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

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How can I preseed package installation without a network connection?

I am working to create an unattended offline installation of the Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have everything preseeded so far, but I still can't figure out how to install other packages without requiring ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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How do I disable the “CD as package” source from the command line for ubuntu 12.04 LTS server?

I am trying to install or update software for Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/InRelease and other such lines. ...
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reinstall virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04.1

My virtualbox used to work, but now it is for some reason completely FUBAR: every time I try to start a VM, it crashes my host Ubuntu 12.04.1 system, I can't even bring it to reboot with the Magic ...
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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View progress of a package installation in terminal

When I am using the Ubuntu Software Updater to install or upgrade packages, I can see a progress bar that shows how much of the installation is complete. When I am using the command line apt-get tool, ...
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How to install cndrvcups-common v.2.3 in Quantal?

Trying to install a Canon printer, and getting into trouble at some point (see this question, regarding the 12.10 part) I noticed that I had not followed exactly what Ubuntu Documentation recommended ...
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Uninstalling programs/packages

I recently installed tools for android development (eclipse ADT ...) and I installed incorrectly and would like to restart from the beginning. I installed a few packages out of order and I am having ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu from upgrading?

I've been struggling with this bug the whole day. I've managed to install following the first workaround proposed, but after I install the nvidia-current drivers I end up in a small 640x480 screen and ...
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How to completely remove application [duplicate]

If I remove any application with sudo apt-get remove <applicationName>, the application is removed and then I can remove the repository later on. I have noticed that certain cached and config ...
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Is this command to remove old kernels safe to use?

While browsing the internet for Ubuntu articles, I came across this command: sudo dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ...
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How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?

Python virtual environments are used to create isolated python environments to avoid dependency and version conflicts, and also indirectly takes care of permission issues. But what is the easiest way ...
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Cannot connect to ubuntuarchive.hnsdc.com, how to install g++? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ‘Some index files failed to download’ while updating I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I typed sudo apt-get install g++ in the terminal and got the following output. I can't ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How can I specify the languages that apt-get uses?

At some point in my installation, I must've selected several languages as default. When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output similar to the following. Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main ...
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How do I get GPAC v0.5.0 on 12.04 where v0.4.6 is in the repositories?

I am currently working on a web application which requires streaming video, I am using an EC2 Instance on AWS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on it. As I need to transcode video i am wishing to install ...
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How can I fix dependency problems with firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? I can't do anything from Ubuntu Software Center or from Terminal This is what i get from command line: deus@comp:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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using the downloaded upgrade packages from one laptop to another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? I have upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64) to 12.04 (amd64) on one of the laptops I have, I have another ...
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How to fix “package system is broken” after upgrading to 12.04?

I can no longer remove or install any software or perform any updates. I got this error message after I upgraded to 12.04: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party ...
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Why py and not pyc or pyo?

When I install a python deb package, say python-numpy the files are plain python files. How do I tell to the package manager -- that I actually would rather use pyc or even better -- pyo files?
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How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
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UNOCONV and LibreOffice

I have installed unoconv in my ubuntu with LibreOffice. But I need to know what are the parts of LibreOffice I really need to install. Because I do not want to install LibreOffice whole. This ...
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Installing zsnes on Lubuntu

How do I install zsnes on Lubuntu? I've already updated Synaptic and ran sudo apt-get install zsnes, it came up with this error: >Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to reinstall Terminal?

While fixing package dependencies, the terminal application went missing, and now I cannot locate the application. Is there a way to reinstall the terminal application?
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problem in installing wine 1.5 in ubuntu12.10 [duplicate]

how to install wine1.5 in ubuntu 12.10? I get this error: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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How to keep just Xubuntu?

I've installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on an Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Is there any way to remove the default gnome/unuty programs or at least the applications in the lubuntu-desktop ...
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How to resolve `unable to locate package` error?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have edited /etc/apt/sources.list to add deb http://tinyos.stanford.edu/tinyos/dists/ubuntu precise main. But when I try to install tinyos; I get the following error: ...
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How to keep only ubuntu-minimal?

How can I remove all packages from Ubuntu and make sure ubuntu-minimal will not be lost?
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Will Adobe Reader 9.5.3 be offered in partner repository?

Will there be an Ubuntu package in the Canonical Partner repository for the security update Adobe Reader 9.5.3? ...
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How to run ctags?

I've installed exuberant-ctags package, but when I run ctags, etags or exuberant-ctags, I always get command not found. Where can I find executable file to run exuberant-ctags?
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How to tell which packages are available to install using apt-get?

Using Ubuntu Software Center I can perform a search on an approximate package name and get the matching packages list to select from. If I work on a remote machine via ssh (i.e. command line only), ...
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How to create a .deb package from compiled source files?

Question: Mono 3.0 is out, but I found no ppa from where I could install it. There is this one: https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+ppa-packages but it's mono 2.10.8.1-5. I'm playing with ASP.NET ...
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Unmet dependencies - what to do? [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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How do I install signal so I can install Octave?

anyone can help me with this error? octave:4> pkg install signal-1.2.0.tar.gz error: the following dependencies where unsatisfied: signal needs optim >= 1.0.0 signal needs specfun >= ...
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Are ubuntu packages (deb-files) only md5sum secured?

Introductory Background to the question below### (so the question is more usable to more people) Inside of an Ubuntu/debian-style package (*.deb file) there is a file named /DEBIAN/md5sums which has ...
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Cannot install eclipse due to broken packages

Trying to install eclipse, I get the following error: XXX:~$ sudo apt-get install eclipse Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How do I install Tk 8.5?

Where can I find the Tk packages? $ sudo apt-get install tk8.5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package tk8.5 is not available, but is ...
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Why is fglrx's package version higher than fglrx-updates?

I'm having problems with the DRI infrastructure and the fglrx drivers. When searching for a solution I have noticed that in Synaptic the fglrx package is at version 9.002 and fglrx-updates is at ...
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How do I get a list of non-LTS packages installed efficiently?

I'd like to see to what extent my system is LTS-supported by means of what packages are supported for 5 years and which are not. I could disregard some non-5yr-supported packages, as some are rarely ...
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Detailed Instruction on how to make virtual packages

The problem is that I have vanilla TeXlive installed from the internet. However when I want to install a program like LyX, it says this: The following NEW packages will be installed: dvipng ...
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ubuntugis demands a partial upgrade? Is this safe?

I would like to do some GIS in ubuntu. When I use the repo: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable Update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade. The packages it wants to ...
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Compiled package and dependency management

I have a package that depends on squid 3.2. I want to replace squid 3.2 with source compiled version of squid 3.3 beta (which is not available in repository). When I remove squid 3.2, the depending ...
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Where is the “pysdm” package?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have some old hardware lying around so I decided to build a backup/storage device. I am trying to follow this lifehacker article. It asks me to open a terminal and run sudo ...
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How to resolve dpkg error code (1)?

I get the following apt-get error message: sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Whom should I ask to update a package to a new upstream release?

Whom should I ask for upgrading the particular package, if there is a new upstream release? Should I file a bug report? What if the package is maintained by Debian maintainers? Should I leave a ...
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Unable to install php5 on 12.10 [duplicate]

I am trying to install php5 on Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and getting the following error: sudo apt-get install php5 php5-cli libapache2-mod-php5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is there a way to download updates differentially rather than via .deb files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will Ubuntu include delta updates? In the old days, you downloaded or installed packages from a CD, and then a year later you got the new version of your ...
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Installing Gearman on Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Codename Hardy

I am trying to install gearman on ubuntu 8.04 and this are the options i have. 1.Install package dependencies sudo apt-get install make sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I contribute an autopkg test to ubuntu?

How do I contribute an autopkg test for a ubuntu package?
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Can I install the ordinary php and php-cli on the same machine?

I want to install php5 on my machine and also php5-cli. I want to first install the ordinary php5 package and then php5-cli. Are there likely to be any conflicts if I do this: sudo apt-get install ...