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

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How to install untrusted packages?

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04 and I received the following error: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Building debian package - How do dependencies work?

I'm in the process of building a debian package. The goal is to package up a directory into a .deb that will have 2 dependencies that are other packages I created. When installing the .deb package, ...
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Avoiding the execution upon its installation ldap-auth-config

I am trying to automate (by using a bash script) the installation of packages for LDAP authentication. However, the script is being interrupted by the ldap-auth-config dialog. Is there a way to avoid ...
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Reading package lists in update apt-get Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

I have VPS and I try to install some packages but I can't, when I try to update my package list, I get an error. I'm using sudo apt-get update At the end of all process display: Reading package ...
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sudo apt-get install (google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) is not working

I was told that sudo apt-get install (package.deb) installs the software with all the dependencies too. I am trying install Google Chrome, but when I do this step, it generates the following error: ...
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version of updated package

I'm running apt-get upgrade and see list of available packages which could be upgraded. Some of them without any version, how can I figure out what package version apt want to install here? For ...
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Why doesn't Splashtop Streamer load?

I just installed Splashtop Streamer from Ubuntu Software Center. It installed without any errors, but it's not loading up when I try to start it. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.
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Can't install Spotify for Ubuntu 12.10

As the title says, I can't install spotify. I've googled for answers but nothing was relevant to the case. Another problem is that I can't install wine (so I have to install Spotify through Terminal). ...
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How to install Thwab in Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to read my .bok file from maktaba shamela in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried install it by typing: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sabily.team/ppa sudo apt-get update And then I installed it. But then ...
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How do I pick where the Software Center will install a package, specifically Steam?

I want to install Steam and other programs to a different partition, how do I pick where Ubuntu Software Center will install them? How do I pick where Steam games will be installed?
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Cannot install Handbrake in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10

When I go into Synaptic and try to install the handbrake-gtk, after it gives me the list of all the other packages it has to install, I get this message: The following packages have unresolved ...
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Installing Trimaran

I'm having the same issue as posted here, but in my case, using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live USB, inside ~/trimaran/openimpact folder, try to execute ./install_openimpact Shell replies me at the end: ...
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Installing Piklab

I have tried to install Piklab into my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit, and I tried to use this and this method. None of them really worked. During cmake ., my shell displays me lots of messages, but I think ...
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Can't chroot to recover Ubuntu 64 bits

I was trying to get steam for linux to work on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bits system. I installed these three (some 32 bit) packages: http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/libc-bin ...
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Initialising the Build Environment for Android on 64-bit 12.04

I am looking to initialise the build environment for the AOSP codebase (or for that matter, any Android source), and one of the first steps in the process is to; $ sudo apt-get install git gnupg flex ...
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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Why “Failed to download repository information” when I try to install Flash?

I want to install Flash Player. But it only shows: Failed to download repository information. How can I install Adobe Flash Player? anonymous@anonymous-945GCM-S2L:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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sudo dpkg --configure dpkg: error processing default-jdk (--configure):

default-jre depends on default-jre-headless (= 1:1.7-43ubuntu3); however: Package default-jre-headless is not installed. dpkg: error processing default-jre (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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Can't install any software from software center

When I am trying to install a software from software center it show me this: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Not all updates can be installed, partial upgrade proposed

When I am opening Update manager, it writes, that "Not all updates can be installed" and partial upgrade proposed. What does this mean? Am I correct thinking that "upgrade" means changing Ubuntu ...
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How exactly does Synaptic keep track of “New in repository” packages?

Is this info part of APT cache or does it create a separate file to compare with new cache? Where is it stored then?
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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.? [duplicate]

I honestly am clueless. I am trying to install GNUradio. When I go to install the pre requisites, using sudo apt-get install cmake swig libcppunit-dev python-cheetah doxygen \ libboost-all-dev ...
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Error broken count>0

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I have this error message that shows as a no-entry sign such as ...
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APT wedged by kernel version mismatch

Apt is seemingly unable to do anything useful for me, repeatedly giving messages of this form: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server: linux-server depends on ...
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Installation issue with safari

I was trying to download and install safari on my desktop (Ubuntu 12.04). For that I used the below: How to Install Safari on Ubuntu. Now after running the command as per above link : sudo apt-get ...
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Why do many GNOME application packages depend on `libunity9`?

When investigating this question, I discovered that many GNOME applications' packages depend on the libunity9 package. If I try to uninstall libunity9 on Precise, it tries to uninstall lots of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ltib package issue

I tried to install the ltib package and the following errors were displayed : Package Minimum ver Installed info ------- ----------- --------------- glibc-devel ...
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Can I install `libssl-dev:i386` on x86_64 system without losing important packages?

On my x86_64 12.10 system, when I try to apt-get install libssl-dev:i386 apt wants to remove a bunch of things: The following packages will be REMOVED: build-essential dkms g++ g++-multilib gcc ...
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Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages?

Tasksel or plain Apt? In the past I've always used tasksel to install so-called "tasks". It seems, however, that this has been integrated in APT: apt-cache dumpavail | grep ^Task [...] snip Task: ...
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checkinstall asking for version

I have a autoconf/automake/autoeverything project that I'm installing with checkinstall. When I go to install it, I'm shown this This package will be built according to these values: 0 - ...
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Broken count error : linux-generic-pae : Depends: linux-image-generic-pae (= 3.2.0.37.44) but 3.2.0.37.45 is installed

i am getting a broken count in synaptic and unable to fix it by running sudo apt-get -f installlooking out for suggestions. Following is the extract from the Terminal sudo apt-get check Reading ...
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What is the path of libraries (samples, docs) setted up from Software Center of Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed OpenCV and its DOC and Samples from software center but I cannot find the them at anywhere. What is the certain location for all these at Ubuntu12.04
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apt-get -f install simply not working

Everytime I am trying to install a package with apt-get install I get this. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Update Manager fails with error: “The following packages have unmet dependencies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? When I was trying to update packages with the update manager, I got an error about third-party repositories. But when I click ...
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How to get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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Why can't I install these packages?

I want to install curl library in ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For that i use the following command sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev. but i got the errors as ajay@ajay-K54L:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I Install torcs 1.3.3 from Ubuntu 12.10 repo on Ubuntu 12.04 by directly downloading the .deb packages?

Here's the deb link : http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-12.10/ubuntu-universe-i386/torcs_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_i386.deb.html I think to install torcs I need to install torcs-data_1.3.3-5ubuntu1_all.deb, ...
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How to deal with dpkg error while installing Battle of Wesnoth?

I get the following error while installing Battles of Wesnoth: **/var/cache/apt/archives/wesnoth-1.8-data_1%3a1.8.6-1_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)** I tried to ...
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How can i play acoustic guiter in Ubuntu? Like placing cords making leads and playing it

Is there any package available for Ubuntu which allows me to create guiter music such as cords place and making lead melody, edit/delete/etc?
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How to install packages per-user?

I'd like to install programs without affecting other users on a box. I can imagine a parallel install tree (lib, bin, man, etc.) in my user directory. Can apt-get do that, or is there another ...
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Caching CentOS packages on Ubuntu using apt-cacher-ng

I am using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the host and CentOS 6.3 as the guest OS. apt-cacher-ng is configured on the host OS for caching the packages. I did a bit of googling, but could not figure ...
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How to record any internal sound in and out using Ubuntu and Audacity

How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else? For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the ...
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Gromacs not available in repository in ubuntu 12.10?

I had ubuntu 11.10 and I installed Gromacs on it from Ubuntu software centre, but I installed Ubuntu 12.10 recently and I can't find the Gromacs simulation software in repository, any comments?
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How to check the required dependencies for a package?

I want to install the ndiswrapper packages (utils, -dkms and -common) in my Ubuntu 13.04 live-usb. However, since I don't have wi-fi while I'm on the Daily build, I can't install them directly, so I ...
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apt-get won't handle package locking made in Synaptic

In Synaptic I locked skype to version 2.2.0.35 and the package manager is correctly ignoring newer version (it doesn't select skype upgrade). On the contrary, apt-get upgrade will propose the ...
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Error message every time I start ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 error after login -Evolution calendar Every time I start my computer I get a system error message, and when I click report problem this is shown: ExecutablePath ...
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Gwoffice 0.97 has a dependency issue and won't install

When trying to install the latest version of gwoffice 0.97 I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gwoffice : Depends: libgranite1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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How can I install software without using dpkg or APT?

Since my catalogue was broken (which thing is detailed here How do I repair my broken catalogue?) I have been unable to install software or update software. Could somebody tell me a way of installing ...
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How do I repair my broken catalogue?

I've run sudo apt-get install -f from which I received the error: (after typing 'y' to give it permission to install libreoffice-common) Errors were encountered while processing: ...