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

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How do I install a package with aptitude?

I've looked at an aptitude tutorial and read the man page, but I just don't get it. After you launch aptitude, how do you say "install package foo"? Or search for all packages with "foo" in their ...
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How to upgrade nautilus to 3.4 on 11.04?

I'd like to upgrade Nautilus from 2.32.2.1 to 3.4 because I've encountered a problem which I cannot reproduce on Nautilus 3.4 (on Ubuntu 12.04). I guess there might be a bug in my current version. ...
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How can I get optimized, non-stripped versions of libc and vmlinuz?

A commonly done task is to profile things. Profiling is rarely done on debug builds. Ubuntu seems to either give you the choice of stripped optimized executables or debug builds. I've run into this ...
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Installing Oracle JDK, and repairing apt-get

I installed OpenJDK as soon as I installed the OS. Then I downloaded IntelliJ IDEA and tried running it. It displayed a warning that IDEA has known graphics issues with OpenJDK and that I should ...
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pkgProblemResolver error when running Package Manager and updating 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 (Original Ubuntu version was 8.xx) I have a message on the top bar that an error occurred and to run Package Manager. I received the following message after running package manager: ...
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What is the best way of installing the R package XLConnect?

What is the best way of installing the R package XLConnect in Ubuntu 12.04 x86? I tried to manually install it via R, using install.packages("XLConnect",dependencies=TRUE), but after half an hour of ...
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error log for papercut crash

it looks like papercut is causing some problems after an upgrade: Where is this log located?
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Problems with Psychonauts and the Ubuntu Software Center?

I decided to buy the Psychonauts PC game from the Ubuntu Software Center. Now, my laptop is practically empty, with only my OS and a few bits and bobs installed. The download for Psychonauts took ...
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Creating a script to install software after a clean install?

I find myself moving between multiple new machines lately (new laptop, new computer at work, etc.). I want to create a bash script to install all the software I use. Ninite is not reach enough. I have ...
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which ppa or repo has libgmime-2.0-2a?

where can I download this package? I've found it in hardy, but it seems to be unavailable. I'm trying to install dbmail from http://debian.nfgd.net/debian : thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo ...
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how safe is deb http://debian.nfgd.net/debian unstable main?

How safe is it to install these two packages? root@dur:/home/thufir# root@dur:/home/thufir# tail /etc/apt/sources.list ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party ## ...
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Unmet dependencies for libnspr4

This comes up a lot, but I can't seem to fix it with the solutions listed elsewhere. I have an unmet dependency from libnspr4. I have done; sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get ...
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where or how to compile or download libzdb-devel

I'm trying to compile the development library for libzdb, because dbmail requires this dev package to compile. While I've downloaded and compiled the package from libzdb, this is just the regular ...
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There isn't a sofware package called “dbmail” in your current software sources

where is dbmail? [Binary packages] Most major distros already have packages for dbmail. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora en Gentoo are known to do so. So check your package manager. From the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade problem (The package system is broken)

The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: ...
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If I download a package through apt-get on one machine and install on another, can I upgrade later?

I have a machine that does not have an internet connection and I need to download a few packages to it. I can use apt-get download xxx to get the package, but, if I ever connect this machine to the ...
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Forcing to install dependencies from Custom Repositry? [duplicate]

I have setup a local directory repository, but Ubuntu installs from Remote Repository. How can i force it to install from my local repository?
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Bunch of zip binaries and a pckg_list

I got from one guy a directory with bunch of zip files (/binary/*), and a pckg_list file, with a structure like, for example, that: Package : TIZEN-IDE Version : 1.0.0 OS : windows Build-host-os : ...
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Installing from Local Dependencies?

I have a folder with all dependencies needed for my program (gimp) in a folder. I don't have internet connection on that System. How can i install Gimp Dependencies from that Folder. Note: All ...
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How do i configure the live usb to install additional packages?

I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb. Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it ...
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Can not use PIP or easy_install because deleted /etc/lib/python2.7/urllib.py

Like said on title, by a slip of the keys I issued the command: sudo rm /etc/lib/python2.7/urllib.py sudo rm /etc/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py And with that the problems started, Ubuntu still starts, ...
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Do all updates, even kernel, take affect without rebooting

I use 11.04. When I upgrade a package, it shows a message similar to this : Unpacking replacement libkrb5support0 ... Preparing to replace libgssrpc4 1.8.3+dfsg-5ubuntu2.2 (using ...
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I have a broken package that will not allow me to perform updates or any changes to my computer. How do I fix it?

This is the Error message I get - The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype-bin:i386: Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed Depends: ...
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how to know about a package as its a main package or dependecies to other package ?

I would like to know about package information as i have mentioned in my Question . For example , There is a installed package in my system . So i want to know whether its a main package or ...
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How can I check what was installed for an apt package?

I just installed the package autojump through apt and now I have no idea how to actually use it. Newer versions uses a j alias, but apparently the apt version does not. In interest of finding out ...
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I uninstalled mono, how do I reinstall it?

I uninstalled mono in 12.04 by: sudo apt-get remove mono-* but afterward the theme of Ubuntu changed to an ugly one. It seems that some of the themes depend on mono!!! My question is how can I ...
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Recover the package manager after crash during update

My so frequently crashing 12.04 system responded with a kernel freeze during my last package update. Which did result in malfunction Package Manger that describes the error as such: ...
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How do I detect and remove Python packages installed via pip?

I have accidently installed Python packages to my system using pip instead of apt-get. I did this in two ways: using an older version of virtualenv, I forgot to append --no-site-packages when ...
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How to set up a notification for “New in repository” packages?

I want to see a list of "New in repository" packages every time they appear after cache update. How can I achieve this? Related questions: How exactly does Synaptic and Aptitude keep track of ...
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Problems updating weather indicator

I can not update Weather Indicator with Update Manager. This is the terminal log: installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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Why do I get “package not found” when trying to install jabref with apt-get?

I can find a particular application 'JabRef' at the ubuntu software centre. But whenever I type sudo apt-get install jabref in terminal, it says package not found. What's going wrong here? Do I have ...
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Ubuntu package for gnome system admin guide?

Is there a documentation package available for Gnome System Administrator's guide? http://library.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/ I wish to have a offline copy preferably as a ubuntu ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu Server as psa-imp won't uninstall

When I try to upgrade Ubuntu using apt-get upgrade I get the message (Reading database ... 67729 files and directories currently installed.) Removing psa-imp ... Where it will hang for ages ...
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How can I browse Wikipedia's offline database on Linux?

I've got Wikipedia's offline database in .xml.bz2 format. There is also a software WikiTaxi to browse through it. But the problem is WikiTaxi is a Windows only software. Is there any similar ...
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How to create a repository for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I hope I have more success here then I had anywhere else. I'd like to create a repository to host my software (ex. ...
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Is there way to Accelerate Package Downloads in slow connections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to download all (for a specified installation) packages ...
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Can I use 8.04 Hardy packages or repositories on Precise?

I'm using Precise Pangolin, and I sometimes notice packages I'd like to install exist on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main but not on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main. I ...
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What's the difference between gnome, gnome-shell, and gnome-session-fallback?

I have the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop freshly installed. If i execute the following command, what exactly happens? sudo apt-get install gnome And what is the difference between the above command and ...
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Unable to locate package bugzilla3

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install bugzilla3. I did: sudo apt-get install bugzilla3 and I get: E: Unable to locate package bugzilla3 What's going on here?
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Is Ubucleaner script still a good idea?

I wonder to know if should I use ubucleaner script on Ubuntu Oneiric/Precise?
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How do I permanently avoid an update?

I have noted after installing the first huge block of updates you get after a fresh installation, Unity 3D would disappear leaving me only 2D support. So, not exactly knowing what did that depend on, ...
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Broken Package Manager? The suggested “apt-get -f install” is failing!

I don't really know what happened... I clicked "install updates" in the update manager window, it failed, and next thing I know I can't apt-get install any packages, it just suggests I try apt-get -f ...
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32 bit packages in 64 bit ubuntu

Can I install the downloaded 32 bit packages to 64 bit OS? (now using UBUNTU 12.04(32bit) and going to install UBUNTU 12.04(64bit) on another PC.)
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How to revert Ubuntu back to stock [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to get a fresh ubuntu desktop without re-installing? Is there any command or methods to remove all the packages and applications that I installed in Ubuntu ...
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How can I save my installed packages on an external device so that i don't have to connect to internet on every new install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? I have a compac presario laptop. Whenever i try to install a new ubuntu my wireless driver (broadcom) ...
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Is there a convenient command for fetching all needed latexpackages of a specific .tex file?

Is there a convenient command for installing latex packages in the console? I only use an normal editor and pdflatex for editing, so I don't want textlive or any other big program. If there is: How ...
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How do I update something in the Ubuntu repository?

All of my google results on this question are about just learning to use synaptic. I've noticed that Ubuntu's TTYtter package is quite a ways behind. TTYtter is just one file (one perl script) so ...
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Using 12.04, can I compile packages with gcc for 10.04?

My development machine is running Precise, but some of my target servers are still running Lucid. I'm trying to set up my dev machine so that it can compile c/c++ for both Lucid and Precise. I already ...
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Unable to install Skype (“Unmet dependencies” error) [duplicate]

Trying to install skype on Ubuntu 12, I faced and issue. When I type: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype I get an error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I download and install Opera in 12.04?

I've heard that we can use it. Then how can I install it because I dont see it in the Ubuntu Software Center.