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

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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable. dpkg: error: 1 expected program not found in PATH or not executable. Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin ...
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Delete Data on Mednafen

could you tell me to delete data on Mednafen? Uninstalling just only leave the data. not to delete the data, just delete installation. I have a harmful command configuration. that's make me stuck! and ...
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List programs in the Ubuntu Software Center by file association

In Ubuntu, is there any way to obtain a list of file associations for applications that haven't yet been installed? I'd like to find the files that a not-yet-installed software application (e.g. ...
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my package manager is damaged i get the following error message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” problem? E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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What to do when:“The following packages have unmet dependencies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error when trying to install WINE? How do I resolve unmet dependencies? When I try to install Wine, PlayonLinux, and some other ...
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'unmet dependencies' while trying to install python-scipy on Ubuntu 12.10

when doing sudo apt-get install python-scipy on an Ubuntu 12.10 machine, I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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Installing package on different ubuntu version

I want to install this package on Quantal but it only seems to have Oneiric and Precise versions. So apt-get update fails when fetching the package's PPA (it doesn't have a Quantal version). I think ...
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How do I locate and remove Proprietary Drivers

I'm planning to move my ubuntu install to another machine. I think the proprietary drivers like those for nvidia and wireless might cause issues with that hardware. How can I find all these tricky ...
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How do I check if a package is available for install?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Amazon EC2 instance along with Tomcat and MySql. Tomcat, Java and MySql packages were available along with Ubuntu and I didn't have to download them. Now I wish ...
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How do I get wireless usb adapter TL-WN727N working in 12.04?

annyone knows how to get the drivers for TL-WN272N? Tried the command: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-generic wich didnt work (didnt find the package). the info from lsusb Bus ...
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Offline M2cypto package installation

I am installing a server on ubuntu 10.4(internet not connected) .It requires a package named m2crypto.There is no open port available so iam not able to use "apt-get thing".I tried to download ...
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package manager broken and libjack errors after using BleedingEdge12_4_26.sh

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I used the BleedingEdge12_4_26.sh script which was recommended to me to install some more software. This morning my update notification came up and when I tried ...
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How to keep a package with unmet dependencies? [closed]

(this is Linux Mint 14, but I think it's still relevant here) I've installed gnapi package from deb file. It had one dependency which wasn't met (libnautilus-extension1), but I forced installation ...
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Software centre neither update does not work on 12.04

m@samsung:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf [sudo] password for m: rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists/partial': Is a directory m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get clean m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get update N: ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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Bug installing tex/latex/texlive packages makes subsystem unusable [closed]

I am having problems installing tex/latex/texlive packages on 12.04. My setup: > cat /etc/issue; uname -a Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-33-generic-pae #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 ...
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Unable to install software

I'm unable to install packages using apt-get install command. It produces an error which says: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing. After updating it ...
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My system is broken I guess — issues with libqt4-test

So here's the problem, every time I try to install a package, I receive an error that says: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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how to install gfortran package on ubuntu 12.04 offline pc

I have downloaded gfortran package from there site and now looking for installing it on the offline ubuntu 12.04 pc... please don't close this question stating possible duplicate. I am looking for ...
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Unable to open Synaptic package manager in 12.04

I have Synaptic package manager installed in my Ubuntu 12.04 version . While locating the same in Dash and by single clicking on it , I am not able to open the same.
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How to find which “package can be updated”?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Amazon EC2. Sometimes after connecting with the instance I get the following How can I find which packages can be updated? Can I choose if don't wish to update ...
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Where to get Aegisub?

Where can I get new Aegisub? Ubuntu reps have only 2.1.9 which is VERY buggy (it doesn't support cyrillic lower case, it's unaceptable for me). I found only source, but I'm not sure, that I can do ...
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How can I backup Gnome-shell extensions

I'm creating my post-instalation script for my Ubuntu 12.04 LST x64 and I would like to know how can I backup current installed extensions. Can I create own extension package to easy install? Is here ...
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Package operation failed in package management

When I try to install or remove any application from ubuntu software center I get this error: Package Operation Failed. As suggested in many posts in this forum I did this sudo apt-get -f install: ...
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Missing ppa-purge Package?

I want to upgrade Banshee from version 2.0 to 2.6 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. When I run sudo apt-get install ppa-purge I get the error message E: Couldn't find package ppa-purge. I am following ...
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problem in repairing software center

what should be done regarding this error(software center) - installArchives() failed: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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When does “Not all updates can be installed” warning appear

In what circumstances (package problems, download problems, etc) does the following image appear: What is the difference between clicking on the Continue button or the Partial Upgrade button and ...
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How to get list of installable packages from repositories?

I wanted to install a few packages but had to power down my laptop as I had a few chores to do. I did add the packages' repositories and forgot to install the packages. As my browser history clears on ...
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Software center is broken and can not be repaired or reinstalled

When I open the software center, I am told that I can not use it, for it is broken, and needs to be repaired. First I try to do this automatically, as I was offered. I enter a root password, and then ...
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How do I Install Packages not found in the Software Centre? [closed]

I need to know how to download and install programs from the internet that the software centre doesn't have everything. Is it a long and arduous process with many commands or does it just download and ...
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Installing Skype on 12.10 64 bit causes errors

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (clean install) and updated it. After that i tried to install skype, and i get error that skype depends skype-bin, but it could not install it, and that there are ...
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How to install .tar.gz/.tar.bz2 packages without root privileges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? I had already tried many things but none of them worked. I've tried tar xzf file.tar.gz(replacing file by the package ...
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Broken Packages

How can I fix the following broken packages?: root@desktop:/home/karl# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Dependency not satisfiable - Offline deb package install

I have a new installation that has no chance of an internet connection. Since I want to add a few development software packages, I downloaded a few *.deb files. The problem is that for every package ...
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Some packages failed to repair after reinstalling 12.10

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10. It was not clean reinstall, since I wanted to save my personal files. However, since then, apport message keeps popping out about packages that failed to install, and ...
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E: Unable to locate package slave-gtk3

I tried to install SLAVE GTK3 Theme and this is the error msg i am getting. I used the command sudo apt-get install slave-gtk3 for the installation Please someone help in this topic
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Can't play midi file, Gstreamer keeps asking for i386 plugin that can't be installed (64bit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. When trying to play midi (.mid) file, it asks for a gstreamer plugin, but the Install button itself is unclickable. Actually, I have gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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Why does my update manager always “fail to download package files”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Update Manager does not finish update since 'Applying Changes' does not finish ...
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Softwares and lib files

I have been using suse until now. I am trying to learn Ubuntu and I need to install some packages and library files but I could not find some (maybe due to they are named different from suse). For ...
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How do I create a .deb file?

Yes, I know that this question has been asked many times before, but none of the answers really helped. I'd like to package the Minecraft launcher (which has no proprietary code, AFAIK,) into a .deb ...
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How to install Showcase 5

just trying to install Showcase 5 for ubuntu. I believe it is a adobe air package but I can't find it. thanks for the help
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alien cannot built package for architecture “ubuntu amd64”

I'm using ubuntu i686. Need to install i386 .rpm packages. tried this code: alien -i [file.i386.rpm] Tried to install ia32-libs... apt-get install ia32-libs ...and tried alien again but didn't ...
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I would like an explanation of each package in package list

I know that entering dpkg --get-selections "*" >pkg.list gives a listing of the packages, but I would also like a brief explanation/description of what each of those packages does. Is there a ...
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How to obtain a list of installed packages based on a backup?

I have made a backup of my entire computer and I reinstalled the OS right now. I know I should have listed dpkg -l to obtain a list of packages, but I have not done so. I only made a tarball of the ...
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Installation errors on all installs after installing an i386 package on a 64 bit system

I am just setting up a new install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 x64 I need to log on to my workplace citrix so installed the icaclient. Unfortunately I accidentally clicked the i386 file first time around ...
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unable to install anything from software center - package issues in 12.10 - fresh intallation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error i was having 12.04.1 LTS till now, and decided to install 12.10. I did a "new installation" by choosing to ...
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What are -dbg packages for?

1- What are -dbg packages really for? 2- Is it a good/bad idea to install them for, at least, my preferred applications/packages? 3- Does installing them for my preferred applications/packages helps ...
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Is there an intelligent way to look for packages in the repository?

I would like to know if there is an intelligent program that helps find packages in the repositories. I mean a program that uses intelligent algorithms or that has an advanced search engine where yo ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu after removing packages?

I have problem now with booting into Ubuntu because I removed some packages from package manager and its dependencies by mistake. After I saw desktop removing applications one by one and the theme ...
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How do I get the name of a package, modify and install it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Ubuntu source code I'm not very familiar with Ubuntu or Linux, but I'm a programmer, and some people told me that you can just go ahead and modify your ...