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

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how to repair grub package in apt/dpkg?

When trying to remove obsolete packages I get the following errors for the grub package. How can I repair this? And what could have been the cause? Note that I tried to remove some java packages in ...
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Python is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the error: The program 'python' is not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-minimal I have done this and it still gives me the same error.
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remove mysql with its unmet dependencies from ubuntu

I tried to install mysql into ubuntu The installation file was .deb It was not properly installed. Now i want to remove it. I used following command to remove it sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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How to make an app run as a daemon on Ubuntu when installed?

I have a Java app - although the answer here should be the same regardless of whether it is Java, Ruby, Python, etc. - that I would like to distribute in such a way that when devops folk go to install ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg issue when installing apache

I think I may have deleted an important directory while uninstalling apache I'm experiencing the following issue when trying to install Apache: Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4) ... cp: cannot ...
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Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
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Installing Using Terminal Brings Up Long List of Auto Removable 'Options'

So I'm using the terminal to install a few programs, little minor things like visual boy advance and such. Every time I do, it makes a rather gigantic list of things that can be removed with ...
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How to prevent apt-get install from removing package holds?

We've recently upgraded from 10.04 to 14.04. We have some held packages, which we upgrade them from time to time. It appears that on 14.04, when you install or upgrade a package it removes the hold ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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synaptic package manager not showing drives [closed]

Why in my synaptic package manager doesn't show the below drives Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) nvidia Display Driver Version 352.21 Release Date Mon Jun 15, 2015 Operating System Linux 64-bit ...
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How to generate a list of categorized list of applications?

When I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Installed, I get a categorized list of all applications. It's something for example like Accessories (Disk, Text editor, ...), Developer tools ...
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apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
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I want to install packages from LAN network

On updating /etc/apt/sources.lst deb http://10.254.5.225/debs amd64/ trusty main universe restricted multiverse E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (absolute dist) E: The list of ...
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Cannot remove codeblocks using apt-get - Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run sudo apt-get remove codeblocks I am met with this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: codeblocks-contrib : Depends: libgamin0 but it is not going to be ...
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How do I mirror any VCS unique to Ubuntu?

I'm a student at UWyo researching source code differences. I've been cloning git repositories from distributions conforming to the following: sudo cat /var/lib/apt/lists/* | grep Vcs-Git | awk ...
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Cannot upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.02 due to kernel package problem

I am experiencing a problem with 3.13.0.57 kernel. After the upgrade the system was not able to boot anymore. I booted it with the previous kernel image and tried to remove the broken kernel packages, ...
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How can I add new packages to archive.ubuntu.com? [duplicate]

I found that some of the software downloaded by "apt-get" is now out of date. I compiled the new versions into .deb packages. Now, how can I add them into the software center or archive.ubuntu.com? I ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
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Using dch to increment release number without a suffix?

I'm building my software into a deb package using the standard devscripts, and I would like to use dch to automatically increment the release number for non-source code changes (i.e. packaging changes ...
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How to change interval time in collectd?

how do I change interval time in collectd? I want to collect my data for every 1 second.. Thanks in advance
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Relink dependencies dpkg

I removed a self-compiled .deb-package (OpenCV) by using dpkg -r --force-depends. I have done that this way because another package (ROS) have some dependencies on it. The purpose was just to ...
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How to purge *all* Unity packages?

Does anyone know how to purge these packages without breaking the system? gir1.2-unity-5.0 libunity-common libunity-protocol-private0 libunity9 unity-asset-pool unity-greeter The goal is a ...
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Downgrade from Evolution 3.16 to Evolution 3.12

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Gnome Evolution 3.16 by adding the Gnome PPA in my sources list. This worked briefly, but then Evolution stopped working with my Google Apps accounts (happened on ...
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Package in launchpad but apt-get says no installation candidate found

I am trying to install liblcms1-dev on Ubuntu 15.04. I can see the package here on Launchpad. But when I run apt-get install liblcms1-dev I get: E: Package 'liblcms1-dev' has no installation ...
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Apt-get is not installing jdk properly

Any time I try use apt-get install (I'm logged into the root account) It doesnt work properly this is what it comes up with (This is after trying to use it to install java jdk) Reading package ...
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Tools for Package Managing [closed]

I've had numerous problems in the past where apt-get fails to do something and gives a confusing reason why which doesn't help me solve the problem, but aptitude guesses some alternative action that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update failure due to failure in certificate authentication

Below is the error from running sudo apt-get update in a terminal on Ubuntu 14.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages server ...
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Downgrade from PHP 5.6 to 5.5

I need to downgrade my PHP from 5.6 to 5.5 Here is what I've done so far sudo aptitude purge `dpkg -l | grep php| awk '{print $2}' |tr "\n" " "` Then sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to locate mono packages in Ubuntu 14.04

After updating Linux with: sudo apt-get update I'm trying to install referenceassemblies-pcl and ca-certificates-mono as per this article respectively using the below commands: sudo apt-get ...
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JRE Unmet dependencies, already have oracle JDK

I've installed a .deb package (which requires jre and I already have Oracle JDK) using the command sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb The app runs successfully, but there is an error message at the ...
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Installing Cinnamon 2.6 on Ubuntu 15.04

There is information on the Internet (here for example) about using the PPA ppa:moorkai/cinnamon to get Cinnamon 2.6 installed on Ubuntu 15.04. I'm noticing that that the install fails, as it ...
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Why does cups get updated so often? [closed]

Almost every time I get a software update, I see cups, or packages with cups in their names, being updated. Is that normal? It seems to have been happening for years, regardless of the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install packages for django [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.iitm.ac.in_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E: The ...
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Fixing some dependency issues in ubuntu 14.04LTS on a 64bit system

I have checked out the questions that seem to be related to this issue but none of the suggested fixes work. Here is the output from the following command: sudo apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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Errors while building deb package for libimobiledevice 1.2

First off the version of libimobiledevice in the Ubuntu repositories is way out of date, but I already have it installed and for some reason I can't uninstall it without breaking half my system. So I ...
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Install of vlc fails after upgrade to 15.04

vlc : Depends: libgles1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) but it is not going to be installed or libgles1 VLC was "removed" during upgrade. I disabled all PPAs before upgrading (from Kubuntu 14.10 to ...
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Does apt care if I put the -f flag before or after the command?

When I get a dependency conflict, install -f should correct problems. What is the difference between apt-get install -f and apt-get -f install?
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Cannot apt upgrade due to kernel package problems

an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user here. Basically I had a problem when running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade An error code was returned by dpkg because the Linux kernel package 3.13.0.57 was ...
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Fix broken packages after upgrade

after upgrading os from terminal i get not configured yet error and i can not fix that. Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 (10.1.3-0ubuntu0.4) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of ...
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ppa-purge leaves me with 25 unresolved dependencies

Oh dear. I just followed advice on how to try the latest Gnome release. Admittedly, it made it clear that I was moving into riskier territory, but it gave a way to roll back. So I tried it. But when ...
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“E:Problem with MergeList” while checking for updates on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I get this error while checking for updates on Ubuntu 14.04: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Removing a package does not delete header and library files

Previously, I had installed the OpenCV libraries on my machine, by running sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev. Now, I want to completely remove these libraries and everything that was installed during ...
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Broken Packages, Unmet dependencies [duplicate]

BatCave:~vikiboy$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-files Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Apt-cacher-ng: Is there a way to avoid duplicating /var/cache/apt?

I know apt-cacher-ng is duplicating the data in /var/cache/apt. Is there a way to tell it to use /var/cache/apt, or it isn't doable due to permissions? Mi partition has little space. I could indeed ...
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How is Snappy Ubuntu Core faster than Ubuntu

While many questions answer what is Snappy Core, I've yet to see an answer of how Snappy is faster (as claimed here) than traditional package management in Ubuntu. I get that rolling back and stuff ...
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How do I build a deb that is fully compatible with an offical deb?

I've downloaded the source of postgresql-9.3 by doing: apt-get source postgresql-9.3 Then I've done my alteration to the configuration step and I've successfully built and tested the binaries. Now, ...
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Broken drivers in CUDA install

I'm attempting to install CUDA to use as a dependency for Caffe so I can use google's neural network programme, but I'm having issues with installing CUDA. In the command line log I found these two ...