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

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Why doesn't Ubuntu/Debian package upstream loadable bash builtins ($bash_src/examples/loadables)

There's a bash-builtins package, but it only comes with sources and headers. The sources go to /usr/share/doc/bash-builtins/examples/loadables/ (for some strange reason), and they don't even compile. ...
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how to install a specific package version

I'm building my first debian package (django), which needs some dependencies, so I was wondering if it's possible to install a specific package version with apt-get. For example instead of pip ...
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Ubuntu 16 doesn't find tails-installer

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop trying to get tails-installer. I'm on step 2/6, I am stuck on sub-step 9, because there is no tails-installer found in the Ubuntu Software. The APT is added fine and after ...
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How to convert a deb package to udeb

Following up on How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command, I want to have a udeb of the squid-deb-proxy-client package. From reading the Debian wiki it seems it should be easy ...
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E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages in ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and after updating smtube and youtube-dl I got this message on top bar of ubuntu desktop with a red circle containing a minus sign. I tried all that is available on posts. Help ...
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apt-get wants to auto delete important packages

when i'm using apt-get upgrade, it shows me this, but I need those packages, how can I require those packages? root@K411:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to install “google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb” pakage?

~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--install): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) ...
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installing pip3 (for python3) on ubuntu 16.04 LTS using a proxy

I have tried entering: sudo apt install python3-pip The error I get is: $ sudo apt install python3-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages (multiverse/...
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Dependency issue: gcc-4.9-base being kept back

I'm unable to upgrade my system because of broken packages. I've been unable to solve this problem for some months now, and frankly, I'm on the verge of doing a complete reinstall of ubuntu. This ...
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Elixir syntax highlighter not working in sublime text

I am new to elixir. I manually downloaded deb file for latest version of elixir from erlang solutions website and installed it. Now i installed Elixir - Sublime. But my problem is in set syntax elixir ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install, broken VMware Tools

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and let VMware Workstation 12 install it using the easy installation process. The minute I boot up the VM, I try and share folders using the VM settings window, and the ...
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How to remove the MySQL Server 5.5 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to upgrade my MySQL server and client from v5.5.49 to the latest v5.6.*. To do this I firstly tried to uninstall the old version: $ apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 ...
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How do I show all packages linked to a certain library?

I am looking for a way to show all packets linked to a certain library. ldd /path/to/file shows me all libraries linked to a certain file. What I want to know is: which packages available on my ...
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howto show all packets with a certain dependency [duplicate]

i want to find out which packets link to openssl on my system. what would be the bash command to get that information. i know that using ldd /path/to/file i can see what links to a certain binary or ...
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Bad quality of package for installing linux kernel

I was trying to install kernel 4.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 but I face a problem I follow these steps How to Install Kernel 4.6 in Ubuntu: There are .deb packages for this kernel release available in kernel-...
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How to add personal apt sources?

I have a decent number of debian packages I've compiled myself, that I keep on a personal build server. I want to be able to use apt-get install to install these but am unsure how to point to all the ...
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gstreamer dependencies problem

When I try and install gstreamer I get dependency errors. I already followed this thread and it did not work. Here is the error output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-...
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How to fix my 'java' problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all started when my eclipse-ide layout started to show some strange lines from now and then. In fact it started earlier when I tried to reconfigure java so it would run ...
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Error while using the Software Updater [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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held broken packages after purging and trying to reinstall skype

I use 16.04 64 bit desktop and had skype installed from the partners repository. Because of issues with sending messages, I wanted to reinstall it. I ran: sudo apt purge skype sudo apt autoremove ...
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How to solve “The following packages have unmet dependencies:” issue?

vlc:i386 : Depends: vlc-nox:i386 (= 2.1.4-1) but it is not installed Depends: libaa1:i386 (>= 1.4p5) but it is not installed Depends: libcaca0:i386 (>= 0.99.beta17-1) but ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libwxgtk3.0-0 (>= 3.0.0) 16.04

I'm trying to install a .deb file that requires libwxgtk3, but it isn't anywhere in the repositories. I have libwxgtk3.0-0v5 installed, but I still get the error. Is there any way to install the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP MySQL dpkg install problems

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 MySQL server install problems tried to set up LAMP system on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following instructions. howtoforge ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies Apache and PHP installed and ...
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Cant install apps using terminal or appstore or anything on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install gksu on my Ubuntu but am getting the following error $ sudo apt install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Issues while downloading all packages offline

I wanted to offline download all packages required to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 of my office PC which has several dependency mirrors blocked due to firewall policy. So I have installed ...
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Building packages on Ubuntu 16.04 for Launchpad

I would like to build and upload to Launchpad a simple package for Ubuntu 16.04. It is just a colour theme; it basically requires the creation of a new folder under /usr/share/themes. The rulesfile ...
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Downloading all dependencies on Windows and installing them on Ubuntu

I need to install openssh on my Ubuntu 32bit VM. However I cannot straight do apt-get install openssh-server as it fails in resolving many required dependencies. Thanks to my companies super creepy ...
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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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Half-installed package - kibana

I find troubles installing/removing/upgrading a half-installed package kibana. I probably edited kibana.yml file the wrong way and cant manage to get it working back. [09:32] ***-VM:cache$ sudo apt-...
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Removing libjack0 removed a lot of packages

I am new to Linux and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04. I just installed the libjack0 package and a message warned me that all of these packages would be removed: The following packages will be REMOVED:...
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Purging libglew1.13 broke Ubuntu

I'm on the latest Ubuntu distro (Xenial?) and was installing libglew1.10. Before doing so I wanted to get rid of 1.13 so they didn't clash. However after running a apt-get purge libglew1.13, and ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [closed]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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Why is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra in my 14.04 system?

I just checked my records. Computer purchased: 2014 July Ubuntu 14.04 installed: 2014 July chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 1st upgraded: 2014 August So it ...
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Is wineserver a default (program/process) on Ubuntu?

I saw in my Ubuntu 14.04 installation that there is a process called wineserver. Is that a default process/program when you install Ubuntu? I have another machine running the same OS (14.04) and don'...
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Package util concentrated on user experience

I hate user experience of apt* tools. With so many OSes around it, it is hard to remember all those cryptic apt-get/dpkg/apt-cache commands for hackers. So, is there some script/wrapper that can be ...
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lib32bz2-1.0 missing on 16.04

I have tried installing this package(needed for android studio). This is the error i'm getting E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'lib32bz2-1.0' E: ...
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Failed to fetch … i386 - 404 Not Found - Jetson TK1 board

So I am having a lot of difficulties with getting my TK1 board setup and ready for development. I tried installing Chrome and I got an error related to "i386" when I tried to install it. I also tried ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: error installing package ess

I have problems with installing package ess in Ubuntu Xenial. For instance, if I try the command below: $ sudo apt-get install ess --reinstall Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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why I can't intall kernel sources from repository

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my machine. I found that I need the kernel sources to do so. To see which kernel sources I needed I checked uname -r which gave: 3.2.0-59-generic-pae The first ...
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How do I install a specific lower minor version of gcc using package manager?

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04-4 64bit. gcc --version returns (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) 4.8.4 Yet, I need version 4.8.2-10. What I tried: I found the specific gcc version in a debian snapshot ...
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How to make Package Converter (Alien GUI) work in Ubuntu 16.04?

I pretty sure everybody knows Alien (package converter)! rpm to deb, rpm to tgz, deb to tgz, etc. Sadly, no longer maintained, but still working in Ubuntu. But its' GUI named Package Converter doesn't ...
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How to fix/repair/remove/disable/install/uninstall 'Broken Packages' on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm using a machine that runs on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I run regular 'System Updates'. On one day after performing such regular 'System Update' my system stopped detecting wireless and wired ...
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Check details of uninstalled packages

How to check details of yet-to-be installed packages? That is I want to figureout what binaries a package will install before installing it. E.g. dpkg -l binutils* Above lists out packages of ...