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

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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyway, ...
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What package do I need to build a Qt 5 & CMake application?

I'm trying to build sdrangelove, which wants Qt 5 and uses CMake for its build system, on Ubuntu 13.10. What package do I need to install to give it the file it's asking for here? There are a lot of ...
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How to repair a broken package?

My libboost package is broken. I don't know how to fix it. I tried: sudo apt-get autoremove and it was the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Installing both lxml 3.1.2 and lxml2 on ubuntu 12.04

I asked this on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19852911/lxml-3-1-2-and-lxml2-both-on-ubuntu/19856674#19856674 But it is perhaps more appropriate for AskUbuntu. So here it is again, ...
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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my probleme about “The installation or removal of a software package failed”

Recently, when I open Ubuntu software center, it ask me repair package Then I found this message . installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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apt-get update : Unable to change to (unreachable)// - chdir (2: No such file or directory)

Today I have tried to update the package lists and I have encountered strange error $ sudo apt-get update ... Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US Ign ...
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Using dpkg to install upgrade and dist-upgrade packages

So I'm playing around with offline package installation on 12.04 Server, having downloaded packages by retrieving and wgetting their URIs using the instructions here: ...
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installing python-xml packages [duplicate]

I want to install python-xml package on ubuntu. I see this command for installing it: sudo apt-get install python-xml but $ sudo apt-get install python-xmlReading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I sort packages

I'm trying to remove some packages that I installed a long time ago but don't need any more, when I type dpkg --get-selection I get a list of all the packages installed in my system, but I need to ...
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How to make packages for ARM in Launchpad?

When I request builds in this recipe it only creates 32 bit and 64 bit packages. How to create packages for ARM? I am using Quickly.
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Safe to remove entries in 12.04 sources.list?

Recently, every time I have run sudo apt-get update with 12.04 Precise there have been two 404's (note: I don't have the rep to post more than 2 links, so I've removed the 'http://' from the URLs ...
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Why is 13.10 delivered with java 6 instead of java 7?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from scratch and I'm surprised that it installed java 6 (openjdk-6-jre) instead of java 7 (openjdk-7-jre). What is the reason behind this choice?
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Can't (re)install lazarus

I had Lazarus installed (from website, not USC), while upgrading to 13.10 and after that, it posted some error message (which I can't remember) at every start. I decided it shouldn't suffer, so I ...
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Can you have debs without compression?

I'm in the middle of doing an upgrade on a really slow machine. It's an Intel Atom that's a few years old. It's perfect for watching video and using XBMC but it really honks at decompressing hundreds ...
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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What is Ubuntu's policy on keeping old kernels

I've just run out of disk space on /. Looking into the situation I realised that since first installing 12.04, Ubuntu has upgraded the kernel ~23 times and has kept every old kernel, binaries and ...
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What is the Ubuntu archive manager?

This is a bit of a stupid question, but I don't use Ubuntu any more, and I don't know what program Ubuntu uses to make and extract archives, so: can anybody tell me? EDIT: I mean the package name ...
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Can you Install/ Uninstall ubuntu packages too many times?

A question i would like to ask is: what happens if I uninstall/install a package too many times in ubuntu? for example ejabberd.
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'Make' command compiling errors

Im trying to locally install a program which is written in C++. I have downloaded the program and am attempting to use the "make" command to compile the program as the programs instructions dictate. ...
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error in installation of xournal

root@bt:~# sudo apt-get install xournal Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Unable to install Konstruktor program

I've recently switched to Linux, having a good knowledge of how it works before switching, since I've had experience working with Ubuntu-based servers for several months. I've been trying to install a ...
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List Distributions default programs with short description [duplicate]

I was wondering How one can list (or if there is an online list) of most important/popular (alternatively all) default installed programs/packages in ubuntu? I know how to list packages, but many I ...
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Is it possible to install qt4 without installing qt4-doc?

I am compiling a software from source (bibletime 2.9.2) and among the requirements is Qt4.5+. I found a way to do that by installing all the required packages at a tutorial at ...
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How can I get all the URL of the dependencies of a deb package?

I want to check if it is possible to list the URL's that are needed for all the dependencies for a specified systems. lets suppose i want to install a software and it depends on 100 + individual ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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Tons of problems a new user is encountering

I've borrowed this laptop from a friend. I wanted to install AdBlock to boost performance. First weird thing was that even though I was on Chrome, Chrome suggested me installing him? So I tried to ...
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What the meaning of package version number with word 'really' in the middle?

Command apt-cache show postgresql will listed this information in my machine (Saucy Salamander 13.10): $ apt-cache show postgresql Package: postgresql Priority: optional Section: database ...
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Package 'openbsd-inetd' has no installation candidate

When I try to install openbsd-inetd, it shows root@amsys-G41MT-S2PT:/home/amsys# sudo apt-get install openbsd-inetd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install Google-Earth 64bit in Ubuntu 13.10, ia32-libs Dependency error

I want to install Google-Earth & it requires ia32-libs. So, I did apt-get install ia32-libs but error pops as: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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How to search for packages that provides a virtual package?

How to search for packages that provides a virtual package? For example, I want to search for packages that provides "x-terminal-emulator" in the "main" repository of Ubuntu 12.04. One way to do this ...
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How to update libsoup to the latest version

I would like to update my libsoup to the latest version as found in the launchpad for libsoup2.4. The last time I tried to install it from source I ended up with a bricked Linux system. Can I update ...
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Compare differences with package default configuration files

So I just did a package upgrade on a server and was asked, as I have been many hundreds of times before the following question: Configuration file `/etc/nginx/fastcgi_params' ==> Modified (by you ...
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how to install package requirements gtk+-3.0 >= 3.9.10, glib-2.0 >= 2.37.5 and gio-2.0 >= 2.30.0

I am trying to compile Disk Usage Analyzer. In preparing to compile, I am informed of certain requirements that are not present: configure: error: Package requirements ( gtk+-3.0 >= 3.9.10 ...
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What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?

Before upgrading to Saucy, I had several PPAs installed. As usual, the upgrade process disabled the PPAs. Afterwards, I re-enabled the PPAs in Software Sources (making sure that the release was set to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gives “Package 'libapache2-mod-auth-mysql' has no installation candidate” error [closed]

UPDATE: Because Apache 2.4 is the default version (instead of the previous 2.2) this error occurs. However as can be seen here all future versions of Ubuntu 13.10 and above will not support this ...
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How to install Nokia PC Suite on Ubuntu?

Where can I download and install the Nokia PC Suite for Ubuntu to tranfer data. I am not able to connect my Nokia C5 to my PC which has Ubuntu as OS without the help of Nokia PC Suite.
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Cannot install libgtkmm-2.4-dev in Kubuntu 13.10 - unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install grub-customizer in Kubuntu 13.10. After a lot of fiddling, following various online advice, I got to the point where I needed to install libgtkmm-2.4-dev (which I know nothing ...
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Trouble installing VLC

Whenever I try to install VLC by terminal this shows up. ankit@ankit-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for ankit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why can't I refresh the list of packages? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate, but I can't find a solution in other posts. Whenever I try to update I get this message: ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?

I don't agree with this nonsense at all: The project is not really needed nowadays, except for one package: libdvdcss There was MUCH more than libdvdcss in Medibuntu. What I want now is, where are ...
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how to downgrade whole system

I have broken and partial upgraded system, it was attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 some how things did not went fine, and in next consecutive months I kept using this system. Later on when ...
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working with command hp-plugin for printer

I am having a scanner/printer which needs hp-plugin, it is installed,some how I have forgotten what went wrong during installation because when I try to run sudo hp-plugin I get following error ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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Are all “Important security updates”, updates to already installed packages?

I'm running 12.04, and I've never downloaded any drivers for the installation of any peripheral devices. Yet, I noticed a fair few "Important security updates" involving drivers/utilities for HP ...
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HandBreak installtion fail

I just got Ubuntu the other day on my brand spanking new, yummy 8-core PC. Anyways, i was trying to get Handbrake to convert/compress my videos for file transfer. So I looked it up, and found the ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 which I installed few days back. I am trying to install nodejs and npm. I tried to install from command line first and then uninstalled it. Then something broke. sudo apt-get ...
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Qt 5.1 packages

Is there any ppa containing Qt 5.1 prebuilt binary packages? I found this one, but it doesn't seem really well-provided. I'm running Raring, but I see that even Saucy still has Qt 5.0.2.