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

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trusty GHC from universe breaks trusty

I want to install haskell compiler GHC, and some other packages dependent on it. (version 6.4 or higher) http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/ghc so I try: $ sudo apt-get install ghc Reading package ...
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linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and while updating (upgrading) I received an error message: Error: BrokenCount>0. I was searching and trying everything I found here, but the package ...
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Apt-get update runs without errors but doesn't really update package list

I installed 14.10 64 bits, three weeks ago, I never got any package to update. When I do apt-get update, I won't get any error, but updating of the package list is very fast and downloaded sizes seems ...
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apt failing unable to find binary-amd64 tree on all architecture repository

I've been rolling together my own deb repository using aptly. I've got my vagrant/ansible scripts to create a repository and I publish to it from a Jenkins instance. The aptly configuration files look ...
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“You have held broken packages” error

I try to run - $ jhbuild sysdeps --install but run into the broken packages error. E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Here is the complete log- ...
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How to upgrade to a later version of Remmina than is in Repository

What's the best-practice way to upgrade to a package that is later than the one that's in the repository? I continue to experience this bug in Remmina on Ubuntu 14.04. An Arch user informed me that ...
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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Problem installing Wine

I am trying to install Wine 1.6, I used the link from their website and installed it through the Software Center. The Software Center froze in the middle of the installation and there appeared a red ...
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Differences between apt-get, Synaptic and pip [duplicate]

I'm only beginning to manage my own system in any sort of self-aware sense. Sometimes when I install Python packages, I use pip, sometimes apt-get and sometimes Synaptic. It generally depends on ...
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Problem while instaling wine on 64bit ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wine for a long time now and i tried many different ways to do it i tried installing it using terminal : sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa` sudo app-get update sudo ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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i can't insall vlc in ubuntu [closed]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 3.0.0~~git20150118+r59197+31~ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.2.0~rc2-1ppa3~trusty is to be installed Depends: libavutil53 (>= ...
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How to create a deb package when upstream developer has not a release a tarball

I want to create a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. But I cannot find any tarball there. All the tutorials that I came across on the net assume that thier is an upstream tarball ...
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unmet dependencies when creating custom CD

I'm creating a custom xUbuntu CD with Ubuntu Customization Kit, using the command line to add/remove packages. All was fine until I installed Ubuntu-Tweak. To do this I had to run sudo ...
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How to build a source package?

I'm the lead developer of an open source software called GDevelop (https://github.com/4ian/GD): I'd like to distribute it on Ubuntu and benefit from the Launchpad platform to get it automatically ...
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Synaptic crashes

Out of the blue Synaptic started crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 machine of mine. If I execute "sudo synaptic" in terminal what I get is: chichovoto6@tototo6:~$ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for ...
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How to install .debian.tar.gz ?

I am trying to install lobster font on my ubuntu14.04. The compressed file is of the type .debian.tar.gz. I tried to install it using the .configure make make install method but it didn't work. Here ...
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Allow deb to be installed in custom directory

I have to create a .deb package that can be installed on any system (with non-root user as well). I am following this create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries to create a package from binaries. ...
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Record a list of installed packages and configurations before installing a higher version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I now have 12.04 installed, and would like to install 14.04. Is it recommended to create a list of installed packages, so that I can install them back after installing 14.04? What about those ...
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unable to install gnome and wine broken package in ubuntu 12.4

I have Dell Vostro 3443 laptop. It has a certified pre-install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit by manufacturer. I have quite lot of software on it, updated using update manager. Now when I try to install ...
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Installing Apache Cordova, unable to locate package

Got Cordova installed and able to make an app. I have to run sudo click chroot -a armhf -f ubuntu-sdk-14.10 create to install the Ubuntu SDK, so I can later build to Ubuntu. When I run the command, I ...
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What happen if I uncheck all PPAs from 'Software & Updates'

What happen if I uncheck all items in 'Other Software' from 'Software & Updates'? No longer have new updates for packages??
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The following packages have unmet dependencies!

I am writing this because I am very confused about installing postgresql 9.3 on mine Ubuntu 14.04. First I need it for mine Python/Django development, and I ran in to the problem, when i tried to ...
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Difference between apt-get remove -y and apt-get purge -y? [duplicate]

apt-get remove <name of program> apt-get purge <name of program> and apt-get purge -y <name of program> Research indicates the running either "remove" or "purge" performs the ...
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while sudo apt-get -f install i got following error how to fix it

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gcc-4.8-base_4.8.2-19ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) Errors were ...
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How can I install the ubuntu software center. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center and I get an error

I tried installing many apps already via terminal and all I get is errors which is really starting to bug me alot. So please help me. When I type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center all I ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured? [duplicate]

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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Can't upgrade linux-firmware package due to conflicting AthrBT firmware

I have been using Ubuntu for the past one month or so. I get this message whenever I tried to download updates. What do I do? Please help to resolve. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which came with the ...
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How to create a source tarball for a java application built by ant?

I've written an application in Java and would like to package it for Ubuntu and upload it to my PPA. I've already read through the documentation and set up my environment, but I don't completely ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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Broken QT5 packages are in release 14

Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install. Tried this on two different machines. Same problem: tstimac@promel:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qmlscene qt5-qmake qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev ...
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Lazy right management for package installation

You can install a package (here package), by running sudo apt-get install package Some installation scripts written in bash perform such actions and require the user to enter the password every ...
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My repos became corrupted: Unable to parse package file [duplicate]

Suddenly ubuntu 14.04 started to print this: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to install a specific version of openssl

I am running 12.04 but the question applies to all ubuntu versions. Is there a package for a specific (actually I am only interested in the newest) version of openssl? Although I have the latest ...
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404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] [closed]

Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 i386 2.4.4-1~ubuntu1 404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run ...
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place? [duplicate]

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Error: Broken count > 0 during normal update

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 was updating this morning and this error occurred: Error: Broken count > 0. It says that the package Manager is broken. Then the following info is provided: E: Could not get ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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What is the best practice to manual build software on Ubuntu?

apt is great, this is also why many people choose Debian-based systems; however, there're some times that we need to build some software manually. (For example, for a newer version). I create a ...
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How to Cross Build Latest Stable Qemu with x86_64-w64-mingw32

Installed the mingw and cloned the "latest stable" branch of QEMU with sudo apt-get install -y mingw-w64 cd ~/ git clone -b stable-2.1 git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git cd ~/qemu Then from ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...