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

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Flash Player for other browsers

How can I get flash player for other browsers in Ubuntu? I've trued flashplayer-installer, adobe-flashplugin, any ideas lads?
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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libc6-amd64 dependency problem

I'm trying to install fglrx manually from the AMD website however it keeps complaining that it's missing the dependency "libc6-amd64". When I run the fglrx package through gdebi I get this message: ...
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Aptitude - Both 64 & 32-bit packages being selected

In aptitude, I selected the xubuntu-desktop task and was presented with a large number of package conflicts, per this example: It seems that both the 32- and 64-bit versions of packages are being ...
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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How to remove specified versions of package using aptitude

I have a small issue with libc6 package. There is some output: root@xubuntu:/# aptitude versions libc6 Package libc6: p 2.17-93ubuntu4 saucy 500 H 2.18-4 ...
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unable to install mediaelch on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install MediaElch after the upgrade from 13.XX removed it. I followed the instructions from the MediaElch website (http://www.kvibes.de/en/mediaelch/download/) sudo ...
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Update manager not worknig and Red icon on my menu panel

I've been upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS,during the installation process, I accidentally lost power after this i try to turnon my machine, it shows red icon with Error message Here is the ...
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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager fails

I have Ubuntu desktop installed. Every time Update Manager runs it fails: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnutls26/libgnutls26_2.12.14-5ubuntu3.6_amd64.deb 404 Not ...
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How to identify the name of the package? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors [closed]

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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Unable to install mesa-common-dev:i386 on my ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu(12.04 LTS) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I have to setup my build environment on my Ubuntu system. While trying to instal the mesa-common-dev:i386 package, I am facing the following error. sudo ...
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How can I make the goaccess package available in Lucid (10.04)?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. For some reason, it appears that it is only available in the repos for 12.04 and ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why `dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg` shows “base-files, dpkg”?

I'm curious to know which package provides the /var/lib/dpkg directory, so i run this command $ dpkg -S /var/lib/dpkg base-files, dpkg: /var/lib/dpkg The resulted output displays the package which ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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cannot install any packages using terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I tried to install synaptic or other libraries like sudo apt-get install git-core, etc... it's showing errors. When it starts running but stops at 22% and also with many errors. I am not ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Xubuntu package broken : conflict between Open Office en Libreoffice

I use Open Office software, version 4.0.1 on a Xubuntu system. Since I tried to install also the libreOffice-writer on the system: The system package of Xubuntu is broken. It is not possible any ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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How do I install `Platypus` (and NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium) on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

For the record, I have all of the following packages installed on my machine: wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-dev wine1.4-i386-i386 winetricks I created a ...
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How can I install a tar.gz package in the terminal? [duplicate]

How do I install a tar.gz package in Ubuntu 13.10 in the terminal? Must I use apt-get? I have tried to use the .deb package commands, but that doesn't work. Ubuntu software center will not open the ...
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Crash in systemd-shim

Today we installed Ubuntu 13.10. Now a system error occurred: Systemerror Executable Path /usr/lib/I386-linux-gnu/systemd-shim Package systemd-shim 3+real-Oubuntu1 Problem ...
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Doubt about SIGINT and SIG_IGN

I am undergoing a course on Operating System and in that as the OS used is Linux we were taught with a program using SIGINT and SIG_IGN. When I tried to program the code taught in my PC compiler ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Really installed packages in (K)ubuntu

1) First question How to list really installed packages in ubuntu? The problem of dpkg --get-selections (the command written in almost any forum) is that its second column (which is install / ...
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What does the output of apt-get install --dry-run mean?

I want to upgrade a server to make sure the recent OpenSSL bug gets patched. So, to check the versions of things I'll be installing, I run apt-get install --dry-run, and see a line like: Inst openssl ...
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Cannot find package (pymol) [closed]

I'm trying to install the program pymol (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pymol/) on my system (I have Ubuntu 13.04). I've tried it via this link to the softwarecentre and via the ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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Getting a ksplice error after installing from ubuntu software center

There's a red circular icon with a white horizontal dash in my taskbar which says : An error ocurred, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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Failing to Download Package Information [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone can please help me to rectify this problem with my Repository failing to download the package software (it was last updated 200 days ago). I am not too techy with Ubuntu, ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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How to highlight an Warning message?

I want to hightlight the Warning message appears while running a specific command. If we accidentally run some specific commands(it may be removing essential system pacakges), it shows some warning ...
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detect broken packages

There are many pages on the web regarding "how to fix broken packages" but I can not find a command to find/detect/view the broken packages. I want to search for orphan packages such as lib*.
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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problems with libudev0 libudev0:i386 libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386, BREAKS

I get this problems when i run apt-upgrade The following packages have unmet dependencies: libudev0 : Breaks: libudev0:i386 (!= 175-0ubuntu9.4) but 175-0ubuntu9.5 is installed libudev0:i386 : Breaks: ...
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Can I use RPM packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

A friend of mine uses RPM and has many custom in house developed packages of his own and wants to switch to Ubuntu. The question he asked me was; Can I use RPM packages with Ubuntu instead of .deb ? ...
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how to stop downgrading while installing from deb

I used to install deb packages by using command: dpkg -i *.deb as all deb's are in same folder. Sometimes dpkg shows warning of Downgrading dependencies to lower version. Because Later Version ...
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Is it possible to search and remove files that aren't part of a package?

So, I've wrecklessly installed tarballs into / and /usr thinking this is what I'm supposed to do! Apparently its not and updating now kind of is difficult. I'm wondering, save for a full blown ...
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Problem loading LaTeX KOMA-script and fontspec after freshly installing vanilla texlive

I have just installed vanilla TeXlive according to the TUG instructions on my Ubuntu 13.10. A standard minimal example properly compiles the way it is supposed to do: ...
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How to install software packages on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have read everywhere possible to know how to install software packages on ubuntu, but i didn't understand exactly how to do that, they write many steps and I try them but never got satisfying ...
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apt-get install <package> equivalent using C++ apt-pkg library

I am building a small QT (C++) application where I ask user the software he want to install. Once he selected some packages a, b, c from the list all I have to do is run sudo apt-get install a b c ...