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

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Virtual Packages ; offline installation problem

I have a problem with offline installation of a package. For instance; python-qt4 module requires sip-api-8.1 but it is a virtual package, hence there is no .deb file to install. How can I fix this ...
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Can't update Skype, please help?

(Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... 30% (Reading database ... ...
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Installed Applications are missing after restart : Ubuntu 12.04

i am new to ubuntu and downloaded the latest 12.04,however I installed programs such as chrome, adobe etc after restarting I can't find none of those and home screen of ubuntu looks like untouched ...
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error occured while running sudo apt-get install -f [closed]

I get this error Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) so I tried sudo apt-get clean and autoclean. When I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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missing package in update manager foomatic-filters_4.0.16-0ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb

Get this message when I try to update my stuff. Says I have a bad internet connection but I have a nice fiber line here :-) I belive its missing on the webserver. Is there anyone who can put it there ...
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trouble getting apt-get to work with https

I have a (private) apt repository setup on a server. I'm only allowing access to this repository over SSL, and only with a client certificate. I have tested the connection using curl: $ curl ...
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Why does Update Manager give me a 404 error with these Google repositories?

I have a red warning sign in my toolbar. When I click on it, it asks me to check for updates. When I check for updates, I get this: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Need help installing a package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? So I want to install the zathura package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/zathura Unfortunately it isn't as easy as sudo apt-get ...
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How to set the package selection status to the current status?

I have made a dpkg --clear-selections command and found that all my packages are selected for removal. As the man pages is saying --clear-selections : Set the requested state of every ...
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Are CentOS programs compatible with Ubuntu?

It's a long story, but it ends with me having Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Compaq Evo D500 computer and a bunch of CentOS programs on a thumb drive. I was just wondering if these would be compatible ...
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Is it possible to search for a package by filename? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google? Sometimes it is useful to search for a package that contains a certain file? For example, ...
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What are packages starting with libcommons-*?

I've just seen that many packages have a prefix libcommons-*: moose@pc07:~$ apt-cache search libcommons-* jsvc - wrapper to launch Java applications as daemons libcommons-attributes-java - adds ...
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how to find out pkg origin ?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . I want to know how can we find out about a Package installation origin . I mean is it installed with apt-get or aptitude or externally or installed with Ubuntu . Is there ...
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How do I add a binary file to my existing PPA package

Adding modified or new text files to my PPA package is simple enough: Step 1: apt-get source [foo-package] cd [foo-package] Step 2: add or modify new text files containing the changes Step 3 - ...
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How to check whether a fixed bug reported at Launchpad would affect my distro release?

Could you please help me to decide whether this bug affects Ubuntu 12.04? I found out the information about the indicator-multiload (which turned out to be the thing I have been missing in my ...
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Installing Ubuntu without a disk, using an external hard drive

The computer I have doesn't have a CD burner, but I do have an external hard drive. I can't upgrade to the new Ubuntu. I got the older version off an old CD, have a player not a burner, so I ...
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How do I tell apt not to install X11 & gnome dependencies cause I will use X11 forwarding?

I want to run virt-manager from the server itself (so that I can use the interface management feature which is not available over ssh connection). However, I plan to launch virt-manager over an ssh ...
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Can not compile any C code under Xubuntu

I am not a seasoned C programmer, but I compile some C code sometimes. The last time I successfully compiled and run some C code I did it on the same system that I have now (the very same OS on the ...
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How can I know the source ppa of an installed package?

I have a package (xserver-xorg-video-intel) from ppa sources. Since I have more than one ppa sources for this package in my package management I am not sure which one is the source. So I wonder if I ...
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How to find large unwanted packages to uninstall to free space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? My root partition is filling up. Is there a tool or a good way to identify large packages or collections of interdependent packages that I ...
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What is the easiest way to reset a configuration file that I accidentally deleted?

I have accidentally deleted a configuration file (/etc/pptpd.conf) and was wondering what would be the best way to recover the default configuration file that comes with the pptpd package. Is there a ...
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How to safely uninstall alternative package version?

Sometime ago, I installed S3TC packages via PPA to get the most updated package version. But now I want to uninstall it and get back the "standard" Ubuntu package version. When I tried to remove it ...
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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How do I bundle a package and its dependencies into a single DEB file?

I have copied downloaded deb package when installing software from software center or terminal. Is it possible to make a single package instead of multiple package. Exp: Thunder bird have 3 package ...
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libgl1-mesa-glx is not configured yet

Since my sudo apt-get upgrade today I have this weird error(s) in the end of each software installation with apt-get, for instance : $apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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updates not updating due to installation of untrusted packages in 12.04?

I ve had an issue with the update center about a month and a half ago and somehow resolved it.Today I checked my updates,clicked install and recieved an error message of "reguires installation of ...
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Console-only alternative for fslint?

Are there any console-only alternatives to the fslint package in Ubuntu? I don't want to install x11-common, fonts and many of the other dependencies required by it on a server system. Note: this is ...
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Are the source repositories required for a normal user?

It was always my impression that Ubuntu was a binary package distro and that developer sources for various packages were supplied in separate sources repos, if required. It seems that my sources.list ...
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Shows “unable to locate package unzip” error

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 server , shows E:unable to locate the package unzip the above error is also shown, if I try to install packages also. Can any one help me out to get out from this ...
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Am not able to add languages to my new ubuntu 12.04 installation

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 I need to install telugu language (I have been using it successfully in my earlier ubuntu 11.04). But the Language support is saying: Software database is ...
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Errors during installation

Setting up quake3-data (1-0ubuntu2) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/quake3-data.postinst: 24: [: /host/Games: unexpected operator /var/lib/dpkg/info/quake3-data.postinst: 32: [: /host/Games: unexpected ...
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Makeinfo package not found in 12.04

Please can anybody give me an answer for this? I have already tried: sudo apt-get install makeinfo textinfo texi2html But, I still get the error: Unable to find the pacakge.
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How to install OpenJUMP?

I'm trying to install OpenJUMP in Ubuntu 12.04. They mentioned that it can be installed and run on Linux: From the bin directory, run the starter for your operating system Linux oj_linux.sh ...
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Can I install Portage, Pacman or other package managers on Ubuntu?

I want to install a non-Ubuntu package manager like Portage (Gentoo) or Pacman (Arch) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How do I do that?? PS - I'm a Newbie to Linux.
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List all available packages of a PPA without accessing the launchpad page?

Is there a way to list all available packages of a PPA, before installing of any packages ? I mean, is apt-cache able to tell this, or any other methology ?
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When would yum be of use to an Ubuntu user?

My understanding is that yum, and the rpm system, is only useful on distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS. I thought that Ubuntu, as a Debian based system, had no use for yum. So I was ...
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Why does 'quickly package' fail with “An error has occurred when creating debian packaging”?

I've got a big problem with packing my quickly application for the Ubuntu App Showdown. When I try to package or submit my application, I get some warnings: quickly package --verbose ........ ...
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How to install programs on other Ubuntu machines without using the Internet

I have several computers running Ubuntu. I also have a slow Internet connection. If I install programs using apt-get, does that put installation files somewhere which I can access, so that I can use ...
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Why do I get this error trying to build Komparator from source?

I downloaded Komparator source from this page. The INSTALL file in the source say the following: Unpack komparator4-xxx.tar.bz2, and open a shell inside this directory mkdir build cd build cmake ...
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Why won't apt-get install anything after I deleted its cached lists?

Recently I had a problem with the update-manager and search for a solution. On my search I found a post, where someone had the same problem and as solution they told him he should run this command on ...
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Install indicator-cpufreq as a package through web

I have Ubuntu 11.10 version and I have problem that I can't download packages from software center neither through command line due to proxy settings problem Does anybody know if I can get this ...
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How do I save Updates/Installed Packages?

So I've been messing with thing that probably shouldn't be messed with trying to learn my way around Linux, and I seem to have messed something up. I'm getting a lot of error messages, reduced speed, ...
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An error has occurred when creating debian packaging

i execute quickly share and i get Launchpad connection is ok ........ Command returned some WARNINGS: ---------------------------------- WARNING: the following files are not recognized by ...
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Use vimdiff in place of diff to compare configs during package updates

Sometimes when you perform packages updates, you'll be prompted with action to take when apt tries to update packages which contain updated configs. I'd like to know if there's a way to invoke ...
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What's up with the libqtrpc2-1 / rds package in the archives?

I am considering using libqtrpc2-1 in my application but there seems to be some confusion over the name of the package. On the right-hand side of the package page, we see: So it looks like the ...
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“Package dependencies cannot be resolved” while installing Chromium browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Package dependencies cannot be resolved” error when installing software I installed 12.04 in my system. While trying to install Chromium, I get the following error: ...
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The package system is broken when trying to install updates

When I try to install updates with update manager I get this message The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source ...
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What happened to tortoisehg-nautilus in 12.04?

When I run sudo apt-get install tortoisehg-nautilus under Ubuntu 12.04 I get: E: Unable to locate package tortoisehg-nautilus The same command works under Ubuntu 10.04 and I get full nautilus ...
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How to revert packages at their previous state?

I've set all of my "manually installed" packages as "automatic installed". Now apt-get is saying several packages are not needed, and it suggests to use apt-get autoremove to get rid of them. Of ...
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Getting all available packages to install

I need to see all the packages that are available to install via a command so I can use it in another program. I tried dpkg -l but it only gives the installed packages. The output is like this: ...