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

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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 ...
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How do I airport-utils to configure my Airport Extreme?

I'm trying to use this package (airport-utils) to try to configure my Airport Extreme. I was able to install it without a problem using apt-get but when I try to use it nothing happens. Literally, ...
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Broken package manager due to incorrect Banshee package

Sup, so, I'm not familiar with linux at all so help is much appreciated. I've been trying to boot my pc up from a live CD unsuccessfully. I get to the stage at which there are the options to test ...
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How do I locate and remove Broken Packages that I have installed?

I was browsing some questions here to find a solution to locating and removing broken packages. Being a relative novice I installed some PPAs designed for 11.10 on my 12.04 LTS machine. In terminal ...
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If I install GLX-Dock on Ubuntu 11.10 does it replace the Unity launch bar?

I want to install GLX-dock on Ubuntu 11.10. I want to know if there will be any changes to the default Unity launch bar ? I dont want to replace anything rather want to add a dock bar at the bottom. ...
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What does libgs10-dev relate to?

As part of an installation process I am instructed to install libgs10-dev, however I cannot find any reference to this package outside of this installation guide ("Hacking the Kinect", Apress, 2012). ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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How does the fglrx package's version relate to AMD's version numbers, like Catalyst 12.3?

When I learn about a new version of AMD's graphics driver, I usually see something like "Catalyst 12.3." However, the fglrx package in Ubuntu has a version like 2:8.960-0. Are these two version ...
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can i installl xerces 2.8 and 3.1 lib and dev, and easilly switch between them - maybe using update-alternatives?

I work on two different projects that use the two different versions, and I'd like to switch at will between them. When I try to install package 'libxerces-c-dev' it wants to uninstall ...
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Pinning GNAT to the version from Ubuntu 5.10

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. I'm installing GNAT, but I want GNAT 3.40 (which came with Ubuntu 5.10), not the latest version. Is it possible to get GNAT 3.40 on an Ubuntu 11.10 machine? I thought about ...
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Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?

I would like to ask a very basic question but I have never thought about it before. Well, when someone installs an application from terminal, he has to add the repository first, right? On the other ...
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What package is right for my computer?

I am running on Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit, and I am wondering what packages of software I should download; namely, RPM, DEB, or TAR GZ. I have encountered having to choose from this list while trying to ...
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Is there a usage count for packages or programs?

Motivation: I want to remove applications I do not use to speed up my package processing tasks like dist upgrades, regular updates, but also for saving disk space and other reasons. I know this is a ...
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Unable to locate package blind9

When I try to install Blind9 package in Ubuntu server, I am getting error: Unable to locate package blind9 How can resolve this problem?
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Good workflow for updating R modules around R-cran updates?

I like that R updates frequently to give me the best new packages, but it does seem to pose a problem for my R scripts on cron schedules. I noticed that every time ubuntu updater updates my r-base ...
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How can I remove burg themes?

Please help. I downloaded several Burg themes using Super-Boot-Manager. Later I deleted Super-Boot_Manager. Now all the Burg themes have become redundant, but blocking any update through Synaptic. I ...
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What are the risks of installing a “bad quality” package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? When I try to install sonic-visualiser_1.9cc-1_amd64.deb via the Software Center the following warning message is displayed: The ...
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Cannot install dsniff in 9.10 USB

Ubuntu 9.10 USB Pendrive everything works good even after sudo apt-get update and I try to sudo apt-get install dsniff and I get the following message: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install dsniff ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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Ubuntu Network installation gives warning, tried with 2-3 images

I am trying to install Ubuntu using PXE Boot. I want to automate the whole process. But inbetween, it stucks at one point when it looks for ubuntu/main/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages file and ...
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unmet dependencies and broken count>0 problem

I tried installing fbreader, following all the steps, but ended up with unmet dependencies, i also think a file is referenced in two locations at once and hence killing it.. any ideas how I can fix ...
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Where could one go to suggest new packages for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you suggest the addition of a new package? Sometimes one finds a package that looks very good and can help in some ways, but the package is not found in the ...
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How to install ktechlab?

How to install ktechlab in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Can't fix broken packages [closed]

I am too dumb but determined to use Ubuntu that I paid a professional to install it for me (dualboot 11.10 with Win7). When I came home I got a lot of things from the software center. Skype did not ...
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software for ubuntu [closed]

I M new user for Ubuntu 11.10...In Ubuntu 11.10 take much time for specified software via software center. for example I download wine for window uploader using usb data card @2g speed. its take ...
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Build binary deb package from python source

I have created python package (using Ubuntu Quickly) and want to create deb package. Unfortunatelly Quickly builds package with source python files (.py) and I want not to include source files. The ...
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Strategy for package searching

I am using 11.10 the amd64 version (I assume, but I don't know how to figure that out). Now when I add a section to /etc/apt/source.list.d/foo.list: deb http://<myserver>/download/public stable ...
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Unable to upgrade due to “SystemError: E:Method has died unexpectedly!” error

These are the errors shows by different client Update Manager: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 968, in simulate ...
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Adding Debian Sid as Package Repository?

I am running 12.04 Precise beta (upgraded from 11.10 Oneiric) and I added the following line to my /etc/apt/source.list: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free In order ...
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Can't remove burg theme packages

Today after trying to install and remove BURG and few themes I faced an issue. Now I can't install or remove anything. Here is the output (unfortunately partly in Finnish, I couldn't change language ...
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How can I access my package update history from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I look up my update history? In Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Centre I can view a history of recent package updates. How can I do the same from ...
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Package 'mercurial' has no installation candidate, how do I fix it?

E: Package 'mercurial' has no installation candidate. How can i solve this problem? sudo apt-get install mercurial Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Is there a congrats ubuntu page?

Say for example I use a particular package and want to say "Way to go maintainers" is there a way for me to do this?
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Problem after interrupted installation of Adobe Flash

I am using Ubuntu. Yesterday I have installed Adobe Flash plugin to my laptop. The installation was interrupted,and it didn't complete. However, the software shows in the installed software menu. ...
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Can't remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de package

I just installed the wrong version of LibreOffice (x86 instead of 64bit). So I tried to remove it but I get this error: > aptitude remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de Couldn't find package ...
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How to install VLC? When i get this error?

How to install VLC? (with error showing such). root@sun-desktop:/var/tmp# apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done vlc is ...
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How do I install ruby-rvm?

I want to install a rails environment on Ubuntu 11.04. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But got the error: Unable to locate package ruby-rvm My other PC has Ubuntu 11.10, and this ...
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add packages to apt's partial archives

I'm experimenting with a possible answer for add packages to squid-deb-proxy cache, wherein I am trying to add files downloaded on a different network to the squid-deb-proxy cache. It occurred to me ...
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Where to get complete offline installer for openssh-server?

I want to download a complete off line openssh-server package installer. I need the offline package to setup for my school project but I don't have the internet facility in the lab.
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What classifies an application as 'installed' in Ubuntu?

I would like to know what causes Ubuntu and/or Synaptic to recognize a program as being installed. Is there an equivalent of the Windows registry that an application has to have a entry in? Does a ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Is there a standalone version of soapUI for Linux?

I want to run soapUI on Ubuntu 11.10. If I am not able to install via the package manager, I'd prefer not to install at all, and instead run as a standalone application. Looking at the soapUI download ...
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Install .deb on from CD-ROM while offline with default applications only

I have an application with a .deb package to install it. If the user is online, everything works fine. However, I need to support installing on offline computers from a CD-ROM, and I can only assume ...