packages so I could get programs that I want. And somehow one package got broken, I have no idea how. So now when I try to do sudo apt-get -f install it says broken one ...
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Error pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my machine, I tried to install a new version of libc6 which I downloaded from here I made that because a new version of libcv depends on it, I thought after ...
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Why two libpango exist?

$ dpkg -l '*pango*' Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ...
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Can't install lamp-server^ after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10

I installed 13.04 because installing with 13.10 directly wouldn't work in UEFI mode. When I sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ it fails with: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2 ...
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Delete all ubuntu desktop stuff from ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu server VPS, I installed 3 months ago some packages to try to get a remote connection, without success. Anyway, now I'm cleaning some stuff from my server, the problem is that I found a ...
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Trying to uninstall vmware packages but get 'unmet dependencies' error

So when I do dpkg --get-selections | grep vmware I get... vmware-tools-core install vmware-tools-esx-nox install vmware-tools-foundation install ...
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facing a problem in updating software

The message which is showing when failed to update software is shown below. Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. ...
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An error occured please run the package manager from the right click menu

I am facing some issue my ubuntu bar was showing some triangle with ! sign and I tried to find out some solution and by mistake i deleted /etc/apt/sources.list I tried to search for some solution but ...
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Lost settings menu and unity lenses after uninstalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 in Ubuntu 13.10- I later decided to remove it. Now Everything has gone. When I right click the desktop I can't access the settings and all the unity lenses are missing apart from ...
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Reinstall package that was not from repo from ubuntu repository

I've added ppa repository with some package(s) with versions greater that versions in official ubuntu repository. After that I upgraded (sudo apt-get install upgrade), then I delete ppa. Now I want ...
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Connection Problem with update [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to install synaptic package manager using sudo apt-get update. This command has stuck at 0%. I use a network proxy setting. Internet is not working in Update ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Removed Ubuntu

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Using it since a couple of months back and still learning it. But today something weird happened. I was trying to free some disk space from my /boot directory. To do that I ...
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problem while removing package from ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove libpixman-1-0 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Both Software Center and Synaptic Package manager won't download packages

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I am trying to download Labyrinth mind-mapping tool. However, neither the software center nor the synaptic package manager will download ...