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

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RapidMiner on Ubuntu 12.04

I have fairly standard Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to use RapidMiner. There are neither official packages for RapidMiner nor unofficial PPAs. When I download it from the official website and ran ...
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How to block downgrade of a package using dpkg?

I want to prevent installation of lower version of the package over higher version using dpkg.
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I still can't update 12.04 LTS due to Broken packages, unmet dependancies…please see what I've tried

Here's what I'm doing to try & fix the brokern packages and here's the error messages that I'm receiving. What else can I do or run to get this 12.04 LTS to update and to also be able to use the ...
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How do I install Bumblebee?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and noticed that the battery life drastically lower than it was in Windows due to the fact that Optimus was disabled. After some search I have found the ...
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Any way to list similar commands?

When you write the command name wrong, bash often does this: septi@norbert:~$ good No command 'good' found, did you mean: Command 'gold' from package 'binutils' (main) Command 'gmod' from package ...
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“No manual entry for pthread” - could not find man page by name

I am new to Ubuntu, wanted to code for reader-writer block in Operating System, but when I fired the command man pthread it gave me an error no manual entry for pthread. What can be done to resolve ...
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Apt-get saying “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? TL;DR: sudo apt-get install ... saying "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." The problem I was trying ...
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Why are the packages found with apt-get always horribly out of date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't Ubuntu using the latest versions of some applications? Whenever I use the package manager, it can only ever find really old versions of stuff. Example: ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre is gone! How can I get it back?

Right. I am having MAJOR issues. (It would be much appreciated if you would solve them for me! Check my profile for open questions...) Following an answerer... who sorry to say... didn't give a great ...
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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How can I get in contact with an Ubuntu developer who can give me advise for my software project?

I'm working on an open source space shooter called orxonox. (www.orxonox.net) Since the Ubuntu 12.04 release we faced a problem that we couldn't fix which is related to the upstream library tinyXML or ...
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trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/opencv_haartraining', which is also in package libopencv2.3-bin 2.3.1+svn6514+branch23-12~oneiric

After installing some packages and libraries I have an error on Package Manager, I can't run any update because it says: The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories ...
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How to view a list of packages that were manually installed without their dependancies

How do I see a list of packages I manually (really manually, as in I typed them in) installed? I want to exclude packages that were installed as a result of being dependencies of other packages that ...
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Unable to locate package, can't install software

Whenever I try to install any package in Ubuntu 10, I type the command sudo apt-get install vlc and also the command sudo apt-get update but I get this error every time unable to locate ...
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Can I install just the Unity desktop on top of another distro? [closed]

I'm wondering whether it is possible to take any distro other than Ubuntu (and its derivatives) and put Unity/Ubuntu-HUD on top of it, just like you would for instance install LXDE onto any distro ...
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Why is the software center in the Debian repositories?

Not that I mind or anything, just out of curiosity. But I noticed today that the Software Center in Ubuntu is actually an upstream package?. In the description it says To install or remove ...
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How to determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line?

How can I determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line, possibly via apt-get, aptitude or apt-cache? I have tried: apt-cache show texlive-full apt-cache showpkg texlive-full but ...
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Cannot install automake and libboost-all-dev because I can't fetch repository updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install automake and libboost-all-dev I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and installed it in a VMware workstation. and I've been using all the installation commands: sudo ...
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Cannot install “ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver” (SystemError)

I have just installed a fresh copy of 12.04.1 64bit. I formatted my PC completely and enabled updates during the installation. After the installation was complete, I went on updating my software. ...
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Cannot install automake and libboost-all-dev [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a download issue when updating? I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and installed it in a VMware workstation. and I've been using all the installation commands: sudo ...
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Ubuntu software center is not allowing me install Nintendo DS emulator, giving a message “check the internet connection”

The Software Center didn't work and ask to check connection but my internet connection is working. Also, sometimes it says I have an a problem and asks me if I want to report it. Anway, How could I ...
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My machine's information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to list all installed packages? How do I list installed software with the installed size? is there a way to know what are the packages installed on my machine, ...
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Emacs package without GTK

Is there, in the "regular" Debian/Ubuntu repositories, a package for emacs without GTK support? I'm on a server and would like to install only the console version, without a dozen of unneeded ...
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Problem installing UniversalIndentGUI

I need a GUI beautifier for C code. I've found UniversalIndentGUI on sourceforge. Downloaded a .deb file.Opened it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it but the button is grey and unclickable and ...
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krb5-multidev, libk5crypto3, libk5crypto3:i386 package dependency

Using Ubuntu 12.04 Asus U43F I can no longer update, install or remove packages via software center because of package dependency errors. sudo apt-get install -f reads the following: Reading ...
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12.04 upgrade hosed my system

I wish I could be more specific. I installed the upgrade from the update manager and after the computer rebooted, I found I could not run a lot of programs. I tried running them from the command ...
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Dependancies not met while instaling digikam 2.9

I'm trying to install digikam 2.9 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/kubuntu-backports/ubuntu Here is the message I got: Les paquets suivants ont des dépendances non-satisfaites : digikam: ...
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How do I fix a broken package system?

I have the following problem: 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 ...
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Storing deb packages on local media [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Is there a way to store deb packages (all or a specific version of package) on a local media (dvd, usb ...
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I Cannot install or remove packages

I tried to install the openoffice.org package but it gave an error. Now i cannot repair, remove or install nothing. The Software center of xubuntu gives this error log. Nothing seems to solve this. I ...
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How is ubuntu update secured against man in the middle attack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? Originally I want(ed) to know how ubuntu update process is being secured against tampering ofpackages by ...
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How to preserve/export my current Ubuntu installation after changing to a new SSD & installing Windows7?

Ok, currently got set up: Puny little old 40GB harddrive AMD Athlon II X2 245 4GB DDR3 RAM Planning to upgrade to: 120GB SSD harddrive (40GB is getting a little tight for me, but 120GB is ...
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What factors should be considered when installing packages manually?

I have seen many packages' readme or install files on instructing how to install a package manually. But many times the results are erroneous. They instruct us to do many thing with for example the ...
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system-config-lvm will be removed if i install Playonlinux?

When i try to install Playonlinux, I am told (by synaptic, as well as the "Software Center") that system-config-lvm will be removed, does anyone know why?
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How to know the package name in apt-get install <packageName>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find packages to install via apt-get We use this command to install packages on our system... Common Syntax: sudo apt-get install <packageName> For ...
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“apt-get -f install” fails with “/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing Broken Packages I started out trying to install CVS: $ sudo apt-get install cvs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What is the correct way to completely remove an application?

I've searched the net for such information and found different command lines, like these ones: sudo apt-get remove application sudo apt-get remove application* sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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Cannot install some apps due to unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? After I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I am not able to get Skype, Picasa , Adobe flash player and such similar applications. When I try to ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to install openssh-server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I am running sudo-apt get install openssh-server on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit system. It is giving me the following output. $ sudo ...
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How to update a package from command line (gcc compiler)

I am trying hard! to update the gcc-msp430 compiler on my ubuntu, but it does not work (I guess because of the older version of the same compiler that is already installed). Here is the command I used ...
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How can I update my custom repository?

I created a local repository and I used it in my ubuntu clients. This repository contains only some packages. Now I would upgrade these packages. How can I do it, as there are many packages and ...
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What package (helper app) does recoll need to index images?

The File->Show_missing_helpers menu item in the recoll GUI mentions the following missing helper (among others): Perl::Image::ExifTool (image/gif image/jpeg image/png image/tiff image/x-xcf) Per ...
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configure flags

What is the Ubuntu way of downloading the source for a package and then building it while passing specific flags to the configure portion of the process? I hope I'm explaining what I mean properly. ...
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Can't install Adobe Flash plugin

Every time I am try to install Adobe Flash plug-in via Ubuntu Software center, I get the error message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved I tried various commands in the terminal but I ...
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Vim-Tiny renamed?

Why is the Vim-Tiny package renamed to Vim.Tiny once it is installed? /usr/bin/vim.tiny Just curious about naming conventions in Ubuntu -- do many packages change names when installed?
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Are there any differences in graphics drivers from the “X-Swat” vs. “xorg-edgers” PPAs?

Are there any differences between nvidia-graphics-drivers 304.43 from x-swap PPA and x-edgers PPA, or is it the same package?
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Problem with gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme [duplicate]

I'm trying to install themes with gnome tweak, and I need to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme because otherwise I cannot see the shell extensions tab. However, I cannot install shell ...
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Why do I get a “volume with software packages has been detected” dialog every time I log in?

This comes up every time I login, how do I remove this or fix it. Thanks.
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Will someone compile and setup a ppa for Diaspora Shattered Armistice? [closed]

Not a but, just a suggestion. There's been a lot of talking about gaming in Linux the last weeks. A couple days ago this game was released for windows, mac and Linux. The Linux version have to be ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers in 12.04 [closed]

1> I have been fed up trying to install nvidia graphic drivers. After the installation ubuntu starts looking ugly, the taskbar or the sidebar doesnt remain the same as before. The window close button ...