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

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ubuntu-restricted-extras wants to remove over 200 packages. Could this harm the system?

Has anybody installed ubuntu-restricted-extras yet? (You need this for example to encode mp3). When I try to install that, it wants to remove the following packages: # aptitude install ...
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recreate list of installed packages from mounted HD 11.10 into 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to recreate the list of installed packages I had in my 11.10 installation into my new 12.04 one. I updated to 12.04 at the same time I bought a new HD, so I can mount the old HD where the old ...
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Uninstall broken package

Times ago I have installed Linux Mint stuff on my Ubuntu 11.10 (now 12.04). I accidentally removed some files manually (they were under /usr/share). Now it is impossible to remove the related deb ...
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how to get packages from ubuntu ultimate edition ISO? [closed]

I have an Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 3.0 ISO,How to Extract Packages from that ISO? It contains no /Pool Directory A Casper Folder Containing a Squashfs File :( I need Wine& Java Packages from it :( ...
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GNU Smalltalk package [closed]

I've installed the GNU Smalltalk package and can get to the SmallTalk command line with the command 'gst'. However, I can't start the visual gst browser using the command: $ gst-browser When I ...
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MySQL server stopped working after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04 I upgraded to 12.04 and my MySQL server just stopped working. It throws: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to ...
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How I can delete specific Applicatios/Packages without their dependencies ? Is it possible?

I want to delete Akondaitray which comes with K3B installation. How can I do that ? When I try to remove Akondaitray, Synaptic shows it is gonna remove all KDE applications. Is it really possible to ...
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Dependency resolution problem: libgnome-keyring0

I'm trying to install ia32-libs on Precise (it's a dependency of CrossOverPro which is actually what I'm trying to achieve, but I don't think that's relevant). That package won't install, and tracing ...
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Java packaging and uploading to a PPA in Launchpad

I have a java application (created as a class) and I want to know how I can (or should I even) convert it to .deb format and then how to upload it to a Launchpad PPA so that everyone could install it? ...
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Where is Wine-1.5 installed?

I installed Wine-1.5 with these commands in the terminal >> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 After it downloaded some files, ...
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Updating Packages on Ubuntu Alternate CD

Is there any way to update the packages on an Ubuntu install CD? I have a customized alternate install CD (to automatically install Ubuntu and set it up for me), and I would like to update all the ...
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How to download a specific package beforehand, so that I can install this after setting up Ubuntu without having an internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without internet (offline)? I am about to format my computer and install Ubuntu. This particular computer is the local server that ...
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Where is libpython-dev?

I've just upgraded to 12.04 and I can't find libpython-dev anymore. Can you tell me where it is?
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Setting up an internal pastebin server

I'd like to set up an internal pastebin server. Are there any ubuntu packages / docs for setting up pastebin as a server on Ubuntu?
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Package System is broken - I need to fix… can't add or remove apps

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. Installed Gimp 2.6 and it was working fine. Then installed Gimp 2.8 beta and it broke my package catalog. I cannot remove Gimp nor anything else and ...
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lamp-server or XAMPP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: XAMPP vs. Native LAMP Packages Looked around for alternatives to WAMP, there seem to be two: lamp-server and XAMPP. What's the difference between them? Anything in ...
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Broken packages : after attempting to install flash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), ...
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How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)? [duplicate]

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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xfce 4.10 package availability [closed]

xfce 4.10 has recently been released but I cannot find a supported ppa available yet. There is this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 but it still remains empty. Does anyone ...
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codeblocks package broken, how do I remove it so I can install software?

I recently installed codeblocks and ever since my software center has stopped working, preventing me from installing or uninstalling other software. All this is caused by unmet dependencies, which I ...
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Why dpkg-reconfigure is trying to reconfigure packages which are not installed?

I tried to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a but I got glib-networking-services is not installed and no info. I checked the package and it is not installed, but should it reconfigure the installed ...
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Do I have to remove open drivers to switch to fglrx?

Do I have to uninstall open source drivers which are in Ubuntu by default before installing fglrx?
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Broken held back packages [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Precise 12.04, I've been having troubles with Unity3d, as my graphics card drivers don't seem to work. I've tried reinstalling them, downgrading them, and reinstalling unity. ...
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Is there a Spotify repository that works for 12.04?

The Spotify repository (deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 (download failed). Does anyone have a solution to install Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 at my home and have good internet connection and my system works fine. One of my friend is having small office and he is thinking to switch from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10 or above. ...
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How to include locally build Python package system-wide?

For example: I build numpy with Intel MKL libraries and it's available in Python shell, but if I want to install some package from repository that depends on numpy, my build is not considered. What ...
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“Package operation failed” when trying to install Canon printer driver

I'm totally a beginner, so I hope someone can answer this question in plain English. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Canon lpb 2900. I downloaded the driver as in the documentation, extracted the deb ...
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Unity won't install (held back packages) on 12.04 [closed]

I'm trying to install unity, but held back packages are preventing me from doing it. Here it is: castillobg@castillobg-XPS-L501X:~$ sudo apt-get install unity Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho ...
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12.04 upgrade from 11.10 stuck at restoring previously installed packages

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. The machine is acer aspire core i3, 2.1ghz, ram 6gb, hard disk 500 gigabyte. I am using a usb stick with a downloaded 12.04 live install. The install ...
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I am unable to install programs after 12.04 upgrade and attempt to install Libreoffice

I tried to install Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04 (after an upgrade), and now I can't install, ugrade, anything in any form. When I go to the Software center, I get a message that I need to repair the ...
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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Is it safe to remove ubuntu-desktop package?

I prefer using Synaptic to Software Center. So I decide to remove the software-center package, but ubuntu-desktop needs to be removed as well. A warning is shown, saying ubuntu-desktop is needed to ...
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How do I fix a “dpkg status database is locked by another process” error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix dpkg errors after a failed upgrade? So I was updating Ubuntu 11.10 and got a prompt that there was a new version of the vsftpd config. So I entered Z and ...
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Upgrade hangs on ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 and the upgrade seems to be stuck downloading ttf-mscorefonts. Is there a way to bypass this? Output from /var/log/dist-upgrade Installing new version ...
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How do I install w32codecs by hand?

Have searched the internet but the guy does not explain in detail so I decided to post my question here I hope someone can help me. Note: Package I am trying to install is the w32codecs, I await the ...
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How can I install apps previously installed on a different installation on my new installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I back up the list of applications I have installed? On my new 12.04 installation i want to install apps that reside on my 11.10 installation without having to ...
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I can not see images in GoldenDict!

I see a small box and a cross sign in the middle of that in place of images. Anyone having the same issue ?!
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Are any programs not safe to uninstall?

As we know, Ubuntu comes with a lot installed on it. Many of them I either don't know what it does or just don't use. Which applications are safe to uninstall? I use mainly the basic stuff, FireFox, ...
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Team Viewer on Ubuntu! Is it running through wine?

I downloaded recently Team Viewer on my Ubuntu system, so my question is: Does it run through wine? And if yes, why is this a .deb file? Is it possible to make .deb files but running with wine? ...
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Where do I report packaging bugs? For example regarding dependencies

Where do I report packaging bugs? For example, If a package has a package has a 'dependency', which should actually be a 'recommends'. Or a package should accept a meta-package, but calls for a ...
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How can i disable the update prompt?

How to disable the auto update dialog box shows every time while i am working? I have applied the following command yesterday but today still that is showing up. Is there any other way to permanently ...
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How can I find out what version of an application will be in 12.04?

Specifically, will LibreOffice version 3.5 be included in Pangolin (12.04)? but more generally - I don't know how to determine what software packages are present in various Ubuntu releases. Is ...
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How can I filter “dpkg --get-selections” to just packages available in repositories?

I would like to get a list of packages installed on one system and install all of them on another system. I know that dpkg --get-selections can give me a list of all installed packages which I can ...
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Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
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deb package are not able to install in Ubuntu 10.10

I can install every deb package in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but none of them can be install in Ubuntu 10.10. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, just simply double click on the deb package icon, and then click on "install ...
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Custom package is uninstallable

I have a custom package I've built, python-amqplib, which relies on python >= 2.5. I'm using repoman to push to my repo via Jenkins, which reports the build was pushed successfully. After an apt-get ...
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I cannot save or print PDF/PS output when I create a document in Lyx

I installed Lyx (Processor) from the Ubuntu Software centre (Precise). It allows me to create and save Lyx documents but only allows me to view the PDF/PS rendition. Is there an additional package ...
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How to remove package in bad state, software center freezes, no synaptic

When 'Update Manager' starts running, it tells me that I need to do a 'Partial Upgrade', when I start doing the upgrade, it tells me "Remove package in bad state The package ...
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Why can't I run a package installed in “/usr/local/bin”?

After compilation of a package, make install installed the package's files in /usr/local/bin but when I double click on the file inside /bin it doesn't work. I followed all the steps to compile the ...
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Is it wise to remove standard software and replace them with personal preferences?

I am lucky that hard disk space is not an issue however there are applications that come with the Ubuntu distro that I will never use and I have preferences for other packa ges. For example I use K3B ...