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

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where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?

I am performing an apt-get update prior to installing some packages: Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [933 B] Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B] ... ....
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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How do I install TeXWorks with tlmgr?

I've installed TeXLive 2014 in a local installation using the install-tl.sh method and selected the collection collection-texworks. I expected to be able to run the texworks binary after installation, ...
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Duplicate Packages Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update, the following results occur : Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry google'sIP/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/...
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Trying to install wine on 14.04, have tried removing all wine related but still no joy [duplicate]

After alot of dependency problems decided to remove all wine related packages from synaptic. Recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Do not understand what is happening. Get depends wine1.6-i386, ...
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apt-file equivalent to search for source files

I find the apt-file utility very comfortable to find the package that delivers a given file. If I wanted to find the package that delivered /bin/bash I would simply type apt-file find /bin/bash and ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at http://old-...
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Package manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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package cannot be repair [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: libnss3-nssdb: Depends: libnss3 (= 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7) but 2:3.16.3-1ubuntu1 is installed I am trying to do a repair, but it's cannot be, any idea? ...
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where are packeges from Ubuntu Software Center downloaded to? [duplicate]

the location of the downloaded/installed programs and packages from software Center?
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problems with Ubuntu SDK

I've installed Ubuntu SDK according to the link below http://developer.ubuntu.com/start/ but during the installation I received the message The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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sudo apt-get -f install error

I'm a ubuntu noob and whenever I try to download something there a bunch of unmet wine dependencies, I go to run sudo apt-get -f install and get this. bailey@bailey-FQ565AA-ABA-a6700f:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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How to write Makefile to package a .so dynamic library that will install all required links

I need help in writing a Makefile that installs my library on Linux FHS. https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-sharedlibs.html#s-sharedlibs-dev says that there should be a link from .so to .so.$(...
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how do I go about removing all the language packs I don't need

I just noticed that in /usr/share/help I have the ubuntu help files in 70 different languages. I only speak 2, and I only really compute in one. I also noticed that it is full of broken symbolic links ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an uninstalled package be considered broken?? But if I do apt-...
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which algorithm used by ubuntu or linux for file or folder searching in directory

I have a project in my college to search file or folder using the Linux or Ubuntu algorithm. I have to adapt it for mac and windows. Which algorithm does ubuntu use? or what these all OS use to ...
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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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How to solve package issues/dependencies

Background info I am trying to install Veins simulation environment by following the tutorial provided by the author. In step 1 it is required to install some packages in Linux, the tutorial ...
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unresolvable broken packages [duplicate]

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?

I want to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.*. But i dont want to loose my currently installed packages. Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Running lmgrd on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Xilinx 14.7 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine(i386 - 64bit). But I am unable to run lmgrd (for starting the license server). When I googled this problem, I found that lsb-core package ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS fails

Output of the Bash Terminal: http://pastebin.com/wXKtLzin I used apt-get upgrade -f as well, with the same result. I only want the 14.04 LTS that works fine and I don't lose my data. In the past the ...
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How To Uninstall Haguichi/Hamachi completly? [closed]

I want to uninstall Haguichi and Hamachi from my computer, I try to find anything on Google but I don't find nothing.I just want to remove 100% of Haguichi and Hamachi.
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Wine error, packages being held, help please :S [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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How can I know that I have g++ installed in my ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 . I tried to run a c++ code by a command like this: g++ first.cpp -o first Then it said: The program 'g++' is currently not installed. You can install it by ...
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Package download problem [closed]

Whenever I try to install the vim package the following error appears. What should I do? Failed to fetch http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/v/vim/vim-runtime_7.3.547-4ubuntu1.1_all.deb ...
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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Can't Install Wine, held Packages [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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Removing idle-python2.7 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having some issues when updating packages on Ubuntu 12.04: Processing triggers for menu ... Errors were encountered while processing: idle-python2.7 Setting up idle-python2.7 (2.7.3-0ubuntu3.5) ....
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Tex-common troubleshooting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded my computer from 12.02 LTS to 14.04 LTS, but experienced problems with launching Google Chrome and being able to use Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox asked if I wanted to install additional ...
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package xxxx and python-xxxx

I am trying to install the latest version of package xxxx. I downloaded, unarchived and follow the readme: python setup-py install But python does not see my latest version. It seems that there is a ...
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How can I put a package on Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

I create a simple charset converter by Qt which can use to subtitle correction or any missing encoding. I published it in Github by GNU license (See here). Now, I want to put this program on Ubuntu ...
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MrSID support for QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get MrSID support in QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04. According to the this tutorial you have to rebuild libgdal against MrSID SDK from LizardTech. But I cannot find the package libgdal-mrsid-...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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failed installing libamd2.2.0, libumfpack5.4.0 and libatlas-sse2-dev [duplicate]

I have a script I run on erach new machine I own, that installs somethings I need. For some reason, on a dell Inspiron 3542 with Ubuntu 14.04, the following fails: $ sudo apt-get install libamd2.2.0 ...
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“Failed to load the package list” - fixes posted not working

I have a pretty new installation, and this week tried to add a vlc server application. That seems to have broken something, as I now have the warning bar that indicates a "serious problem." Digging ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Cannot install python module urlparse

some program written in Python 2.7 complains that ImportError: No module named 'urlparse'. So I need to install the module, but I am not able to do it. The module does exist, it is described e.g. at ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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How does dpkg install a package?

The dpkg manual states: This manual is intended for users wishing to understand dpkg's command line options and package states in more detail than that provided by dpkg --help. ...