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

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How to file a bug report for a specific Ubuntu release?

I imagine if I want a package updated in an LTS, such as 12.04, it has be for a very good reason. The actual package I am interested in is picolisp: It has a (probably also affecting security!) bug ...
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How do I install libqt4.7.4?

I need to use libqt4.7.4 (or .3) on the latest build of Ubuntu. Is there any easy way to revert to that version. Will it break anything? sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools=4.7.4 errors with 'Version ...
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Used purge command to remove java, it removed a lot more than java

I used this purge command sudo apt-get purge openjdk7*, however this uninstalled a lot of the software and my me menu has vanished. Every time I install something there is a huge list of packages the ...
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How to backup programs without using apt cache?

Is there any way to backup installed software, install a fresh Ubuntu system, and restore the software on the newly installed system, without an Internet connection? I already cleared my apt cache.
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Which is the best method to install/uninstall apps in Ubuntu?

While apps can be installed with the apt-get command, Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Centre, can anybody throw some light on which is the best method? I recently installed kubuntu-desktop ...
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“Failed to load the package list”

When attempting to remove, install or update software through the Ubuntu Software Center, I came upon an error like this... Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu/XUbuntu from automounting repositories from Ubuntu CDs?

Whenever I insert an Ubuntu/XUbuntu CD into my XUbuntu PC the system recognizes it as a package repository. I dislike this behaviour as it is generally useless (except for those people having no ...
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Packages (gstreamer, etc.) cause Broken Cache

When installing "Teamviewerx64", a package error occurs. Output of the error: Title: Package operation failed In a nutshell: The installation or removal of a software package failed. Details: ...
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Why can I install only one software at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? I have seen that in Ubuntu Software Center or even when sudo apt-get install is issued,only one package ...
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VLC and all main Ubuntu sofwares are unauthenticated

Then how I'll install all these software including VLC and Mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.?
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Errors when attempting to install vim on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer few days back. from then i tried to install few programs through Ubuntu software center but it showed that no internet connection even though i was ...
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How do I check a package is safe/stable?

I have recently moved from doing web development on a from-home basis (with simple Wordpress edits and such) to more of a full time position. This means I am now, to a small degree, dealing with ...
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Installtion failed a .deb Package [closed]

I try to install a .deb package with terminal use sudo dpkg -i *.deb but show this error dpkg: error processing Pydict.deb (--install): parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...
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How can I run Digikam after installing it?

I have installed Digikam in the Software Center on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system but I cannot find it. I have checked out Applications but it is not there. I know I have it because when I view the ...
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How to fix a broken package, when “apt-get install -f” does not work?

I tried to install Scala with the typesafe stack and got into trouble. Now I cannot do much with apt (except update), the broken package seems to be impossible to remove/clean: Here's the result of ...
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Is there a package for an executable version of v8?

I'm trying to get Vim JS lint plugin working under Ubuntu 12.04. The plugin requires the d8 command, which is an executable version of Google's v8 JavaScript Engine. I do see a libv8 package, but ...
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What is the difference between deb packages and tar balls ? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

I don't know about tar balls. Most packages are available in the tar ball forms but Ubuntu packages are Debian packages. What is the difference between deb packages and tar balls ? What are the ...
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Why does Updating force the user to download complete cache packages

Most of the time when I update my system, Update Manager downloads whole packages from the list. Even if the package only changes in a few lines. What I mean is, for a 4MB package that has only for ...
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How to test if package is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check if a package is installed (no superuser privileges) I want a shell script method to test/report if a package is installed. I don't need details, only a ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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Do Not Uninstall Flag on Apt?

Does the Debian/Ubuntu package infrastructure has some way of marking packages so that they never get uninstalled, no matter the pinning of other packages? My problem is that, sometimes, packages ...
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How to list all dependency problems?

Like being able to filter broken packages in synaptic, is there a way to list (CLI or GUI) all dependency problems? Or would dependency issues show up as broken? I'm confused because each time I ...
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Trouble installing gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme, dependency/PPA conflict?

I installed gnome tweak tool, and am trying to set up custom themes and whatnot. So, trying to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme. me@computer:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Cross compile packages, question regarding armhf dependencies

I'm attempting to cross compile a couple Ubuntu Precise Packages, My current arch is amd64 my target is armhf. I have the correct cross compile GCC toolchain installed, I have correctly utilized the ...
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Equivalent of http://packages.ubuntu.com for partner, security and extras repositories

http://packages.ubuntu.com is an amazing website for finding information about packages. I can see how a given package evolved in each release, can compare differences (from Maverick to Precise, for ...
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How to downgrade WINE?

Some Windows applications work better under an older version of WINE. From time to time it is even necessary to use a previous WINE version in order to get an application to start. However, the ...
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Unable to install any updates through update manager/apt-get upgrade

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 for the past few weeks. I recently tried to download and install some files through the Update Manager. It located a few files, downloaded them, but then failed to ...
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libapache2-redirtoservname package in precise?

I am not able to find the package libapache2-redirtoservname in precise or oneiric. Was it removed for some reason, and is there a way to get it? Thank you.
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Ubuntu package for alloy analyzer?

So I'm experimenting with Ubuntu 12.04 after using ArchLinux for the last 2 years or so. I'm looking for an Ubuntu package for Alloy Analyzer and can't seem to find one. I've a hard time believing ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?

I'm working on some machine setup instructions, and I was surprised to find out that apt-get install A B can behave differently than apt-get install A && apt-get install B. My specific ...
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Why can't I log in after unistalling Python 2.7 and installing Python 3?

I uninstalled the Python 2.7 package to try and upgrade to Python 3. I uninstalled Python 2.7, and noticed some of my launcher items were completely gone. At this point I had installed Python 3. Now ...
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Multiple identical items in software sources other software [duplicate]

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64, I have multiple duplicate items, three each of "Conical Partners-software packaged by Canonical for their partners" and "Conical Partners-software ...
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How can I set up aptitude-curses so that it doesn't automatically select *recommended* packages?

When I select a package for installation using aptitude-curses, sometimes a huge list of extra packages appear selected under "Packages being automatically installed to satisfy dependencies". When I ...
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How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?

How to downgrade a package to an older version via apt-get?! Another tools are also accepted but apt-get is preferred.
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Why is there no oprofile in 12.04?

I've upgraded a ubuntu server from 11.10 to 12.04. The oprofile package i installed is missed. As shown in https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/oprofile/0.9.6-1.3ubuntu1, oprofile seems to ...
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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Can't install libssl-dev, dependency problem

I'm trying to install the package libssl-dev, but I get the following error: libssl-dev: Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.1-4ubuntu3) but 1.0.1-4ubuntu5 is to be installed the package libssl1.0.0 is ...
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How to make package manager recognize libs that were compiled manually?

I had to compile OpenCV 2.4 on my machine. How to make applications installed from synaptic do not ask to install OpenCV 2.3 libs dependencies (since 2.4 is already installed in the system)?
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What is the package name of the lock screen?

After reading a review of the Ubuntu Developer Summit which said that one of the proposed changes in 12.10 would be to use LightDM as the lock screen: LightDM will be implemented as the ...
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Emacs, which to use?

There seem to be the following versions: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, and jove, as choices to download. Where can I find out what the differences are?
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Which packages recommended 'Missing Recommends'?

The Synaptic Package Manager has a custom filter "Missing Recommends". Is there a way to find out which packages installed on my system recommended the packages listed in this filter?
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Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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What's the difference between KDE packages?

So I'm going to install KDE in Precise. I found that there wasn't an entry for Plasma Desktop (only KDE apps) in the software center, so I fired up Synaptic to look for the packages. However, now I'm ...
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Installing packages from an .iso file

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop system and I have an .iso file of Edubuntu 12.04, can I install Edubuntu packages in Ubuntu 12.04 from Edubuntu's iso file? That desktop system has no ...
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Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04

After upgrade to 12.04 mysql server was unable to start. I tried many different things but without any luck. Now when I try to install it, I get: $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 Reading ...
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Why do so many GNOME packages depend on evolution-data-server?

I was notified of some updates today, but when I looked at the list I saw that they were all about evolution-data-server and evolution-data-server-common. My first thought was that "I don't use ...
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The new EA games cannot be found in the Software Center

Well, I want to install the two EA games that arrived in the software Center recently. But these packages seem to be missing as in the following picture: I've tried to update the sources, and ...
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What's the meaning of “action flag” of a package?

Suppose the flag of a package is "pi". I learnt that the "i" stands for "i - the package will be installed." What's the meaning of "will be installed", please?